comes from Cowansville, Quebec. At age 14, he followed his first passion – music – and had regular gigs playing guitar and singing in bands. He also had an interest in acting and landed lead roles in many regional plays. Oddly enough, when Dom was younger, he used to laugh at his parents because they were taking dance lessons! “Beware of what life holds for you…”

Dominic might not admit it at first, but his interest in ballroom/latin dancing emerged from the movie – Dirty Dancing. He thought Patrick Swayze was pretty cool (who didn’t)! Dominic started to take lessons at his local dance school in a small village (Cowansville, QC) hoping to build-up the “cool-factor” and participated in a couple of recitals. But it was only when he saw a VHS tape of the 1989 World Latin Championships (held in Montreal) that he decided to pursue dancing more seriously. He then moved to Montreal to start training with Canada’s best teachers, and within no time was talked into competing. That’s when he got hooked!

Then the real training began…

In 1996, he started training with the world’s best coaches in London, England, for 5 years. That gave him the skills to compete in world-class events around the globe. At the time, England was known for having the best quality of coaching in the world. Some of the world-champion dancers who trained them included Marcus & Karen Hilton, Paul Killick, Alan Tornsberg, John Wood, and Richard Porter. His amazing Canadian coaches included Benoit Drolet, Jean-Marc Généreux (from “So You Think You Can Dance”), and Pierre Allaire.

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