“Luxury Dance Adventures that Catered to Clients”
Maria McGill and Herb Vazquez had a common dream to develop luxury dance adventures that catered to clients with a taste for exclusivity, excitement and the extraordinary. With diverse talents honed and developed in the dance industry, they joined forces and, in 2007, Fantasy Guild Productions, LLC. was born.
Maria McGill is the founder of Designs to Shine, luxury ballroom dance wear. The business began in her mother’s kitchen in 1996 and has since grown into one of the premier costumers for the ballroom industry. Her creations for men and women have been worn on shows like Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Ballroom Boot Camp and Skating With Celebrities, as well as featured on major news and talk show programs. Maria has also expanded her fashion line with Budapest PracticeWear and Entrada Couture, cocktail and black tie evening wear.
Maria is a NDCA adjudicator and a former Standard Champion and Bronze medalist at the US Championships.
Herb Vazquez is originally from Cuba where he started dancing salsa at the age of three and, as a teen, expanded his dance education to include ballet, jazz and tap. As a dance instructor and owner of The Palms Ballroom in Palm Beach, Florida, Herb has dedicated himself to teaching the art of dance. He has also demonstrated pro/am dancing at venues around the world.
Herb was awarded Top Teacher at the prestigious United States Dancesport Championships for five consecutive years and won the Overall Top Teacher title and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in pro/am championship dancing at the Challenge Champions. His students, from pre-teen to seniors, have won numerous US pro/am titles.