Louis Van Amstel

Van Amstel, Louis Louis Van Amstel


  • United States Professional Latin American champion (2000)

  • 7 Time Dutch National Amateur Champion

  • European Amateur Latin Champion ('95)

  • World Amateur Latin Champion ('94, '95)

  • Grand Slam Latin Champion ('95)

  • World Professional Showdance Champion ('96)

  • Professional World Latin Finalist ('96)
  • Louis partnered Trista Sutter, reality star of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette in Season 1 when they came in sixth place. In Season 2 Louis danced with actress Lisa Rinna and came in fourth.

    Louis first began his dance career at an early age, training in a theater school gaining a solid background in ballet, tap, and jazz. Upon graduating, Louis attended the University of the Arts in Amsterdam to further strengthen his skills in the classical dances and theory.

    Unlike many dancers Louis has a strong psychological approach to teaching. He trains under legendary dance guru Dr. Ruud Vermeij who has a holistic approach towards dancing. Louis is also a student of Laban choreology and is well versed in human movement dynamics.

    Upon immigrating to the United States, Louis quickly became the U.S. National Latin Champion in 2000 and founded the company VanDance, LLC. Through VanDance Louis directed, choreographed and performed in Latin Fusion, a feature production on Broadway at City Center in New York City.