Chiara Coombs started her swing dance journey while living abroad in Seoul, Korea. Having studied classical harp since age seven, she instantly fell in love with Lindy Hop as a new way to express herself. She currently performs around the Bay Area as a member of the chorus girl troupe, Someday Sweethearts, and San Francisco-based group Swing or Nothing. She spends her time practicing, performing, and working part-time as an ESL instructor (while attending graduate school).
Chiara feels most at home when she is dancing Balboa. She wants her students to learn to express themselves musically through the dance along with giving them a solid technical foundation. Chiara invites her students to enjoy the learning process through hard work and lots of fun!