Karen Navarrete-Anton of Baguio City impressed the judges and was declared the champion in a recent international dance competition. Karen outshined the other dance participants from different countries in the Ethnic Dance Solo Adults - 18 Years Old Professionals modality.
The week-long dance battle scheduled to be held in Italy was held virtually, so the dancers presented their performances from their homes.
Karen is a dance enthusiast based in Baguio City, and is the founder and director of her own dance school, Aloha Philippines Dance Academy. She is the organizer of the Baguio Metamorphosis representing Baguio in many prestigious competitions such as Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) season 1, where their unique concept, and unmatched synchronized and energetic dance fusion act landed them in second place.
Karen also represented the City of Pines in the DanceSport Council of the Philippines National competitions; and her students, Aloha Girls are among ABS-CBN's Dance Kids.
In a Facebook post, the dance guru thanked all her supporters and dedicated her win for the city of Baguio and the entire Philippines.
With pride and humility,
I dedicate my win to our beloved City of Baguio and the whole Philippines
We clinched top spot!
There are so many people to thank for this win, but for now, allow me to thank
ALL OF YOU for your support and prayers
Karen is not only a dance champion, but also an international car racing champion just like her husband Carlos. In fact, she made history when she won the overall championship trophy at the Marlboro Red Racing Competition, held in the Ferrari race track in Italy. Their son Iñigo is also an auto racing champion. It's in the blood.
All Dance International is the biggest Dance Organization worldwide, with presence in five continents and more than 100 countries. They are the creators and organizers of the official All Dance World Dance Championship in the United States of America and founding members of the Bureau of Industry of The World Dance (BIWD).
They have a 10-year career in the dance industry in the world and are the producers of the official dance championships All Dance Qualifiers (Nationals) in different countries worldwide, which annually classify the finals of: All Dance World and All Dance Continental.