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Pamela Licht Kazimir

BIOGRAPHY

Pamela Licht Kazimir is originally from Montclair, NJ.  Pamela’s dance training started at Broadway Dance Center in both their children’s program as well as their open classes.  She was an original member of The New Jersey Tap Ensemble under the direction of tap legend Deborah Mitchell. Along with her time at Broadway Dance Center and with NJTE she also began pursuing Modern and Ballroom/Latin dancing.

While in high school Pamela was chosen to join the elite high jump program at Montclair State University for Dance.  After graduation she continued on with that university to receive a BFA in Dance.

Pamela’s competitive Ballroom/Latin career also started at a young age, training with United States and World Champions Gary and Diana McDonald.  Growing up she trained in both the International Latin and Ballroom styles and pursued the American Rhythm and Smooth as a Professional competitor.  In 2004 she and partner John Vilardo made the finals of The United States Professional Nine Dance Championship.  In 2008 she and partner Azamat Evgamukov placed in the finals of The United States Professional Rising Star American Rhythm Championship.  Her competitive career has taken her all over the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

In Addition to her competitive Ballroom/Latin career Pamela is a certified judge with The United States Terpsichore Association passing her exams highly commended.  She is also currently an adjunct professor with Montclair State University for their World Dance courses.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2010 Manhattan Dancesport Professional Rising Star Smooth – Finalist - Brooklyn, NY
  • 2008 World Professional Salsa Championships – Runner Up - Puerto Rico
  • 2008 United States Professional Rising Star Rhythm Championship – Finalist - Orlando, Florida
  • 2004 United States Professional 9-Dance Championship – Finalist - Atlanta, GA
  • 2001 World Professional Mambo Championships – Finalist - Hollywood, FL

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