Marcus Johnson

Marcus Johnson team thumb

American Rhythm & Latin Coach


Marcus Johnson started dancing at the age of six and performed on the Merv Griffin show at age 8. He is the son of famous dancers Patrick and Wendy Johnson. His father, Patrick, was a British and World Amateur Latin Champion. His mother, Wendy, was New Zealand Champion and is currently owner of the Holiday Classic Dance Competition in Las Vegas.
Marcus turned professional at 21 years of age and has been teaching, lecturing and competing for 17 years. He is versed in all styles of ballroom dancing, but specializes in Latin and Rhythm dancing.

In 2011, Marcus began competing in American Rhythm style of dance. He won many major competitions in the United States, including those listed in his achievements below.

He is now married to his beautiful and talented wife Selena Morano Johnson. They are currently working together dancing American Smooth.


Titles & Accomplishments

  • Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Latin Champion
  • 2x U.S. National Rising Star Latin Vice Champion
  •  U.S. National Professional Open Latin Semi-Finalist
  • 3x  Asian Open Top 24
  • Asian Open Semi-Finalist
  • U.S. National Professional Open American Rhythm Finalist
  • World Professional Open American Rhythm Finalist
  • 3rd Place World Rhythm Show-Dance


Coaching Style

Everyone who meets Marcus knows he has a witty sense of humor. He brings this humor into his coaching, along with his vast range of experience as a competitor in multiple styles. Marcus’s genuine interest in helping dancers meet their goals is evident throughout his videos.