Louis van Amstel

  • Birth Place: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Profession: Professional dancer, Choreographer, Reality cast member
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Fast Facts

  • Grandparents were ballroom dancers.
  • Began studying dance at age 10, as his parents felt it would help him socialize.
  • Won a gold metals at the World Latin Dance Championships in 1994, 1995, and 1996. 
  • Founded the nationally touring dance companies VanDance, LLC and Visionworx.
  • Directed, choreographed and performed in Latin Fusion, a Broadway dance production in New York City.
  • Trains with legendary dance instructor Dr. Ruud Vermeij.
  • On Dancing With the Stars, was paired with celebs like Trista Sutter, Lisa Rinna, Monique Coleman and Priscilla Presley.
  • Serves as Creative Director and Choreographer for the Dancing With the Stars tour.
  • Released an eight-DVD set, Learn to Dance Like the Stars: Let's Dance—Beginner to Ballroom Pro.
  • Has an active wear clothing line called LVA.


  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Nominee


  • Joshua Lancaster — Husband

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