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    Charlotte Jorgensen - Professional Dancer



    From the official site:
    ACHIEVEMENTS:


    1999 US Open Champion
    1998 Japanese Open International Ballroom Champion
    1999 US open Champion
    1997 2nd at the United Kingdom, British, World and European Championships
    1994 Amateur World Champion
    1994 Professional Rising Star champion at Blackpool

    STATS:

    Style: Ballroom
    Age: 33
    Height: 5'6"
    Nationality: Danish
    Based in: NY
    Status: Recently retired

    CELEBRITY PARTNER:

    Charlotte is partnering actor and comedian John O'Hurley - aka J.Peterman on Seinfeld.

    BACKGROUND:

    Charlotte grew up in Denmark, and as was customary she started dance classes at the age of 2 (most Danish children attend dance classes to help them achieve poise and manners). Both her mother and sister were keen dancers.

    At the age of 10, Charlotte took up ballet and was instantly hooked. From that day she never questioned her future - Charlotte knew that dancing was the only thing she ever wanted to do.

    Originally Charlotte wanted a dance career on the stage in the West End or on Broadway, so she moved to London at 18 to pursue her dream.

    However Charlotte soon discovered ballroom and Latin dancing, and within three years was an Amateur Ten Dance Champion. By the age of 22 she was World Amateur Champion. In 1994, after winning the Amateur World Championships, Charlotte turned professional, and that same year won the Professional Rising Star at the prestigious Blackpool competition.

    DANCING:

    Charlotte is an internationally renowned dancer. She is considered to be one of the best ballroom dancers ever. During the summer of 2003 Charlotte was chosen by Richard Gere to be his dance instructor for the film Shall We Dance. She also partly taught Jennifer Lopez.

    In addition to ballroom, Charlotte is experienced in several dance disciplines - jazz, ballet, modern and tap.

    In 1997, Charlotte started dancing with Andrew Sinkinson. Together, they went on to place second at the United Kingdom, the British, the World and the European Championships.

    Charlotte believes her biggest achievements were never the results; it was always about being true to the dancing.

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    She looks so much like my first ballroom instructor!

    Well... she kind of has that classic ballroom look...
    And I sing sometimes like my life is at stake because you're only as loud as the noises you make.

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    She aint Ginger or Estelle.... best ballroom dancer ever.....we will see....

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    This girl is only 33 but when she dances she looks like shes in her 50s

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    It's called grace and poise, two qualities that generally aren't appreciated by anyone under the age of 30.
    Last edited by Karennz; 06-25-2005 at 02:11 PM.

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    There was an article in the paper here this morning. They say that she and John are the team to beat in this contest. I like them fine and won't mind if they do win.

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    I just saw Mad Hot Ballroom this weekend. Fantastic movie!! I highly recommend everyone see it. Its a documentary about ball room dancing taught in the New York City public school system.

    Why am I posting this on the Charlotta thread? Because she is spotted at the end of the movie as one of the professional judges for the finals. She definately looked a bit younger without all the makeup on and seemed to genuinely be enjoying the kids dancing.

    Such a great movie. Everyone should see it!!
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    She's 33? Oh boy.

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    She does look much older when in costume and the 50's Grace Kelly hair do but on the clips she looks much younger than her years. She is very beautiful.

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    Hope John & Charlotte win. I'm going to vote for them now!!!
    They are great together and have inspired me to all kinds of dancing this summer.

    I have enjoyed watching them. They make all that work look like fun, as it should be.

    GO CHARLOTTE & JOHN

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