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Hometown: Catania, Italy
Current location: Bulgaria
- World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) Licensed Adjudicator
- Bulgarian Dance Sport Federation National Adjudicator
- Dance Studio Owner
OverviewSalvatore Todaro began dancing in 1993 at the age of 10 years old in Verona, Italy and began teaching at the age of 16. At this time, his main instructors were World Champions Augusto Schiavo and Caterina Arzenton.
When he was 18 years old, Salvatore moved to Sicily and began training with Fabio Selmi, Mirko Gozzoli, and Edita Daniute. In the last few years of his competitive career, he also took lessons with Pietro Braga.
Salvatore, together with his partner and wife, Violeta Yaneva, have achieved many prestigious titles, having participated in all major competition finals. They were 11-time Bulgarian National Amateur Standard Champions, Amateur Standard Rising Star Champions of the UK Open Championships, Vice-Champions of the Amateur Standard British Open Championship in Blackpool, England, as well as Amateur Standard Vice-Champions of the German Open (GOC).
They were also finalists of the International Championships in London and 2-time finalists of the World Games held in Kaoshung in 2009 and in California in 2013. They became WDSF World Cup Champions in Burgas, Bulgaria in 2013 and retired soon after placing 5th in the final at the 2013 WDSF Adult Standard World Championship in Kiev, Ukraine.
Life After Competitive CareerCurrently, Salvatore is a dance instructor, choreographer and WDSF Licensed Adjudicator. He travels the world judging various WDSF events around the globe. He is also a national adjudicator of the Bulgarian Dance Sport Federation.
Together with his brother, Salvatore is the owner of one of the most prestigious dance studios in Italy, Todaro Dance Academy, which attracts couples from many countries.
- Top 10 in the WDSF Amateur Standard World Ranking for many years
- 11-time Bulgarian National Amateur Standard Champion (2003 - 2013)
- WDSF Amateur Standard World Cup Champion: Bourgas, Bulgaria (2013)
- WDSF Amateur Standard World Championship Finalist - 5th Place (2013)
- WDSF Standard World Open Champion
- Bucharest, Romania (2013)
- Bratislava, Slovakia (2013)
- Malta, Malta (2013)
- International Championships Amateur Standard Finalist - 6th Place (2011)
- 2-time IWGA World Games Finalist (2009, 2013)
- Blackpool Amateur Standard Rising Star Vice-Champion (2009)
- UK Open Amateur Standard Rising Star Champion (2007)
- German Open (GOC) Amateur Standard Rising Star Vice-Champion (2006)
- Blackpool Under 21 Standard Finalist - 5th Place (2004)
- Violeta Yaneva (2002 - 2013)
- Monica Haller
- Alice Ruzza
- Todaro Dance Academy, Studio Co-Owner
- WDSF "A" Licensed Adjudicator
- Bulgarian Dance Sport Federation (BDSF) National Adjudicator
- Bulgarian Dance Sport Federation (BDSF) PD National Adjudicator