DKP Dance King Productions Social Dance School & Club 2200 SE J St Suite 8 Bentonville AR 72712 Instructors

MARK J. KING
PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM DANCER

Profession: 
Professional Ballroom, Latin & Theatre Arts Competitor, Performer & Teacher (Salsa, Rumba, Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, Bolero, Paso Doble, Jive, Swing -east coast, west coast- Single double and triple rhythms-Mambo, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Quick Step Peabody, Theater Arts & Two Step.

Training:
-Fred Astaire dance studio and continued my training throughout my dance career.
-Fred Astaire Teachers Training for 3 months
-*Eddie Ares Former National Pro-Am champion 1991-1995
-*Jenny Rosenfelds Former Australian Latin and Modern champion 1992-1995
-*Leslie and David Elkin 5 Time World, British and US Theater Arts Champions 1995-2000
-*Gary Pierce Nationally Recognized Coach and David & Leslie Elkin's former Choreographer 1995-2000
-*Carey Wilson Nationally recognized Judge and former Australian dance champion1995-2000
-*Jim Peters Nationally recognized Coach and Judge 1995-2000
-Melissa Dexter Former World and US Latin Champion
-Corky and Shirley Ballace Former World and US Latin Champion
-Pierre Olaire and Marlay Lavouge Former Canadian 10 dance champions
-Forest Vance Former US Rhythm champion
Bob Powers and Julia G. Former United States American Rhythm Champions
(*Trained with for 3 to 5 years)

AWARDS:
1995 -Top Teacher- Atlanta Star Ball & Top Bronze Pro-Am Couple
1996 - 3rd place Professional Theater Arts Division Music City Ballroom Classic
1997 - 1rst quarter tops in customer service National Dance Clubs Nashville, TN
1998 & 1999 - Professional Theater Arts Champion Music City Ballroom Classic

 DANCE EXPERIENCE:
1991-1993 Teacher- Fred Astaire Dance Studio- Atlanta, GA
1991-1995 Competitor- Atlanta Star Ball Competition Professional and Pro Am Divisions
1992-1995 Teacher- Latin group class at the Sanctuary Latin Club- Atlanta, GA
1993 Performer- Latin dance show- Roxy Theater, Atlanta GA
1993 Performer- Ms Georgia World Competition (locally televised)
1994-1995 Teacher- Atlanta School of Ballroom Dancing- Atlanta, GA
1995 Performer- Super bowl XXVIII Halftime Show (Nationally televised)
1995-2000 Teacher- National Dance Clubs- Nashville, TN 
2000- Teacher- Fred Astaire Dance Studio- Phoenix, AZ
2001-2002 Teacher- Dance Connection- Nashville, TN
2003-2004 Independent Teacher- Nashville, TN 

AURA M. FIGUEROA
PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCER

Aura began dancing at the age of 3, performing in the dance group of her school. 

In 1995 Aura started her training as a professional dancer in one of the best dance companies in El Salvador.  Starting as a performer then hired as a teacher, getting the experience of working with kids from the edges of 3 to 10.  She quickly advance to assistant choreographer for the company and worked with other schools in San Salvador (experience that gave me the opportunity to work with teens). And finally working with adult and seniors.

Instructor, performer, choreographer, judge and competitor.

With experience in jazz, flamenco, Argentine tango, belly dance, Mexican and Centro American folklore, dancercises, Ballroom and Latin rhythms.
With 19 year in dance experience, participating in events like:  International festivals in the US, and Centro America, Dancing with the Stars in NWA, performing in Las Vegas, California, New York, and others counties.
Dance experience:
1995 - 2006          Ballet Teatro de El Salvador ( Mauricio Bonilla)
2006 – Present      Dance King Productions

2016-"LaBlast" training from Louis Van Amstel from "Dancing With The Stars"

Aura, had the opportunity of working as a model, actress, and singer (performing with national and international recording artist).

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