Ballroom dance champion and Emmy nominated choreographer, Louis Van Amstel, is probably best know for his stunning dance moves on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”. Louis has been with the popular reality dance program since season one and returned this week for the 15th season with partner Sabrina Bryan.
Louis still has his eye on the prize, the coveted “Mirror Ball Trophy” which he has yet to win and perhaps this may just be the season that he takes it home since he is partnered with the most advanced partner.
Louis was actually not on the roster for the current season, Sabrina won the 13th spot by popular vote and the two had to wait until the results came in to reveal to everyone that they would be on the show.
Louis told ABC news that he is very appreciate that he is able to work with Sabrina again, “You have no idea how appreciative I am of having Sabrina as my partner. I’ve loved her ever since I saw her on season 5. Even though I was happy for Mark Ballas that he was paired with Sabrina that season, I was so jealous of him that he got the girl. It’s also quite ironic that in the five years I’ve known Sabrina, I have worked with her on the “DWTS” tour, I’ve choreographed for her Cheetah Girls’ tour, and we were on the same stage on “Dancing With the Stars: Live in Las Vegas” and yet we’ve never danced together. Now all we do is dance together and I love it. The “Van Bryans” can’t wait to show you what they’ve got!”
Not only is Louis an incredible dancer and choreographer, he has also appeared in several TV shows, served as creative director and the creator of LaBlast – an innovative partner-free dance fitness program. Last month Louis also announced that he was taking his passion for fitness a step further in launching his first collection of fitness apparel called LVA by Louis Van Amstel.
It is going to be a tough season 15, the celebrities have a tough competition ahead of them, Louis explains, “Every couple will come out strong and dance their hearts out. I also believe the judges will be extra critical on all the dances, since most celebs have gone through an entire season already and have dance experience.”
Louis also mentioned to ABC news that he feels blessed to be doing what he loves so much and he hopes we will all be inspired to pursue our dreams like he did. His leaving school at the age of 16 and getting himself known as a world renown ballroom dancer, choreographer and business man is truly a very inspiring achievement for us. What about you? Does Louis inspire you and are you looking forward to his new fitness apparel as much as we are?