Visiting Coaches

Beata Onefater

Beata, born in Lithuania, started her dance career at the age of 6. She became the Lithuanian and former Soviet Union youth latin, ballroom, and folk dancing champion. She moved to the U.S. at the age of sixteen. At that time she began her ten year partnership with Michael Wentink. 

In 1998, Beata and Michael became World Amateur Latin Champions and won British Open (Blackpool), UK Championships, International Championships, US Open, German Open, Swiss Open and all other amateur competitions.
They remained undefeated as amateurs, as well as, undefeated South African Latin Amateur and Professional Champions for 10 years.

In 1999, they turned professional and were finalists of every major international competition since their professional debut at the British Open. In 2004, they moved to New York and decided to represent the United States. At the end of 2004, Beata retired from competitive dancing. From the end of 2007 to 2009, Beata performed with her professional partner a showdance program worldwide. 

Presently, Beata is coaching and lecturing and adjudicating competitions in all parts of the world. 

Additionally, Beata has an instructional dance video titled "Touch of Africa". Please visit Beata's Photo, Video and Press Galleries for updated media. In addition, please visit Beata's Calendar for her performance and coaching schedule outside of NYC area.

Jean-Marc Genereux

Généreux met his partner and wife, France Mousseau, while ballroom dancing in Quebec, Canada. They competed successfully as amateurs starting in 1977, and then professionally in 1986, in the Latin and 10-dance dancesport divisions, and retired in 1998.

They have been featured dancers on the PBS series Championship Ballroom Dancing and most recently, were guest choreographers on the Fox dance competition-reality show So You Think You Can Dance. They were also featured dancers on the big screen in the film “Dance with Me”, starring Vanessa L. Williams. Also, Généreux played a "Smarmy Old Man" in the ballroom dance film “Shall We Dance”, starring Jennifer Lopez.

Along with dancer/choregrapher Tré Armstrong, Généreux has appeared as a Permanent Judge on CTV's So You Think You Can Dance Canada for the first four seasons. In 2010, he appeared in an episode in the tenth season of Degrassi as a Ballroom instructor for a remedial gym class. As of February 2011, he also appears as the Head Judge on TF1's Danse avec les stars, the French version of Dancing With The Stars.

On the August 8th 2011 broadcast of So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Généreux announced the creation of his new dance shoe company, JMG Dance.

Généreux married his dance partner, France Mousseau, and they had their first child, Jean-Francis, in 1996, and their second, Francesca, in 1999. Their daughter, Francesca, suffers from Rett Syndrome; Généreux and his wife work with others to raise awareness and money around this rare neurological condition.

On Season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance, Généreux choreographed a Viennese waltz for Kherington Payne and Stephen Twitch Boss, a dance that he openly dedicated to daughter Francesca.

Généreux, France Mousseau, and David Rosiniski are the Organizers for the Ballroom and Latin DanceSport Competition
Dancing a' La Carte here in Springfield, Ma to be held May 25th-27th, 2012.

Quebec's Jean Marc Genereux began dancing at age 10 with his partner, and now wife, France Mousseau, and within six years the pair had won every Regional and State Championship. In the early 1980s they began dancing the International style and won over 100 competitions and all the major championships in North America, participating in 10 World Championships as the first representatives for Canada.

In 12 years, they won over 200 competitions on three continents. Genereux and Mousseau retired from the competitive scene in 1998; however, the two still travel all over the world to perform in dance shows, as well as judge and choreograph for the elite competitors.  In 2006, Genereux joined the cast of the American version of So You Think You Can Dance as a choreographer.

Amateur titles
Canadian Province of Quebec Champions in Social Dancing, 1977 - 1979
Canadian Basic and Standard Champions, International Style, 1980 - 1981
5-time Undefeated Canadian Latin and 10-dance Champions, 1982 - 1987
5-time Undefeated North American Latin and 10-dance Champions
3-time Peter Allan Award Latin Champions, England
4-time Latin Champions and Grand Champions, United States Ballroom Championships
Winners, British Youth Latin American Championship, Blackpool

Professional titles
10-time Undefeated Canadian Latin Champions, 1987 - 1998
4-time Undefeated North American Champions
2-time Asian-Pacific Champions
2-time Winners, Challenge of the Continent
Winners, Ohio Star Ball Open Latin Championship
3rd place, Overall Title, World 10-dance Championships