Meet Your Event Directors
Event DirectorBob Wheatley began his competitive dance career in the late 1980’s and competed as an amateur with Houston professional, Carmen Goodman, going on to win three consecutive ProAm World Championships. In 1998, he partnered with the lovely Shawna Dysart competing in Couples Division II in New Orleans. They went on an unprecedented three-year run through Division 2, Division 1, and Classic Masters, winning all three divisional World Championships in a row. They retired after winning the Classic Masters World Championship in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 2001. Bob has since continued his career as a UCWDC and ACDA event director, and former chair of the UCWDC Music Committee. He remains active as a UCWDC Master Level judge, teacher and choreographer. He came out of competitive retirement in 2013 to dance as Pro for Catherine Picard, helping her win six World Championships in the ProPro Female Open Division.
In addition to her World Championship in the UCWDC ProPro division with Bob Wheatley in 2013, Catherine Picard won championships with her pro partner, Cory DeCuire, in Couples Division II Crystal and Open in 2013, and Couples Division I Open in 2014. She continues her career as Pro dancing across all divisions with male amateurs on the ACDA and UCWDC circuits.
Together, Bob and Catherine combine their unique skill and experience to create a high-quality competitive event for Country dancers from around the country.