Stephen

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Stephen is a competitive ballroom dancer who regularly competes for England. He started dancing aged 5 doing medals and medal competitions. He then moved on to open competitions as an under 12 juvenile competitor. Working hard Stephen was selected to represent a winning British team at the Open British invitational team match, and managed a national placing of 4th place in 1997. After that as an under 16 junior competitor he was again selected to represent Great Britain in another winning invitational team match at Blackpool in 2000. In the same year Stephen also managed to win the British National Junior Ballroom championship, making him the National junior champion in 2000.

Stephen then joined the adult circuit of competitions and as an under 21 competitor Stephen managed to achieve a place of 4th in the United Kingdom Closed Championships. Stephen also competed in many competitions all over the world including 
Portugal, USA, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Germany and Ireland.
During this time he managed to gain a Bsc in Geography form the University of London. In his most recent years as a competitor Stephen has managed to win many championships and in 2009 he managed to win the prestigious North of England Ballroom Championship at Blackpool.
In 2010 Stephen placed in the top 48 at three of the biggest competitions in the world; the International, United Kingdom and British Open to the world championships. In the same year he was also selected to represent England at the European championships in Russia and was placed 5th at the United Kingdom closed championships. He also obtained a national ranking of 4th place.
In 2011 Stephen was again selected to represent England at the European championships in Poland, and earned selection for the world championships held in Russia. In the same year he was placed 5th at the British national championships and had a ranking of 4th place on the national league.In May 2012 reached the quarter finals (top 24) of the British Open to the World championships in Blackpool, and also reached the semi final (top 12) in the rising stars event. He also again reached 5th place in the United Kingdom closed championships.In late 2012 Stephen teamed up with Yasmin and they quickly became successful and reached the quarter finals of the World Championships in December 2012.

Stephen and Yasmin Biography

Stephen has also had some small TV and film roles appearing in BBC TV programme ‘Cambridge Spies’. He also appeared in the film ‘The Young Victoria’