Having come from three generations of swing dancers, Benji Schwimmer is a competitor, choreographer, director, coach and all around creative force. Having trained in multiple genres of dance ranging from international Latin to contemporary and back, Benji is a versatile weapon for any student seeking to gain an edge to any dance.
Accolades include U.S. Open Swing Dance Champion, GNDC Swing and Cabaret champion, SYTYCD Winner, US National Amateur Latin Dance Finalist, US Open Cabaret Winner, Figure Skating Choreographer of the Year, MTV Dance Video of the Year, Golden Globe Group Dance Winner. Credits include DWTS, AGT, MTV, VH1, HBO, Winter Olympics, Spike Tv Awards, Dancers Against Cancer, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Nerdist. Benji has 12 figure skating numbers he’s choreographed heading into the Winter Olympics and is currently choreographer for the off Broadway satire musical, “Trump Family Special”.
Nicole Clonch has danced since age three and partner-danced since age five. Her main studies are Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Latin and Ballroom, and West Coast Swing (WCS). Nicole has won countless awards and competitions in Jazz/Contemporary dance, Partnerwork, Jack ‘n’ Jill, and WCS.
Nicole won the NASDE All-Star 2014 and Golden Ticket tours. She danced on Dancing with the Stars in Los Angeles, performed in Germany’s famously beautiful Rosengala, and in Australia’s Gold Coast.
Currently partnered with Benji Schwimmer, whose family she has trained with from the start, the two won the prestigious U.S. Open Opus in the Showcase division with only nine days of preparation. Nicole’s passion and love for dance shines through in every venture she crosses.