Katia and Cristiano are world-class competitors in the International Latin Professional division. Their partnership, which began in 2007, immediately bared development of ballroom dance community in Houston, TX. Their most recent accomplishments in the International Latin category include:
- 5th Place in Professional International Latin National Rising Star, USDC 2009
- 2nd Place in Professional International Latin in National Rising Star, Ohio Star Ball 2008
- Finalists in Professional International Latin in National Rising Star, USDC 2008
- Finalists in Professional International Latin in Rising Star, Embassy Ball 2008
- Semi-finalists in Professional International Latin in Open to the World Rising Star, USDC 2008
- Top 24 in Professional International Latin in Rising Star, UK Open 2008
Driven by a passion for excellence in dance sport, Cristiano and Katia are constantly enhancing their knowledge and understanding of dance by training with some of the top coaches in the world. Their dedication and commitment to teaching has enabled their students to develop into excellent dancers and achieve top results consistently in Pro-Am and Amateur divisions. Katia and Cristiano want to share with their students the amazing benefits, experience and joy that dance brings into one’s life. They offer dance instruction in International Latin & Standard, American Style Rhythm & Smooth, Show Dance, Wedding Dance, Salsa and Country-Western in their Academy “Dance with Stars” in Katy, Texas.
Dance with Stars Academy is a winner of several ‘Top Studio’ awards, it prides itself in providing dance instructions to all student levels from beginner to experienced dancers.