Abdo fell in love with Latin dance from the first step back in 2003 where he joined intensive Latin courses in the Russian Cultural Institute in Damascus. In 2005, he competed professionally for the first time and won the Syrian professional Latin and Ballroom Championship. Then, he won the International Dance Organization Salsa competition in Lebanon and became a certified judge in IDO since 2008 and head of the open division of the artistic department in the Lebanese Dance Federation until 2018. Internationally, Abdo represented his country in many competitions in Kuala Lumpur, Macau, and finally in Vietnam when he was a semi-finalist in The Third Asian Indoor Games.
His passion for dance pushed Abdo to attend several workshops with international artists working on his Latin technique, body discipline and musicality, footwork, partnering, lifts and tricks and he mastered dancing Salsa on 1, Salsa on 2, Casino Rueda, Bachata, Cha-Cha, Jive, Samba and Rumba in addition to Ballroom dances.
In 2013, his love for performing led him to become a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars ME winning the first season and reaching the finals in 3 other seasons. He also performed and choreographed dozens of dance shows for corporate and social events, music videos and weddings, with unique performances that include all kinds of Latin, Ballroom, Charleston and Bollywood dances.
Today Abdo is fascinated by the dance scene in Australia where he’s applying his love for dance to performing and teaching at Melbourne Salsa.
“If you can walk, you can dance” and Abdo can prove it!