MEET OUR JUDGES


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DeAngelo Cheatom

DeAngelo Cheatom a Detroit, Michigan Native who has been dancing since the age of 3, has studied ballet, modern, tap, jazz and Hip Hop. He received his training from The Detroit School of Arts, Detroit Windsor Dance Academy, The Link School Of Arts and The University of The Arts. DeAngelo has now performed all over the world performing in Concert Dance with Eleone Dance theater out of Philadelphia for 3 seasons. He then moved on to become a freelance artist performing in shows like Hot Jersey Nights, Broadway Christmas Wonderland, Man in The Mirror, Blazing Boots And Let’s Misbehave just to name a few. His love for the art of dance and the stage has grown beyond his wildest dreams and he enjoys sharing all of his gifts for all to receive.

Katie Wilson

Katie began dancing at age four and immediately fell in love! She has trained in all styles including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theater and Hip Hop. She spent two summers at Ballet Workshop New England as well as one at Slide Tap Intensive in New York City. She has danced the iconic roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy from “The Nutcracker”, Alice from “Alice in Wonderland” and Snow White to name a few. After graduating, Katie moved to Los Angeles to pursue further training at studios such as The Edge and Millennium Dance Complex from Mandy Moore, Erica Sobol and Nick Lanzisera to name a few. Her award winning choreography has been recognized by numerous National Dance Competitions. Not only was she the youngest recipient of Celebrity Dance's CREATE Choreography Award, she was also the only two-time winner!

Lisa Evans

Lisa grew up dancing and has never stopped. Her favorite part is teaching dancers now. She especially enjoys helping dancers learn to love and appreciate ballet. She’s had the opportunity to teach and choreograph for studios all over California. While attending Utah Valley University to receive a bachelor’s degree in software engineering, she was able to perform with the Odyssey Dance Theater company for four years. During her time on the team she also helped clean and choreograph many of the dances. Lisa is excited to be a part of the Team Dance competition. She wants to remind all the dancers to not be too nervous. Smiling and having fun performing is what dance is all about!  

Brian Morris

Dance has been a passion for Brian since a young age. Growing up he trained with local dance studios winning many awards and titles like Mr.Starquest & Mr.Legacy! Brian Morris also was on an award-winning high school dance team while also competing studio dance. After dance team, Brian decided to become a high school dance team coach and dance instructor at a local studio! Brian says all the time that judging and teaching is his passion and he loves being able to give effective feedback to coaches and students so they can grow their programs and dancers. Brian strives to provide as much detail and attention and feedback to each routine so the coach/dancer leaves the competition with more than enough feedback.

Lexi Hansen

Lexi Hansen has been dancing for 31 years and teaching dance for 18 years. She’s performed all over Utah, California, and Idaho. Some of the choreographers she’s been able to work with include Mia Michaels, Darryl Yeager, Travis Wall, Dee Caspary, Alex Magno, Joey Dowling, Shane Sparks, Ray Leeper, Bonnie Story, Katey Spreadbury, and Dave Carter. Lexi has the opportunity to teach choreography for the show “Stadium of Fire” for five years. She continues to dance, both taking master classes and teaching them. Lexi owns her own studio now and her dancers have gone on to win numerous awards at dance competitions all over. She’s had the opportunity to help judge many dance competitions and is excited to join Team Dance!   

Jamie Robinson

Jamie Robinson’s career as an established choreographer, judge, artistic director, studio owner, dance educator and dancer began when she was 6 years old in Atlanta, Georgia. Her innovative choreography and effective teaching methods have been sought after by pre-professional, private, universities and conservatories nationally. Her training consists of Atlanta Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance, Alvin Ailey, South Eastern Regional Ballet Festival, , Gus Giordano, BYU, U of U, UDJA, Daryl Yeager , NYC Dance Teacher Summit. Jamie’s students have earned honors as BYU Cougarette National Champions, Miss Drill USA/LA contestant, U of U Ballet Honors, Center Stage Senior Co., North Pacific Ballet Co., MOSAIC team, Joffrey Ballet Scholarship Winners, Educators at San Antonio Arts Conservatory, HIP HOP Dance AWARDS winners, 2017, 24/7 Scholarships, NUVO scholarships, JUMP scholarships. Earning SERBA/IAD choreography scholarship Jamie now travels as a guest choreographer, teacher and adjudicator for national and local professional and pre-professional companies and studios in Georgia, Utah, Idaho, California, Nevada, Texas, and Pennsylvania. It all started when Jamie won Miss Lakeside in Georgia with an extra award called D.A.R.E.- “someone who dares to be different.” Jamie says “If you are going to move....do it with ALL you have and are .... revealing your own unique light and never holding back!”

