Based out of Brooklyn, Stina has been performing in dance and theater all her life. An avid classic movie buff, she fell in love with Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, and Anne Miller. She took tap lessons from a retired rockette on linoleum floors to learn the basics of swing rhythms and finesse. She was introduced to lindy hop in 2004 and has been hooked ever since.
“As a performer, swing has become so much more than dancing for me; I try to make it a fun dance for my partner, but also for the people sitting near the edges of the dance floor. I give them a show.” Her favorite types of swing dancing are lindy hop, charleston, and the shag. She specializes in putting character into her dance, so watch for funny faces. She currently works as a professional swing and tap dancer for Experience the Ride in NYC and is a member of the award winning Brooklyn Bombshell Review. You can often catch Stina at various NYC swing dance events.