Mario owned and operated Battista Dance Studio with Elena Battista, in Hackensack, NJ for 18 years.
Competitive Accomplishments with Elena Battista:
- 1988-90 U.S. Amateur 10-dance Champions
- 1988-89 U.S. Amateur Latin Champions
- U.S. Representatives to World Competitions held in Denamrk, Switzerland, China, Germany and England.
- 1992-98, 3rd place status U.S. Professional 10-dance Champions
- 1999, retired U.S Professional 10-dance Finalists
Member of the following categories within the U.S. Terpsichore Association:
Associate - Ballroom with the Inperial Society of Teachers of Dance.
- International Standard
- International Latin
- American Smooth
- America Rhythm
- Theatre Arts