Danielle Andre

Danielle Andre can't seem to stop dancing. From the age of three she has been trained in jazz, hip-hop, tap, clogging, ballet, pointe, contemporary, and musical dance theatre.  Although Danielle loves to be on stage and has won numerous awards dancing, she has always loved teaching more. She has choreographed and taught technique workshops for teams across Washington, Utah, California, Nevada and Michigan. Danielle has had great success choreographing for high school dance teams in Washington State; Winning 10 WIAA State Championship awards, and 5 USA National Championship Awards and Judges Award of Excellence with her choreography. Her studio choreography has also received top awards at the regional and national levels. Danielle's goal as a teacher is to help her students realize their potential and teach them how to achieve it. Most recently, Danielle has opened her own dance studio in Eastern Washington.

Torrin Alford

Torrin began dancing at the age of two and fell in love with it instantly. Growing up, she
dedicated her time to training and competing throughout Arizona as well as Chicago, New York,
and California. She has won numerous awards, including being titled Arizona’s Young Artist of
2010 and ranking in the top soloists at national competitions. While being well versed in a
variety of dance styles, she also discovered quite young that she had a passion for teaching and
helping others discover their inner artistry. She began assisting at the age of 14 and eventually
went on to study at the University of Arizona, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with
a special focus in teaching. During her time at the U of A she was titled Outstanding Senior of
her graduating class and had the opportunity to work on scholarship for three years in a row with
the professional company Inaside Chicago Dance. In addition to her studies in dance during this
time, Torrin also completed the International Fletcher Pilates Program of Study. This knowledge
of body mechanics and injury prevention drove her passion for teaching even more as she
realized she could provide a unique outlook on dance technique for her students. Torrin is
currently teaching and choreographing in Arizona. She loves to watch young artists progress and
develop technically as well as helping them find their own passion for this wonderful art.

Ana Lameira Barmer

Ana Lameira Barmer is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she received her training in ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, tap, hip hop and folk dance. She has over twenty years of experience in dancing, teaching and choreographing and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. At age 17 she started dancing professionally in ballet companies, television specials and production shows in South America, Central America, Europe and the US. Some of her dance career highlights include: Rio Ballet Company - Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Nights - Portugal, Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus – USA Tour, Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, Masquerade Show in the Sky at Rio Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas and Carnevale at The Venetian Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas. Ana is also an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.

Caitlynn Lawson

Caitlynn Lawson began to dance at three years old. Her professional dance career began on SYTYCD season eight where she made it to the top six while finishing her senior year of high school. She has been on three tours since then including the SYTYCD Season eight tour, the German artist Helene Fischer's tour, and Taylor Swift's RED World Tour. Caitlynn has performed on Television shows such as, "The Helene Fischer Show", "The Billboard Awards", "Helene Fischer Christmas Special", and "The Grammy's." She also was a principal dancer in the Disney movie, "Teen Beach Movie" where she played, "Kii Kii." She also danced with the award-winning Purdue University dance team where she has most recently received a degree in English.

Courtney Papenfuss

Courtney Papenfuss is currently a professional ballroom dance instructor in Redlands, CA. She received her Dance Degree from Brigham Young University emphasizing ballroom, ballet, and jazz. She has been dancing for over 25 years and has been teaching and choreographing for the last 15 years. She has won numerous choreography awards over the years of teaching at numerous studios. She was a member of the Brigham Young University Ballroom Dance Touring company and had the chance to travel and perform all over the world. The BYU Ballroom team is the undefeated National U.S. formation Team champions. She has won First place at the national level in both international standard and smooth genres.  She competed with the team and won the world championship title at the British Formation Championships in Blackpool, England followed by a performing tour across Germany and Switzerland.

Harry Nelson

Harry Nelson started his career in the entertainment field at a very early age as a dancer. While still in high school, Harry was awarded a full scholarship to train at The Joffrey Ballet School summer intensive program in New York. After graduating Harry continued his training as a paid apprentice for the prestigious contemporary dance company "Hubbart Street Dance Chicago" and went on to join the Actors Equity Association and danced in several musicals for Sacramento Music Circus, Las Vegas Production Shows, Norwegian, and Princess cruises. His most recent work was on the hit Irish show "Spirit of the Dance.”

