Anna Stump, a native Californian, has an extensive dance background. She
studied and performed classical ballet for ten years as a child and young
adult. During her college career at Occidental College in Los Angeles, she
was co-founder and choreographer of "Rime," a modern dance company. She began
her ballroom dance studies in Virginia, then moved to the Ballroom Academy
and Champion Ballroom, both in San Diego, where she competed professionally
and with her students. She has studied under Ron Montez, Mary Murphy, Melissa
Dexter and Rick Valenzuela.