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Spotlight features interviews with some of today's leading dance stars, where you get to ask the questions.

For our latest interview you got the chance to ask a question to Andy and Kelly Kainz, Professional Latin American dancers. They have now answered all your questions, so click here to read what they had to say>>

If you want to find out a little bit about the couple first, read on

Andy and Kelly Kainz

Andy and Kelly Kainz are Latin American dancers. They turned Professional in May 2001 and were the winners at their first professional competition, the British Open Latin Rising Star Championships in 2001.

They came 3rd at the Latin World Masters in Innsbruck in Austria 2001, were the winners of the BDF Star Championships 2002, semi-finalists at the British Open Professional Latin 2002, runners up at the Closed UK Professional Latin 2002, semi-finalists at the International Professional Latin 2002 and are the British South American Showdance Champions.

Kelly started attending Ballet, Tap and Modern classes when she was 3 years old. It was then when her dance teachers and parents recognised her aptitude and love for dance. Continuing with these dance styles and starring in many shows in her home town of Liverpool she eventually changed her direction to Latin American dancing after she accompanied a friend to a dance class of that style. She quickly turned out to be a very successful Juvenile and after dancing for two years in the Juniors she appeared in her first Open British under 21 Final at the age of 17.

Andy was born in St Veit, Austria and started dancing only because his mum wouldn’t let him attend his first ball before learning to dance properly. For some reason he enjoyed it so much that after a few month of medallist classes he gave up his successful football career to prepare for his first competition, aged 16 years old. Coming last made him only more determined and within three years he rose to become the youngest Latin American champion in Austria’s dance history.

Before turning Professional, together they were twice Austrian Amateur Champions (1995/1996) before deciding to represent England. They reached as high as no 4 in IDSF Amateur World ranking. They were twice runners up at British Closed Championships (1999/2000) and won the JBDF/IDSF Open in Tokyo (1999). They were finalists of World Latin Trophy and World and European Cups and semi-finalist of all major Championships including World and European Championships.

They currently live in South London and work in Dance Options in Cheam.

Photo: Andrew Miller

In Young-Dancers' first Spotlight interview you got to ask your questions to Royal Ballet Soloist, Vanessa Palmer. Click here to read the full interview>>

To find out a little about her first, click here>>

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