Wayne Eng is an entrepreneur extraordinaire, retired award-winning professional dancer, and owner/operator of ballroom dancing educational programs and dance championship events.
Wayne and his wife Donna competed in Dancesport dance competitions from 1981 to 1989. In those short 8 years, they became 3-time United States Latin Finalists, United States Rising Star Runner-Up, 3-time Blackpool Rising Star Finalists, and Eastern United States Champions and have represented Hong Kong in the World Latin Championships where they reach the semi-final round.
In 1983, Wayne and Donna made a decision to retired from the competitive dancing arena to start a family. From 1983 – 1994, they established their own independent Dancesport studio and quickly became one of the top independent studios in the nation.
In 1992, Wayne and Donna also founded Dance Vision, which has become the world leader in production and distribution of Dancesport instructional videos. Their company has produced over 500 videos, partnering with National and World Dance Champions. In 2001, the DVIDA® Syllabus was created to teach professionals how to instruct students in the world of dance. More than 400 independent dance studios and teachers have used their syllabus throughout the United States. DVIDA® Syllabus is recognized by the National Dance Council of America and the Canadian Dancesport Federation recently adopted the DVIDA® American Style Syllabus as their official syllabus for certifying professional instructors.
Wayne is also the Founder of ProDVIDA (Professional Dance Vision International Dance Association). ProDVIDA is a professional teacher organization, open to all professional dance teachers and competitors. The mission is to identify those teachers who exemplify the highest levels of skill and ethical standards, through training, experience and DVIDA® certification. ProDVIDA processes certifications to professional Ballroom Teachers at various levels with over 50 examiners in the USA and more than 1,500 members to date. www.ProDVIDA.com
EXECUTIVE VP & DIRECTOR, American Ballroom Company & Competition
Since 2005, Wayne has played the role of Executive Vice President of American Ballroom Company & Competition. He is the acting Director for the Official United States Dance Championships. Since Wayne took on this position, the organization has become so successful that it is now rated as one of the top 5 competitions in the United States. www.UnitedStatesDanceChampionships.com
(Former) ORGANIZER, Mastery Camps
Dance Vision organizes the largest 5 Day Camp in the world for ballroom dancers. The Mastery Camp was launched in 1996 and continues to bring more than 700 participants from across the globe every year to Las Vegas, Nevada.
SUPPLIER/VENDOR, Dancing with the Stars
For 20 seasons, the hit show, Dancing With The Stars, has engage Wayne Eng/Dance Vision to provide their dance floor. www.DanceFlex.com
ORGANIZER, Emerald Ball Championship Competition
Wayne has been an organizer of the Emerald Ball Dancesport Championship since 1989. For more than 20 years, the Emerald Ball has been one of the three largest competitions in America. In 2013 it became the largest professional/amateur competitions in the world, having over 15,000 entries that wish to compete each year. www.EmeraldBall.com
PHILANTHROPY & CHARITIES
Wayne supports the mission of the Khmer Child Foundation and helps with promotion, awareness campaigns and fundraising activities. He also provides Dance support and opportunities that support The Cure Charitable Foundation benefiting Cancer Programs and Research. Wayne also donates annually to the NV Junior Diabetes Research Foundation and to the NV Hope For Prisoners program.
REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE
Wayne has managed real estate apartments in the Los Angeles area and has built 2 office buildings as well as two luxury custom homes in Las Vegas.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
In his spare time, Wayne practices yoga & meditation several times a week.
Wayne currently lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Donna, and enjoys quality time with his sons, Tyler and Jason.