I A N  K  G I L L E T T  F I S T D,  M N A D T A​,  P r o  D V I D A  E x a m i n e r

 
P r o f e s s i o n a l  D a n c e r

 

DEGREES HELD

Associate Degree in Latin American Dancing with the I.S.T.D (Highly Commended) 12/17/89

Associate Degree in Ballroom Dancing with the I.S.T.D (Highly Commended) 4/7/90

 

Licentiate Degree in Ballroom Dancing with the I.S.T.D. (Highly Commended) 4/29/95

Licentiate Degree in Latin American Dancing with the I.S.T.D. (Highly Commended) 8/3/96

 

Membership Degree in American Style Smooth with the N.A.D.T.A. (Highly Commended) 12/19/97

Membership Degree in American Style Rhythm with the N.A.D.T.A. (Highly Commended) 12/19/97

 

Fellowship Degree in Ballroom  Dancing with the I.S.T.D. (Highly Commended) 12/6/98

 

APPOINTMENTS

Regional Examiner for Pro DVIDA (November 2008)

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Juvenile World Trophy Latin American Champion

Juvenile World Trophy Standard Finalist

International Juvenile Standard Champion

Junior Standard and Latin American Champion

Open Professional Standard Finalist

Eastern US Vice Champion (Standard Basics Division)

 

US Pro-Am National Champion (American Smooth)

US Pro-Am National Champion (Standard)

US Pro-Am National Vice Champion (Multiple wins in Standard)

US Pro-Am National 10 Dance Finalist

 

World Masters Pro-Am Champion (Multiple wins in Standard)

World Masters Pro-Am Champion (Multiple wins in American Smooth)

 

World Pro-Am Standard Finalist (Junior Division)

World Pro-Am Standard Finalist (Youth Division)

World Pro-Am Standard Finalist (Mutliple placements in Senior Division)s

World Pro-am Smooth Finalist

World Pro-Am Smooth Champion

 

Multiple Pro/Am Top Teacher Award

2002 ICADC Professional Honoree of the Year

 

POSITIONS HELD

Former National Committee member of the USISTD and Former Collegiate Assessment Director USISTD

Former Manager, Chevy Chase Ballroom and DanceSport Center.

 

VIDEOS / DVD'S

"My Priorities for Excellence" (1994) C Martin Video, USA.

Standard Syllabus DVD's (2002) USISTD, CO, USA. Also available on VHS. Ian is assisted by Lyn Marriner (former British Open Professional Standard Champion). 

 

PRESS

Featured in the January 2007 edition of the Richmond Magazine, "Ballroom Blitz".

Interviewed by Vicky Hallett of The Washington Post for an article on Ballroom Dancing, "Do I really get some exercise out on the dance floor? I do, I do." Published on January 13th 2009 in the Wellness Section.

Written indepth technical article on The Wing for the Summer 2016 issue of the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing "Topline" magazine.

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

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