Sidney "Dr. Dance" Grant
Founder & Executive/Artistic Director (he/him)
Sidney “Dr. Dance” Grant won the 2011 USA Argentine Tango Championship, and was part of the first gay male couple to make it to the finals of the USA Argentine Tango in 2016. He taught dance to Julia Roberts and Marcia Gay Harden for the film, Mona Lisa Smile, and was featured in the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom. In 2008, Grant founded BALLROOM BASIX USA, Inc, a nonprofit program in New York City’s schools that teaches Ballroom, Latin & Line dancing to elementary and middle school students, serving more than 25,000 students in nearly 150 schools to date. For his work, Grant was named New Yorker of the Week on NY1 News. Grant lives in Spanish Harlem and speaks Spanish.