Our Instructors


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 DC Tango Weekend, 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 27 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”
2020- Roanoke Valley Star Ball “Top Teacher”
2021-DC Dance Challenge “Top Teacher”
2021-Augusta Dance Challenge 2nd Place “Top Teacher”
2021-Baltimore Dance Challenge “Top Teacher”
2021-Oklahoma Dance Challenge 4th Place “Top Teacher”
2021-The Destin Open Competition 3rd Place “Top Teacher”
2022-Oklahoma Dance Challenge 3rd Place “Top Teacher”
2022-Fort Lauderdale Classic Competition 3rd Place “Top Teacher”
2022-Augusta Dance Challenge 3rd Place “Top Teacher”
2022-DC Dance 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.


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 22 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, Dimitar Petrov 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, Guadalupe Garcia, 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 performing professionally ever since with her husband Fabio Bonini, at corporate events, competitions and celebrations, and teaching every Tuesday night Argentine Tango group classes, and Salsa/Bachata group lessons every Thursday night.

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
2021-Baltimore Dance Challenge “Top Studio”
2022-Oklahoma Dance Challenge “Top Guest Studio”


Chynna Banks started dancing and performing at the tender age of 2 years old. Growing up Afro- Latina, listening to old school soul, salsa, merengue, bachata, and reggaeton, dancing is in her genes and began with her family. Chynna’s foundation began with ballet, tap, and jazz, making her first debut as a dalmatian from 101 Dalmatians.

She continued her dance training throughout elementary and middle school joining the Pittsburgh district performing arts program “Centers” where she studied musical theater, modern, hip-hop and also played the violin.

At the age of 15 Chynna entered the world of ballroom competing in both American and International ballroom styles. Dancing was not limited to the ballroom, as she participated in many dance performances through-out high school and college. While attending college at George Mason University, was recruited to join the Arthur Murray family, but had to wait until after graduation to make her move.

After 10 plus years of performing and teaching professionally and with experience in 25 different dances lead and follow, Chynna is comfortable teaching a big group class or an intimate private lesson, a nervous wedding couple, or a single man taking on a long-time dance interest. No matter what, she is your teacher. Chynna says she loves teaching dance and considers it to be one of the most fulfilling experiences, the best part being the students.