Our Instructors

FABIO
BONINI

Born in Brazil is the co-owner, founder and Executive/Artistic Director of Forever Dancing L.L.C., & Dancing Trips, which is comprised of a team of professional dance instructors committed to sharing the excitement and passion of American & International Ballroom Dance. Fabio began dancing at the age of 10 years old by rehearsing in shows for Carnival. As a teenager he added gymnastic training to further advance his dancing career. Fabio is also recognized and sought after as one of the leading instructors/coaches in Argentine Tango. He is the co-organizer of 2 yearly prestigious events The DC Dance Challenge Competition, an exciting, fun, friendly weekend dance event in Washington, D.C. and the Tribute to the Tango Dancer, created to embrace the beauty of the tango and those instructors, students and the local Tango community who have provided so much inspiration. Fabio continues to dance and compete professionally as he has done for the last 17 years.

USISTD-Licentiate American Rhythm|
USISTD-Theatre Arts
NDCA Pro/Am Dancesport American Smooth & Rhythm
NDCA Pro/Am Dancesport International Standard & Latin.

Awards & Accomplishments:

1995-Graduated with degree in Metallurgical Engineering
1995-Present Professional Instructor, Performer, Dancesport Competitor & Researcher of Partner Dancing.
1996-Won Sao Paulo Samba Pagode Championship
1996-1998-Choreographed and performed on numerous television shows throughout Brazil. Participating of different Brazilian dance companies as teacher and performer: ” Brazilian Ballroom Dance Company” by Ricardo Liendo, “Jaime Aroxa Company- Jardins Branch” by Fabiana Terra, “Aerial Company” by Joao Carlos Ramos.
1998-Present Established Dancing Trips, committed to bringing glamour and excitement by introducing dancing vacations to all ages and all dance levels, primarily in Argentina & Brazil. http://dancingtrips.com/
1998-2003- Instructors & Performer for several dance school and companies: “Strickly Ballroom” – Dallas, TX; “The Ballroom of Preston Center” – Dallas, TX; “The Ballroom Dance Company” – Washington, DC.
2000-2002- Organizer of the first International Ballroom Dance Competitions in Brazil.
2003-2015 Principal Dancer with the National Touring Company of Quintango
2005-Present Founded Forever Dancing, committed to sharing the benefits and joy of ballroom dancing. https://foreverdancing.com/
2005-2009 Member of the American Montage –a Washington DC Dance Company performing at venues throughout the US and Canada
2006- Principal dancer at the 21st Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards presided by the Honorable Anthony Williams
2008-Principal Dancer at the Hispanic Celebration Performance for Homeland Security
2006-Present Co-organizer of DC Dance Weekend Festival (Tribute to the Tango Dancer) http://dctangoweekend.com/
2007-Present Co-organizer of the prestigious DC Dance Challenge Ballroom Competition & Showcase. http://dcdancechallenge.com/
2010-Current Co-Owner of Forever Dancing Ballroom
2011-Principal Dancer at Lincoln Theater, Marion VA with Quintango Orchestra
2012-Principal Dancer at 16th Annual Roanoke Valley Star Ball Dance Challenge
2013-2014 Performance and Dance Instruction at DC Travel & Adventure Show
2013-17th Annual Roanoke Valley Start BallDance Challenge “Top Teacher”
2014-Virginia Beach Dance Challenge “Top Teacher”
2015-Atlantic Dancesport Challenge “Top Teacher”
2015-River City Ballroom Dance Competition “Top Teacher”
2019-Nashville Ballroom Challenge “Top Teacher”
2019-Atlantic Dancesport Challenge “Top Teacher”

Fabio has become a dance master based on his over 20 years of experience teaching thousands of people to dance different dances. He is often invited to coach, judge, scrutineer, MC, DJ, & perform.  He is know by his ability to teach, his vast knowledge in partner dancing, and his ability to create exciting events for dancers.

JENNIFER
BONINI

Born in Santiago, Chile. Moved to Miami Beach, Florida at the age of 17 and has resided in Gainsville, Fl. , Atlanta, GA and recently in the past 13 years in Washington, DC. As a co-owner and Executive Operations Manager of Forever Dancing, LLC. she is committed to providing the utmost in customer service. She organizes the events, dance lessons, workshops, competitions, dance trips and manages the day to day operations of the company. Jennifer brings a vast experience of knowledge to Forever Dancing as she worked with Nordstrom for over 10 years; first as a Buyer for Evening Gowns and Women Designer Sportswear, then as the East Coast Regional Merchandiser Manager. She coached & trained countless Managers who are now key leaders in the company. Her passion for the business and driving results is what earned her the prestigious Nordstrom 2007 Award Regional Merchandiser Manager of the year.

