Antoaneta Popova is originally from Plovdiv, Bulgaria and moved to Canada in 2008 to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a World Champion in Ballroom Dancing. Matching up with her dance partner Anton Belyayev brings that dream to reality and in 2016 they become the WDSF Professional World 10 Dance Champions.
Other titles and achievements:
- 4 Times Bulgarian Dancesport Champion
- 7 Times Canadian Absolute Champion
- North American Champion
- Asian Pacific Champion
- World Cup Amateur Champion
- World Cup Professional Champion
- Miss Bulgaria in Canada 2015
- Executive Director for Miss Face of Humanity
Antoaneta has always been passionate about helping others, and in 2017/18 she accepted the honorable position of Executive Director for Miss Face of Humanity.
From a young age she was very passionate about drawing so, after being in special program for arts in elementary school, she continued studying at the best high school for arts in Bulgaria and was accepted at the National Art Academy. Unfortunately, later on a hard decision had to be taken and it came down to either pursuing her dancing or art dreams! Since she decided to move to Toronto to represent Canada as a competitive ballroom dancer, she had to drop out of the Art Academy in Bulgaria.
However, that hasn’t stopped her from keeping up with her art as a designer of her dance costumes and also her students’ costumes.
Today, Antoaneta is committed to raising a new generation of champions and helping the world become a better place with one random act of kindness each day!