Helle Rusholt-Yi started dancing at the age of 3 at her local dancing school in Aalborg, Denmark. Growing up she trained in Ballroom, Tap, Ballet and Jazz. At the age of 17 she joined the performing group at her dancing school and did her first big tour in Thailand. Since then she has toured 3 times in Thailand, Kenya, and across Europe.
In 1994 she moved to London, England to concentrate purely on Latin American dancing and trained with some of the best coaches in the world. In 1998 she turned Professional. In May 2000 after nearly 7 years in London she moved to Boston to teach ballroom dancing. She taught at a local dance studio, at MIT and at Harvard. In January 2002 Helle joined Burn The Floor and went on tour in USA, Australia and Japan.
Her results include: South of England Champion, Danish Championship Finalist, UK Rising Star Finalist, Celtic Classic Finalist, Danish Representative in the Worlds and European Championship, Quarterfinalist at the International Championships in London, England.
In addition, Helle currently coaches the Boston University Ballroom Dance Team, Harvard Ballroom Dance Team, and Tufts Ballroom Dance Team.
Helle is the co-owner and artistic director at Q Ballroom in Cambridge, MA.
| Amanda Clark | Standard & Smooth
Amanda Clark began dancing at the age of 18 when she joined the Northeastern University ballroom dance team. For five years while studying architecture, Amanda trained in all four styles of ballroom and competed throughout the collegiate circuit. Amanda now works full-time for Northeastern as an architectural designer.
In 2006, she became a professional dancer and began her second career as a dance teacher and professional competitor. Amanda enjoys working with all levels and ages of dancer, with goals that vary from fitness and social recreation to serious competitor. She is currently the head coach for the University of Massachusetts Lowell collegiate team, the smooth/standard coach for the Boston University collegiate team, and smooth coach for Bates Ballroom. Amanda teaches all styles of Ballroom and Latin dancing as well as being the only certified instructor in Boston for Dancesport Endurance, a fitness and dancesport training class incorporating ballroom and Latin dances.
Competitively, Amanda specializes in International Standard and American Smooth. Her most recent accomplishment was winning the Professional Rising Star Standard event at the Commonwealth Classic in November 2010. Amanda is constantly growing as a teacher and professional dancer with regular training with some of the country's best dancers and coaches.
“Dancing is a wonderful way to physically express your emotions. Communicating with people through movement and music is an exciting and expressive experience. Sharing my passion through teaching and dancing is one of the most rewarding things I do in my everyday life.” Amanda is available for shows and coaching throughout New England.
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