Ted began dancing in 2001 as a freshman at USC, under the tutelage of the one and only Rusty Frank! His love of dancing and talent for performance earned him a spot on the Swing Shift Fliers, Rusty's dance team, in 2004.
Ted's passion for making audiences smile brought him to the auditions for the One2Swing Jitterbugs. The team competed in the National Jitterbug Championships and was invited to perform at Lindyfest in 2011.
In 2015, he was recruited by the brand-new team Special Delivery Stomp. Together they went on to win first place in the Camp Hollywood Team Championships and second place at the International Lindy Hop Championships. In 2016, Ted medaled in the Strictly Lindy contests at both Camp Hollywood and ILHC, and with the Special Delivery Stomp team a 2nd place in Team Division.
Ted also performed with Rusty's Rhythm Rascals as a surprise guest star as "That Man" at the team's routine finale. You can watch him HERE
Watch the winning Camp Hollywood routine HERE.
Ted has been a guest instructor at Lindy Groove many times, and was super-duper excited to become one of Rusty's Rhythm Pals in July 2014.