Erin Winzeler

Erin Winzeler is from SLC, UT where she graduated from the University of Utah in Health Promotion and Education. She has extensive training in contemporary, jazz, hip hop, competition dance and drill. She gravitated towards judging because of the love she has for watching these young dancers learn to express themselves through dance and push their bodies beyond what they ever thought possible. Not only does she love beautiful technique and intricate choreography but the raw emotion and authenticity these dancers exhibit is what steals her heart every time. She currently judges for UHSAA, Gotta Move, Dance America, Mountain West Ballet and Rocky Mountain Drill. 

Harmony Rebeiro

Harmony Rebeiro's passion for dance started at a young age. From dance classes, conventions, competition, and professional she still loves the dance world. Over her career she has been a professional NFL cheerleader for the Oakland Raiderettes. She has traveled to Yokosuka, Japan to dance for the US troops. She was selected to walk runway for Ed Hardy.  Her tap sounds were used for a project that involved Wrigley Gum. Her dancers were selected to do a taping of Dance Moms, be the entertainment on Carnival Cruise ship that sailed to Mexico twice, danced down Main Street in Disneyland, halftime performances for NBA Kings as well as the NFL Raiders.  She also performed on field for Superbowl 50 which was held in Santa Clara and included Cold Play, Bruno Mars and Beyonce. When she is not judging during the competition season she also runs her own dance and cheer studio that is going on its 15th year.

Jessica Switzer

Jess Switzer began her teaching career at age fifteen, and never looked back. She is well-versed in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and hip hop; specializing in contemporary jazz and pointe. She has also dabbled in classical partnering, African jazz, Bollywood, belly dancing, and Irish step. As an adult, she has continued her education by taking classes from Sonya Tayeh, Denise Wall, Stacey Tookey, Ray Leeper, Katy Spreadbury, Mandy Moore, and many others.  Her students have gone on to participate in prestigious programs including the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, ABT, Joffrey, Marymount California, YAGP, Long Beach Ballet, and more.

Jillian Gambino

Jillian is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan and received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Western Michigan University.  She has performed contracts with Holland America Line, SimonWill Entertainment, and MashUp Contemporary Dance.  Her most recent performance was the national tour of Christmas Wonderland with Spirit Productions.  Her choreography has received awards nationally and internationally at various competitions.  Her previous students have been accepted to the dance programs at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Marymount Manhattan, Western Michigan University. While living abroad Jillian had the opportunity to choreograph Evita for Timaru Theatre Royal and That Bloody Woman for the Christchurch Fringe Festival. She currently resides in Las Vegas where she is a freelance performer and choreographer.

Tyler Warren

Tyler is a Dancer, Choreographer, Performer, and California Native. Tyler holds a degree in Dramatic Arts, Theatre emphasis, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, with National Tour and Regional credits including “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, “High School Musical”, “Damn Yankees”, “Kiss Me, Kate”, “Evita”, “The Sound of Music”, and “Anything Goes” to name a few. Tyler continues performing and choreographing for many professional Musical Theatre venues throughout the country. His keen eye for detail and unique stylization has gained him much recognition in recent years. Professional credits have included residencies with CMT’s Sacramento Music Circus, the Sacramento Theatre Company, as well as Radio Disney, hosting Arena events as Disney On Ice and Disney Channel concerts. Most recently, Tyler was asked to be an Ambassador for Capezio's new line of shoes, the Tap Sonic, showcasing them in his convention & master classes he teaches on tour in the dance circuit. Tyler has shared the stage dancing with artists including the Nick Jonas and Vanessa Hudgens (www.tylerrussellwarren.com).

Britney Hall

Britney Hall grew up in Alexandria, VA where she trained and competed at Strictly Rhythm Dance Center. She started dancing at the age of 6.  After graduating high school, she attended Columbia College Chicago where she studied Commercial Dance. Shortly after she knew she wanted to follow her dreams in LA to pursue her professional dance career. While dancing in LA, she’s grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to train and work with some of LA's top choreographers including, NappyTabs, Michael Rooney, Sabrina Phillip, Adam Parson, Matt Steffanina, Christina Woodard, Tiffany Engen, Lane Napper, Marvin A. Smith, Dana Foglia and Galen Hooks and more. She has danced on various television shows including Nickelodeon’s “Victorious”, TLC’S “What Not To Wear”, ABC Family’s “Bunheads and Netflix's "One Day at a Time”. She has danced in commercials for Intel, The Superbowl featuring P.Diddy/Drake. Her music video credits include dancing for Walk The Moon, Bella Thorne, Flavia, Loote, Bonnie Mckee and many more. She has also danced in short films, awards shows and, musicals and a Disney Show at the El Capitan Theater. She’s danced for Paula Abdul, Paulina Rubio and European superstar Helene Fischer, where she has gotten the opportunity to tour with her and dance in various tv shows with the German star. More of her recent accomplishments include dancing for the "The Foster's" star Cierra Ramirez. Britney also choreographs and teaches at Degas Dance Studio in LA and is travels to teach at various studios in the country. In the midst of training and dancing she is also pursuing her second passion of fitness in LA, she is a personal trainer and an instructor at Rise Nation in West Hollywood.  She is grateful to have the opportunity to see your talent and get inspired by you all!

