Kevin and Ann Hutchinson have been dancing for most of their lives. Ann started with tap and ballet as a small child. She would waltz around the living room on her dance-teacher-father’s shoes. Her night out, while raising kids, was folk dance lessons or a Sunday afternoon dancing at a Greek taverna. She taught Greek folk dancing for private parties, school PE units and festivals.
She met her husband Kevin in 2012, literally in the middle of a downtown intersection, when Stompy Jones was playing swing tunes for a farmers market/street fair. They have been dancing together up to four times a week ever since. They started teaching partner dances because of popular demand.
Ann is also a published author (mostly as Ann Wilkes), songwriter and writes words of encouragement, hope and inspiration at Clever Girl. A marketing professional, Ann writes marketing copy and creates campaigns for the Santa Rosa Symphony by day and has freelanced as a publicist and copywriter.
Kevin Hutchinson has danced most of his life, also beginning with ballet – his sister’s class. He has folk dancing and partner dancing for many years. In addition to being an excellent dancer and dance teacher, he can be found at Angelo Capelli Studio in Santa Rosa, applying two art degrees and more than two decades of experience to complete hair care for men, women and children at Kevin Hutchinson Hair Design.
He also plays guitar and sings – including many of his originals.