Jason Lozin and Lindsay Berneking
CBZ is pleased to announce that Jason Lozin and Lindsay Berneking are a CBZ sponsored couple and encourages family, friends and ballroom aficionados to support and donate to their competition fundraising efforts.
Jason Lozin and Lindsay Berneking compete in International Youth Latin. Jason is 17 and a senior at El Camino Real Charter High School; Lindsay is 16 and a junior at Orange County School of the Arts.
After years of attending the same Southern California DanceSport competitions and most likely standing only a few feet apart from each other on many occasions, Jason and Lindsay met for the first time at their first tryout on September 18th, 2016 under the direction of Lindsay’s coaches, After their second tryout a few weeks later with Jason’s coach, Jason and Lindsay agreed to partner and have been devoted to each other ever since.
After five months of training, Jason and Lindsay entered their first competition, California Open 2017 competing Under 21, Amateur Pre-Champ Adult and Youth Latin. They were excited to win Amateur Pre-Champ Adult out of 30 couples and were one spot out of the finals for both Under 21 and Youth Latin; 8 of 14 and 7 of 24 respectively. The following week they competed at the qualifier for the AAU West Coast Junior Olympics and won Youth International Latin and Under 21 International Latin.
Armed with early strong results and determination, it is their goal to compete as often as possible locally, enter competitions nationally during the summer and enter competitions internationally at the end of the year.
To contribute to their competition plan, Jason works as an amateur Latin teacher and competes mixed amateur with his students. After volunteering at a local ballroom summer camp for three years, Lindsay will begin accepting students this summer as an amateur teacher to earn funds towards their travel expenses.
In order to compete internationally, Jason and Lindsay need additional support above what they can earn on their own and are very grateful to their supporters who are able to donate to cbzfoundation.org to help them reach their competition goals.
Jason Lozin is a senior at El Camino Real Charter High School which is one of the top Charter Schools for academics and athletics in the nation. Jason is an Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors student. He is looking forward to studying Business and Management at University in the fall.
With a full academic and dance schedule, Jason makes time to volunteer for environmental causes and teaches dance as an amateur teacher. Jason is a Junior Olympic Ambassador and has been studying international Latin for 10 years. He won the 2016 Youth Latin in the Junior Olympic Qualifier at the Journey Dancesport, 2015 California Star Ball as well as other numerous dance competitions.
Jason is grateful to his parents and mentors who have supported his passion for the art of the dance. He is very ambitious and determined to grow as a Latin dancer with the goal of competing and performing internationally with Lindsay.
Lindsay Berneking is a junior at Orange County School of the Arts in the International Dance Conservatory. She is an Honor Student, Advanced Placement Student (AP) and a member of the National Honor Society where she volunteers for children’s causes and the environment.
Lindsay is a Junior Olympic Ambassador and is proficient in Standard, Smooth and Latin. She earned 5 Junior Olympic Gold Medals and 1 Bronze at the 2016 West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games. She is the 2016 Youth Pro/Am World Champion for Latin and the 2016 Youth Pro/Am World Champion for American Smooth. At the 2016 Emerald Ball, Lindsay placed 1st in the Youth Pro/Am Championship for Standard. Prior to focusing on ballroom, Lindsay trained in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical and Flamenco.
Lindsay is active in the Filipino American community and was recognized by Manila Up Magazine as a Young Achiever in 2016 for her accomplishments in dance, academics and community service. Lindsay won Miss Young Photogenic and Miss Young Most Talented at the 2015 Miss Philippines USA pageant. The Filipino American Republicans of Los Angeles invited her appear at the California Republican convention where she spoke briefly. Lindsay was invited to the Los Angeles City Council Chambers for the 2016 Proclamation recognizing the contributions of Filipino Americans where she appeared with the Consul General of the Philippines.
After graduation from high school, Lindsay plans to study business and engineering and continue to compete Amateur Latin with Jason nationally and internationally.