Claudia Marshall

Owner, Dallas and Plano Arthur Murray Studios


Claudia Marshall has been with the Arthur Murray organization for twenty-nine years. She started as a teacher in 1979 and began a competitive  career in Ballroom Dancing. In 1984 she became a Certified Master Examiner, enabling her to judge competitive events and certify instructors. In 1985 she began her executive career, managing a Florida studio. The studio had been a poor performer prior to her arrival and in one year became a Group 1 school. She is a keynote speaker at Arthur Murray conventions. In 1986 she became the United States Rising Star Smooth Champion. In 1988 she moved to the Columbus, Ohio Franchise to be its executive manager and in one year the Columbus studio became a Group 1 rated studio with a Top Performance record. In 1991 Claudia was rated the Top Manager in the country. She became a Traveling Consultant to other Arthur Murray Studios. In 1994 along with her husband Zack, Claudia moved to the Dallas area. For the past 14 years the Dallas and Plano studios have been Group 1 studios and recognized worldwide for their business and dance standards. In 2004 Claudia wrote “Techniques of Service A Cut Above the Rest” and is currently working on her 2nd training manual to be used in all studios worldwide. She is elected Area 5 chairperson for Arthur Murray International. In 2007 she became the International Director of Training for Arthur Murray International.