Katrina Patchett

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Katrina Patchett
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Born (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 30)
Perth, Western Australia
Australia
Occupation Ballroom dancer
Parent(s) Julie Patchett

Katrina Patchett (born 12 December 1986) is a professional ballroom dancer from Perth, Western Australia.

Early life[edit]

She has been dancing since the age of three and competing since the age of seven.[citation needed] She was brought up in her mother (Julie Patchett)'s dance studio in Perth, Western Australia, daughter of two internationally successful ballroom dancers[who?] who reached seventh in the world. At age thirteen she became a Western Australian State Champion.[1]

Career[edit]

Patchett moved to Europe at the age of 16,[2] living, training and working in Denmark (partnering with Joachim Dahlström) before moving to France, at 19, to partner with the former winner of The Dancing Show, Maxime Dereymez.[2] Together in 2007, they became the French national champions.[3][self-published source?] The couple also reached fourth place at the IDSF Open in 2007.[4] After three years in France, Patchett moved to Slovenia to dance with Blaz Pocajt and compete in the professional category[5] at the age of 22. Towards the end of 2010, Dereymez and Patchett decided to renew their partnership. They both competed on TF1's Danse avec les stars.[2] Patchett won the first season of Danse avec les stars with her partner French singer/songwriter, Matt Pokora, on 19 March 2011.[2]

Patchett speaks French, and lives in Paris.[6]

Danse avec les stars[edit]

Celebrity partners[edit]

Season Partner Place
1 M. Pokora 1st
2 Cédric Pioline 9th
3 Bastian Baker 7th
4 Brahim Zaibat 2nd
5 Brian Joubert 3rd
6 Vincent Niclo 7th
7 Olivier Minne 11th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WA State Champions of the Past". Dance Sport Australia. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Richards, Holly (20 June 2011). "Perth girl dances with the stars". The West Australian. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Maxime Dereymez and Katrina Patchett". DancePlaza.com. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Katrina Patchett - Competitions". International DanceSport Federation. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Sangmiester, Eva Maria (20 August 2008). "Professional Rising Star Standard:Germany wins". German Open Championships Stuttgart. German Open Championships - Tanz Event Management. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Katrina: Danse avec les stars", TF1. (French)