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Beata, born in Lithuania, started her dance career at the age of 6. She became the Lithuanian and former Soviet Union youth latin, ballroom, and folk dancing champion. She moved to the U.S. at the age of sixteen. At that time she began her ten year partnership with Michael Wentink.

In 1998, Beata and Michael became World Amateur Latin Champions and won British Open (Blackpool), UK Championships, International Championships, US Open, German Open, Swiss Open and all other amateur competitions. They remained undefeated as amateurs, as well as, undefeated South African Latin Amateur and Professional Champions for 10 years. In 1999, they turned professional and were finalists of every major international competition since their professional debut at the British Open. In 2004, they moved to New York and decided to represent the United States. At the end of 2004, Beata retired from competitive dancing. From the end of 2007 to 2009, Beata performed with her professional partner a showdance program worldwide.

Presently, Beata is coaching and lecturing and adjudicating competitions in all parts of the world.

Additionally, Beata has an instructional dance video titled "Touch of Africa". Please visit Beata's Photo, Video and Press Galleries for updated media. In addition, please visit Beata's Calendar for her performance and coaching schedule outside of NYC area.