LEEANNE BAMPTON

Leeanne is one of Australia’s most celebrated professional dancers, and a sought after choreographer and adjudicator.

 

Following an extremely successful career as a professional dancer achieving both national and international rankings, Leeanne has been operating one of Australia’s most successful studios, producing champions for over 35 years.

 

Leeanne’s passion is Ballroom and Latin technique and choreography which she has demonstrated in previous TV shows and stage productions including Dancing with the Stars (DWTS).

ADJUDICATOR AND EXAMINER EXPERIENCE

  • Australian Dancing Society Examiner.

  • World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) Adjudicator and Examiner.

  • The only qualified WDSF Examiner (Oceania Region) in Australia.

  • Member of the WDSF commission for fairness in adjudication worldwide.

  • An international adjudicator for WDSF 2010 to date: adjudicating World Professional Ballroom & Latin; World Grand Slam Wuhan; International Open Australian Championships; IWGA World Games Wroclaw, Poland; The Asian Games Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

 

 

COMPETITIVE DANCE EXPERIENCE

  • Professional World10 Dance Finalist.

  • Top 24 British Open Professional Latin & Ballroom

  • 10 times Australian & South Pacific 10 Dance Professional Champion.

  • Ballroom & Latin Competitor 1988 - 2000.

  • Elite Coach to > 20 Australian Champions.

  • Studio Owner - Sydney Ballroom

 

 

CHOREOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

  • DWTS professional dancer season 3 & 4 with Dicko and Toby Allen.

  • DWTS dancer director for 10 years 2005 to 2014, and choreographer season 1 to 12.

  • So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) musical director and choreographer.

  • Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom head ballroom choreographer.

  • Willoughby Theatre Company’s head choreographer for Strictly Ballroom in 2017.

 

 

ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE

  • Director DanceSport Australia.

  • Director Dancesport Events Pty Ltd.

  • Director Oceania Dancesport Championship.

Studio Owner & Director

Our Teachers

Justin Lim

Latin Coach

Egor Kuznetsov

Latin and Ballroom Coach

Henley Warner

Latin, Ballroom and New Vogue Coach