December 24, 2008 05:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Georgia Ambarian and Eric Luna have been selected to represent the United States in the new reality TV show, Superstars of Dance. The international dance competition is produced by Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller, the masterminds behind American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. Lord of the Dance king, Michael Flatley has been selected to host show.
Georgia Ambarian and Eric Luna dance at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Cinco Bayou and hold three world and three U.S. cabaret championship titles. They also were the featured dancers with pop singer James Blount on an episode of Dancing with the Stars last season.
“It’s nice that our hard work was noticed,” Eric Luna said. “Nigel Lythgoe himself called us to ask us if we’d participate.”
Georgia Ambarian and Eric Luna are expert ballroom dancers specializing in cabaret dancing, a theatrical style that involves aerial movements and lifts. They’ll be competing against ballet dancers and even acrobats, depending on the contestants dance style the participating eight countries choose to send.
“We’re just going to go and perform the best way we can,” Georgia Ambarian said. “You can’t think of it as a competition. You have to think of it as your personal best.”
Superstars of Dance will premiere on January 4, 2009 at 8:00 PM ET on NBC.
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