Walt was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He moved to Bend in 2005. Having a girlfriend whose life revolved around dance was the first step in peaking Walt’s interest. He felt drawn to learn the art of break dancing, which led him to taking hip hop, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, and ballet classes to improve his dance knowledge and technique. Walt has taught both hip hop and break dancing and continues to enjoy taking studio classes as well as taking at numerous conventions. He never tires of trying and learning new styles and techniques. Walt is thrilled to be a part of the faculty at Gotta Dance along with his wife, Kelly.