Please welcome our newest DVIDA Examiner Babette Brown.
Babette Brown is originally from Salzburg, Austria. She started to dance at the young age of four and continued with Ballet, Jazz, Modern Stage and Flamenco.
At the age of sixteen, Babette got introduced to the world of Ballroom and Latin Dancing. She became very successful in the following years and started to compete in National and International Open Championship Competitions.
Because there was no suitable partner for her in Austria at the time, she started to venture worldwide. She partnered with Jonathan Roberts in the USA in 2000. When the short but successful partnership split up she came back to Europe to take her Professional Exams and to find a competitive partner again.
She partnered up with Warren Brown in London in 2001. They traveled all over the world to teach, demonstrate and to compete. Together they were Scotland’s number One Professional Couple and represented Scotland at all major International Championships.
She took the opportunity to dance with Dmitry Nikolaev and to continue to train, explore, perform and enjoy the beautiful art and sport of Ballroom Dancing. Together they represented Dmitry’s home country of Belarus.
She has been working as an adjudicator as well as coaching and mentoring her professional staff and competitive dancers.
Babette has been the Choreographer for multiple Shows and Showcases.
Some examples of her productions were:
“A tribute to Broadway” for Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Jupiter and Boynton Beach
“A tribute to Michael Jackson” for Fred Astaire Dance studio in West Palm Beach
“Burlesque” for Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Jupiter
“Fantasy” for Fred Astaire Dance Studio in West Palm Beach
“Night at the Museum” for World Champion Productions in Nashville
“Variety” for Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Sarasota
“Walt Disney” for Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Sarasota
Current New Ventures:
candiedviolets.com : A Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog by Babette Brown.
shopbabettebrown.com : Online store and Fashion line by Babette Brown.
bhbluxuryrealestate.com : Babette Brown is a Realtor® with Coldwell Banker in the Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. She is actively licensed in California and Florida.
– Scottish Pro International Latin Champion
– Scottish Pro Ten Dance Representative
– Scottish Pro International Standard Representative
– British Open Pro Ten Dance Second Place
– Ohio Star Ball Rising Star International Latin Finalist
– National Fred Astaire International Latin Champion
– National Fred Astaire Open Standard Second Place
– Fred Astaire World Championships International Latin Second Place
– 3 times National Fred Astaire Open American Smooth Championship Finalist
– Southeastern States Open Pro Smooth Finalist
– Florida Superstars Open Pro Smooth Finalist
– Southeastern States Open International Latin Finalist
– San Francisco Autumn Classics Pro Latin Finalist
– Hotlanta Dance Championships Open International Latin Finalist
– Austrian Open International Latin Championship Finalist
– Russian Open International Latin Finalist
– 2 times Austrian Latin Formation Team Champion
– 3 times European Latin Formation Team Championship Finalist
– 2 times World Formation Team Championships 7th Place
WDC World Pro Latin Championships 2003 – Austria (for Scotland)
WDC World Pro Latin Championships 2004 – Florida (for Scotland)
WDC World Pro Latin Championships 2006 – California (for Scotland)
WDC World Pro Latin Championships 2013 – California (for Belarus)
WDC European Pro Latin Championships 2001 – Mannheim, GER (for Scotland)
WDC European Pro Latin Championships 2002 – St. Petersburg, RU (for Scotland)
WDC European Pro Latin Championships 2004 – Orebro, Sweden (for Scotland)
WDC European Pro Latin Championships 2006 – Gera, GER (for Scotland)
WDC World Pro Ten Dance Championships 2001 – Hong Kong, China (for Scotland)
WDC World Pro Ten Dance Championships 2002 – Duesseldorf, GER (for Scotland)
WDC European Pro Ten Dance Championships 2003 – Duesseldorf, GER (for Scotland)