Donnie Burns MBE was born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. He is a Scottish professional ballroom dancer, specialising in Latin dance. He and his former partner Gaynor Fairweather were 14-time World Professional Latin champions, a record for this title. They were also eleven times International Latin American Dance Champions, also a record for this title. On their competitive retirement both were honored by appointment as MBE.
Donnie was undefeated in any competitive dance contest for nearly 20 years of continuous competition, a record in any major category of ballroom dance and is now in the Guinness Book of Records. During this period he won major titles in countries throughout the world. He is now Vice-President and Chairman of the World Dance Council. He is a winner of the Carl Alan Award for outstanding services to dance. In 2008, Burns married swing dance and International Latin dancer Heidi Groskreutz. Burns was the inspiration for the character Mr. Aoki in the 1996 Japanese film Shall We Dance?. Wikipedia
Donnie Burns and Gaynor Fairweather Cha Cha
Donnie Burns and Gaynor Fairweather Samba
Donnie Burns and Gaynor Fairweather Kremlin Cup 2004
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