In his younger years he was dancing hip hop, street dance, electric boogie, Latin dance and ballroom dance. He started line dancing at a local club in Amsterdam, but soon he saw Roy Verdonk dancing on television and joint Roy at his club.
Soon after this, Raymond grew to become a overall performer and joined Roy and Tom Mickers in their theatre show ( The devil went to Georgia). For a couple of years Raymond also was dancing in the Country Dynamics group who travelled around Europe for shows and workshops.
He created his own style by mixing his Latin dancing and street dancing into line dance, he was one of the first who was dancing more than only the feet, he was dancing with the body.
This gave him the nickname: The Latin Man.
Raymond started to write some shows for the Country Dynamics and choreographies with Roy and Darren Bailey.
Some dances they wrote together are: Love is in the air, Missing you, Push up, Love bug, Blame it on the boogie, Billy Jean, Mala Mujer, Radar love and many more.
All this got him up to the highest level in competition dancing the Superstar division.
Raymond is the oldest male Superstar in the world. Raymond is European Champion, Benelux Champion, Norwegian Champion, Swiss Champion, Swedish Champion, Belgium Champion, German Champion, Dutch Champion, France Champion in many different divisions, he is also 18 times World Champion, from those 18 times it is 15 times in the choreography division.
He is the only one who won 3 World titles at 1 World Championship in the category choreography and he did this twice. Raymond was called out in 2004 and in 2006 at the Dutch line dance awards (who is been held only once in the 2 years) as the best Dutch choreographer.
At the World Championship in 2005 in Sweden, Raymond was Chosen as the peoples favourite choreographer.
Raymond is travelling around Europe to teach, judge and show his dances and to share his passion for dancing with other people.
32 Count 2 Wall Intermédiaire Music: No me Mires Mas - Kendji Girac & Soprano
32 Count 4 Wall beginner Music: In My Dreams by The Mavericks
64 Count 2 Wall Intermediate - samba Music: Andy Fortuna - Maria (Latin jam)
64 Count 2 Wall Phrased Intermediate Music: "Elektrisk" by Marcus & Martinus
48 Count 1 Wall Phrased Improver / Intermediate Music: Admiral P Ft. Nico with D-Engel
32 Count 4 Wall Samba Music: Chris Cab - Englishman in New York
32 Count 0 Wall Improver Music: Wisin - Escapate Conmigo
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Father's Eyes by AskEmbla
32 Count 4 Wall Newcomer / Novice - Rumba Music: Sting - Fields of Gold
64 Count 2 Wall Intermediate / Advanced Music: Follow me (Wisnu)
32 Count 4 Wall Improver / Intermediate Music: I follow Rivers (by: Trigger Finger)
64 Count 4 Wall Improver / Intermediate Music: Forever by Andy Grammer from the Magazines or Novels Album
32 Count 4 Wall Improver Music: "Now That We Found Love" by Heavy D & The Boyz ft. Aaron Hall - 119 bpm
32 Count 4 Wall beginner/intermediate Music: Love by Prince
32 Count 4 Wall Improver Music: Freedom by Racoon
32 Count 0 Wall Easy Newcomer Music: Fresh - Kool And The Gang
32 Count 4 Wall Newcomer / Novice Music: "Funknroll" by Prince
32 Count 4 Wall beginner Music: Shame, Shame, Shame by The A*Teens
32 Count 4 Wall Improver Music: Gangsta Walk by Nate Dogg
32 Count 4 Wall Music: Can't Let Her Get Away by Michael Jackson