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Linus Backstrom

Linus got hooked on dancing after being shown a couple of steps by his mum at the age of 11.

He went on to train with some of the most successful coaches in Europe including Headliners, the club that he is currently in where he has made the majority of his progress by winning his way up to Megastars and Superstars in Line and turning into a Pro. 

Alongside Steve & Yvonne Linus and Siobhan run Headliners training line, couples and pro-am students all over Europe.

Linus is one of the 8 pro’s that has the opportunity to support the children’s hospice Claire House by running a Strictly Come Dancing like event through Headliners to raise thousands of pounds for the charity every year.

After having been brought up in Sweden and graduating from college in IT and Media, at 17 Linus moved over to England to do an honours degree at Liverpool John Moores University in Building, Design, Technology and Management and live with his girlfriend Siobhan.

After his graduation in 2010 Linus now  planning for and developing business intelligence tools for the management of several multi million pound businesses.

At the 2016 UCWDC World Championships in Nashville Linus became double World Champion;

Linus became 1st place in Superstars, his second year in a row winning the top division.

Linus also became 1st in Div II Couples with his partner Samantha Jones.

Outside of work and dancing he enjoys photography, hiking and mountain biking

Linus is extremely thankful to be invited back to the German World of Dance, it is always a fantastic event and he looks forward to partying and dancing with you all again! :)



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