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Beata, born in Lithuania, started her dance career at the age of 6. She trained in classical ballet, folk, latin, and ballroom dancing. She became the Lithuanian and former Soviet Union juvenile, junior, and youth latin, ballroom, and folk dancing champion. At seventeen, Beata and her South African partner, Michael Wentink, began to represent South Africa on the competitive world stage and remained undefeated as South African Latin Amateur and Professional Champions for 10 years. In 1998, Beata and Michael became the undefeated World Latin Champions and were the first South African couple to win this title. During her career as a competing amateur and professional latin dancer, Beata has been noted as one of the top female dancers in the dancesport industry who has captivated audiences worldwide with her unique style of dance. After turning professional in 1999, Beata and Michael became finalists of every major international competition since their open professional debut at the Blackpool Dance Festival (British Open). Beata has been involved in many productions and performances which were televised and recorded for many competitions, special events, and gatherings. Amongst Beata's many performances include the NBC DanceSport Series, EuroSport DanceSport Championships, Televisa’s 2nd Campeonato Baile del Mundial, and other televised performances all over the globe. Additionally, she was invited to perform at the prestigious World Super Stars Dance Festival held annually in Tokyo, Japan for 8 years. In January of 2015, Beata became the creative director of Mason Dean New York, a fashion house specializing in bespoke competitive dance wear for women and men. Under her direction, the design team successfully created and launched four (4) bespoke dancesport dress collections for women and a bespoke men’s collection not counting dozen’s of custom designs created for Mason Dean’s clients. She personally oversees every design from idea, to fittings, to final delivery. Beata continues to coach, lecture, and choreograph performances all over the world and is a world class adjudicator judging US national and international dancesport competitions.