Braden Liu has been ballroom dancing for 11 years, competing in American Smooth and International Ballroom and Latin. In November 2018, Braden won the 10 Dance Championship at the BYU DanceSport Festival.
During that time, Braden also participated in the Brigham Young University Youth Ballroom Program for 7 years, helping his formation team win several United States National Amatuer DanceSport Championships.
Braden has been teaching private lessons for 2 1/2 years and has also taught several group classes and technique classes at Dance Majic, a ballroom studio located in Orem, Utah. Braden has primarily coached with Michael Johnson and Rick Robinson, along with several other professional teachers in the industry including but not limited to, Igor and Irina Suvorov, Yulia Zagoruychenko and Riccardo Cocchi, Nadia Eftedal, Paul Holmes, Ron Montez, Karina Smirnoff, and Hunter and Maria Johnson.
Over the course of his teaching career, Braden has been trained using the DVIDA education program to improve his technique and understanding as well as teaching techniques and methods and has choreographed several competitive routines for his students, including show numbers.
Braden, along with his partners, also had the opportunity to plan and hold two ballroom showcases at their studio. This process included selecting and cutting the music, creating the choreography, planning the costumes and props, printing off tickets and programs, and putting on an hour and half show for friends and family. Braden has also participated in several other shows and show numbers in his dance career.