Michael Currie

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Name Michael
Surname Currie
Nationality Canada
Member Id number (MIN) 10059440
Current age group Adult (Senior Ia)
Member of Canada DanceSport


Division: General
Status: Active
0.15 November 2014International OpenLatinAdultVancouver - Canada
19.13 July 2014World ChampionshipLatinSenior IRimini - Italy
16.05 February 2011International OpenLatinAdultVancouver - Canada
54.04 September 2010GrandSlamLatinAdultIrvine (CA) - United States
CoupleNameNationalityCompeting forStatusJoinedRetired
detailsMichelle Shuk Kwan ChanCanadaCanadaActive03/05/2014
detailsClarice YauCanadaCanadaInactive01/09/2010
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Country of origin: Canada
I mainly live in: Calgary, Alberta
Profession or education: Finance
Marital status: Single
Hobbies: Dance
Started dancing in: 2006
Preferred dances: Samba
Main trainers: Dany Desloges
That's Me!

Michael Currie starting out dancing salsa at the clubs and in the dance studios of New York City. After moving to Calgary, Alberta in 2007, he took up International Latin dancing, and he's danced at competitions, mostly in Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta, but also seven times in Vancouver: for Grand Ball from 2010-2013, and Snowball Classic from 2011-2013.  In 2010 he competed at Embassy Ball in Irvine, California.

He's also competed at the Canada DanceSport Canadian Closed Championships each Easter from 2010 to 2014: in 2010 (in Calgary), 2011 (in Toronto), 2012 (in Vancouver), 2013 (in Halifax), and 2014 (in Montréal).

On 13 July 2014, with Michelle Chan he competed at the WDSF Senior I Latin World Championships, finishing 19th of 43 couples.  Michelle and Michael qualified for this event by finishing second at the Canadian Championships in this age category.

With a previous partner, Clarice Yau, he won the Adult Pre-Championship Latin events at Wild Rose Ball in 2010 and Snowball Classic in 2011.

Currie has had four dance partners: in syllabus he danced with Anna Zhu from 2008 to 2009, then at the pre-championship and championship levels he has danced with Clarice Yau (2009-2011), Angelina Sotnikova (2011-2012), and Michelle Chan (2012-present).

Currie is based in Calgary, Alberta and is coached by Dany Desloges (http://www.danyandgosha.com), and has also taken lessons with Vibeke Toft, Maurizio Vescovo, Andra Vaidilaite, Anna Trebunskaya, Nikolai Voronovich, Maria Nikolishina, Slavik Kryklyvyy, Andrej Skufca, and Richard Porter.

Currie currently serves on the Board of Directors for DanceSport Alberta Association (DSAB) (www.dancesportalberta.org), a regional body in Canada that forms part of Canada DanceSport (CDS), the Canadian chapter of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF). He also volunteers as treasurer for DSAB.  He was co-chairman of the 25th Alberta Winter Classic, held 22 March 2014 in Calgary.

When not dancing, Currie works as a financial professional and entrepreneur (http://bruceforceresearch.com/michael-currie).