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Beata Onefater

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Home country: Lithuania
Current location: New York, NY
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Beata Onefater is one of the top female dancers in the DanceSport industry. She holds the title of South African Latin Amateur and Professional Champion of 10 years and is the current Creative Director of Mason Dean NY, a company that specializes in "bespoke dance wear for women and men".


Beata Onefater was born in Lithuania and began her dance career at the age of 6. She trained in classical ballet, Folk, Latin, and Ballroom Dancing.

She became the Lithuanian and former Soviet Union Juvenile, Junior, and Youth Latin, Ballroom, and Folk dancing champion.

At seventeen, Beata and her South African partner, Michael Wentink, began to represent South Africa. They were a champion couple for 10 years in the Latin Amateur and Professional categories of DanceSport. In 1998, Beata and Michael became the undefeated World Latin Champions and were the first South African couple to win this title.

During her career as a competing Amateur and Professional Latin dancer, Beata has been noted as one of the top female dancers in the Dancesport industry who has captivated audiences worldwide with her unique style of dance. After turning Professional in 1999, Michael and Beata became finalists of every major international competition since their Professional debut at the Blackpool Dance Festival (British Open).

In 2004, they moved to New York and decided to represent the United States. At the end of 2004, Beata retired from competitive dancing. From the end of 2007 to 2009, Beata performed with her professional partner, Michael Wentink, a showdance program worldwide.

Beata has been involved in many productions and performances which were televised and recorded for many special events and gatherings. Among Beata‘s many performances include the NBC DanceSport Series, the EuroSport DanceSport Championships, Televisa’s 2nd Campeonato Baile del Mundial, and other televised performances all over the globe. Additionally, she was invited to perform at the prestigious World Super Stars Dance Festival held annually in Tokyo, Japan for 8 years.

Beata has an instructional dance video titled "Touch of Africa".

She continues to coach, lecture, and choreograph performances all over the world and is a world class adjudicator judging United States national events as well as international Dancesport competitions.

Beata is currently the Creative Director of Mason Dean NY.


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