Philippe Berne started out as a tap and ballroom dancer in his very early ages in Germany. Inspired by world renowned Ira Bernstein, he took part in many international workshops which made him a very versatile dancer and led to his number one passion : DanceSport!
He started training in ballroom and latin alongside the German Ballroom Formation Team. Eager to learn more, he trained in ice-skating in the South of France and ranked second at the French ‘Team’ Championships.
Martial Arts, Jazz and Musical Theatre on top of his ballroom and latin training, made him the well-rounded artist he is today.
Starting his professional life as a successful engineer, he decided to stop this path and dedicate himself to his real passion: dance. After winning many national competitions and ranking in the top finalists in the French Ballroom Championship, Flore and him took the stage internationally. He is a licensed Zumba Instructor, Latin American, Ballroom, Rock’n Roll and Salsa Instructor and also masters many other styles such as Boogie Woogie, Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Zouk,…
He now competes for Canada in DanceSport and competes as a champion in West Coast Swing. His classes can be enjoyed in Québec City and Montréal as well as in other events around the world.
He recently danced in Las Vegas in a show for The Cosmopolitan.
It is with enthusiasm and joy that Philippe is devoting his entire life to dancing and transmitting his passion to others. His versatility makes him an incredible asset for any event or dance school.
Philippe and Flore Berne
Coming from two different backgrounds :
Philippe comes from the competition world and Flore from the world of social dancing (Boogie-Woogie, Swing, Salsa, West Coast Swing,…), which adds a lot of flow and style to their dancestyle.
They evolved rapidly in national and international competitions and took it to the biggest French stages with Charly Moser’s dance Company (Feeling Dance Show), known for their numerous TV and live appearances.
In 2013, they set their newest challenge: share their passion with the world and move to Montreal , Canada.
Today, they are emerging West Coast Swing Showcase champions, they placed top 4 at the US Open 2017 and top 5 at the Us Open 2016, and placed top 4 at many NASDE events since they started competing in the showcase division in 2014. They are also Canadian Champion 2016 and 2017!
They decided recently to stop compete in Dancesport, to be more present for their students, their pro-am… and to be more available for shows!
They made many finals in Ballroom and Latin American styles and decided to turn professional in 2014 season and they became Canadian professional 10 dances vice-champion at their first Canadian professional championship.
They represented several times officially the Canada at the World Ten Dance Championships.