Nancy Nies, Director of Dance Charisma, has dedicated her life to ballroom and latin dance. She hails from the Washington, D.C. area and purused a myriad career as a JAG officer in the Air Force to arrive in Las Vegas, where she studied ballroom dance with such champions as 3-time U.S. Smooth Champion David Hamilton, U.S. 9-Dance champion Jim Desmond, U.S. Latin Finalist Marco Mechelke, among others; and received training from numerous other champions such as 12-time U.S. Rhythm Champions Bob Powers and Julia Gorchakova, Latin finalists James and Janna Kunitz, U.S. Standard Champions Brian and Sue Puttock, Champions Victor Veyrasset and Heather Smith, David Wiese, Katia Kozak, Donald Johnson, Nadia Eftedal, and many others. She has competed extensively, and has achieved her status as a Third Place medalists at the U.S. Dancesport Championships as an amateur dancer with her instructor, David Hamilton.