Kathy Nate has been a ballroom dance instructor in the Michiana area for many years. She founded Michiana Dance Studio with Clay Berkley. She also coaches the University of Notre Dame’s American Style Competition Team and is an expert in West Coast Swing. She has also taught ballroom dancing to students at Trinity School for several years.
Mario Skonieczny was born in Poland. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 16. He has been dancing for 15 years. He is best known for Latin dancing which includes International Latin, American Rhythm, and Salsa club dancing. He currently competes with Mary Jester in professional International Latin.
Mary Jester was born in Elkhart, Indiana. She started dancing the summer before her sophomore year at Purdue University and joined the Purdue Ballroom team in the fall. Mario and Mary started dancing together in 2002 and currently compete in professional International Latin.
You can also visit MarioAndMaryDance.com.