When the team was invited to compete on season 10 of Dancing with the Stars, Daniel and Yuehwern coached the dancers to a 1st round victory, and choreographed the outstanding Cha Cha Cha for the finale.
Daniel is a Purdue Computer Science alumni and Yuehwern is the faculty adviser from the Industrial Engineering department. Before Ballroom, Yuehwern was a principal company member of the Lafayette Ballet Company and Daniel was dabbling in hip hop and break-dance and competing as a stage magician. They met on the Purdue Dance Team in 1998, and after a few years, their partnership turned to marriage. They have been dancing together since.
In 2009, the couple turned Professional.
Daniel and Yuehwern have each been dancing Ballroom well over 15 years. As head coaches, besides teaching lessons, their primary job is to establish and maintain relationships with top Professional instructors, encouraging them to visit the team.
- Over 15 years of dance experience
- Purdue University Computer Science alumni
- Head coach of the Purdue Latin & Ballroom Dance Team which competed on season 10 of Dancing with the Stars
- Coached the dancers to a 1st round victory and choreographed the outstanding Cha Cha Cha for the finale
- USA Dance National DanceSport Championships Amateur Adult Rhythm Runner-Up (2009)
- Heartland Classic Amateur Adult Rhythm Champion (2008)
- 11th Annual Purdue Ballroom Classic Amateur Adult Rhythm Champion (2008)
- 2-time Windy City Open Amateur Adult Rhythm Scholarship Champion (2007-2008)
- Yuehwern Yih (1998 - 2014)
- Purdue Latin & Ballroom Dance Team, Head Coach
- Certified Adjudicator
- Certified Scrutineer
- Purdue Ballroom Classic Competition, Co-Organizer