Josette Wiggan-Freund began dancing with Paul and Arlene Kennedy at the Universal Dance Designs studio in Los Angeles. She was a member of their Kennedy Tap Company and then later transitioned to Lynn Dally’s Jazz Tap Ensemble as an adult. A 2006 graduate of UCLA, Josette’s career highlights include, 2001 Spotlight award winner in non-classical dance, the 1st National Broadway Tour of 42nd Street, along with the movies Idlewild and Princess and the Frog. Performing alongside her brother, she was a part of two original casts of Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel and Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour. Most currently, the duo performed in Michelle Dorrance’s curated show Tireless, at Jacob’s Pillow and most recently performed together in Dorrance Dance’s The Blues Project, at the 2018 Vail Dance Festival. Josette is a sought after teacher/ choreographer/ performer and while residing in Tel Aviv, can also be seen dancing with her husband’s band Ron and the Red Beans.
Skye was first persuaded to dance Lindy Hop by his mother in 1996, but quickly discovered his own love of social dancing, swing music and the Lindy Hop community. This led him to a wider interest in dance and he took classes in ballet, modern, and Jazz. Since 1999 he has taught wherever Lindy Hop is done- from national weekends to international dance camps. He is a founding member of some the most influential modern Lindy Hop troupes- including Minnie’s Moochers, Mad Dog, and the Silver Shadows. Skye has also won titles at all of the major Lindy Hop competitions- including ULHS, ILHC, ALHC and the World Lindy Hop Championships. His involvement with Lindy Hop sparked his wider interest in America’s history and cultural heritage- leading him to pursue American Studies at The George Washington University where he received his master’s degree in 2007.