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Ballroom/Latin/Salsa Performers

These are top performers who are also top Canadian-level competitors (many of them are Canadian champions) - see some photos below. They are available to perform at corporate events, wedding receptions, etc around Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and around GTA. They can also demonstrate their talents at fund raisers, birthday parties, etc.

There are different categories of dances. Some dances require a bigger dance floor.

  • Latin: Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble
  • Ballroom/Standard: Waltz, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Tango, Quickstep
  • Latino: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata

bullet Sarah-Maude Thibaudeau and Daniel Studenny updatedJul 22
bullet Justine Rainville and Chris Navas updatedJul 22
bullet Karolina Paliwoda and Artur Adamski updatedAug 14
bullet Katya Trubina and Kamil Studenny
bullet Anastasia Trutneva and Alan Gilin
bullet Artur Adamski and Alexsandra Plaza
bullet Antoaenta Popova and Anton Belyayev
bullet Karolina Paliwoda and Anton Belyayev
bullet Gorete Almeida and Roland Semprie

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Sarah-Maude Thibaudeau and Daniel Studenny updated

2009-2012 Under 21 Top 6 in Canada
2007-2008 Youth Canadian #1 in Standard and 10-Dance

In 2007-2008, Daniel and Sarah placed first in Canada in the Youth Standard and in the 10-Dance categories. They represent Canada at the Youth World Championships.

In 2011, they represented Canada in the Youth Ballroom World Champtionships.

They compete and perform in both Latin (Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble) and Ballroom (Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Tango) divisions.

They've dance together since 2007. Daniel has danced since year 2000 and Sarah has danced since year 2000 also.

See some of their performances here:

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Justine Rainville and Chris Navas updated

2011-2012 Under 21 Latin Top 6 in Canada and USA
Chris and Justine

We started competing together in Jan 2011. We focus in the Latin division (Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble). We can also perform Salsa.

Justine has been dancing since Jan 2006.


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Karolina Paliwoda and Artur Adamski updated

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Katya Trubina and Kamil Studenny

2006-2008 Adult Canadian Latin Champions
Kamil and Katya

In 2006, Kamil and Katya placed first in Canada in the Adult Latin category. They represented Canada in Singapore (Aug 2006) for the World Cup and in Germany (Aug 2006) for the World Championship. In 1996, they ranked #35 in the World's Adult Latin.

In 2007, they are again first in Canada in Adult Latin. In May 2007, they ranked #35 in the renowned Blackpool competition.

In Mar 2008, they are again first in Canada in Adult Latin. That's 3 years in a row.

Kamil and Katya in Singapore

This is a photo of their competition in Singapore in Aug 2006.

Please click here to see their competition photos.

They have appeared in motion pictures such as "Shall We Dance" starring Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez and the recently produced motion picture "Take the Lead" starring Antonio Banderas. They have also showcased their talents talents in local fashion shows and benefit concerts. Kamil and Katya also have been featured on many local TV shows such as Latin Vibes and Breakfast Television.

See some of their performances here:

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Anastasia Trutneva and Alan Gilin

2008 Youth Canadian #1 in 10-Dance, #1 in Latin
2007 Youth Canadian #1 in 10-Dance, #1 in Standard, #1 in Latin
Alan and Anastasia

In 2006, Alan and Anastasia placed second in Canada in Youth Standard and second in Canada in Youth Latin categories. Recently in the prestigious (worldwide) Blackpool competition, they placed #33 in Latin and #10 in 10-dance.

In 2007, they both placed #1 in Canada in Youth Standard, Latin, and 10-Dance. They did not compete in Blackpool. They placed #5 in the World's Youth 10-Dance (Aug 2007) and #4 in the IDSF Youth Latin (Sep 2007).

Alan has danced since 11 years old and Anastasia has danced since 5 years old.


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Artur Adamski and Alexsandra Plaza

2008 Youth Canadian top 6 in Latin
2008 Youth Latin #36 in Blackpool
Artur and Alexsandra

In 2008, Artur and Alexasandra are in the top 6 in Canadian Youth Latin. They also placed #36 in the prestigious Blackpool competition.

Here are some photos at a competition:
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See some of their performances here:

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Antoaneta Popova and Anton Belyayev

2010 Adult World Competitions: Top 16

Anton and Antoaneta are new partners as of summer 2008. Anton used to dance with Karolina (see below). They were #1 in Canada 2005-2008. Antoaneta was the Bulgarian champion and top 50 in the world!

Some competition highlights:

  • 2010:
    • World Adult 10-Dance in Vienna, Austria: 5th
    • World Adult Latin in New York, USA: 10th
    • World Adult Ballroom in Germany: 16th
    • IDSF Asian Pacific Latin Aug 2010: 1st
    • World Cup Adult 10-Dance: 3rd
  • 2008:
    • 2 international competitions: top 10
    • American competition: 1st

See some of their performances here (Rumba, Samba, Jive, Cha Cha):

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Karolina Paliwoda and Anton Belyayev

2008 Adult Canadian #1 in 10-Dance, #2 in Standard, #2 in Latin
2006-2007 Youth Canadian #1 in 10-Dance, #1 in Standard, #1 in Latin
Anton and Karolina

In 2005-2007, Anton and Karolina placed first in Canada in Youth Standard, first in Canada in Youth Latin, and first in Canada in Youth 10-Dance categories. They have represented Canada at eight World Championships across the globe so far. In the 10-Dance category, they were in the top 12 in the world in 2005, #8 in the world in 2006, and #5 in the World's Adult 10-Dance (Oct 2007) in 2007.

In 2008, Anton and Karolina placed first in Canada in Adult 10-Dance, second in Canada in Adult Latin, and second in Canada in Adult Standard categories. They will be representing Canada in the 2008 World Adult 10-Dance competitions.

They have been dancing for 7 years in Latin and Ballroom but they have also danced jazz and ballet.

Please click here to see their competition photos.

See some of their performances here:

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Gorete Almeida and Roland Semprie

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