Guy Caridi has been dancing since 1988, performing and choreographing since 1991, and teaching since 1993. He has taught and performed internationally and is well known for his respectful, sensitive, and humorous teaching style. Guy is a founding member of Seattle’s Savoy Swing Club and with his dance partner Nancy Fry, the first couple from the Pacific Northwest to teach Lindy Hop and Balboa. He continues as the artistic director of the Savoy Swing Club Performance Troupe. In 1999, Guy and Nancy took home trophies in the Lindy Hop and Team divisions at the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships in southern California. In total, four of five routines choreographed by Guy were place-winners.
Guy has produced many dance events and shows in Seattle, including What Is This Thing Called Swing? with The Rhythm Hot Shots from Sweden, Then, Swingin’ Now! with the legendary Norma Miller, and the annual Pacific Northwest Lindy Hop Championships (1999-2006). Guy’s choreography credits for local theaters and schools include Oklahoma!, Wizard of Oz, The Music Man, Oliver!, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Suessical the Musical, The Sound of Music, Godspell, Into the Woods, Fiddler on the Roof, Mary Poppins and Newsies!. He also choreographed and was a featured dancer in the 2011 movie Camilla Dickinson.