Markus Smith is an accomplished and award winning dance competitor, choreographer and instructor. He has been featured on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, BET’s “106 and Park” program, and the movie Love N’ Dancing. He was a co-host of DC DANCING TEENS, a youth hand dance show that has been seen on GlobalDanceTV and shown on DCTV channel 95 in Washington DC. Markus is most passionate about sharing the gift of dance with others. His energy, style and charismatic presentation, leaves him in a class by himself.

A native of Washington, D.C. Markus started partner dancing during his Junior year in High School. For the record, he had no interest in the dance as he thought it was boring and outdated. His mother begged him repeatedly to take the youth Handdance class in the area. He decided to drop in just once to prove that he would not be interested. Boy was he wrong. Markus fell in love with the music, the people, and the structure of the dance.