Damian is registered dance competitor and certified professional, who is super passionate about dancing, teaching and choreographing. He started dancing and competing at the age of 12, and since then dancing has become his elixir of life. He especially loves how dancing brings the body, mind and soul together, and this is evident in his dancing and teaching style. The breadth of his experiences as competitive dancer has led his path further to his professional calling today. Serbian-born, Damian immigrated to Canada in 2011, and has been working as a full-time dance instructor, sharing his passion for dance with his Canadian students. Prior to moving to Canada, Damian was teaching dance full-time in Greece and part-time in Serbia.
Over his 19 year dance career, competing and teaching, Damian has amassed a huge collection of diplomas, medals and trophies from national competitions in all 3 countries. Of all his achievements and awards, Damian's favourite and most treasured include:
- Top Teacher Award, 2013.
- Top Specialist, 2012 and 2015.
- Top Teacher for number of lessons taught, 2015.
- Showcase Top Teacher, 2009.
Beyond his own accomplishments, Damian is very proud of the many medals, awards and achievements of his students. Seeing his students improve and progress to the next level and become Top Students and Champions at prestigious competitions in Canada and USA has been most fulfilling. Dedicated to providing the best teaching quality to his students, Damian focuses on technical foundation skills, while bringing out the passion held within each student. Damian is especially proud of the warm and family-oriented relationships he has developed with all his social and competitive dance students. Damian's students describe him as dedicated, disciplined, genuine and passionate. His great teaching qualities include: personalized and clear instruction, shows lots of patience and encouragement, and provides detailed analysis and problem solving, when needed. Not to mention his entertaining personality, witty sense of humour, warm approach and genuine care for students. Damian ensures his students not only learn, but have fun while doing it!
This is how his students described him: artistic, authentic, sincere, serious, professional, great teacher & dancer, nice person, very understanding, dedicated, friendly, easy sense of humour, lots of fun, caring, cute, passionate, etc.