Taletha Jouzdani

Over the past six years, Taletha Jouzdani has confidently progressed in the NASDE Swing circuit. In 2010, she took 2nd place Female in the Nationwide Tour, as a result of consistent top 5 placements in the Classic Division with her previous partner Jake Haning. Their “Soul Man” and “It Hurts So Bad” routines showed their diversity in style and attitude and were certain crowd pleasers.  In 2011, she formed a new Classic partnership with Luis Crespo. Their newest routine to Matt White’s "She’s on Fire" was choreographed in three short days right before the biggest competition of the year, the US OPEN. They enjoyed this challenge and find that the routine really shows off both their individual and partnership strengths. They both have an extensive background teaching and dancing all forms of partner dancing. They are known for their grace and passion on the dance floor and their comedic chemistry in the classroom. 

Taletha is a two-time US OPEN Jack & Jill finalist and received 2nd place in the prestigious Nasde Jack & Jill tour in 2009. She is currently competing Jack & Jills and Strictlys at the Champion level. Many admirers have described her dancing as clean, playful, sensual and classy. 

Taletha has been teaching partner dancing for over 14 years and is known for her ability to create the perfect balance of technical and playful in her instruction. Common themes in her workshops are musicality, creating a balanced dance, and dance as a conversation. She prefers to teach thematically to encourage both retention and entertainment value. In 2011, she organized an event called Austin Rocks which helped put Austin on the map in the WC Swing community. It was a huge success and she looks forward to many future years of event organizing.  Taletha likes to spend her free time creating theme parties, eating sushi, writing poetry, and snuggling with her cat Fuzz Fuzz.