Meet Our Team
DanceWise strives to create a professional, friendly, fun environment for anyone and everyone to dance in. Whether you have never danced before, or have been dancing all of your life, our studio will provide a quality experience time and time again! We proudly feature the same real wood dance floor as seen on the "Dancing with the Stars" TV show! With over 50 years of combined ballroom dance experience, your feet are in good hands with DanceWise, The Wisest Choice in Dance!
Owner, Founder, Teacher Extraordinaire
Active professional competitor Julianne is equally at home coaching serious dancers, as well as teaching social dancers and wedding couples that all-important first dance.
Since a very early age, Julianne has been dancing, performing, and competing both in classical dance such as ballet, tap and jazz, as well as other areas, including various sports and horseback riding. For 10 years, she trained and performed in traditional dance, but was involved in so many activities she couldn’t do them all. She then followed her passion of riding and showing Arabian horses, accumulating numerous local, regional, and even national awards. After high school, she began attending college at Santa Clara University, where she received a Bachelor's in Business Management and a Bachelor's in Psychology in just 4 years. Julianne also holds a Master's of Business Administration from the W.P. Carey School of Business.
A year after she graduated college, Julianne discovered her true passion in ballroom dancing. She quickly began training and competing as an amateur at various ballroom competitions both nationally and internationally, winning top honors at almost every competition she attended.
Julianne is a certified professional dance instructor with Dance Vision International Dance Association (DIVIDA). Additionally, she competes with her students across the United States in American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard and International Latin
Owner, Founder, Teacher Extraordinaire
Paul loves to share his passion for dancing with you, applying his years of dance knowledge and experience to make your dancing better and more enjoyable.
Originally from England, Paul has been a competitive Ballroom dancer since he was 8 years old, and is a former Amateur & Professional champion in International style Ballroom, Latin-American and 10-Dance, and was the selected English representative at many dance competitions.
He is qualified with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and the UK Association of Professional Teachers of Dance (UKAPTD). He has competed, taught, demonstrated and judged at events around the world (…in 17 countries so far), as well as on cruise ships such as the QE II. Paul has appeared many times dancing in films and on TV.
Paul is currently competing in the United States as a professional in Pro-Am events dancing with his students in four dance styles (American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard and International Latin-American)
With his true and deep passion for dance, having been trained by multi-time world champions such as Bill & Bobbie Irvine, Richard & Janet Gleave and Alan & Hazel Fletcher, Paul has the ability to make a dancer out of anyone who he teaches, and to take current dancers to the next level in their social, competition and showcase dancing!
This Is How Our Story Began
Owners, Paul & Julianne Daniells, met while dancing in Arizona. They became fast friends, dance partners on the professional circuit, and fell in love along the way! Paul & Julianne married in 2016 and continued to grow their dancing & teaching business, DanceWise (founded 2015) until eventually opportunity came knocking Summer 2020 when they began work on their dream, a dance studio to call their own!
"We started DanceWise out of a love for dance & a passion for sharing the love of dance with as many people as possible to enrich their lives in a positive way! Our dream has always been to provide a beautiful, quality and welcoming environment where people can walk in the door, forget their worries, and just dance!"
What makes DanceWise unique is our particular approach to teaching & the dance industry in general. We aim to always be professional, yet fun & approachable! In additional to being certified dance professionals, both of us (Paul & Julianne) have extensive business experience – Paul has been in Management for 20+ years & Julianne has an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU - in addition to over 60 years of combined dance experience. Paul trained in England for the majority of his dance career, while Julianne is a born & raised Arizonan.