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Carrie Martin

Co-founder and Director of Latin Addiction

A 3 x National Champion in both salsa and latin & 3 x World Salsa Champion in various categories, Carrie has trained numerous students to National Champion & World Champion Status in Latin Dance! Carrie’s love of dance began at the age of 3.  Spending her childhood years training in ballet, ballroom, Rock “n” Roll, tap and disco, she completed all levels of examinations for ballroom, disco and Rock “n” Roll in the UK.

In her adult years, Carrie’s passion turned to Latin Dance, where she enjoys teaching, performing and social dancing.

Carrie has an extensive knowledge of all styles of Latin Dance along with contemporary and hip hop and displays her creative flair through her choreographies.  Carrie has also taught and performed at overseas congresses and festivals and her expertise has been utilized as a judge for national events.

Recent Achievements:

2018 – 1st Place World Salsa Solos – Masters Salsa Duet

2018 – 1st Place Youth Salsa Teams – South Island Salsa Championships

2017 – 1st Place World Salsa Solos – Youth/Adult Salsa Duet

2016 – 1st Place World Salsa Solos – Same gender Salsa Duet

2016 – 4th Place World Salsa Solo – Youth Salsa Solo

2016 – 1st Place NZ Salsa Solos – Youth Latin Solo

2016 – 3rd Place NZ Salsa Solos – Youth Salsa Shines Team

2015 – 1st Place NZ Salsa Open – Youth Salsa Duets

2015 – 1st Place NZ Salsa Open – Youth Latin Duets

2015 – 2nd Place World Salsa Solos – Youth Salsa Duets

2015 – 3rd Place World Salsa Solos – Youth Latin Duets

2015 – 2nd Place S.Island Salsa Championships – Open Salsa Shine Teams

2014 – 1st Place NZ Salsa Open – Open Latin Teams

2014 – 1st Place NZ Salsa Open – Salsa Shine Teams

2014 – 1st Place S.Island Salsa Championships – Open Shine Teams


Mark Weaver

Mark Weaver

Mark Weaver

Co-founder and Director of Latin Addiction

Mark has always had a great passion for social dancing and has performed & taught both nationally and internationally at several congresses & festivals.

A 2 x National Champion, Mark loved to dance from an early age. He went on to discover. Latin dancing and has never looked back. His effortless dance style and respect for his dance partners ensures he is a popular dancer on the social floor & as well as the stage. Mark is also a highly respected judge at National level competitions.

He loves being able to pass on his knowledge and techniques to his students and is a very highly thought of teacher both here and overseas. His clear and concise style of teaching is both refreshing and easy to follow!

Mark has worked with numerous National and International instructors: Giancarlo and Masha Johansson, Jaime Jesus, Carlos Cinta, Edwin Rivera, Kadu Pires and Larissa Thayanne, Kevin Malpas & Chelsea Mount, Oliver Pineda and Luda Kroitor, Mitch & Ellicia to name just a few.


Chloe Coutts

Chloe Coutts

Chloe Coutts

Chloe is Latin Addictions’ most upcoming amateur Latin Dancer!  She has proven she has a natural flair for dancing. Beginning with a 1st Place for Beginners Salsa at the South Island Salsa Championships 2013, she has added to her list of achievements with 1st Place in Salsa teams at South Island Salsa Championships 2014 and 2 x Nationals Titles at the NZ Salsa Open 2014 with Latin Addiction Bachatango and Salsa Shines Teams and is a current World Salsa Champion in Same Gender Salsa.  She has also performed at the prestigious Sydney Latin Festival, NZ Salsa Congress and Sydney International Bachata festival!

Chloes passion for Dance is so infectious! The clients just love going crazy with Chloe at Cardio Dance and you can always find Chloe with a big smile on her face when she is sharing her top most passion of dance & movement with everyone at the studio! Watch this space – as Chloes career progresses!