Paolo Lanna

Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Charleston and The Madison Time


Paolo is a 30 year veteran of Swing Dance specializing in the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Charleston and The Madison Time.

Signore Lanna and his original partner Janice Wilson were the first Lindy Hoppers to TOUR with with Wynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and in 1998 they won the American Swing Dance Championships. The’ve performed with “Swing Dance America”, “Forever Swing” The Musical Revue featuring Michael Buble and have appeared on multiple TV specials like Great Stuff CNBC , Today Show NBC, Good Morning America ABC, and even The David Letterman Show CBS.

Signore Lanna co-founded and launched the first Summer Jamboree Dance Camp in Italy, The Shake, Rhythm & Roll Festival in Asbury Park, and he’s the creative director of Central Park Swings, Lindyland & The Swing Remix dance spectacular in NYC.

Joined by his long time dance partner Laurentina, their recent tours in Europe have included LIVE performances with Ray Gelato & The Giants at the Umbria Jazz festival in Perugia ITALY and the San Sebastian Jazz Festival in SPAIN.

They currently appear in their newest At The Pier programs at LINDYLAND a virtual swing hub. Mr Lanna also coordinates & directs his dance teams Lindy Hop All-Stars, & The Rhythm Stompers, and continues to hone his skills in American born social dances, teaching, DJing, and performing throughout the world.