Michael Currie - Clarice Yau

General information
Man Michael Currie   (10059440)
Woman Clarice Yau   (10059441)
Dancing for Canada
Joined on 01 September 2010
Current age group Adult
Current status Inactive
Division General
16.4805 February 2011International OpenLatinAdultVancouver - Canada
54.1804 September 2010GrandSlamLatinAdultIrvine (CA) - United States
Michael Currie Clarice Yau
Profile picture of Michael Currie
Country of originCanada
I mainly live inCalgary, Alberta
Started dancing in2006
Profession or educationFinance
Marital statusSingle
Preferred dancesSamba
Main trainersDany Desloges
That's Him!

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).