- Louis van Amstel
name = Louis van Amstel
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Louis van Amstel (born
June 23 1972, Amsterdam) is a Dutch ballroom dancechampion [ [http://www.dancevision.com/instructors/louis_van_amstel/ Instructors :: Louis Van Amstel :: DanceVision.com ] ] , professional dancer, choreographer, and a dancesportcoach and appears on the U.S. reality television series "Dancing with the Stars". [ [http://abc.go.com/primetime/dancing/bios/2/louis_van_amstel.html Dancing With The Stars - Home - ABC.com ] ]
Van Amstel attended the
University of the Artsin Amsterdamand since 1989 has partnered most often with the British dancer Julie Fryer[ [http://www.dancenotes.com/article022.html Dance Notes - your premier source for ballroom dancesport information ] ] . He is a 7-time Dutch and 3-time world champion ballroom dancer. He is also known in American pop culture for partnering with actress Lisa Rinnain the second season of the American program "Dancing with the Stars"; he and Rinna came in 4th place. Louis was paired with Trista Sutterfor the first season; they were the first couple to be eliminated from the competition. He partnered up with actress Monique Colemanfor the show's third season and placed in fourth again. He stated that he did not compete on the fourth season since all of the female celebrities were taller than he was but still maintained a choreographer and performance role throughout the season and season 5 as well. [ [http://www.myspace.com/louisvana MySpace.com - Louis - 35 - Garçon - los Angeles, California - www.myspace.com/louisvana ] ] He recently competed on Season 6 partnered with Priscilla Presley.They were the 5th couple eliminated from the compeitition with their Rumba.
Louis is the coach of
Dmitry Chaplin, a Latin dancer best known for being a Top 10 finalist on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance". [http://video.accesshollywood.com/player.html?dlid=23456 Video clip from Access Hollywood] Van Amstel has coached standard ballroom to professional ballroom dance competitors such as Nick Kosovichwith Katarina Marks and Clive Phillips and Karen McDonald.
After retiring from competition, he moved on to choreography and production. He founded the company VanDance, LLC, and directed, produced, choreographed and performed in the Broadway show "Latin Fusion". [ [http://www.dancingwithlouis.com/bio.html Louis van Amstel ] ]
Louis has appeared on "
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"(with " Cheryl Burke" and " Ashly DelGrosso") and had a cameo role as himself on ABC's "All My Children", where he taught two characters to ballroom dance. [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1955374/ Louis van Amstel ] ]
You can catch him every now and again teaching at "Center Stage Performing Arts" in Orem, Utah. The studio where
Ashly DelGrosso, Julianne Houghand Jared Murillotrained.
He was nominated for an Emmy for "outstanding choreography" for a group paso doble that was done to the song "o fortuna" sung by Vittorio Grigolo in 2007.
He became a citizen of the United States in 2008. He used to live in New York now he resides in Salt Lake City,Utah.
Dancing with the Stars Performances
With celebrity partner
(with partner Julie Fryer)
* 1990, Dutch Latin champions
** Finalists in the
Blackpool"under 21" category
** German Open, bronze medal
** World Latin, bronze medal
* 1991, Dutch Latin champions
* 1994, World Amateur Latin Champion
* 1995, World Amateur Latin Champion
* 1995, European Amateur Latin Champion
* 1995, Amateur Grand-Slam Winners (UK-Champions, British Champions, International Champions, European and World Champions)
* Professional since November 1995
* 1996, World Professional Showdance Champion
** Professional World Latin Finalist
* 2000, U.S. National Latin champion
* 2000, Can-Am Dancesport Gala-Canadian Open Professional Championships: 1st place in Open Professional International Latin Division
* 2000, Japan International Dancing Championships: 1st place in Professional Latin section
* 2000, Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships: 1st place in Open Professional Latin division
Dancing with the Stars (US TV series)"
U.S. National Dancesport Champions (Professional Latin)
* Official Site: [http://www.reviewk.com/learntodance/ Videos of Louis Teaching Dancing as Seen on DWTS]
* Official web site: [http://www.dancingwithlouis.com DancingWithLouis.com]
* Louis Let's Dance Product Website [http://www.louisletsdance.com/ LouisLetsDance.com]
* [http://www.vivadancestudio.com/workshops/louis.asp Video clip] of Louis dancing
NAME=Louis Van Amstel
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Ballroom dance champion and choreographer.
DATE OF BIRTH=1972
PLACE OF BIRTH=Holland, The Netherlands
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