Ramona Staffeld has had a lifelong love for dance, music and culture. In addition to Lindy Hop, Ramona has studied and practiced other forms of dance such as clogging, tap, ballet, modern, jazz, and West African. This diverse background has given Ramona a style that is uniquely hers and a great command of movement and dance that comes to life not only in her inspiring performances but also in her ability to teach.
Born in Ithaca, New York, Ramona moved to New York City in 2003 to continue to learn and refine her craft. Ramona has received numerous accolades and has claimed a number of prestigious dance titles – including World Lindy Hop Champion, and most recently, Authentic Jazz and Blues Champion at the 2009 Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown. Ramona currently resides in Melbourne, Australia, but her work still takes her to all corners of the globe.