Martin & Diana Lefebvre
Martin and Diana Lefebvre are two of Canada’s top dancesport trainers. Together they represented Canada on the professional latin circuit for six years and in 2003 were Canada’s representatives at the World Professional Latin Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. Martin and Diana are largely responsible for facilitating Alberta’s booming ballroom scene. After starting Alberta’s first dancesport program, four of their couples have been invited to be Canada’s representatives at various World Championships. A most recent highlight is of course three of their dancers making it to the finals in So You Think You Can Dance Canada and Anthony Grafton making it to the Top 18!
Martin and Diana currently balance their time judging and training their own competitive team. They are also very busy consultants for SKATE CANADA and local skating clubs. They both work with singles, pairs, ice dancers and synchronized teams as well as dancers from other genres, gymnasts, circus performers and fitness models.
Montreal native, Martin Lefebvre is one of Canada’s most popular and charismatic dancesport coaches. Dancing since the age of nine, Quebec’s golden boy has had a successful and colorful career. Some of Martin’s titles include: two-time Quebec Youth Latin Champion, two-time Quebec Amateur Champion, two-time Canadian Youth Amateur Latin Champion, two-time Canadian Amatuer Latin Champion and two-time North American Amateur Champion. Martin has also been chosen to represent Canada four times at various World Championships. Known as an entertaining yet tough coach, Martin’s best attribute is bringing the best out in his dancers.
Martin is currently working hard to promote Ballroom dancing in Alberta and is the dance director for The Calgary Dance Foundation, an organization that provides ballroom programs for elementary school kids.
Diana (Matiaszow) Lefebvre is one of Canada’s hottest dancesport trainers. Her classical ballet training lead her to the world of ballroom dancing, and at the age of 19, just by walking up the stairs on a whim, she was hired by the Arthur Murray chain. Diana was trained extensively in both business and American style and worked in several studios across Canada until landing in Calgary. Her coaches Jean-Marc Généreux and Ginette Cournoyer encouraged her to pursue an international competitive career. In 1997 she became both a Canadian finalist in ten-dance and a successful studio owner. Diana’s studio became one of Canada’s largest training centres with of staff of 26 instructors.
After her competitive career, Diana opened her own fitness dance company called Burlesquercise. This award winning company is geared for women of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels and allows ladies to enjoy dancing and performing without a partner. This unique fitness company is Ballroom, Latin, Jazz and Broadway based with a Burlesque twist. Diana also provides training for gymnasts, skaters, models, fitness models and dancers from various genres. She is known as "the confidence specialist".