about Valerio & Monica:
Monica was born in North Italy and started dancing at the age of 4. Her parents used to attend a dance school and little Monica would copy their steps in the corner. That’s how her dancing journey began.
Between 6 and 11 the young girl was successfully competing in traditional dancing before she converted into Ballroom and Latin. At 17 Monica started representing Italy internationally and three years later she partnered with Domen Krapez representing Slovenia. After only one month together they became Blackpool Finalists in 2003.
Monica turned professional at 23 and her career spiralled upwards.
In 2015 Monica started her new partnership with Valerio Colantoni and after two weeks of preparations, they reached Final at the UK Open Championship, followed by the finals in all major competitions.
The couple are successfully competing to this day.
Valerio & Monica’s professional achievements include:
– Italian Professional Ballroom Champions
– European Professional Ballroom Vice-Champions
– 4th at Blackpool, Worlds & International Championships