Stars of the past, present and future

April 8-9, 2016

Hammerstein Ballroom

New York, NY


Dance Legends 2013

Dance Legends took place on April 12 & 13, 2013 in New York City and featured show dances by legendary ballroom dancers, both past and present.

Below is the list of performers for Dance legends 2013.

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Legends for 2013

Louis Van Amstel & Julie Fryer
  • World Amateur Latin Champions 1994, 1995
  • European amateur Latin Champions 1995
  • World Professional Showdance Champions 1996
  • Professional World Latin Finalists 1996
  • Professionals on Dancing With the Stars
Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko
  • World Professional Latin Champions 2010 - 2015
  • U.S. Professional Latin Champions 2008 - 2015
  • International Open Professional Latin Champions 2012, 2015
  • Dutch Open Champions 2008-2015
  • UK Open Professional Latin Champions 2016
Michael Malitowski & Joanna Leunis
  • World Professional Latin Champions 2008, 2009
  • Blackpool Professional Latin Champions 2008–2014
  • UK Open Professional Latin Champions 2007–2015
  • International Open Professional Latin Champions 2005–2011, 2013, 2014
  • European Professional Latin Champions 2007–2012
Stefano di Filippo & Dasha Chesnokova
  • International Championships Latin Finalists

  • Dasha Chesnokova
  • IDSF World Amateur Latin Finalist 2010
  • US National Amateur Latin Champion 2009 - 2011
  • Blackpool Amateur Latin Finalist 2010 - 2011

  • Stefano di Filippo
  • Blackpool Professional Latin Finalist 2011
  • IDSF World Amateur Latin Champion 2008
  • Blackpool World Amateur Latin Champion 2009
Arunas Bizokas & Katusha Demidova
  • World Professional Standard Champions 2009 - 2015
  • Blackpool Professional Standard Champions 2010 - 2015
  • U.S. Professional Standard Champions 2008 - 2015
  • UK Open Professional Standard Champions 2010 - 2016
  • International Open Professional Standard Champions 2009 - 2015
Mirko Gozzoli & Edita Daniute
  • WDSF World Professional Standard Champions 2013, 2014
  • European Professional Standard Champions 2010, 2011
  • Blackpool Professional Standard Runners Up 2010, 2011
  • World Professional Standard Runners Up 2010, 2011
  • UK Open Professional Standard Runners Up 2010, 2011
  • International Open Professional Standard Runners Up 2010, 2011
Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva
  • Blackpool Professional Standard Finalists 2010 - 2015
  • World Professional Standard Finalists 2010 - 2015
  • U.S. Professional Standard Finalists 2010 - 2015
  • UK Open Professional Standard Finalists 2010 - 2016
  • International Open Professional Standard Finalists 2010 - 2015
Emanuel Valeri & Tania Kehlet
  • Blackpool Amateur Standard Champions 2012
  • Blackpool Amateur Standard Finalists 2007–2011
  • UK Open Amateur Standard Finalists 2008-2011
  • WDSF World Amateur Standard Champions 2011
  • WDSF World Amateur Standard Finalists 2008-2010, 2012
Felipe Telona, Jr. & Carolina Orlovsky-Telona
  • 9 Time U.S. Professional Rhythm Grand Finalists
  • 3 Time U.S. Professional Rhythm Silver Medalists
  • World Mambo Champions
  • 2 Time World Salsa Champions
  • Theatrical Arts Champions
  • Argentine Tango Champions
Tomas Mielnicki and JT Thomas
  • World American Smooth Champions 2007, 2009
  • U.S. National American Smooth Champions 2007, 2009
  • North American Smooth Champions 2007
  • World American Smooth Finalists 2006
  • Featured performers on Dancing with the Stars
Eugene Katsevman & Maria Manusova
  • Professional World Latin Finalists 2009
  • British Open Professional Latin Grand Finalists 2008
  • US National Professional Latin Vice Champions 2008, 2009
  • 11 Times Undefeated US National Amateur Latin Champions 1997-2007

Master of Ceremonies for 2013

Gary McDonald
  • 10-time undefeated US Professional 10-Dance Champion
  • World Professional 10-Dance Champion
  • US Professional Latin Champion
  • Represented the United States in 24 World Championship Events
  • Two-time winner of the South American Show Dance Championships
  • US Classic Show Dance Champion
  • Head trainer for Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez in Shall We Dance
  • Co-host of Dancesport Television shows on NBC and A&E with Suzanne Sommers, Debbie Allen and Marilu Henner
  • Featured dancer for Disney’s Oscar-nominated "Enchanted" on the 2008 Academy Awards

Artistic Director for 2013

Taliat Tarsinov
  • Russian Amateur, Professional 10-Dance, Latin, and Show Dance Champion with his wife Marina
  • Represented the former Soviet Union in more than 20 World and European Professional Championships
  • World renowned coach and choreographer for current and past Champions
  • Lecturer at Blackpool World Congress
  • Television choreography credits include numbers featured in Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Ballroom Challenge, Regis & Kelly, The View, and Mexican show Bailando por un Sueño (“Dancing for a Dream”)
  • Choreographer for Champions of Dance (Broadway) and Rhythms of Love (Off Broadway)

Special Presentation for 2013

Raymond & Jenalyn Saraza-Pacheco
  • World Junior Salsa Champions 2011-2012
  • Canadian Amateur Salsa Champions 2012
  • International Hustle and Salsa Champions
  • Montreal Amateur Salsa Champions

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