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Matthew Rooke


Matthew is a 12 Australian Ballroom Champion and was ranked as high as 8th in the World. As a competitor, he was not just the best in Australia, but one of the best in the World. He represented Australia on multiple occasions at the World Games, World Championships, World Cups and Asian-Pacific Championships. Matthew retired from competitive dancing in 2014 to concentrate on teaching and adjudicating. Since then Matthew has been travelling the world teaching and judging at some of the World’s most prestigious competitions as well as training couples in Australia and abroad.

Matthew has a passion for dancing that has seen him travel the world for 20 years to gain experience as a competitor against the World’s best dancers and continually build his knowledge learning from the World’s best teachers. Now that Matthew is back in Australia and based in Melbourne he wants to pass on all of this experience and knowledge to students and help to build the level of competitive dancing in Australia. He has already had great success as a coach with involvement in training Australian & National Champions in Professional Open, Amateur Open, Youth Under 21 Open, Junior Under 16 Open, Juvenile Under 13 Open, Masters Over 35 Open and Masters 2 Over 50 Open categories.


5 x Australian Closed Professional Ballroom Champion
4 x Australian Open Professional Ballroom Champion
7 x Australian Closed Amateur Ballroom Champion
3 x Australian Open Amateur Ballroom Champion
3 x WDC World Cup Professional Ballroom Finalist
2 x WDC Professional World Ballroom Championship Semi-Finalist
4 x British Open Professional Ballroom Semi-Finalist
5 x International Championship Professional Ballroom Semi-Finalist
2 x UK Open Professional Ballroom Semi-Finalist
3 x Asian Open Professional Ballroom Semi-Finalist
Asian Pacific Professional & Amateur Ballroom Champion
BDF Star Professional Ballroom Champion
Singapore Open Freedom To Dance Professional Ballroom Champion
Ballare International Championship Professional Ballroom Champion
Singapore International Ballroom Championships Professional Ballroom Champion
FATD National Capital Dance Championships Professional & Amateur Ballroom Champion
WDCAL Luna Park Professional Ballroom Champion
Crown Dancesport Championships Professional Ballroom Champion
Jupiters National Dancesport Championships Professional Ballroom Champion
2011, 2012 Blackpool Dance Festival Professional Invitation Team Match Representative for Australasia
3 x Australian Representative to WDC World Professional Ballroom Championships
6 x Australian Representative to IDSF World Amateur Ballroom Championships
3 x Australian Representative to IDSF Amateur Ballroom World Cup
Australian Representative to World Games


International Championships – London, England
The Ultimate Challenge Championships – London, England
The Universal Championships – London, England
Freedom to Dance International Moscow – Moscow, Russia
Jurmula Dance Festival – Jurmula, Riga
WDC World Cup Shenzhen China Open – Shenzhen, China
CBDF Academy Cup & Huairou Cup Ballroom Dancing Championships – Beijing, China
CBDF Guangxi Championships – Nanning, China
CBDF Xining Championships – Xining, China
CBDF Liyang China Ballroom Dance Open Championships – Nanjing, China
Freedom Cup Dancesport Championships – Taipei, Taiwan
CTC Cup Championships – Taipei, Taiwan
Singapore Open Freedom To Dance Championships – Singapore
Ballare International Dance Championship – Singapore
Raffles Open Dance Championship – Singapore
Brillante International Dance Championship – Singapore
Penang International Ballroom Dancing Championships – Penang, Malaysia
Philippine Open Dance Festival – Manila, Philippines


2018 Blackpool Dance Festival Professional Invitation Team Match Team-Captain of Australasia
2018 & 2019 Shenzhen China Open Pro-Am Team Match Team Captain of Australia
Dancesport New South Wales Chairman’s Award