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LEVEL 3 - For Intermediate Dancers • 4m 18s
Marylynn Benitez was first introduced to the world of Ballroom dancing while attending the University of Southern California, where she became a member of its Formation Dance Team, headed by Carol Montez. She continued as an Amateur competitor in the International Latin Style. Her Amateur career culminated in becoming the US National Champion and representing the US in three consecutive World Championships. As a Professional competitor, she earned Championship Titles in the US and internationally, including US Rising Star International Latin Champion, British Rising Star International Latin Champion and Fred Astaire International Latin Champion. Other professional achievements include choreography and roles in movies and television productions. She has also had the opportunity to share her expertise in the University arena. Marylynn has been a part of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios family since 1993 as a Competitor, Instructor, Studio Owner, Coach, National Dance Board Member, National Adjudicator and National Examiner.
British International Rising Star Latin Champion
Blackpool Rising Star Latin Finalist
Represented the USA in Blackpool Team Match
United States Latin Finalist
United States Rising Star Latin Champion
Ohio Star Ball Finalist and featured soloist in PBS Telecast
Fred Astaire International Latin Champion
Fred Astaire Examiner
Collaborated in the creation of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ Silver and Gold Level Syllabus, and Demonstrator in the Silver Syllabus DVDs
Assistant Choreographer and featured dancer in the films Salsa and Dance With Me
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