Headshot_Amber CopelandBallroom Dance Titles

Canadian Professional Smooth Champion, CDDSC (2012)
Arthur Murray Rising Star Professional Smooth Champion (2012)
Arthur Murray Open Professional Smooth Vice-Champion (2012)
Canadian Professional Ballroom Smooth Vice-Champion, CDF (2009)
Pro-Am Arthur Murray Smooth and Rhythm Champion, Arthur Murray International (2005)

For a sample of Amber’s dancing click here


Ballroom Judging Experience

Pierre Allaire & Mirelle Veilleux’s Danse Elite (2014)
Berthier Begin’s La Relance (2011)
Arthur Murray Dance Studios (2009-2010)


Ballroom Teaching Experience

Independent, Various Studios (2013 – current)
Dance Director & Instructor, Arthur Murray Montreal-West (2006-2010)


Professional Ballroom Dance Certifications

Judge, Latin, Standard, Rhythm & Smooth (CDF)
Fellow Member, Standard, (CDF)
Licentiate Member, Latin, (CDF)
Judge, Examiner & Gold Level Instructor, (Arthur Murray International, Inc.)


Movement, Health, Therapy & Coaching Certification

BMC Practitioner, Body-Mind Centering®, Germany (in progress)
Naturopath, L’École de Naturopathie du Québec (in progress)
Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP), NLP Canada, Toronto (2016)
Infant Development Movement Educator, Body-Mind Centering®, US & France (2016)
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner®, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, US (2015)
Advanced Laban, Koolskamp, Belgium (2014/2015)
Somatic Movement Educator, Body-Mind Centering®, US, France, England & Germany (2014)
Certified Coach, Certified Coaching Federation (2013)
Certified Movement Analyst, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, NY, NY (2012)
Certified Pilates Mat & Reformer Instructor, Ann McMillan Pilates, Montreal, QC (2012)
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (2002)



Guest blogger on dancecompreview.com: The 3 Dangers of Perfecting Your Dance Moves

Guest blogger on luxechaos.com: How to Mentally Prepare Before Competition

Author of Stick Out Your Bum! & 12 more secrets to becoming a ballroom champion


Film & Television Credits

Ils Dansent, Episode 9, Choreographer Pierre Allaire (2011)
Ils Dansent, Episode 2, Choreographer Danny Arbour (2011)
Get Smart, Warner Bros. Pictures (2008)
Alberta’s Centennial Celebrations: Alberta Spirit Gala (2004)


Other Recognition

Entrepreneurial Case Study of Amber & Mind Body Ballroom in Teach & Grow Rich, 2nd Edition by Danny Iny


Professional Association Memberships

Canadian Dancesport Federation (CDF)
Body-Mind Centering® Association (BMCA)


Other Professional Work Experience

Owner/Body Awareness Coach, Mind Body Ballroom (2014 – current)
Owner/Pilates Instructor, Beautiful Balanced Movement (2011 – 2014)
Owner, Event Express (2002 – 2005)
Franchisee, College Pro Painters (1999 – 2000)


Other Awards

Rising Star, Meeting Professionals International (2004)
Star Manager, College Pro Painters (1999, 2000)
Service & Reliability Nominee, College Pro Painters (2000)
Rookie of the Year Nominee, College Pro Painters (1999)


Languages Spoken

English (native)
French (fluent)
German (intermediate)
Spanish (intermediate)