About Christy


BIO

Christy Kam began her dance career as a ballerina, training and performing with both the Columbia City Ballet in Columbia, SC as well as the Royal Academy of Dance school in Portland, OR. With both companies, she performed in many shows both as a core dancer as well as with a soloist in addition to her teaching schedule.

Upon moving to Philadelphia in 2000, she started her partner dancing career, winning many titles with Pan Thomakos, including the USA Dance nationals: Adult Championship Rhythm winner, 9 Dance (Rhythm and Smooth categories combined) runner up, as well as Pre-Championship 3rd place Latin in 1997 and winning both the Adult Championship Rhythm title as well as the Adult 9 Dance Championship the following year in 1998.

From there, she competed in professional rhythm, smooth, and 9 dance with Cedric Jacobsen. Additionally, she competed in salsa and bachata competitions and toured around the US competing, performing, and teaching with Henri Velandia as well as qualifying for the world salsa championships.

Recently, she has also danced rhythm with Jameson Kilburn, making finals in professional rising star rhythm. Jameson is also her partner for hustle and triple threat (hustle, salsa, and west coast swing), where they have won many titles, most notably winning the first place title in the open professional world hustle championships, professional strictly hustle, and professional triple threat in 2014, making her the current and reigning world hustle champion.

In addition to hustle, she also dances on the country circuit. In 2014, she competed in the pro-pro division with Clive Stevens (winning 3rd place at Worlds 2014). In 2015, Clive and Christy competed both the showcase division winning 1st place at worlds as well as in classic division, winning 2nd place at worlds. Additionally, they earned a gold and two silver medals at the 2015 World games in the couples divisions as well as one silver medal in the world games for Christy’s line dancing. Additionally, at Worlds 2015, Christy won both the classic and showcase divisions of advanced line dance, qualifying her to compete in the superstars line dance category

Her extensive knowledge base across many types of dance styles, extensive teaching experience, and sense of humor are what her students like most about taking lessons from her.

She currently live in Austin, TX and teaches at Go Dance in Austin, TX as well as teaching in Philadelphia as traveling/time permits. For more information on upcoming competitions and travel schedule, you can join the listserve or find more information on the calendar or upcoming events pages. To book a lesson in Austin, please contact the Go Dance or call 512.646.2747. For other booking, please call/text 503.459.8132 or email christykam @ me . com

 

AWARDS

  • 2006 Pre-Championship International Latin 2nd Place finalist at Ohio Star Ball with Pan Thomakos
  • 2006 Amateur Chapionship Rhythm 2nd place fnalist at Ohio Star Ball with Pan Thomakos
  • 2006 Amateur American Smooth Third place at the Ohio Star Ball with Pan Thomakos
  • 2007 USA Dance Amateur Rhythm World champion title holder with Pan Thomakos
  • 2007 Amateur Championship Rhythm 2nd place finalist at Ohio Star Ball with Pan Thomakos
  • 2007 Amateur American Smooth 3rd place at te Ohio Star Ball wtih Pan Thomakos
  • 2008 USA Dance Amateur Rhythm World Champion title holder with Pan Thomakos
  • 2008 USA Dance Amateur American Style (combined rhythm and smooth) title holder with Pan Thomakos
  • Top Female teacher at Disco America 2009-2011
  • 2011 Professional 3 dance (hustle, salsa, and west coast swing) winner with Jameson Kilburn
  • 2011 Swing Dance America 3rd Place Open Professional Just Hustle with Philip Spinka
  • 3rd place open professional hustle at MADjam 2012 with Jameson Kilburn
  • 3rd place open professional jack and jill hustle at MADjam 2012 with Brian Gallagher
  • 3rd place open professional hustle at IHSC 2012 with Jameson Kilburn
  • 2nd place open professional triple threat at IHSC 2012 with Jameson Kilburn
  • 1st place professional 3 dance (hustle, salsa, and swing) at Disco America 2012 with Jameson Kilburn
  • 2nd place professional dance off at Disco America 2012 with Jameson Kilburn
  • 3rd place strictly hustle at Disco America 2012 with Jameson Kilburn
  • 1st place open professional strictly hustle at MADjam 2013 with Jameson Kilburn
  • 3rd place professional triple threat and strictly hustle at IHSC 2013 with Jameson Kilburn
  • 1st place overall champion at Dance Fiesta (Albuquerque, NM) 2013  in pro-pro with Clive Stevens
  • 1st place overall champion at Halloween in Harrisburg 2013 in pro-pro with Clive Stevens
  • 3rd place overall champion at 2014 United Country Western Dance Council Worlds in Nashville, TN with Clive Stevens
  • Winner of IHSC 2014 (world title) in Open Professional Hustle Routine Division as well as Strictly Hustle and Triple Threat Divisions
  • 1st Place in Showcase Rise and Fall and Showcase Cuban Advanced Line Dance at Mid Atlantic Dance Classic 2014
  • 1st Place in Showcase Line (rise and fall, cuban, stage, smooth, and pulse) at Big Apple Dance Festival
  • 1st Place in pro-pro and triple threat (nightclub, 2step, and west coast swing) with Clive Stevens at Big Apple Dance Festival
  • 1st Place in Couples Classic Open Division 1 at Halloween in Harrisburg 2014
  • 1st Place in Couples Classic Open Showcase Division at UCWDC Worlds 2015
  • 1st Place in Open Advanced Classic Line Dance at UCWDC Worlds 2015
  • 1st Place in Open Advanced Showcase Line Dance at UCWDC Worlds 2015
  • 1st Place in Master’s Classic at Indy Dance Exposion 2015
  • 1st Place in Master’s Classic at Orange Blossom Dance Festival 2015
  • 1st Place in Master’s Classic at New Mexico Dance Fiesta 2015

 

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