Claire Hansen

    Representing Rogers Dancesport Center

Claire fell in love with Ballroom Dancing  at 11 years of age. Claire started by competing in International  Latin/Standard and American Rhythm Pro Am competitions in the US and  Amateur Standard/Latin Competitions in Canada. At age 16, Claire moved  to Europe for 3 years and had the opportunity to train under many  English World Champions in International Standard and Latin Styles. A  highlight of this period was in 2003, becoming a Blackpool Finalist in  the Under 21 Standard Division with her English partner. Claire  currently competes in the professional standard division with her  partner Richard Tonizzo.  They represent Canada all over the world while  training with the world’s best coaches.

Claire’s credentials include:

• 2017 Canadian National Professional Standard Champions
• Ranked as high as 17th in the world in Professional Standard
• 2016 International Championship Quarter Finalists
in Pro-Standard
• 2015 World Pro-Standard Quarter Finalists
• 2015 Placed 16th on the WDC World Ranking List
• 2014 Placed 17th on WDC World Ranking
• 2012 & 2013 Ohio Star Ball Professional Standard Finalists
• 2011 Blackpool Professional Standard Quarter-Finalists
• 2011 UK Professional Rising Star Vice Champions
• 2010 – 2014 Ranked 2nd in Canada in the Professional Standard Division
• 2010 & 2011 World Professional Standard Quarter Finalists
• 2010 & 2011 1st Runner Up in all of Canada in Professional Standard
• 2010 International Professional Rising Star Vice Champions
• 2009 North American (Ohio Star Ball) Amateur Standard Champions
• Canadian Amateur Standard Champions
• Ontario Amateur Standard Champions
• Manhattan Dancesport Amateur Standard Champions
• Blackpool Under 21 Standard Finalist
• International Under 21 Standard Finalist