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Debbie Avalos Kusumi

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Born: November 11
Hometown: Modesto, California
Current location: Oro Valley, Arizona
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Debbie Avalos Kusumi is a former Professional Ballroom Dancer, specializing in International Style Standard and Latin. A former 4-time undefeated United States 10 Dance Champion, Debbie is not only certified as a dance instructor under the National Dance Council of America (NDCA), but is also a National Adjudicator and a World Dance Council (WDC) Adjudicator. Debbie is also the organizer of the California Open DanceSport Championships, the Atlanta Open, and the Chicago Crystal Ball DanceSport Competitions.

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Debbie Avalos Kusumi is a former 4-time undefeated United States 10 Dance Champion. She was also a Bronze Medalist at the International Council of Ballroom Dancing (ICBD) - now the World Dance Council (WDC) - World Professional 10 Dance Championship of 1985. The following year, in 1986, Debbie and partner Nicholas Cotton won first place in both the Professional International Style Standard and Latin Divisions at the Ohio Star Ball.

Currently, Debbie is a World Class Adjudicator of the World Dance Council (WDC). She is also a National Adjudicator for the National Dance Council of America (NDCA).

Aside from teaching and judging competitions throughout the United States and the world, she is also the organizer of the California Open DanceSport Championships, hosted annually in the month of February. In addition, she co-organizes the Atlanta Open with Sam Sodano and Sarwat Kaluby as well as the Chicago Crystal Ball with Tony Meredith.

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