Born in Zaragoza Spain, Brian started dancing very early in life. At four years old he and his older sister, Karen won their very first informal competition while their family was stationed in Germany. While in New York, Brian competed in other styles of dance ranging from “Disco” to “Hip Hop”. At the same time he started studying art, which became his major at LSUS. In 1986 he started with Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Panama City, Florida. He has been with the company ever since.
Accomplishments to Date:
-1986-1989 Instructor of Fred Astaire in Panama City, FL
-1989-1991 Top Manager of Fred Astaire in Panama City, FL
-1991-1995 Top Instructor of Fred Astaire in Fort Walton Beach, FL
-1995-1998 Manager of Fred Astaire in Fort Walton Beach, FL
-1998-Present Owner of Fred Astaire in Panama City, FL
-Fred Astaire Rising Star, Closed Rhythm and Closed Smooth Champion
-Fred Astaire Open Rhythm and International Modern Finalist
-Texas Challenge Open Rhythm Finalist and Rising Star Champion
-Ohio Star Ball Rising Star and Open Rhythm Finalist
-South-East Top Instructor and Freddy Award Recipient 1987-1990, 1992-1994, 1998, 2000.
-Lee Miller Top Instructor Award Recipient 1992-1995 and Top Manager Award Recipient 1995-1997
Camellia, classically trained in ballet, hip-hop, and multi-cultural dance, has traveled the US as a performer and competitor. In 2012 she was recruited by Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Panama City as a professional instructor and Cabaret dancer. Her trainers include: Russel Ferguson, Jordan Clarke, Whitney Carson, Brandy Bryant, Liz Walker, Eric Luna and other world champions.
Accomplishments to date:
-Featured dancer on “East Side Story”
-Regional Fred Astaire Open Cabaret Finalist
-National Fred Astaire Closed Novice Finalist
-Regional Fred Astaire Closed Novice Champion
-National Fred Astaire Open Cabaret Finalist