Australian Professional Rising Star Champions

The Professional Rising Star Championship was a highlight of the Australian DanceSport Championship Saturday night program. We believe from information sourced, that this event was introduced in 1982. We do know that it ended, with it’s last championship event in 2002. It was a fabulous stepping stone for new, up and coming Professionals and a wonderful honour to win this event before the Professional Open events on the Sunday.

If anyone has any records of any of the previous winners of these prestigious titles, please email us at info@outsidechange.com

BALLROOM
2002 - Stefano Olivieri & Melanie Sears (NSW)
2001 - Ian Gillard & Cherie Isbell (NSW)
2000 - Justyn & Amanda Manderson (QLD)
1999 - Jason Thomas & Erin Lowe (WA)
1998 - Stuart Palmer & Jenny Gozdzik (VIC)
1997 - Ian & Melinda Hayes (NSW)
1996 - Graeme & Frances Riessuet (WA)
1995 - Sean & Rachel Dunne (VIC)
1994 - Jason Beaman & Julie Freeman (VIC)
1993 - Paul & Linda Cruddas (NSW)
1992 - Glen & Radmilla Foote (VIC)
1991 - Stuart & Anita Wilson (VIC)
1990 - Anthony Egan & Martha Hugens (VIC)
1989 - Nick Kosovich & Tracey Kerr (NSW)
1988 - Mark & Annemarie Wilson (VIC)
1987 - Brent & Jenni Olifent (VIC)
1986 - 
1985 - Ray & Sue McMahon (NSW)
1984 - Graham Wilson & Sonia Kruger (NSW)
1983 - Gary & Babette Hatcher (NSW)
1982 - Wayne Douglas & Jenny Mulready (VIC)
LATIN
2002 - Shane & Kyleen Phillips (QLD)
2001 - Taras Ventrue & Rachel Anderson (VIC)
2000 - Brendan Humphreys & Natalie Flugge (WA)
1999 - Arashi Miyaoki & Lina Yamamoto (Japan)
1998 - Jason Beaman & Penny Bowden (VIC)
1997 - Rodney Bosland & Kyanne Smith (NSW)
1996 - Chris Ryan & Karen O'Brien (VIC)
1995 - Steven Galdona & Dianne Colledge (QLD)
1994 - Sean & Rachel Dunne (VIC)
1993 - Ken Rufus & Kathy Ward (QLD)
1992 - Shane McCormack & Natalie Lonsdale (VIC)
1991 - Tony Hulme & Maria Nogalo (VIC)
1990 - Paul & Annette Sheehan (QLD)
1989 - Glenn Brennan & Melissa Gardiner (WA)
1988 - Chris Selwyn & Janine Glasson (VIC)
1987 - Brent & Jenni Olifent (VIC)
1986 - 
1985 - Stephen & Carinne Octigan (VIC)
1984 - Graham Wilson & Sonia Kruger (NSW)
1983 - Gary & Babette Hatcher (NSW)
1982 -
NEW VOGUE
2002 - Stefano Olivieri & Melanie Sears (NSW)
2001 - Ian Gillard & Cherie Isbell (NSW)
2000 - Brad & Belinda Sanders (VIC)
1999 - Grant Langley & Helen Ludford (QLD)
1998 - Paul & Sharon Hearn (NSW)
1997 - Darryl Davenport & Justine Miller (WA)
1996 - Darren & Lecia Putland (VIC)
1995 - Luke Perkins & Cherrie Kissitch (QLD)
1994 - Jason Beaman & Julie Freeman (VIC)
1993 - Rhett & Kym English (SA)
1992 - Ross Reik & Kylie Wall (NSW)
1991 - Gordon Allen & Stacey Taylor (VIC)
1990 - George & Marilyne Jackson (TAS)
1989 - Ross & Patricia Heidke (QLD)
1988 - Brian Akers & Lyn Davies (NSW)
1987 - Greg & Vicki Moodie (VIC)
1986 - 
1985 - Rickie Cuthbertson & Sue Scott (VIC)
1984 - Graham Wilson & Sonia Kruger (NSW)
1983 - Michael & Elizabeth Rye (NSW)
1982 - Wayne Douglas & Jenny Mulready (VIC)