Beata - Ballroom Champion

Beata - Ballroom Champion

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28 years in business

About this pro

Beata, born in Lithuania, started her dance career at the age of 6. She trained in classical ballet, folk, latin, and ballroom dancing. She became the Lithuanian and former Soviet Union juvenile, junior, and youth latin, ballroom, and folk dancing champion. At seventeen, Beata and her South African partner, Michael Wentink, began to represent South Africa on the competitive world stage and remained undefeated as South African Latin Amateur and Professional Champions for 10 years.

In 1998, Beata and Michael became the undefeated World Latin Champions and were the first South African couple to win this title. During her career as a competing amateur and professional latin dancer, Beata has been noted as one of the top female dancers in the dancesport industry who has captivated audiences worldwide with her unique style of dance. After turning professional in 1999, they became finalists of every major international competition since their professional debut at the Blackpool Dance Festival (British Open).

Beata has been involved in many productions and performances which were televised and recorded for many special events and gatherings. Amongst Beata‘s many performances include the NBC DanceSport Series, EuroSport DanceSport Championships, Televisa’s 2nd Campeonato Baile del Mundial, and other televised performances all over the globe. Additionally, she was invited to perform at the prestigious World Super Stars Dance Festival held annually in Tokyo, Japan for 8 years.

She continues to coach, lecture, and choreograph performances all over the world and is a world class adjudicator judging US national and international dancesport competitions.

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Ridgewood, NJ 07451
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1 Review


  • Felipe E.

    Most humble teacher I ever worked with. Very knowledgeable and professional. Makes everyone feel at ease and great work ethic.

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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
  • Former World Latin Champion
  • National Dance Council of America – Adjudicator
  • National Dance Council of America – World Class Judge
  • National Dance Council of America – National Judge

  • DVIDA Certified Examiner
  • World Dance Council – Adjudicator

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching dance over 20 years ago while I was competing and since I retired I mainly concentrate on teaching and adjudicating National and International competitions.

What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners to Professionals

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