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Brigitt Mayer

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Biographical Info

Brigitt Mayer-Karakis, who was born in Germany and has a background in music, competitive gymnastics and dance (ballet), started ballroom dancing as an amateur at age 16. She became German Vice champion in Latin, a German Ten Dance finalist and a finalist in the European and World Amateur Championships, as well a winning the World Championship in Formation dance.

She started her professional life as a photographer and gymnastics teacher, and became a professional ballroom dancer in 1988. In 1991 she moved to Canada and began to represent her new home country on the world stage of dancing. She came second in the World Latin-American Show Dance Championship, second in the World Open Exhibition Championship, and second in the British Open Rising Star Championship.

Due to her innovative and creative approach to ballroom dancing, she received an invitation to perform “Duel of the Giants” at Royal Albert Hall in London, England in 1998. This was only one of many invitations from all over the world. In 2000 she received the CAN-AM DanceSport Special Achievement Award in Toronto for her contribution to ballroom dancing.

Brigitt is a highly commended member of the Canadian Dancers Federation, and the British Dancers Federation International. She is a World Championships judge, and is also affiliated with Arthur Murray International Inc.

After travelling for years with show engagements, and residing for the most part in Europe, Brigitt returned to Canada. She continues to travel extensively as a World Championship judge and coach. She was also a performance critic for numerous dance publications.

She and her family reside in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, from where she continues to contribute to the ever-growing ballroom dancing industry through her extensive knowledge and expertise.

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