Over the past 10 years, Taletha Jouzdani has confidently progressed in the National Association of Swing Dance Events (NASDE) Swing circuit.
In 2010, she took 2nd place Female in the Nationwide Tour, as a result of consistent top five placements in the Classic Division with her previous partner Jake Haning. Their “Never There”, “Soul Man” and “It Hurts So Bad” routines showed their diversity in style and attitude and were certain crowd pleasers.
In 2011, she formed a new Classic partnership with Luis Crespo. “Flip Fantasia” was their very first routine together and showed a playful side to their dancing while their following routines were known for more emotional intensity. Their “She’s on Fire” routine was choreographed in three short days right before the biggest competition of the year, the US Open. Their instrumental version of “Hotel California” received much praise for it’s musicality and relatability.
Her more recent partnership with Benjamin Hooten from Texas formed a few years ago while dancing in the Country Western circuit. After a short break they joined forces again but this time competing in the NASDE Showcase division which distinguishes itself from the Classic Division because of the lift and aerial requirements. They enjoyed dancing two solid routines together, more notably their “Ghost Town” routine, which received much praise for it’s crowd pleasing and jaw dropping tricks.
Taletha is currently retired from the Professional Routine division but continues to add value to the community in many other ways. She is a respected group and private lesson instructor, judge, Champion-level Jack & Jill competitor and community leader.