Aside from dancing together with her partner and husband Billy Fajardo since 1999, Katie Marlow of FaMa Studios has traveled worldwide to compete for about five or six years. Now, however, Marlow had a change of rhythm. "It's time to come home, you know?" she says. "It's time to come home and enrich the world of Broward. We are world champions; we have teams that come and dance with us around the world." She moved home to open FaMa Studios, a dance spot in Plantation.
Both hold a number of impressive accolades as a team, including US Open Cabaret Champions, sixth time United States Latin Hustle Champions, NADC Cabaret Champions and more. In addition, they are the sole couple in the U.S. to hold World Championship titles for two separate genres in the same year. As if that weren't enough, they represented the US four times at the Blackpool Dance Festival as well as developers and the Head Judges for the World Salsa Championships. Makes you feel slightly unaccomplished, huh?