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|Corky has been dancing since he was six years old. Growing up his father owned and operated one of the largest dance studios in the world. His mother was a famous Flamenco Dancer who appeared in films and studied alongside Carmen Amaya. His father owned the largest (64,000 sq ft) dance school in the world, with 125 teachers on the payroll. He later went on to invent The Weed Eater.|
Corky only started training for International Latin Dancing when he was 22. Here he met his dance partner Shirley (Mark's Mom) who also trained him and would eventually become his wife. Corky's mentor didn't believe it when he said he would become a World Champion. Later that year, he became the United States Pro/Am Champion and then went on to win the World Professional Championship from 1995 - 1997. Together Corky and Shirley made up one of professional competitive Latin Dance's most successful couples ever.
Corky has also produced over 60 videos on the subject of Latin Dancing, which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide as well as produced the "Passion" DVDs. Corky is known worldwide for his choreography, music editing, music creation, costume design and much more. (ABC.com)
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