Marcia Barrett is one of the most talented, well respected and experienced dance instructors in Naples. In addition to her energetic and friendly teaching style she has over 25 years of experience. Marcia teaches all levels from beginner to advanced.
Born in Jamaica, Marcia moved to Manitoba, Canada at the age of seven. Her childhood was busy with tap, jazz, ballet, baton, figure skating, and Afro-American dancing. As a part of the prestigious Afro-American Dance Troop she was invited to perform in Jamaica's 21st Celebration of Independence.
By the age of sixteen, Marcia was working at Rhythm Works Dance Studio and studying ballroom, tap, jazz, and Latin dance. In her early twenties she moved to Toronto where she worked at Arthur Murray Dance Studio for two years training and learning choreography.
On her return to Manitoba she opened her own studio and for the next ten years the Marcia Barrett Company of Dance improved the quality of Ballroom and Latin Dance in the Winnipeg area. Both the adults and children under her instruction competed across Canada and received top honors. Her efforts awarded her the nomination of the YMCA's Woman of Distinction Award in 1991, and the recognition of the Prefessional Business Woman's Organization. Marcia has appeared on several television shows and featured in several newspapers.
In 1996, Marcia opened the North Shore Dance Studio in Chicago. It was here she became involved in the world of Salsa. In September 2005, wth her professional partner, Rodrigue Edouard, Marcia won 6th place in the World Mambo Championship.
Marcia moved to Naples, Florida in 2003. She has been teaching for the City of Naples at Katherine's Church, the Country Club of Naples, Pelican Bay, Pelican Marsh, and Grey Oaks along with private lessons.
Marcia encourages everyone to jump into the world of dance. Please contact Marcia for lessons via the contact page.