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Martynas Kūra

Lecturer at the Department of Dance of the LMTA Klaipėda Faculty. Subjects: Dancesport, Classical Dance and Latin Dance, Dance Adjudication Methodology. Languages: English (C1), Russian (C1).

Martynas Kūra is a graduate of Klaipeda University where he received his BA (2002) and MA (2008) in Theatre and two years later earned an MA in Sports alongside professional qualification of a teacher.

In 1993-2001, the dancer was a champion at Lithuanian Dancesport championships in various age groups for six times; in 1996-1999, he won five medals at Lithuanian championships, and in 2001 at the World Youth Latin American Dance Championship, Martynas Kūra was a bronze medal winner.

In 2009-2010, Martynas Kūra studied with International Association of Dance Trainers (UK) to obtain a coach qualification in standard and Latin American dances. In addition to this, he earned a qualification of a dancesport teacher from the International Association of Ballroom Dance Teachers (UK, 2009-2011).

Since 2000, Martynas Kūra has worked as a coach and director of dancesport club Žingsnis (Klaipėda, Lithuania) and can be proud of his students who have won over 40 sets of medals in Lithuanian dancesport championships. Since 2006, Martynas Kūra has been a national dancesport adjudicator (judging more than 180 competitions); a national dancesport adjudicator for technical performance; an international highest-level dancesport adjudicator, a head adjudicator, and an examiner judging over 80 world, European, and other kinds of championships.

Since 2014, Martynas Kūra has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Lithuanian Dancesport Federation and acting as Director of the Lithuanian Dancesport Federation Academy. He is in charge of the strategy and implementation of the professional development training at the Federation.