Angie’s love for ballroom started and grew while attending BYU. After working her way to advanced level ballroom classes, she tested high enough to take Lee Wayfield’s Gold Bar International Standard Ballroom class and decided to try out for BYU’s Ballroom Dance team and made it! Through participation, Angie competed around the world at Gold Level, held two National Titles, and placed 1st in Texas Two Step, 3rd in Gold level Mambo, 6th in Gold level International, and 3rd in Gold American at the Dancesport World Championship. Throughout her journey, Angie was fortunate to train under Curt and Sharon Holman, Lee and Linda Wakefield, Rick Robinson, Melissa Jukes and World Champions Corky and Shirley Ballas.
Despite Angie’s dream of being a ballroom dance teacher and competition coach, she worked as a police officer for 20 years until she retired in 2017. During this time, Angie’s two children enrolled in ballroom classes at UDA, and Angie soon found herself assisting and substituting in the classroom and later, volunteering outside the classroom to coach and prepare these students for ballroom competitions, where they ended up placing 1st in Cha Cha at the Premier Dancesport and Utah Star Ball, 4th in American Swing at the Wasatch Classic, and 5th in Newcomer Swing at UVU. This success inspired UDA to change the current ballroom class structure from a Recital Performance Class to a Competition and Skills Training Class AND provide an opportunity for students to showcase their skills at ballroom competitions as a member of “Let’s Tango!”, UDA’s competitive dance team, under the direction of Angie.