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Peter Maxwell | Honorary Advisor 30/11/2016

Peter Maxwell, Cherry Kingston, Anna Matus, Gabriele Goffredo © Sportel The Presidium of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) has voted unanimously to appoint Mr Peter Maxwell as Honorary Advisor to the WDSF Adjudicators' Commission.

In this capacity, Peter will able to provide valuable advice to the chairman, Mr Cor Van der Stroet, and the members of the commission. The latter has been installed by the Presidium following the request by the WDSF General Meeting in 2016.

Peter Maxwell has collaborated with WDSF over many years. Most recently he was the on-camera host to the "World DanceSport GrandSlam Series" that aired on Public Broadcast stations across the United States and he organised - jointly with the Monaco DanceSport Association - the show by the reigning World Champions Latin Goffredo - Matus during the 2016 Sportel Awards in Monaco.

More About Peter Maxwell

Peter Maxwell’s training as a dancer started at the age of five in his native London. By the age of ten he had formed an enduring partnership with Lynn Harman. During their sixteen years together they won every award and accolade in what was referred to as ballroom dancing then. Most prominent was the Professional World Champion title in the Latin American dances won in 1976. Theirs was a truly legendary partnership whose performances fundamentally influenced the development and advancement of competitive dancing.

Retiring at the early age of 26, Peter went on to study other forms of dance in New York City. During this time, he formed a partnership with Vicki Regan. They were the stars of "The American Dance Machine" and performed worldwide on stage with this revered group.

Peter then created "Peter Maxwell's Ballroom Dance Theatre" which toured the U.S. and internationally with great success for six years. The company’s innovative genre of “Ballroom on Stage” received glowing reviews from major newspapers including the New York Times and Boston Globe.

Returning to England, Peter established the Semley Studio in London, the most popular studio of its kind worldwide, in order to concentrate on teaching competitive dancing.

Peter has been principal coach to some of the most successful couples in the history of dancing and the only coach who has ever had direct input with World Champions in Standard and Latin simultaneously.

Peter has served as the Chairman of Judges for the Blackpool Dance Festival as well as the World DanceSport GrandSlam Series.  He is the Honorary Life President of DanceSport England and the WDSF Professional Division.