Robbie Tristan teaching Gay Ballroom class.

Robbie Tristan teaching Gay Ballroom class.

World Champion Ballroom Dancer
Wedding Dance Expert
Best of LA People by LA Weekly
Founder of Dance of America Foundation

“It’s bringing out the best in everyone and sharing the joy and passion of dance that matters, let that be a 65 year old ProAm student or a wedding couple who just wants to avoid embarrassment on their special night.”
“I feel blessed having been guided by the best to achieve all the success and create all this magic in my life. Now it’s my turn to give back and help others achieve their goals and dreams.”
— Robbie Tristan


Robbie’s passion for dancing began early at the age of seven and his innate talent would soon be recognized when he won the Junior National Champion title in Ballroom Dancing at the age of 11 in his home country of Hungary. Since that auspicious debut, he competed across Europe at numerous International dance competitions representing Hungary as a NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPION. Robbie then trained with the top coaches in Hungary, Russia and the UK evolving his repertoire to include jazz, ballet, contemporary, and Broadway dance disciplines. His long list of musical theatre credits would include the Eastern European tour of Cats.

Interestingly enough, some of his highest achievements have been and still are in the International Ballroom Competition sphere in Same Sex style, having beat out fierce competition to become the European and World Champion and titleholder many times over. Later he’d add top awards in Standard, Latin and Show Dance, making him and his dance partner the only dancers who have a monopoly on all the World Champion Titles.

After touring the world in Ballroom Dance Shows and Musical Theatre Productions, Robbie moved to United States in 2009 to apply his prowess of the genre to a U.S. audience. Robbie traveled the world introducing Same-Sex Ballroom Dancing to a wider audience. He was featured in the New York Times, LA Times Magazine and other publications, including earning the Best of LA People title from the LA Weekly. He was featured on prime time news in Hungary, Germany, Denmark and the United States fighting for equality with every dance move.
Robbie has received countless awards for choreography and dance instruction and his students consistently place in the top tier of any competition in which they are entered, winning top prizes and gold medals in regional, domestic and International dance competitions. Robbie has also won countless top titles in the Pro/Am category (Professionals Dancing With Amateurs) partnering with his students in the US and Internationally.

Robbie coaches all levels, individuals, couples and Formation Teams for International Latin and Standard, as well as, Wedding Dances. He is available for private lessons, show choreography, competition coaching and Pro-Am competitions.

Robbie has developed and implemented myriad dance regimens and programming, such as:
The Sambalicious Boot Camp, a fitness program to stay in shape and learn the fundamentals of the Latin Ballroom Dances (ChaCha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive)
The Ultimate Wedding Dance Made Easy, which is a dance instructional video and workshop series to teach brides and grooms their first dance as husband and wife.
Recently Robbie and a group of passionate professionals founded the Dance of America Foundation with the mission to help at risk and LGBT youth with Ballroom Dance projects.

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