Daniele was born and raised in Rome, Italy. At the age of 12 he was introduced by his parents to ballroom dancing. In the beginning, this was just a fun hobby as his goal, like the majority of the Italian youths, was to become a famous Soccer player but as time passed, he soon realized that dancing was his real calling. At the age of 14 he found his first partner and soon after he started to compete nationally and internationally.
In his amateur career, he was four-time Italian Latin champion, one-time Italian Ballroom finalist, and one-time Italian 10-Dance finalist. At the age of 21, he decided to move to the UK where he lived for the following 5 years. After returning to Italy, Daniele met his current partner, Veronica. The decision to turn professional arrived immediately after partnering with Veronica and in just a few months together they reach the Italian professional Latin championship final and the top 48 in Blackpool.
Veronica is originally from Rome, Italy. Her dancing journey began at the tender age of 7 when she started to take ballet classes. In a very short period of time, she realized that dancing was her world and she decided to expand her knowledge by studying different styles such as Contemporary, Lyrical Jazz, Hip-Hop and Ballroom with world renowned coaches. After being a finalist and winning several National competitions, at the age of 18, Veronica was awarded with a two-year scholarship to one of the most prestigious dance schools in Italy named “Cinecitta Campus". At the end of this experience, she mastered her skills so much that she was selected to be part of the professional cast of dancers for the most famous TV talent show in Italy called " Fame". After this television experience she come back to her roots, giving 100% to dancing until she met her current partner, Daniele.
Together they had a short but successful amateur career that led them to the finals of all the major Italian competitions until they decided to walk the path of the professional field. Immediately they had outstanding achievements such as reaching the final at the Italian Professional Latin Championship, the quarter final at the Professional Latin World Cup and the top 48 at the prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival. In 2019, Daniele and Veronica decided to step up their game and their working career and they moved to Maryland in the USA, where they both still currently reside and teach.
Outside of dancing, Daniele’s big passion is cooking which he enjoys anytime he has the occasion and Veronica loves to create costumes and practice wear, as well as, doing makeup and ballroom hair.
Daniele and Veronica hold many rising star title across USA and their latest result are:
- Northcoast Rising Star Champions
- Virginia State Dancesport Rising Star Champions
- Cleveland Dancesport Champions
- Florida State Open Professional Champions
- Capital Dancesport Finalist
- Nashville Starz Rising Star Champions
- 2022 Ohio Star Ball Professional Rising Star Latin Finalist