Michael Pyles– Owner / Instructor
Michael has over 30 years of dancing experience as a professional dance instructor, performer, and ballroom dance studio owner. Michael competed professionally for eight years. In 2007, he competed in the Reno “Dancing with the Stars” gala event and won the coveted first place “mirror ball” trophy.
Michael’s expertise is in American Ballroom and Latin Dancing. Michael has owned Starlite Dance Center since 2007.
Charley Smith– Ballroom Dance Reno Instructor
Charley has enjoyed and participated in many aspects of ballroom dancing. Initially she was attracted to ballroom dancing as a great way to increase her social activities. She soon found she wanted to share the benefits (fitness, social contact, and pure joy) that ballroom dancing has brought her. She has used this desire through instruction of group and private classes, and by gaining a thorough understanding of the DVIDA Syllabus. Charley has studied with Diane Jarmolow, the foremost teacher’s teacher in the United States and the founder of the Ballroom Dance Teachers College. Charley has promoted, choreographed and staged a number of dance performances in the area, and one of her favorite activities is to take dance to the community.