Evita and Nathan


Evita Arce, a beloved figure in the Lindy Hop community, began dancing in 1998. Evita gained recognition through competing on “So You Think You Can Dance” and touring with the Broadway show SWING!. She gained more popularity in the 2016 documentary “Alive and Kicking”. Evita is most proud to be part of the BrainTrust which produced “SW!NG OUT”, a groundbreaking Lindy Hop production in New York City. Now based in Sydney, Australia, Evita shares her expertise through local classes and Syncopatedcity.com. Evita has danced with Nathan Bugh since 2001! They are very Old Friends!

Nathan Bugh is known worldwide for his intimately rhythmic style of Lindy Hop and vernacular jazz. He “rocked the stage” at Carnegie Hall, performed in Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater, and danced at Jacob’s Pillow. Nathan is also a co-creator/choreographer of “SW!NG OUT”. Nathan has taken 1st place in Lindy, Slow Dancing, Solo Charleston, Team, Jill&Jack, and Cabaret divisions. He was one of the most eminent solo-jazz contestants in the world, winning both the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown (2012) and International Lindy Hop Championships (2014), as well as achieving 3rd place in the ILHC invitational (2018). Nathan is based in New York City, where he performs regularly and teaches social-dance classes.