Three-time world dance champion, Emmy-nominated choreographer and consummate professional, Louis van Amstel is best known for his eight stunning turns on the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars.
Louis has enjoyed amazing seasons on the Dancing with the Stars with partners such as Lisa Rinna, Sabrina Bryan, and Priscilla Presley. A proven audience favorite know for famously transforming the bodies of his partners, Louis did just that with partner Kelly Osborne in an unforgettable ninth season, and again with partners Niecy Nash and Margaret Cho.
Louis is currently focused on teaching, developing, and promoting his revolutionary LaBlast dance fitness program, and partnered with Crunch to create the best-selling LaBlast instructional DVDs, available on Amazon and www.lablastfitness.com.
A well-known choreographer who has served as such many times on Dancing With The Stars, Louis has also done so for FOX’s dance hit So You Think You Can Dance. Additionally, Louis was the creative director and choreographer for the immensely popular Dancing with the Stars live stage show and tour for the second time in 2007, and has appeared on the television shows The Suite Life of Zach and Cody, All My Children, and Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva, where he was reunited with his former DWTS partner Margaret Cho.
Hailing from the Netherlands, Louis has been a sworn-in US citizen since 2008. A well-known figure in the international dance world, Louis is one of the most experienced professionals on Dancing with the Stars, having coached and/or worked with many of his current peers before the show started, and he had the pleasure of competing professionally with Karina Smirnoff, with whom they became US Latin Dance Sport champions.
During his competitive ballroom dance career, Louis has amassed a staggering number of accolades, including: 7-time Dutch National Amateur Champion, European Amateur Latin Champion, World Amateur Latin Champion, Grand Slam Professional Latin Champion, World Professional Showdance Champion and Professional World Latin Finalist.