Julie-Ann Gambino

Julie-Ann Gambino was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in April 2014. During college she performed works choreographed by KT Nelson, Peter Chu, Joshua Manculich, Carolyn Pavlik and Monique Haley. Following graduation in 2014, she moved to San Francisco to pursue a career in dance. While in San Francisco, Julie-Ann was a company member with The Anata Project, Inside Out Contemporary Ballet, Bay Area Dance Collective and Kristin Damrow & Company. She has performed as a guest artist with ODC, Amy Seiwert, RAWdance and Christine Cali.  Julie-Ann's choreography has been showcased at Taiwan National University of the Arts, Zspace for West Wave Dance Festival's 25th Anniversary, Grace Cathedral for San Francisco Movement Art's Festival, The War Memorial for RAWdance's Concept Series: 10 and at SafeHouseArts as a resident artist.

Katelynn White

Katelynn White grew up competing in jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and clogging with her local studio and her High School Dance Team.  During that time, her team was awarded three time State Champions and National Champions. She graduated with a B.A. in Dance Education at Brigham Young University. While attending BYU, she danced on various companies including the Folk Dance Ensemble and Contemporary Dance Ensemble. She participated and danced in the film production, "Saturday's Warriors." Katelynn choreographed for three years on Dance Ensemble receiving high honors in choreography as well as completing her Senior Capstone in choreography. Katelynn had the opportunity to dance abroad in China for three months and had choreography performed in showcases at the Beijing Dance Academy and Chengdu Conservatory of Dance. Katelynn is currently dancing on Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company in Orem, Utah.

Kim Alvarez

Over the years, Kim gained notoriety as a competitive dancer where she won 10 national and international titles and was a top 30 finalist in Season 5 of FOX TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance”.  Kim was awarded a number of scholarships to various conventions, master classes and dance programs and had the opportunity to assist choreographers such as Brian Friedman, Lane Napper and Mikeal Knight as well as convention faculty.  A “triple threat”, Kim was regularly seen in regional theatrical performances.  Most recently, she received standing ovations for her portrayal of Cassie in ‘A Chorus Line’.  In 2012, she was a summer intern at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and was the featured dancer in several numbers as well as being the first participant ever to have two works selected for their Showcase.  Kim was presented the Choreography Award by the faculty.  Besides being a highly successful competition choreographer, her works have been seen in theatrical and concert productions, film, dance companies, teams and musical groups. This year, one of her pieces was selected as a finalist in the 2017 national Industry Dance Awards in addition to a second piece that she collaborated on.  Kim's strengths as a dancer include being a master of a variety of dance styles and a skilled technician as well as an expressive communicator. Kim recently received a BFA from the Conservatory of Music & Dance at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.  Kim currently resides in Las Vegas working as a freelance dancer and choreographer. 

Kioa Delos Reyes

Kioa “King Kong” Delos Reyes (Mililani, HI) began studying the art of Hip Hop since the age of 17 on the streets of Portland, OR.  He then started training with Groove Nation Hip Hop Academy located in Vancouver, WA in 2007 under the direction of Beau Sem and Marc Roy. Currently attends Brigham Young University-Idaho and continues to teach classes and workshops.  He has previously danced with Dance Alliance, the university touring company and has toured different parts of the world like Canada, Costa Rica, Panama, and the New England states.  He has opened up for many other crews including the Jabbawockeez, Super Cr3w, and Fanny Pak from the MTV hit show, America’s Best Dance Crew.  His choreography has been performed all over the U.S. including the Pacific Northwest, the East Coast, Idaho, Utah, and also many foreign countries like Costa Rica, France, Panama, and Spain.  He continues to study many different styles of dance including Hip Hop, Ballet, and Contemporary.  He also judges dance competitions all over the nation under Team Dance.  He has previously danced with the Genetiks Crew (Rexburg, ID), IVmatics (Rexburg, ID) and Sub Tech (Vancouver, WA).

