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Wilson Barrera

With over 25 years of experience as a professional, performer, competitor, coach and choreographer in the world of DanceSport. His solo performances have been acclaimed worldwide by audiences and critics alike. Wilson knew when he was just 16 years old that dancing would be his life. Born in Colombia, South America, Wilson began to attract the attention of the dance world when he performed as lead dancer in his own Folkloric Dance Company in Miami. This led to his close association with other celebrated dancers around the world, as he became a champion competitor in competitions worldwide.

With his former wife and dance partner, Margaret Burns, Wilson came to Sarasota in 1996 and founded Ballroom DanceSport Theatre as a professional, non-profit arts organization. This group established an educational dance program in Sarasota and Venice Middle and High schools as a credited activity. Three years later, in 1999, Wilson opened his own Wilson's DanceSport International, Inc. studio offering dance exciting events and competition-level instruction in a variety of dance styles.

As a four-time World Champion, Wilson brings to his studio accomplishments and experience found nowhere else in southwest Florida. His lifetime love for dance is reflected in all aspects of his life!

His unparalleled success and experience provides the foundation for his own studio’s reputation as the leading studio for students to gain the skills and grace to perform and compete at their desired level. He works tirelessly at the highest level to create the finest abilities in his students.

He is a World Class Championship Adjudicator, and a certified member of:
- World Dance & DanceSport Council,
- National DanceSport Council of America,
- Professional Dancers Federation,
- International Dance Teachers Association,
- National Dance Teachers Association
- Pan American Teachers Association.