Leo Mora & Christina Garced

Living a life of dance, passion, and adventure, Leo and Christina believe that we should do what we love, follow our dreams, and crush our goals!  As United States American Style 9-Dance finalists and 2X Arthur Murray 9-Dance Champions, Leo and Christina have had the honor of performing and teaching up and down the Northeastern coastline as well as numerous venues around the United States.

Not only limited to the American Style, Leo and Christina are also known for excelling in the specialty dances such as Salsa, Bachata, and Hustle. Among their competitive ballroom dancing successes, they have also been cast as featured performers on major TV network shows such as: WE tv’s David Tutera’s “CELEBrations”, TLC’s Say “Yes to the Dress” and “HGTV’s House Hunters”.

Leo Mora: Originally from Costa Rica, Leo's desire to dance derived from his passion and admiration for the art, as well as his longing to hold a smoking hot chica in his arms at a salsa nightclub. Leo was a street dancer who started out social dancing however, he was quickly scouted out because of his natural talents.  He started his professional career at the Green Brook NJ Arthur Murray Dance Center over 10 years ago, which is where he met his partner Christina. He is a certified and award winning instructor, sought after coach and full Championship Adjudicator with the NDCA. No stranger to the stage or screen, Leo was last seen as the featured dancer on David Tutera’s “CELEBrations”, dancing a salsa with Vanessa Williams.

Christina Garced: Studying dance by the age of three, Christina has a diverse background in the performing arts including many styles of dance (modern, jazz, ballet, lyrical and hip hop) and a Bachelor's Degree in English Theatre from New Jersey City University.  However, growing up in her parents’ Arthur Murray Dance Studios, ballroom dancing has always been an integral part of her life. Christina decided to pursue her professional career in the American Style because of its boundless creative and uninhibited nature. Recognized not only for her choreography, Christina is also a certified and award winning instructor, as well as a full Championship Adjudicator with the NDCA.



  • 2X United States 9-Dance Finalists
  • Millennium Dancesport and Ohio Star Ball 9-Dance Bronze Medalists
  • 2X Arthur Murray 9-Dance Champions
  • Arthur Murray World Professional Smooth and Rhythm Finalists
  • 2X Jesse Smith Memorial 9-Dance Award recipients