PATRICIA KANIOWSKI joined the cast of Burn The Floor after moving from Australia to the United States at the age of 19. She began her dancing life at the age of eight. The next year, Patricia entered her first dance competition, which she won, and she has been winning titles (both amateur and professional) ever since. After touring throughout the 50 states, she decided to return to the world of competitive dancing. In 2010, she ranked 10th in the United States. Patricia, and her former partner, were also ranked 22nd at the International Championships and placed 10th in Rising Star Professional division at the Blackpool Dance Festival. She has established an internationally successful reputation for teaching and lecturing and continues to train, compete and perform worldwide.