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Annie Topham began her ballroom career at the age of nine. She participated in BYU’s youth ballroom program as a member of their Pre-Teen company. Her love for dance only continued to grow as she graduated up though the program.
Annie attended BYU and was a member of their Back-up Tour Team her freshman year. She went on tour with the team the following summer to Nauvoo, Illinois. After spending two years on the Back-up Tour Team she moved up to the Tour Team at BYU and they toured Thailand and Vietnam. That following summer, she moved to NYC to continue her career as a ballroom dancer.
While Annie was in New York she received training from top coaches in ballroom dancing from around the world. She traveled to England to continue her training several times a year. Her coaches included Jonathan Wilkins, and Stephen Hannah, among other talented coaches. They helped her to reach her goals in competitive dance. Annie was awarded 5th place at USA Dance Nationals for International Ballroom Dance, as well as placing among the top ten US Couples in Blackpool, England. She was also an instructor for Arthur Murray at their New York City Studio, where she received training on instruction in American Style and International Style.
Annie completed her degree from BYU and set her sights on her own studio. She was happy to begin her career as studio director working with her former coach and inspiration Andrea Hale Tatton. She recently graduated with her MBA in Finance from UVU. Annie is the Creative Director of Quickstep Dance Studio in Sandy, Utah where she continues the tradition of excellent instruction and hard work.