Meryem continues to contribute to the world of ballroom dance by running perhaps what began as the most significant competition in North America, La Classique du Quebec.
Meryem has taught many well-respected and established personalities in North American, such as Christiane Primeau, Stephan Champagne and Alain Doucet, who were all present and all Canadian Champions plus Pierre Allaire & Mireille Veilleur who made a surprise appearance.They then repeated in Moscow 2011 at the Kremlin Ballroom, in 2012 at the Olympiaworld arena in Innsbruck, Austria, and again in 2013 on their home floor in the United States (Irvine, California). They are also undefeated, 6-time United States Professional Latin Champions! Riccardo's dancing is incredible and dreamy (like him), but what really makes him a champion is how he behaves off the dance floor. You, too, can learn and display these 13 actionable characteristics in your everyday life: Now compare this list with other finalists or idols that have come so close to winning it all, but have not earned a championship title. You'll find that there are some key characteristics that may be lacking. We are so excited to have Riccardo and Yulia join the #DWMFAM and share their world-class knowledge.