The Star: Priscilla Presley
Actress, producer and entrepreneur Priscilla Presley starred in the Naked Gun films and the internationally popular television series Dallas, as well as guest-starred on TV’s Touched by an Angel, Spin City and Melrose Place. Founder of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Priscilla has also served as executive producer on the feature film Finding Graceland and the television version of her autobiography, Elvis and Me. Presley was married to music icon Elvis Presley.
The Dancer: Louis Van Amstel
* United States Professional Latin American champion (2000)
* 7 Time Dutch National Amateur Champion
* European Amateur Latin Champion (’95)
* World Amateur Latin Champion (’94, ’95)
* Grand Slam Latin Champion (’95)
* World Professional Showdance Champion (’96)
* Professional World Latin Finalist (’96)
Based in:Los Angeles
Status: Retired from competing, but regularly appears in exhibition performances. Has produced dance shows on Broadway and in Salt Lake City and has choreographed 3 Dancing with the Stars Tours.
Louis began his dance career at an early age, training in a theatre school gaining a solid background in ballet, tap, and jazz. Upon graduating, Louis attended the University of the Arts in Amsterdam to further strengthen his skills in the classical dances and theory.
Upon immigrating to the United States, Louis quickly became the U.S. National Latin Champion in 2000 and founded the company VanDance, LLC. Through VanDance Louis directed, choreographed and performed in Latin Fusion, a feature production on Broadway at City Center in New York City.
Unlike many dancers Louis has a strong psychological approach to teaching. He trains under legendary dance guru Dr. Ruud Vermeij who has a holistic approach towards dancing. Louis is also a student of Laban choreology and is well versed in human movement dynamics.