With 16 years of cummulative dance experience, Jimmy "JSmooth" Bui has had formal university education in dance for four years during which time he was educated in Body Mechanics, Physics, and Dance Showcase Performance. He has applied that experience through instruction and performances during his career as a dance studio owner and instructor for J Smooth Salsa. Since 1997 his experience includes two years of ballroom dance, 14 years of Salsa dance, six years of Bachata dance, one year of competitive dancing, and 10 years of professional dance instruction.
Jimmy never once thought he would be Salsa dancer, or any dancer for that matter. He took one introductory dance class because his best friend told him he should or else be the awkward groom at his own wedding. Today, the former, shy high-school band player, now a successful entrepreneur, led one of San Jose's successful non-profit organizations.
Today, Jimmy uses his experience to organize the dance competititions at the annual San Francisco International Bachata Festivals and the Reno International Bachata Festivals. He no longer manages his own studio but still offers dance lessons at special events and by request by his dance peers throughout each year.