Jean-François Messier and Marie Bolduc
We have started dancing together in 1992, initially as beginner in group classes and subsequently in every competitive category, bronze, silver, gold, pre-champ and ultimately Championship level. In 2004, we became professionals and competed in the Professional categoy in both the Latin and Standard dance disciplines.
We are both born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and have been dancing together for 19 years.
In Amateur we have reached quite high results :
- 2nd place at the Canadian Closed Championship Standard in 2000-2001-2002
- With these results we have represented Canada at the World Amateur Championship in Bratislava (2000), Miami (2001) and Helsinki (2002)
- Finalist at the Canadian Closed Championship Latin
- Quebec Closed Champion (Standard) 2004
- North American Champion (Standard and 10 Dance, 2000)
- Finalist in every major competition in USA in Amateur Standard. (1999-2004)
In Professional here are some results and achievements :
- 2nd place at the Canadian Closed Championship pro 10 dance (2004-2005-2007-2008)
- 1st place at the Canadian Closed Championship pro 10 dance (2006)
- 2nd place at the Canadian Closed Championship pro Standard (2005-2006-2007)
- Finalist at the Canadian Closed Championship Pro Latin (from 2004 till 2009)
- Represented Canada at the Worlds 10 Dance (2004 till 2008)
- Represented Canada at the Asian Pacific in China in 2006
- Semi-Finalists at the World Professional 10 Dance (10th place) (2004 and 2008)
- Quarter Finalists at the World Professional Standard (20th place) 2008
We have danced a total of 12 World Championships, 3 in Amateur Standard, 5 in Professional 10 Dance, and 4 in Professional Standard. We were fortunate to have travelled to many contries to further our dance career. We were in England every year for Blackpool and the UK Open Dance competitions, Germany for the World competition in 2007 and 2008), as well as Italy in 2005, the Czech Republic in 2000, France in 2004, Austria in 2000 and 2007, the Ukraine in 2006, China, for the Asian Pacific competition in 2006, Japan in 2006 and Finland in 2002. During our career we have traveled to every corner of Canada and the United States for competitions as well as presenting numerous dance shows.
Having retired from active competition in 2010, we have pursued our professional education as judges, qualified at the Licenciate level in the International Standard, Latin, American Smooth and Rhythm dance disciplines.
Combining our professional work life with our passion for dance gives us such joy. We pursue our dance career on a full time basis, teaching at our studio, judging, dancing in Pro-Am competitions with our students as well as performing dance shows. We especially love to teach dance and transmit our passion for dance to our students.