Ann is currently the President of Louisiana DanceSport, the past president of the Louisiana Gumbo Chapter of USA Dance and the Senior Vice President of USA Dance. She is the organizer of the Gumbo DanceSport Championships, a National Qualifying Event for USA Dance, which is affectionately known as the “Gumbo of Ballroom.” Ann is also certified as a USA DanceSport Official and is the past Director of Development & Fundraising of USA Dance.
Ann and her husband, James Steven, are managing partners of Studio 371, a Ballroom, Latin and Social Dance studio located in Houma, Louisiana. When not dancing, Ann is devoted to spending time with her two sons, Todd and Page, and her four grandchildren as well as traveling with her husband.USA Dance shortly after Chapter 5031 was formed in late 1998 and became a board member within 6 months of her membership. She held a position on the board until the last election when she gave it up to focus on national responsibilities.
Ann continues to co-chair the chapter’s annual fundraiser. She was the chapter president for one-and-a-half years and left to become the organizer of what is now the Gumbo DanceSport Championships. Over the last 15 years, this competition has grown from a small 1 day competition to a full 3 days and is recognized as one of the best National Qualifying Events in the country.
In 2014, Ann was appointed to the Governing Council as the Director of Development and only recently vacated that position when President Peter Pover appointed her Senior Vice President. This position took place upon his resignation as President for health reasons at the end of July. This year Ann was also asked to join the DanceSport Council in charge of competitions and relinquished that position upon being named Senior Vice President.
- Louisiana DanceSport, President
- USA Dance Louisiana Gumbo Chapter 5031, Past President
- USA Dance, Senior Vice President
- Past Director of Development & Fundraising (USA Dance)
- USA Dance Certified Official
- Certified Adjudicator
- Gumbo DanceSport Championships, Organizer
- "Studio 371", Dance Studio Owner, Instructor