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Sherrie Kent

Sherrie is currently in high demand as a dance teacher, competition coach and adjudicator. Sherrie is currently the Program Director and Head of Technique for Dancesport Challenge, a successful Ballroom dance program delivered in the public school system. Sherrie is also involved in teaching those seeking certification with DanceSport Australia, as either a coach or adjudicator or students in the junior mentoring program.

Qualifications/ Certification:

• FATD Coach Latin American Level 1 (Associate), Level 2 (Licentiate), Level 3 (Fellowship)
• DSA Coach Latin American Level 1 & 2
• DSA Adjudicator Latin American Level 2
• ANDA Coach Latin American Level 1 (Associate)
• ANDA Coach Latin American (Member)
• Australian Sports Commission Coaching Principles Level 1 & 2
• Working with Children (WWC)

History:

Sherrie Kent has been dancing since the age of five training in Jazz, Tap & Ballet. Between the ages of five and twelve, Sherrie attained the highest honours results in every tap examination and was awarded several dance scholarships. At the age of twelve, Sherrie started training in Latin, Modern and New Vogue and immediately started competing at National and International levels. During her competition career, Sherrie competed in Australia, Europe, Japan, the USA, Canada, Asia and the UK.

Sherrie has represented Australia at the World Championships in Sweden and Miami and been Australia’s representative five times at the World level. Among her titles include – Australian Dancesport Amateur and Professional Latin American Champions. Sherrie has also toured internationally in the smash-hit Australian Ballroom dance show “Burn the Floor” (2001-06) and appeared in a variety of Films, Television Shows, Events and major performances. Sherrie was a featured dancer on the main stage of the Sydney Olympics Closing Ceremony alongside John Paul Young.

Major Achievements:

2011 NSW Open Latin Pro-am Champion
2nd Place Australian Pro-am Championships
3rd Place South Pacific Pro-Am Championships
2001 Australian Dancesport Professional Latin American Champions
2nd Place Crown Professional Int Champs – Melbourne
Victorian Professional Latin American Champions
2000 Australian Dancesport Amateur Latin American Champions
Victorian State Amateur Latin American Champions
National Capital Amateur Latin American Champions
Queensland Open Latin American Champions
East Coast Classic Latin American Champions
34th Place British Amateur Championships
6th Place Snowball Classic – Vancouver
5th Place “La Classique” – Montreal
3rd Place IDSF International Championships – Tokyo
Sydney Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Performer
8th Place IDSF International Open – Singapore
2nd Place Harbourside Dancesport Titles – Sydney
Received the “Australian Sports Award”
1999 South Pacific’s Amateur Latin American Champions
Victorian State Amateur Latin American Champions
National Capital Amateur Latin American Champions
2nd Place Australian Dancesport Championships- Latin
8th Place UK Rising Star Titles
NSW Latin American State Champions
14th Place Worlds Cup Latin
Cruise ship “Superstar Europe” engagement
3rd Place Tanzturner International – Germany
24th Place Worlds Latin Championships – Switzerland
1998 South Pacific’s Amateur Latin American Champions
2nd Place Australian Amateur Latin American Champions
1997 Irish Dancesport Champions
NSW Latin American State Champions
2nd Place Australian Latin American Championships
10th Place All England Latin Championships
18th Place British Open Championships
8th Place UK Rising Star Latin Championships
1996 Asian Pacific Champions – Korea
National Capital Ten Dance & Latin Champions
Prince Mikasa Cup Champions – Japan
Singapore International Champions
2nd South Pacific Open Amateur Championships
5th Place Australian Championships
1992 – 1996 Competed in and won numerous titles in all three Dancesport categories.