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TRENT WHIDDON

Trent, from Australia has been dancing for 20 years now. Being trained in jazz, tap and ballroom. A cast member of Burn the floor since 2002, recently appearing on Broadway (dance captain).
Also performing at, West End Live, Osaka Jo Hall, The Tokyo Forum, Great Hall of People Beijing, Paris Casino Las Vegas, Luxor casino Las Vegas, The Sands Casino Macao, Universal Studios Hollywood, Le Sporting Monte Carlo, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Radio City Music Hall.
With his wife he also choreographed for SYTYCD Australia season 3 and assisted Jason Gilkison on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
He was a  company manager of  Burn the floor, Florida 2009,2011,2012.
He has won numerous national titles as a juvenile, junior, youth and adult. Being selected as Australia’s representative to the World Championships in Latin, Standard and Ten Dance. His greatest accomplishments to date include; 10 dance Australian champion, Junior British Latin finalist 2000, and British Youth (under 21) Latin bronze medalist 2005.
He also performed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics Closing Ceremony, 100th Anniversary of the Taj Mahal Hotel India, the opening of Fox Studios Sydney. Appeared in the Air New Zealand ad campaign.
As well as being a professional on the Australian series of “Dancing With The Stars”.
Together with partner Gordana Grandosek they produced their own show “Satisfaction on a Dance Floor” with 4 successful seasons at Casino Mond Slovenia.

 

GORDANA GRANDOSEK WHIDDON

Gordana, from Slovenia has been dancing for over 23 years training predominantly in ballroom and Latin-American as well as jazz and ballet. She started dancing in her hometown Maribor. She was competing for 12 years and then she was invited to join the world known ballroom show Burn the Floor. Since then she is touring the world for 12 years as lead dancer. Performing on Broadway, West End Live, in Radio City Music Hall in New York, Osaka Jo Hall, The Tokyo Forum, Great Hall of People Beijing, Paris Casino Las Vegas, The Sands Casino Macao, Universal Studios Hollywood, Le Sporting Monte Carlo, Sydney Entertainment Centre.
With her husband she also Choreographed for SYTYCD Australia season 3 and assisted Jason Gilkison on BBC Strictly come dancing. Together they created their own show Satisfaction on a Dance Floor.
She was a professional on DANCING WITH THE STARS in Slovenia and achieved 2nd place. In year 2009, 2011, 2012 she was also Company manager and assistant choreographer Burn the floor, Florida. Performed on Good morning America, the Cannes film festival 2003 and received 5 times Slovenia Top Sport Achievement award.
From her competitive career she achieved  Australian 10 dance champions, 2nd place at British Youth Standard Championships, twice 2nd place at the International Youth Standard Championships, twice 3rd place 10 dance IDSF European Cup and won many European competitions.
For all this she have to thank to her mother, without her this wouldn’t be possible.

 

6 PACK ČUKUR

6 Pack Čukur is one of Slovenia's leading hip hop artists. His songs are musically diverse and often clever commentaries on society, frequently with hilarious lyrics ("funny but real," he says). Throughout his ten-year career, he has produced three studio albums and worked on a number of collaborations, with influential Slovenian musicians such as Oto Pestner, Jan Plestenjak and Leelojamais—and each landed at #1 on the Slovenian charts. He performs onstage with his band the Pimp Panthers, Big band Vox and The Hangover project!

TANJA RAFOLT

Is a rocker at heart and the lead singer of the Slovenian band DIVISON from Maribor. After several successful singles, the band released their first album “Kratka zgodovina tega trenutka«” (A brief history of this moment)in 2006.  With this band cast Tanja performed at several major venues in Slovenia, including the festivals Rock otočec, Škosiva tržnica in Ljubljana and Maribor, Majske igre, Lampiončki, Lent festival,and other clubs all around the country. After a short break she had a comeback in 2011 with the band’s new single Smile. All this time she also participated in numerous projects with different casts (Deluxe, Nightlife etc.). For the last 5 years she also devotes her time to the project of the cultural art association Coda, where she conducts individual musical workshops. With joined powers the project enables performances for young promising musicians on several stages in Maribor. In 2012 they organised a notable and memorable event called Get Back – back to the Beatles with a rooftop as their stage (Beatles on the Roof – a rooftop concert). Her most recent project with the Slovenian rapper 6pack Čukur is called THE HANGOVER PROJECT and includes the best duets of all times. Currently it is the hottest musical attraction on the scene, as every concert creates an amazing atmosphere, so that even no pessimist can resist dancing.

 

ALEN PAVLEC

Alen was five when he start dancing. When he was seven years old he started to compete ballroom and  Latin-American. Being coached by Branko and Alenka Bohak. With his previous partners Katja Orgl and Tara Bohak he was 13 times slovenian champion and he stood on the podium at the international championships in London, Copenhagen, Bratislava and elsewhere in Europe. Since youth category he was a member of a national team and represented Slovenia at the world championships and team championships in Blackpool. He performed with Tara in a TV show on  RTV Slovenia called “Spet doma”, where he was also a judge. After finishing his competitive career Alen has continued to teach dance on all levels.