A native of Haiti and considered to be one of International Haitian Icon. Emmanuel, is the first black man to win as Champion for both the United States and World in the category of American Rhythm as a Professional Ballroom Dance Competitor. He trained in jazz, modern, Haitian folklore, and Ballroom Dance for over 17 years. He was also named as Haiti’s official dance representative, locally and abroad by the International Dance Organization (IDO).
In January 2003, concentrate on his dance career in the dance in New York City, where he not only competed professionally but also started competing with several of his students in Pro-Am divisions in the International Style Latin and Standard, American Rhythm and American Smooth styles. Soon after, Emmanuel met Joanna Zacharewicz at Stepping Out Studios in NYC, where they started training together, soon becoming elite instructors, dancers, and performers. They competed for two years in the American Rhythm division, becoming 2005 World Mambo Champions. Throughout 2006, they ended up winning first or second places in all the major competitions throughout the United States. The couple also placed 2nd in the 2006 U.S. National DanceSport Championships in the Professional Rhythm division. Their success garnered them appearances on PBS' America's Ballroom Challenge and ABC's Dancing With The Stars.
In September 2008, Emmanuel paired up with Lianna Churilova, an Amateur International Latin Champion of Russia and a World Finalist. They were a strong force on the dance floor, winning 1st places in many national and international competitions. They became the United States National Professional Rhythm Champions in 2013. Additionally, they have won titles in Mambo, Salsa and Ballroom in various dance competitions, festivals and conventions, having performed across the globe. After 8 years of dancing together, Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine announced retirement from the competitive dance floor. However, his passion for dance continues through his instruction, choreographing and adjudicating in the dance industry. He is a National Adjudicator and member of the National Dance Council of America (NDCA).