In December 2014 Roberto Quaresma and Daria Novoselova, students of Latin Energy Dance Company in Toronto, won the prestigious title of World Salsa Champions (On1 Amateur Division).
Shortly afterwards they suffered an accident during practice where Daria fractured her neck. Doctors inserted a metal plate and screws to hold her neck securely and told her that with the surgery there was a risk of not being able to walk or dance again.
Nevertheless Daria returned to dance only 5 months later, determined to compete again and defend her title. With less than 3 months to prepare Daria and Rob went back to Miami in December to show that anything was possible, winning the championship a second time!
Watch the interview of this extraordinary couple with CBC News below.
Daria Novoselova started with Latin Energy in 2012. Roberto Quaresma started with Latin Energy in 2009. Being married and working two jobs with Air Canada & Canada Post, he still manages to find time to live his dream!
Watch their winning routine below.