August 6, 2021

BYU Wilkinson Student Center

Faculty Bios

 

 

 

 

Curt and Sharon Holman

Curt and Sharon are the Directors of the BYU Ballroom Dance Program at BYU. They both hold a masters degrees in dance, are dual licentiates with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and recognized by the NDCA as "World Class" Adjudicators.  As professional dancers Curt and Sharon were consistently ranked in the U.S. finals in the cabaret division, represented the U.S. at the World Cabaret Championships and were twice invited to present their dance at the British Championships in Blackpool England. At the university Sharon directs the international technique program and Curt is a Professor of Dance and the current Chair of the Department of Dance where he also directs the Ballroom Dance Program. As artistic directors of the renowned BYU Ballroom Dance Company, Curt and Sharon produce and create a theatrical showcase of ballroom dance that travels nationally or internationally each spring. The BYU Ballroom Dance Company is the current U.S. Ballroom and Latin Formation Champions and frequent winners of the British Formation Championships held in Blackpool England. 


 

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Brent Keck

Brent Keck holds a master’s degree in dance from Brigham Young University, is dual licentiate with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and is recognized by the NDCA and the World Dance Council as a "Championship" judge. As a professional competitor he and his wife, Mary Lyn, won multiple competition events nationwide in the International Latin category. Currently Brent is the National Committee Executive Secretary for the American International Dancers Association (AIDA) and as such represents the organization as the liaison to the National Dance Council of America. Brent is a full-time faculty member at BYU and as an Assistant Professor is integral in the administration of the BYU ballroom program.  His excellence in teaching and choreography are evidenced by his direction of the BYU Ballroom Showcase Company and the BYU Youth Dancesport "A" Teams which have won the U.S. Youth Latin and Ballroom Formation Championships a combined 26 times.


 

 

 

 

 

Marci Edgington

Marci is an adjunct faculty member at the Brigham Young University where she directs the Social Dance Program. She holds a masters degree in dance and is a dual licentiate with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. Marci was the top trainer for the USISTD in 2013. 


 

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Betsy Denney
 
Betsy is an adjunct faculty member in the Dance Department at BYU where she teaches in the American and International style dance programs, she also directs an entry level team for the BYU Ballroom Dance Company.  Betsy has received her dual licentiate certifications from the Imperial Society of Dance, and is the director of the BYU Youth Dancesport Program.