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Julius Obero, Rhea Marquez

Filipino dancesport champs headline show

Julius Obero, Rhea Marquez


“Glam and Fab” is set for Feb. 2, 7 p.m., at the [email protected] Event Center in Quezon City, and will star Filipino champion dancesport athletes.

Tickets are P5,000 each, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish Church in Duquit, Mabalacat, Pampanga.


Among the performers are Austin Joson and Nino Dzneladze, current World Dance Council (WDC) Top Amateur Latin Couple.


In 2014, when their partnership was only a few months old, Austin and Nino won the Dutch Open and the Open World Championship in Paris, both in the under-21 Latin category. With top marks in other DanceSport events around the world, there’s no question that they’re a couple to watch.


The two train at Starlight Dance Center in Nutley, New Jersey. They’re a couple both in dance and in life, which Austin says is “special, but sometimes complicated, as feelings cross over from outside to inside the studio.”


Aurimas Bartkus, Ashley Nicole Luna


Ashley Nicole Luna and Aurimas Bartkus are currently Asia’s Top Pro-Latin Couple. Ashley is a full-blooded Filipino woman, whose parents are from Bacolod City.


At the United Kingdom World Championships, they were finalists in the Professional Rising Stars Category, representing the Philippines. They train at Zenergy Dance Studio in Greenhills, San Juan.


Julius Obero and Rhea Marquez are 2Time World Paradancesports Champions; both are Filipinos. Their partnership started in November 2015, and the couple has won international paradancesports competitions.


Brian Ocana, Elena Lee


Elena Lee and Brian Ocana are Blackpool Pro-am Standard Champions. Lee is a businesswoman and a ballroom dancing enthusiast from Manila.


Myrna Tan, Serge Machon and Salvo Sinardi are Pro-Am Latin Champions. Tan is also a businesswoman from Manila who has won competitions abroad with both her pro teachers, Serge Machon of the Philippines and Salvo Sinardi of Italy.