Matt & Julie Auclair
August 12-13, 2022
Matt is a 6 time US Open winner. His first US Open was in 1991. Matt Auclair began dancing at the tender age of 8, and, after much poking and prodding from his family, did he agree to try it, but only because he realized just how much attention his old brothers, Jeff and Tim, were getting from the ladies. Matt’s dance career started as a family affair, he learned from his parents, brothers and close family friends….they traded moves and taught each other. He learned from those who had been doing it the best, for the longest, and those that taught him always donated their time to pass on this wonderful dance to future generations.
Matt, with his perseverence and competitive nature, went on to compete in the country’s most prestigeous competitions. Matt has competed and won with several dance partners, including Sherry Lawson, Meagan McKechan, Michelle Kile, and his ex-wife Crystal. As a Junior dancer, Matt won the Junior division, the US Open 4 times, 1 time in Cabaret, and won his first ever adult division in Champions’ Strictly Swing with MaryAnn Nunez the first time he was ever allowed to dance up! Matt is also the youngest person ever to be inducted into the DALLAS DANCE Hall of FAME.
In addition to competitions, is a devoted husband and dance partner with Julie and dedicated father to Lily. They live in St. Louis and still continue to give to the community after all these years.