Barbara Watkins is a native of Portland, Maine, who has had a lifetime passion for music and dance. While attending college in Massachusetts, she was introduced to a variety of Latin and Caribbean music and dance. It wasn't until she moved to North Carolina that she personally became involved. She started her dance studies with Cuban Salsa and before long, craved learning other genres within the Latin dance community. She enjoys portrait painting, teaching yoga, social dancing, choreography teams and fostering amazing friendships that dance has brought to her life.