October 7th-9th, 2022

Can-Am Professional Rising Star Winners

Past champions of Can-Am DanceSport Gala

Rising Star Professional International Latin

2021 – Not Held (COVID)
2020 – Not Held (COVID)
2018 Eyal Gleanz & Amanda Pearl, Ontario
2017 Nurlan Gallyamov & Celeste Bailey, Ontario
2015 Steve Forrest & Bianca Izzo, Quebec
2014 Dmytro & Nina Kovalenko, New Jersey
2013 Rafael Piecyk & Betty Attia, Ontario
2011 Danny Arbour & Jessie Mineau, Quebec
2003 Stephane & Isabelle Jacques, Ontario
2002 Roland & Ekaterina Michtchenko, British Columbia
2001 Jonathan Roberts & Anna Trebunskaya, California
2000 Carlos Pabon & Melanie Sandvik, USA
1999 Jean-Martin Perreault & Ana-Paula Vicente, Quebec
1998 Claude Crevier & Kathy McCraw, Quebec
1997 Igor & Polna Pilipenchuk, Maryland

Rising Star Professional International Ballroom

2021 – Not Held (COVID)
2020 – Not Held (COVID)
2018 Dmytro Startsev & Natalia Laskowiecka, Ontario
2017 Yvan Piwovarov & Irina Khanova, Ontario
2015 Steve Forrest & Bianca Izzo, Quebec
2013 Janis Kukainis & Milda Gecaite, New Jersey
2012 Vladislav Shahov & Inna Ognianova, New York
2011 Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo, Florida
2003 Vitaliy Logishev & Elisabeth Zukow, Ontario
2002 Krzystok Kulig & Aleksandra Niewinska, Poland
2001 Vadim Mostovoy & Angela Mostovoy, Ontario
2000 Danny Quilliam & Lynn Jolicoeur, Quebec
1999 Massimo Pennati & Silvia Zanardi, Italy
1998 Ben Ermis & Shalene Archer, Tennessee
1997 Igor & Polina Pilipenchuk, Maryland

Rising Star Professional American Rhythm

2021 – Not Held (COVID)
2020 – Not Held (COVID)
2019 David Rodriguez & Emilie Charest, Quebec
2018 Julius Solano & Lauren Stephenson, New York
2017 Mathieu Casavant & Melanie Martin, Ontario
2016 Kosta Trifunovic & Dinara Khayrulina, New York
2015 Aaron & Iryna DeSoto, Illinois
2014 Viktor Tkachenko & Yuliya Lukina, New York
2013 Egor Shalvarov & Alla Profatilova, Ontario
2011 Aaron DeSoto & Rachel Len, Illinois
2003 Felipe Telona Jr. & Carolina Orlovsky, New Jersey
2002 Martin Dentigny & Patty Contenta, Quebec
2001 Andrey & Anastasia Abrashim, New York
2000 David Medeiros & Anne Marie, Tennessee
1999 Clive Phillips & Karen McDonald, New York
1998 Carlos Lourenco & Sarah Lanager, Ontario
1997 Tony Scheppler & Starlina Collin, New York

Rising Star Professional American Smooth

2021 – Not Held (COVID)
2020 – Not Held (COVID)
2019 Vadim Safonov & Alina Safonova, Ontario
2018 Patrick Derry & Anastasia Trutneva, Ontario
2017 Morten Jensen & Ashley Mokris, Connecticut
2016 Kosta Trifunovic & Dinara Khayrulina, New York
2015 Adrian & Hannah Dydynski, Illinois
2014 Dmitry Ilyushenov & Kateryna Stytsenko, Ontario
2013 Christopher & April Muller, Texas
2012 Travis & Jaimee Tuft, New Jersey
2011 Egor Shalvarov & Alla Profatilova, Ontario
2002 Martin Dontigny & Patty Contenta, Quebec
2001 Dale Neale & Ava Kaye, California
2000 Glen Makarov & Tatiyana Makarov, New York
1999 Steven Dougherty & Patricia Dates-O’Brien, New York
1998 Robert Guay & Johanne Lamouneux, Quebec
1997 John & Carol Clark, New Jersey