Todd Yannacone has taught Lindy Hop, Balboa, Shag, Charleston, Vernacular Jazz, and other jazz era dances both nationally and abroad since he was 16. His love and appreciation for various forms of swing dancing allows him to bring innovative versatility to the dance floor while simultaneously respecting the roots of each dance. He has been honored for his contributions by being inducted into both the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame and the Camp Hollywood Hall of Fame. He holds countless titles from such prominent competitions as - The International Lindy Hop Championships, The European Swing Dance Championships, The American Lindy Hop Championships, The U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships, The National Jitterbug Championships, The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, Lone Star Championships - to name a few. Todd has been interviewed for Swing Dancer Magazine, "The Track" podcast, and various other publications. His demand as an instructor, performer, and judge has taken him to hundreds of festivals spanning 32 countries and five continents. He specializes in connection and musicality, which is apparent every time he steps on the dance floor. He has worked with dance and music legends alike - from Frankie Manning to Aretha Franklin - and is a member of the acclaimed dance troupe, the Silver Shadows.
"Todd’s creativity in dance is a reflection of the music he dances to, pushing his own artistic boundaries with a knowledge of dance that spans over 20 years. From the fastest songs of the swing era, to slowest of grooves, few dancers can rise above the ranks of Lindy, Swing, Balboa or Shag and just simply become dancers, and no other person fits this description better than Todd Yannacone." - Peter Loggins, Jazz Dance Historian