Antoinette Santoro

Although Antoinette is a Registered Respiratory Therapist who specializes in neonatal and pediatric intensive care by trade, she devotes most of her time, creativity and energy to her first love - - dancing.

Antoinette has trained with multiple jazz coaches from California resulting in her appointment as Assistant Choreographer for the 1999 Special Olympics held in Raleigh, North Carolina. This along with competing Rising Star American Rhythm (Latin Dances) as well as actively competing Country Western and Swing, Antoinette has become one of the leading dance instructors in the Research Triangle area. She has multiple Top Teacher awards and was a 12 time Open Division 1 National Champion. As a UCWDC certified Judge, Coach, Competitor, choreographer and Performer, Antoinette has been invited to Swing, Country Western and Ballroom competitions nationally. She is currently competing with her Country Western partner, John Burns of Tallahassee Florida, in the Masters Classic Division on the UCWDC circuit.

 

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