Anne Olson is so happy to be in Waco -- her hometown -- after 17 years away. Most recently, she resided in Denver. Anne's lifelong passion for advocacy led her to pursue a master's degree in social work. Now, she focused much of her energy on collaboratively working to better the education system as Director of State Advocacy for KnowledgeWorks, a national organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Anne serves on the Board of Directors at Art Center Waco and can often be found bopping around town with friends and family, her two pups in tow.
Bryan is a professional Ballroom Dancer with Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Originally based out of Arthur Murray Fort Worth, he is now a Franchisee of Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Waco.
Bryan and his wife Stephanie currently hold the 2019 Arthur Murray Professional Nine-Dance Champion Title. They are also Three Time World Lindy Hop Champions as well as the 2014 International Two-Dance Champions in Venice, Italy. They have also been Rising Star and Open Professional Finalists in Italy, the Czech Republic, Cancun, Orlando, and Washington D.C.
Before Bryan’s career at Arthur Murray, he was a bass player and frontman in a local rock band and recorded two studio albums. He has also spent time modeling, doing both runway and print work, and worked briefly in film and commercials. During his time at the University of Texas in Arlington, he studied to be an engineer but later found his calling to be an Arthur Murray professional.
When Bryan and Stephanie are not competing or running their studio, they enjoy traveling, good food, and spending time on their pontoon boat with their dogs Bentley, Coup & Sam.