In her 10 year career with Nordstrom she achieved many successes in the areas of Product Merchandising, Dept. Manager, Buyer, Team Building, Event Planning, Product Development, and Advertising. In 2008 she decided to follow her true life passion for dancing by starting a new career as co-owner and Executive Operations Manager for Forever Dancing Ballroom Dance Company, Dancing Trips, DC Dance Challenge Competition & Showcase, and DC Tango Weekend…

Jennifer became interested in the theatre arts as a student in Middle School were she won many lead roles. Jennifer began her formal dance training in her late teens in 1982 studying Contemporary Jazz. She performed all thru High School and during her first 3 years as a buyer for Nordstrom after discovering partner dancing in 2002 she began taking social dance classes in Salsa and Argentine Tango. In 2004 she began ballroom dancing and became a serious competitor soon after. Jennifer placed in the top of her division in American style Smooth & Rhythm and International style Standard and Latin at the distinguished Capital Washington DC Competition & the Greenbrier Competition in North Carolina, during 2004-2007. Currently she continous her studies on International Ballroom with Standard coaches Rita Gekhman-Algarra, Anna Mikhed and Latin Instructors Yana Mazhnikova & Genya Bartashevich. Jennifer found her true passion in the Argentine Tango because of the spontaneous interaction that happens between the dancers. She studied under such recognize Masters in Argentine Tango such as Fabio Bonini, Claudio Gonzalez & Melina Bruffman, Pablo Villaraza & Dana Frigoli, Jorge Torres, Junior Cervila & Natalia Royo, Rosalia Gasso & Alejandro Barrientos, Ana Padron & Diego Blanco and Marisol Morales & Alejandro Larenas. Every year she goes to train at some of the most prestigious Studios in Buenos Aires, Argentina for new and updated material. She has been teaching & performing professionally ever since with her husband Fabio Bonini, at corporate events, competitions and celebrations, and Tuesday night Argentine Tango group classes.

Mrs. Bonini Awards & Accomplishments:

2004-Present “La Divina” Milonga Party in Virginia & Maryland
2005-Present Co-owner of Forever Dancing L.L.C., committed to sharing the benefits and joy of ballroom dancing. https://foreverdancing.com/
2005-Present Dancing Trips traveling planner & organizer. http://dancingtrips.com/
2006-Present Co-organizer of Annual “DC Tango Weekend Festival” http://dctangoweekend.com/
2007-Present Co-organizer of the prestigious Annual DC Dance Challenge Ballroom Competition & Showcase. http://dcdancechallenge.com/
2007-Present Scrutineer for USSDC Competiton & Showcase
2008-Principal Dancer at the Hispanic Celebration Performance for Homeland Security
2009-“Super Fiesta Latina” Latin Party in Virginia & Maryland.
2010-Principal Dancer at Kauffman Auditorium at Lee Center with Quintango.
2010-Current Co-Owner and manager of Forever Dancing Ballroom
2011-Principal Dancer at Lincoln Theater, Marion VA with Quintango Orchestra
2012-Principal Dancer at 16th Annual Roanoke Valley Star Ball Dance Challenge
2013-2020 Performance and Dance Instruction at DC Travel & Adventure Show
2013-Virginia Beach Dance Challenge “Top Studio”
2014-The Augusta Dance Challenge “Top Guest Studio”
2015-River City Dance Competition “Top Studio”
2015-Pro-Am Int. Ballroom Closed Silver Grand National Championship Champion
2015-Pro-Am Int. Ballroom Open Gold Grand National Challemge (W/T) Champion
2015-Pro-Am Open Gold International Grand National Championship Runner Up.
2016-Pro-Am City Lights World Pro-Am Ballroom Dancesport Finalist
2016-Pro-Am City Lights Open Ballroom Scholarship Finalist
2017-Pro-Am Ohio Star Ball Silver Standard Semi- Finalist 

ANNUJIN
KIZER

 

Born in Mongolia, moved to Rome, Italy at the age of 13. After two years moved to Seattle, WA and recently in the past 5 years in Virginia. Fell In love with ballroom dancing at age 12 and was in a jazz dance team in high school for two years. She began teaching in 2018 at Arthur Murray then at Fred Astaire. Participated in various showcases, competitions and training sessions both at Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire. She is ready to share her knowledge and experiences both through her dancing and teaching. 

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