Nonci Tirado, MISTD
According to Nonci's mom, Nonci began dancing at the ripe old age of 1, when she would dance on her mom's feet! Growing up, Nonci would always be seen dancing while watching ballet on Maryland Public Television or doing splits and cartwheels around the house. Whenever the opportunity arose, she took jazz and modern classes, and she joined her school's dance team, where she performed in award-winning symposiums. She caught the bug for ballroom dancing when a friend, who did the Can Can at a college fair, invited her to a ballroom dance party.
Nonci is a highly esteemed professional, having won many Latin championships across the US and being a national finalist and US Rising Star champion. She has trained with such Latin dance giants as Laird, Espen and Montez. She is a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) with highest commendations. She is also a classical ballerina and most recently danced in Salome for the Dallas Opera. She continues to explore the arts, performing, teaching, sharing, and living the dream.
"Dancing is like dreaming with your feet." - Constanze