Lucy Yoo is a Ballroom Dance Instructor, Professional and Pro/Am Competitor, and Dance Performer. She teaches individuals, couples, and group classes at The Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville. Lucy has competed in professional ballroom dance competitions in America and Asia. In 2002 she was the rising star champion in Korea and in 2008 she qualified for the World Salsa Championships.
Lucy has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with a focus in Dance and also earned a Master’s degree in Physical Education by completing a thesis on The Evolution of Ballroom Dance in the US. Lucy began dancing at an early age and prior to becoming involved in ballroom, she studied ballet, modern dance, and Korean traditional dance.
Lucy is an award winning International Latin Dance Champion and has also competed professionally in American Smooth and Rhythm. She is a member of the National Dance Council of America (NDCA).
In addition to competing and instructing, Lucy performs ballroom dance shows with her professional partners and dance students. Lucy choreographs her own pieces as well as showcases done by her students.