Maxence & Virginie / Sean & Courtney / Diego & Jessica
Maxence Martin & Virginie Grondin
Maxence Martin is the only french dancer who reached the West Coast Swing Champion title.
Ex-Champion of judo and black belt, he started his dance carrier in Lindy-Hop. Quickly falling in love with WCS, he started his training in 2007 with the Greatests in California. He reached Champions level in less than a year. Involved in the West Coast Swing community and travelling all over the world to share his knowlegde and his passion for this dance, he was recently rewarded with Award of the Best International Dancer at the Westie Awards Nominations ceremony of 2011. He showed his 2 first routines at the US Open with his famous partner Kelese Key (Texas).
Maxence is one of the most talented, appreciated and kind dancers of his generation.
Virginie Grondine is one of the best West Coast Swing dancers in Europe right now, and she is progressively proving herself in the United States. In particular, she won the UK Open and the Midland Swing Open in 2010. She placed in the Champions division at three of the biggest american events : Boogie By the Bay (San Francisco), MadJam (Washington) and Swing Diego (San Diego).
Virginie began her dance training when she was only five years old. Beginning with the rock’n’roll and the Boogie, she moved to individual dances, like modern jazz, classical and contemporary dance. She studied in the National Superior Dance Conservatory and succeeded in the technical final examination. She discovered West Coast Swing in 2007, she’s growing very quickly in the community, thanks to her previous training and her natural talent for this dance.
Maxence and Virginie started a great partnership in 2012 between the two best french WCS dancers. They made finals in the huge Classic division in Swing Diego this year.
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Sean McKeever & Courtney Adair
Together, Sean McKeever and Courtney Adair are one of the most exciting new partnerships in West Coast Swing. Since the beginning of their relationship (in dance and in love) three years ago, they have taught throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. With diversified training in hip hop and modern dance, their individual movement and musicality push the elements of modern swing. Known for their love of social dancing, enthusiastic workshops, and entertaining performances, they continue to inspire wherever they go.
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Diego Borges & Jessica Pacheco
Diego Borges lives in Fortaleza, Brazil. He graduated from the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) in Physical Education and has a Master’s in Methodology of Teaching Dance from Faculdade Nordeste (FANOR).
In 2011, Diego was nominated for best foreign dancer of West Coast Swing, and joined the team of choreographers and dance teachers from the TV show “Dança dos Famosos” from the Program “Domingão do Faustão”, shown on the National channel in Brazil.
Diego is the first Brazilian to win an official WCS competition (Swing Diego 2010) and is the only Brazilian to compete in the Champions category (the most advanced West Coast Swing World category).
She is the most notable Brazilian in West Coast Swing internationally. During her first international competition, Jessica won two awards – Intermediate Jack & Jill and Strictly Swing Open (Swing Diego 2011).
Currently, Jessica competes in the All Star level and among her many awards, she recently won the U.S. Open in 2014 in the category Jack & Jill All Stars, along with Diego Borges.
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