Professional and Pro/Am Championship Titles
After achieving the ultimate goal of becoming a United States & World Professional Champion, Eddie turned his focus to Pro/Am dancing and continues achieving titles with his Pro/Am students today. In addition to his Professional and Pro/Am titles, Eddie also has numerous United States and World Pro/Am finalists.
Professional Championship Titles
- 2003 Professional World Mambo Champion
- 1989 United States Professional American Rhythm Champion
- 1987 United States Professional Theater Arts Champion
Pro/Am Championship Titles, 43 Total
- 12 United States Open American Rhythm Champions
- 10 United States Open International Latin Champions
- 9 United States Open American 9-Dance Champions
- 4 United States Open American Smooth Champions
- 2 World Open American 9-Dance Champions
- 2 World Open American Rhythm Champions
- 2 World Open American Smooth Champions
- 1 United States Open Rising Star American Rhythm Champion
- 1 Unites States Open South American Showdance Champion
Amateur Couple Championship Titles
Titles won by amateur couples for whom Eddie coached and choreographed all routines:
- 2010 United States Open Amateur American Smooth Champions
- 2010 World Open Amateur American Smooth Champions
- 2003 United States Open Amateur American Rhythm Champions
- 2003 World Open Amateur American Rhythm Representatives in Prague, Czech Republic
Eddie has performed in ballroom competitions and show exhibitions for 20 years. In 2003, Eddie performed 17 shows with his professional partner in the United States, and worldwide including Russia, Monte Carlo, & Morocco. In addition, Eddie, along with one of his pro/am champions, was featured on the ballroom show, America’s Ballroom Challenge (PBS). Eddie continues to perform throughout the year with his Pro/Am competitors in various competitions across the United States, including the United States Ballroom Dance Championships, Ohio Star Ball, & Emerald Ball. Eddie’s performance company for which he choreographs all show numbers and participates in performances, the Atlanta Ballroom Dance Theater, has performed in Savannah, GA, Oklahoma City, OK, Augusta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Knoxville, TN, Las Vegas, NV, Greenville, SC, and Atlanta, GA throughout 2011 and continuing throughout 2012.
Chasity Smith, Event Coordinator:
Chasity Smith graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Accounting and with minors in both Mathematics and Spanish. She immediately moved to Atlanta, GA where she began her career as an auditor and also seized the opportunity to pursue her passion for ballroom dancing.
Chasity began training immediately to become a Latin dance competitor. In less than one year, she rose to the top as a Finalist in the World Pro/Am Dance Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2013, Chasity won the U.S. Pro/Am Rising Star Open Rhythm and the U.S. South American Showdance Championships. She also was the bronze medalist in the U.S. Rising Star Open International Latin Championship. Currently, Chasity continues her dance training in both the American style and International Latin with Eddie Ares.