Patrick Derry

Professional Ballroom/Latin Dancer

Patrick began dancing at age 13 and has had a competitive dance career in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip hop & break dancing. He has won numerous overall and choreography awards and performed and taught dance in many styles across North America. Some of Patrick’s most distinguished accomplishments include:

  • Performing in “Carnival” the choreographers’ ball in L.A. and dancing on stage with musical stars such as Alessia, Shawn Desmond, Down With Webster and Marianas Trench.
  • Dancing for world famous choreographers Mia Michaels, Blake McGrath, Travis Wall and Stephen “Twitch” Boss.
  • Recently winning the 8th Top Teacher Award at La Classique Du Quebec 2016.

Currently Patrick, along with his partner Anastasia Trutneva are the founders of Artistica Ballroom Dance Studio, a Ballroom/Latin Social dance school in Aurora, Ontario, where they teach, as well as continue to improve their own dancing. Their current focus is Professional American Smooth, in which only after 3 short months of dancing together they have placed 3rd at the Canadian Closed Championships.

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