Travis & Jaimee Tuft
Travis and Jaimee Tuft have gained international success performing and teaching across the United States as well as Italy, England, Switzerland, Spain, France, China, Ecuador and Peru. They were also invited as guest performers on the luxury cruise line, Crystal Cruises as well as performing live with The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Travis is originally from Boise, Idaho where he began dancing in a once-a-week social ballroom dance class at the age of 14. He went on to attend Brigham Young University, graduating with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Ballroom Dance. While attending school he traveled the world as a member of their award winning ballroom formation team. With the Latin team Travis placed 1st at The British Open Championships in Blackpool, England and is a four-time U.S. Latin Formation Team champion. He is also a two-time U.S. Amateur Theatre Arts runner up and has trained and competed in International style Ballroom and Latin, and American style Rhythm and Smooth.
Jaimee is originally from Idaho Falls, Idaho where she began training in classical ballet at the age of 5. She trained exclusively with former principle dancers from the NYC Ballet and Ballet West for 15 years. While in high school she began training and competing in International style Ballroom and Latin, and American style Rhythm and Smooth. She later attended Brigham Young University, graduating with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Ballroom Dance. She was a member of their acclaimed formation ballroom dance team and placed 1st at the British Open Championships in Blackpool, England in 2010.
After their marriage in 2008, Travis and Jaimee teamed up to become the undefeated two time US Amateur American Smooth Champions. Since turning professional in February 2011 they have danced their way into the ﬁnals of many important competitions across the. Their most recent and greatest accomplishment since turning professional was their success at the Ohio Star Ball (former home of “America’s Ballroom Challenge”), winning both the Rising Star American Smooth and the Open Professional Theatrical Arts Championships.
Due to their immediate success as professionals, Travis and Jaimee have been invited to present their award winning solo in the Theatrical Arts Championships at the world renowned British Open Championships held in Blackpool, England.
- Undefeated 2-Time US Amateur American Smooth Champions
- Ohio Star Ball Theatrical Arts Champions
- Ohio Star Ball Rising Star American Smooth Champions
- British Open Theatrical Solo Invitationalists
- US Cabaret Finalists
FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU SAY “CAPEZIO"
Quality Dancewear and shoes.
FAVORITE CAPEZIO ITEM
Travis: Great New Men’s Shoe Line for Ballroom dancers, very comfortable and innovative.
Jaimee: New Women’s Smooth Shoes.
BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR OTHER DANCERS
Take time to enjoy your journey.
UNUSUAL FACT/LOVE/HABIT/GOAL/ABILITY THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW
We love cooking together and riding horses, Western Style.