Hawkins started ballroom dancing when she was 17 and was the 1998 Rising Star Champion of the Challenge of Champions dance competition circuit. After 30 years of competing, Hawkins retired to focus on her teaching. She coached the winners of the U.S. Youth Standard Championship at the USA Dance National DanceSports championships in 2012.
Hawkins met Chiu in one of her group classes about 11 years ago. She has been his dance teacher and his dance partner in pro-am competitions for many years.
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