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    HANDE & ERSIN

    BIOGRAPHY

    Ersin ALTAS was born in 1987 in Canakkale. He moved to Gonen/Balikesir with his family after the age of 7, and finished his elementary and high school there. He entered Izmir Maltepe Military High School and continued his school life there. After gratuating from military high school in 2005 he was accepted to Airforce Military School. In 2008 he started Okan University and graduated as a Computer Engineer. He took short term salsa classes during the university. After graduation he decided to continue his dance life in Depo Dance Cafe. Along with his full time computer engineering job, he carried his dance life from a hobby to a professional level in 2010.

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    Hande ATALAY was born in 1986 in Bodrum. After finishing elementary school, she moved to Istanbul with her family. She continued her school life in Istanbul and graduated from Istanbul Technical University Food Engineering Department. She took her first salsa classes in university dance club. After the opening of Depo Dance Cafe, she decided to continue her dance life there. In 2009 her dance life changed to a professional level from a hobby.

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    2010 is the year when Hande and Ersin decided to become partners and started participating to festivals and attending the competitions. They became National Champions of Turkey in 2012-2013 season. They attended lots of festivals around the world and performed most of them. Apart from that they have given workshops to the attandees and found chance to take classes from the other world famous artists. Their career gather speed after they have won a huge success in Rising Star competition in Berlin Salsa Congress in 2011 and invited to perform in 4 famous dance festivals. Apart from that they got the 6th place in on2 division in World Latin Dance Cup 2013 and this is the highest place of Turkey in this division.