Riccardo Conte and Eleonora Filippi
Eleonora started to dance at age of 6, immediately reaching high levels and great results in Ballroom dances. She won several competitions in her Region, and made finals in the Italian Championships in the following years, working with the best teachers in the world.
Riccardo started to dance Ballroom and Latin dance when he was 10, at 12 he did his first competition, and at 13 he won his first Regional Ballroom Championship. Two years later, at 15, Riccardo won his first Italian Championship in Ballroom and semi-final in Latin dance.
In 2014 they started their career together. Their results were very good and as amateurs, under the tutelage of some of the best teachers in the world, won one Euro Cup in France and placed in the top 90 couples in Blackpool Dance Festival, the top 37 in Europe, and the top 10 couples in Italy.
Then, in 2016, they decided to make the big leap into Professional Dance, and at their debut, in the Italian National Championships, they made the final, and from that moment they remained amongst the top 10 couples in Italy also as professionals. They’ve also been chosen from Italian National Team to represent Italy at the European Championships, placing in the top 19 European Couples.
From 2017 they placed in the top 36 couples in Blackpool Professional Rising Star Division, reaching also the top 24, and in the Top 75 in Open Division.
After getting married in 2018, they made the decision to move to the United States, and began dancing under the Stars ‘n Stripes Flag, collecting a lot of finals placements and wins in Open Division as Professionals and in Rising Star in just a few months after arriving in this new Country.
In 2019, their success continues placing 18th at Blackpool Rising Star Professional.