We are Noël & Christine, ballroom dancers based in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are so excited to share our love story, dance life and travel adventures with you here in our little corner of the internet. If you like dancing, laughing and exploring the world, then you’re in the right place! We are so blessed to live a life we have created and we’re ready to help you live your best life too!
HI… I’M NOËL
I was born in Haiti, the second oldest of 4 and moved to Boston, Massachusetts when I was 16. Graduated college with a business degree and started working as a store manager for AutoZone. That opportunity transferred me to Las Vegas where I managed a region of stores and later went on to be a sales manager for Toyota.
Can you tell my hobby is cars? The pay was great, the hours were terrible and I soon began searching for entrepreneurial opportunities. I slowly began turning my photography hobby into something more serious and when the time was right I walked into my boss’ office and gave him my two weeks. Haven’t looked back since.
Now I am the owner of SENtertainment One: a photography/videography/digital media business and travel the world capturing every moment I can! Salsa dancing also became a big part of my life when I joined a professional team and began performing all over Las Vegas. Dance has led me to so many incredible opportunities, as well as, meeting Christine!
HI… I’M CHRISTINE
I was born in Rouen, France, the oldest of 2, to a family of dancers. I was raised in Kansas City and majored in interior design, but dance quickly took center stage in my life. I grew up in our family dance studio and at 18 began teaching. In 2011, I competed with my dad at the World Championships in Bermuda and we became the first ever father/daughter World Champions in Rhythm!
After many years of figuring out my next move, which included moving to LA with my brother and back to Kansas to finish school, I finally found my city in Las Vegas. I started my event planning company, Barnone Productions, in 2014 and have partnered with numerous ballroom dance competitions to help them grow their brand which allowed me to be more on the organizational side. Meeting Noël finally gave me the opportunity to get back on the performance floor and reignite my passion and love for dance!
OUR LOVE STORY
We first connected on Facebook. Gotta love social media for connecting so many couples! I (Noël) reached out to her through personal message about a Great Gatsby event her family organizes every year. We had a little back and forth conversation but that was it. We officially met on 11.11! (cue the awwwwwww) Six months went by and I (Christine) saw him at a Friday night weekly salsa event in town. I told my friend, “Give me a minute, I think I know that guy”.
So I went over to introduce myself and the conversation went a little like this:
Noël: “Oh my gosh, it’s you!”
Christine: “ummm yeah…”
Noël: “You don’t remember me, do you?”
Christine: “I do, I just thought it would be weird if I said, oh my gosh it’s you”
We both laughed and then danced.
I (Christine) found out he spoke French and quickly realized he was an amazing dancer. I was hooked from the first minute we met. For Noël it took a little longer (but not much). I (Noël) invited her to another salsa event a week later and a week after that we went on our first official date at a local jazz night. We had a very real conversation about future goals, relationships and even kids.
The night ended with our first kiss.
Four months later, Noël was participating in the Gatsby event he originally asked me about. Crazy how life comes full circle and yes, the rest is history!