Our Instructors

Arthur Murray dance studios are proud for you to meet our team of dance professionals. Our diverse community of instructors brings you the talents of one of the most experienced teams anywhere. Together they have decades of teaching and dance experience that makes it quick and easy to enter the fun, friendly and satisfying world of dancing.

Jumarcelon Castro

Jumarcelon started out as an Arthur Murray student himself. Realizing his passion and potential, he decided to pursue his new-found love of dancing teaching at the Silver Spring Studio. Jumarcelon loves getting his students involved in our student events and competitions as well as competing himself. When he is not busy sharing his enthusiasm for dancing, you can find him snowboarding, sailing or riding his motorcycle.

Ivanna Matsuka

Ivanna was born in the Ukraine into a family of a conductor and a singer. She started her dance career with Ukrainian Folk dance, followed by classical dance and began performing professionally at the age of thirteen. Ivanna has won numerous championships and has competed in International Latin Dance. In 2007, with her Latin partner, she danced an opening act with Tony Dovolani and Elena Grinenko from “Dancing with the Stars”. In 2013, she was a lead female dancer on the tv show “Conners”. Ivanna performs regularly throughout the country. Besides her extensive dance experience, Ivanna is a renown artist, holding her Masters Degree in Fine Art and Design. Studying in Ukraine, Russia, France and United States, she developed a unique and rare style and has been exhibiting her paintings worldwide.

Alison Krauss

Alison’s passion for dance began when she was just a little girl. Her love of jazz, swing and musical theatre led her to study at The American Musical & Dramatic Academy/Conservatory in New York where her affinity for the arts would continue to flourish. After college she appeared in numerous theatre productions throughout New York City while working as a dance instructor at The Alvin Ailey Institute of Dance in Manhattan. She joins the Arthur Murray team with demonstrable purpose and enthusiasm. Her goal as a teacher is to inspire and educate through the art of movement.

Ashley Kipps

Ashley eats, breathes, and sleeps dance! She found her passion for dance at a very young age. She has competed and performed professionally her entire life. Her dedication, hard work, and perseverance have brought her to where she is today. She realized early on that dancing for her was no longer a hobby, it was her life! Ashley enjoys educating students on the awesomeness of dancing. She is always encouraging students to soar past their goals and shoot for the moon! Her goal is to change as many lives as possible through dance. Ashley makes learning to dance fast, fun, and easy. Outside of work you will find Ashley spending time with family and friends, hiking, and of course dancing anywhere physically possible!