Billy and Katie are one of the most highly recognized performance teams in the partner dance world; performing on every continent on the planet. Their unique style of dance and level of versatility has been appreciated in a variety of dance circuits, from General Theatre  to Salsa, West Coast Swing, Ballroom, Latin Hustle and even Country Western.

With resumes spanning over 30 years each as professionals in the industry, both Billy and Katie have amassed a list of credits both separately and together that include live performances, feature films, television, music videos and even print work.   They have worked as producers, directors, performers, choreographers, instructors, and top tier judges.  They have been featured in numerous publications and have been interview subjects for numerous television shows.  

Billy and Katie met in 1998, and have now been together for 15 years..  As competitors, they garnered numerous titles.   They are the only couple in the history of the United States to hold two separate world championship titles in the same year, winning the IDO World Titles for both Cabaret Exhibition and Latin Hustle.  Billy also held the silver medalist position for both Salsa and Merengue.  Other titles include US Open Cabaret Champions, 5 Time United States Latin Hustle Champions, NADC Cabaret Champions, amongst others..... In addition, Billy and Katie were 4-time invitees to the prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival Open Exhibition Championships, an honor reserved for only 6-7 couples each year throughout the world.  They have been honored with numerous recognition awards over the years for their contributions to the partner dance world.  They were the head judges for the World Salsa Dance Championships as seen on ESPN,since its inception in 2005, and were instrumental in developing the judging system that has been adopted by both the Salsa and Latin Hustle competitive dance circuits across the globe. 

Both Billy and Katie have made it their mission to nurture up and coming talent from the various dance communities, including Salsa, Latin Hustle, Theatrical, Ballroom and West Coast Swing.  To that end, they have lately been recognized as choreographers and coaches; working with many of the top competitive teams currently seen on the dance floor.  They also produce events, including the World Salsa Summit, which is going into its second year, and the IHSC, where enthusiasts from the triple threat of the social dance community -- Hustle, Salsa and West Coast Swing, congregate and celebrate the art and beauty of partner dance.    The IHSC celebrates its 15th Anniversary in May 2014. 

You can read more about Billy and Katie at:
www.billyandkatie.com

 

 

 

 

Titles

  • IDO World Cabaret Exhibition Champions
  • 4 Time US Representatives to the British Exhibition Championships
  • IDO World Hustle Champions
  • IDO World Vice Salsa Champion
  • 5 Time United States Hustle Champions
  • US Open Cabaret Champions
  • North American Cabaret Champions

Credentials

  • Head Judges the ESPN World Salsa Championships 2005-2009
  • Head Judges World Latin Dance Cup 2010
  • Head Judges US Open Salsa Championships
  • Certified Ballroom Adjudicators. Member N.A.D.T.A.,
    D.V.I.D.A. Examiner (Hustle)
  • I.S.T.D. Licentiate Theatre Arts

Founder International Hustle Dance Association (IHDA)
Member National Dance Council of America (NDCA)
Member North American Dance Teachers Association (N.A.D.T.A.)

Organizers

  • International Hustle & Salsa Competition
  • Puerto Rico Latin Hustle Competition
  • Grand Pacific Dance Championships

Recognition Awards

  • Augie and Margo Rodriguez Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Eddie Vega Award of Excellence
  • West Coast Salsa Congress Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Spain Salsa Congress Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Heritage Classic Appreciation Award

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