Barry Johnson, is originally from Long Island, New York. He started dancing at age 7 after watching the Fred Astaire movie “Top Hat”. He danced tap, jazz, and ballet for the next 11 years. During that time, he and his family moved to the Kansas City area. Barry began ballroom in June of 1992 at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Lenexa, Kansas. With them, he completed training through his Silver level. He moved to TC Dance Studio in Overland Park, Kansas 1998 where he completed his Gold level dancing. He also became the studio’s Dance Director and Assistant Supervisor. Barry came to Melbourne to get away from the cold and icy winters of the Midwest. He is now living his dream by teaching, dancing, and competing, as well as being part owner of the ever growing Melbourne Ballroom, which is now part of National Dance Clubs. He enjoys all this all while being married to the love of his life.
Barry will be dancing with Star Dancer Kimberly Nardone >>