Nazar Batih & Mariko Cantley
In 2009 Nazar was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, which strengthened his determination to compete at a world class level, and motivated him to show young people with Type 1 Diabetes that they can still pursue their dreams.
Nazar and Mariko began dancing together in 2012. Their partnership was established over a cup of coffee, before even dancing together. They agreed that as long as they shared the same goals, values, and coaches that they could learn how to dance together! By the time they met, both Nazar and Mariko had become addicted to the complexity, subtlety, and power of International Style Ballroom. During their partnership they also discovered a talent and love for the acrobatics and storytelling of Ballroom Show dance, and the opportunity it offers to dance outside the box.
- 3X Undefeated US National Ballroom Showdance Champions
Mariko and Nazar believe in authenticity, determination, and lifelong learning, and that every challenge is a chance to develop.
They look forward to always growing as dancers and as people, and to sharing their love of dance through performances, competitions and teaching.
Feel free to contact them for all your dance related needs!
Nazar Batih and Mariko Cantley
Professional Ballroom Dancers
Members of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
Coaching, Performances, Workshops