Tiffany Higgins, Franchisee

Certified Member Instructor, World Professional Dance Teacher’s Association.

Dancing from an early age, with a background in different styles of dance, she was a performer with Troupe Allegro at Moorhead State University, MN, 1995-1996. Bachelor of Science in Business Management/Marketing from Valley City State University, ND 1999. Top Teacher Tournament of Champions 2001. Top Specialist Tournament of Champions 2003. Arthur Murray Worldwide Top Twenty Specialist 2003-04, and Top Twenty Executive 2005 to the present. Top Counselor New Student Challenge 2006-2009.

Tiffany is so thrilled to be celebrating Arthur Murray’s 100 year anniversary! She loves being in the studio, having fun with the students, traveling, and competing.

Justin McClendon, Franchisee

Certified Member Instructor, World Dance Teachers Association. Arthur Murray Studios International Top Twenty Instructors 2007-2010.

Prior to joining Arthur Murray, Justin, a California native, spent 10 years in the world of musical theatre. An accomplished vocalist, he spent two years touring the nation with The Young Americans, teaching dance and vocal technique to kids of all ages, as well as promoting music education in schools. He was a featured soloist at the Fullerton Jazz Festival in 1999, as well as on the Queen Mary, in 2004-05 starring in “Tibbie’s Great American Cabaret.” Justin’s favorite roles include “Annie” (Bert Healy; featured dancer; dance captain) “Bye, Bye, Birdie” (featured dancer); and “Mary Poppins” (Bert; choreographer).

He is 2008 Future Champion Smooth and Rhythm Division Winner, a 2010 Rising Star and Open Professional Smooth Finalist, and most recently, a 2017 US Same-Sex Rhythm and 9-Dance Champion with partner, Ray Guzman. World Dance-O-Rama Las Vegas with partner, Allison Smith. Justin brings his open-mindedness, passion for music, and theatrical approach to our studio which makes his teaching style refreshing and most enjoyable.



Certified Member Instructor, World Dance Teachers Association. Bronze Advanced and Associate Silver Certification.

Since joining the Arthur Murray Family, Adam has consistently appeared on the Top 20 Honor Roll and received countless Star Performance Awards during Tournament of Champions, International Dance Festival, and Global Teaching Challenge. Adam says, “I started dancing in the womb”. His dance background includes Tap, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Hip Hop/Breakdancing, and of course, Social and Competitive Ballroom. He has been instructing and choreographing Dance for over 20 years.

Adam is an accomplished Musician, Vocalist and Theater Actor. He has performed professionally in dance shows, pageants, parades, musicals, concerts and benefits across the US. He believes that “Whatever happens in Las Vegas, happens at Arthur Murray”.

Angela Perez, New Student Director/Manager


Certified Member Instructor, World Professional Dance Teachers Association. Full Bronze Certification.

Angela was born and raised in California. Her background in dancing includes Hip Hop, Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing, but her greatest love is West Coast Swing. She currently competes with Jonnathan and has been a semi-finalist in American-style Rhythm (Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero and Mambo) and a finalist in West Coast Swing at Arthur Murray competitions and West Coast Swing events. In 2011, Angela was a semi-finalist in Open Professional Salsa and in 2012 placed 5th in Future Champions Smooth (Waltz and Tango). As New Student Counselor, Angela loves helping newcomers achieve their personal goals and was awarded Top New Student Director in the Southwest region in 2013!

In her spare time Angela loves going to the gym, yoga, ballet and jazz dancing. She also enjoys playing pool, Rubik’s cubing, ice skating, snowboarding, bowling, the outdoors and going on adventures with her friends.

Andrew Higgins, Instructor


Certified Member Instructor, World Professional Dance Teachers Association. Full Bronze, Associate Silver, and Advanced Bronze Certifications.

Andrew grew up in England, graduating with honors in Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University. After traveling the world for a year, he moved to Las Vegas in 2009. As a junior instructor Andrew competed in and won the Future Champions division in Smooth (Waltz and Tango) and Rhythm (Cha Cha and Rumba) at the 2012 Washington National Dance-O-Rama with partner Dianne Bizzarro. His favorite dances are the jazzy Foxtrot and the lively Samba, but he enjoys it most when a student is learning their own favorite dance.

In his spare time Andrew enjoys reading, cooking and playing the guitar.

Ray Guzman, Dance Director/Instructor


Certified Member Instructor, World Professional Dance Teachers Association. Full Bronze, Associate Silver, Advanced Bronze, and Bronze International Standard Certifications.

Ray comes to us from Cuba! Having trained in “Escuela Nacional de Danza” in Havana, Cuba, he has danced professionally in Ballet, Modern and Contemporary, Adagio, Latin, Ballroom, and Spanish Flamenco. He appeared in the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, and performed and competed in “Salsa Festival and Championship” in Miami.

Dancing in Fuego, Havana Nights, and Raw Talent live in Las Vegas, he also toured with Havana Nights around the world. Ray received a silver medal in the Lyon Dance Festival in Lyon, France. Ray is bi-lingual, speaking fluent Spanish and English.

Jonnathan De Gracia, Instructor


Certified Member Instructor, World Professional Dance Teachers Association. Associate Bronze Certification.

Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Jonnathan moved to Las Vegas to pursue his passion in the entertainment industry. His background is diverse in many ways, ranging from being a corporate entertainer and speaker to a magician for major Las Vegas hotels.

Beginning his career as an Arthur Murray student, his dance qualifications include social and competitive Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing. Competing with his partner Angela Perez, he has been a finalist in Arthur Murray Open Professional West Coast Swing and Rising Star Rhythm competitions. At other events, he took 3rd place in Strictly West Coast Swing and was a ‘Jack and Jill’ West Coast Swing finalist.

Kelly Nelson, Events Coordinator


Kelly is an integral part of our team here at Arthur Murray Las Vegas. Before joining the team, she took lessons for several years as a student, achieving certifications through Silver. She loves to dance all styles, especially Swing and West Coast Swing. In 2013, Kelly was named the Top Administrative Assistant in Area 7, and went on to earn 2nd place with the Area 7 team in the 2013 All Star Tournament. Make sure you grab a dance with this talented lady!

Maybelline Ramos, Instructor


Certified Member Instructor, Associate Bronze Certification

Maybelline began performing at a young age dancing in her school’s show choir. At age 13 she began ballroom dancing and knew she wanted to be a teacher one day. She was 1st runner up at the World Superama 2015 competition for her lindy hop routine, and placed 3rd and 5th place at world Danceorama 2015 dancing in rhythm and smooth categories. She currently is competing in the rhythm division with her professional partner Sidney. She loves Latin and west coast swing dancing, and is passionate about teaching people to dance all styles.

Maybelline enjoys taking theatre and magic classes in her spare time.

Jessica Bates – Administrative Assistant


Jessica has always loved music and dance. She has spent time in musical theater and toured two years with an accapella singing group. Jessica loves working with people. She spent two years living and teaching overseas in China, where she met her husband, and has worked the last 7 years teaching in the states. She is excited to now find herself part of the Arthur Murray team surrounded once again by music and dance, helping people be connected to a hobby they are passionate about!

Jessica loves learning ballroom! Her favorite dances so far are swing, foxtrot, waltz, and hustle!

Jessica has three amazing children who all take lessons in the studio and love learning to dance as well!