Julian Manderson

Julian is originally from a very small town in Queensland, Australia called Gin Gin.  He has been dancing since he was 12 when his parents first got him involved.  In 2003, after being twice an Australian finalist in the Professional Latin he decided to move to the United Kingdom to further his dancing career and knowledge.  

During his time in the UK, he forged quite a remarkable dance career winning several major international titles and making the quarter finals in all major dance competitions worldwide.  It was during this time he had privilege of working with the very best coaches in the industry where he was able to hone his skills as both an accomplished dancer and teacher.  

He has worked with Strictly Come Dancing on their sport relief programme and for Warner Hotels  ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ weekends, teaching and performing.  He was even fortunate enough to judge one of their competitions with Mr Craig Revel Horwood.  He also had the great pleasure to work with the cast of ‘Dirty Dancing’ on the West End as the Latin Coach and Choreographer.  This gave him an incredible insight into the world of performing arts.

For the past 3 years, Julian has been travelling the high seas performing his very on choreographed 45 minute dance show - DANCE TRANCE.  The show was an unrivalled, dynamic theatrical dance experience combining jaw-dropping choreography, heart-pounding music and breath-taking moves.  It was seen by over 300,000 passengers and received rave reviews.  He also provided dance class to over 20,000 passengers from all walks of life.  This truly incredible experience has given Julian all the tools necessary to not only make you a fantastic dancer but provide you with a wonderful learning experience.  

Now based in the United Kingdom, Julian is looking forward to sharing his knowledge, passion and love for dance.  From beginners to medalist to the most dedicated competitor, Julian will be able to assist and guide you on your journey.