United States Professional Latin American champion (2000)
7 Time Dutch National Amateur Champion
European Amateur Latin Champion ('95)
World Amateur Latin Champion ('94, '95)
Grand Slam Latin Champion ('95)
World Professional Showdance Champion ('96)
Professional World Latin Finalist ('96)
Height: 5'7" Nationality: Dutch
Based in: Utah
Status: Retired from competing, but regularly appears in exhibition performances. Has produced dance shows on Broadway (Latin Fusion) and in Salt Lake City (Latin Revolution).
Louis is partnering Trista Sutter, reality star of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
Louis first began his dance career at an early age, training in a theater school gaining a solid background in ballet, tap, and jazz. Upon graduating, Louis attended the University of the Arts in Amsterdam to further strengthen his skills in the classical dances and theory.
Unlike many dancers Louis has a strong psychological approach to teaching. He trains under legendary dance guru Dr. Ruud Vermeij who has a holistic approach towards dancing. Louis is also a student of Laban choreology and is well versed in human movement dynamics.
Upon immigrating to the United States, Louis quickly became the U.S. National Latin Champion in 2000 and founded the company VanDance, LLC. Through VanDance Louis directed, choreographed and performed in Latin Fusion, a feature production on Broadway at City Center in New York City.
He is certain he will change his celebrity's life through dance and he is convinced that his celebrity will be the best dancer on the floor.