Teachers and Staff

Check out our talented and dedicated staff of dance nerds and community lovers.


Matt Pangrazio


Matt is an accomplished martial artist turned swing dancer and community organizer. He loves bread baking and yes, he still plays Pokemon. He is your fearless leader, social director, and go-to bro. Follow along with his postings about where to go and what to do on the Swing Dancers of NOLA facebook group. Email him your thoughts, questions, desires, or inquires regarding space rental.


Coyle Parker


Coyle is a visual artist and dancer. He's been dancing and teaching Lindy Hop since way back in the day in the Pacific Northwest. His clarity of movement and thoughtful, fun teaching style make him an indispensable member of our team. He loves black t-shirts, puppies, and surprising you with his bizarrely accurate imitations. He is your expert on all things leading and all things cool. Contact Coyle to book a private lesson.

 Photo by Bobby Bonsey

Photo by Bobby Bonsey

Sarah st ores


Sarah hails from the great Florida panhandle and is one of those people we love to hate for finding swing dancing at a young age. She's been in the game since middle school. Trailblazer? Nerd? Potato, Pot-AH-to. She's elegant and natural in her movement and teaches with humor and compassion. She likes kittens, space pants, and tiny instruments. Ask her about being Crescent City Swing's Big Cheese. Ask her about Jazz Antlers. Come up with your own q's. Welcome Sarah!

 Photo by Tim Cofield

Photo by Tim Cofield

Cameron Lovejoy


Cameron is a poet, dancer, avid meditator, and coffee shop enthusiast. Originally hailing from the great state of South Carolina, he has been dancing for nearly 10 years yet continues to commit himself to learning and exploring new aspects of the dance. His thoughtful teaching style and compassion makes him an excellent addition to the team! Visit our blog to learn more about Cameron and hear a “Fresh Perspective” from his interview with Staff Writer Ian Monroe.

 Photo by Bill Sasser

Photo by Bill Sasser

Ian michael monroe


Ian is a writer, dancer, university student, and purveyor of pastries. He's everyone's favorite addition to the swing dance community, but shhh, don't tell him we said so. He likes fast songs, giggling, and talking to strangers. He's our best and brightest blog contributor, our Deputy Executive Writer. Check his series, A Fresh Perspective, on our blog page and keep a look out for monthly updates. When not at work, you'll find him at the Spotted Cat. Pretty sure he lives there.