Kristi Griffith

Kristi Griffith is from Colorado Springs, CO where she grew up inside the dance studio. During her years of training she studied various styles such as contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and acro, to name a few. After high school, she attended the University of Kansas to further her dance training, where she received numerous dance scholarships and awards. The day after graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Kristi was hired on a two month European tour with the German artist, Helene Fischer, traveling throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. This incredible experience solidified her dream of moving to LA to pursue the life of a professional dancer, where she’s been for the past year and a half. She has since worked for Ryan Heffington in a FKA Twigs music video, danced at the Bellagio in Vegas for a New Years performance, and danced in several commercials for companies like Skechers, Buick, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and an XL Energy (choreographed by Richard Jackson). Today Kristi is still enjoying the discovery and excitement of living in Los Angeles.

Latoyia Everett

Latoyia has been in the dance world for more than 25 years and has loved every second of it. She has danced professionally for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and Seattle Sonics Dance Team and NLL's Seattle Stealth Dance Team.  Latoyia was also one of seven dancers chosen to perform for our US troops in Kuwait, Tikrit, Baghdad and Germany in 2008. She has studied, taught, choreographed and judged dance and cheer in more than 13 states and has been invited to dance in Canada, China and India. In the Fall of 2011, she was accepted into the prestigious New York City’s Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester program. While in New York, she trained under the best in the dance industry. Latoyia has danced in Time Square, a Shaggy music video, at NYC’s Choreographer’s Carnival and on Good Morning America. Upon completing her time in New York, Latoyia became a dancer, dance captain and aerialist with Norwegian Cruise Line and traveled 6 months around Barcelona, Venice and other amazing ports in Europe. Latoyia has been an Assistant Director to numerous dance programs and her choreography has won Platinum, First Overall and Top Rankings both regionally and nationally. Currently, she is Co-Owner and Choreographer for World Class Cheerleading and Dance, a nationwide (and Germany) cheer and dance camp/competition company. Latoyia is so excited to be back in Seattle and looks forward to meeting you all and seeing all of the talented dancers on the Team Dance stage.

Laura Dugovic

Laura has received extensive training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary dance. She attended Utah Valley University on a Performing Arts Scholarship where she deepened her skill sets in vocal performance, acting, and dance. Laura enjoys judging at pageants, cheerleading tryouts, and dance competitions throughout the western United States, as well as continuing her work as a choreographer for various theatre and dance organizations. She is currently the head cheer coach at American Preparatory Academy Las Vegas, where she oversees the training of 116 girls in the program.

Lori Baker

Lori Baker grew up in Provo, Utah where she fell in love with dance at an early age. She trained in many different styles including jazz, tap, and ballet. Lori eventually relocated to Washington state with her husband, Reid. Lori now directs a successful dance studio training dancers ages 2-18 years old in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, ballet, and clogging. Her dancers have been featured on the popular reality television shows America’s Got Talent, Dance Moms, and So You Think You Can Dance where one of her dancers placed among the top three female dancers. When she is not busy at the studio, Lori also directs the local high school dance team. In her 12 years as coach they have won 17 State Championships and 15 National Championships. Lori was recently inducted into the WIAA Hall of Fame. After graduating, her dancers have gone on to dance professionally, toured with Taylor Swift and with college teams including the Spokane Empire Dance Team, the Washington State Crimson Girls, and the BYU Cougarettes. Lori loves sharing her passion for dance with youth everywhere, and she cannot wait to see what your studio has to offer!

Megan Littler

Megan’s teaching experience began when she was 15 years old as an assistant to the West Coast Dance Explosion faculty. She has been a long time assistant to Ricky Palomino, and her other mentors Stacy Boedekker and Jessica Keller. Megan was an assistant to Chris Scott and Sonya Tayeh on SYTYCD and Dancing with the Stars, and is currently the personal dance coach of Disney Star, Dove Cameron. Growing up in Minnesota, Megan trained extensively in Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, and Hip-Hop for 17 years. At the young age of 17, Megan ventured to LA to pursue a professional dance career. Within a short 3 weeks, she was signed with an agency, and had landed her first job as a pointe dancer with the LXD.  Soon after, she was off to Puerto Rico to dance in her first film; Disney Channel’s smash hit ‘Teen Beach Movie’. Megan has continued to appear on countless television shows like 90210, Switched at Birth, Victorious, The Voice, Good Morning America, The View, and Bunheads. Megan has worked closely with renowned choreographers like Christopher Scott, Brian Friedman, Marguerite Derricks, Hi-Hat and more.  Currently Megan resides in Los Angeles where she continues to train, teach, and work as a professional dancer, all while obtaining her associates degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, where she has graduated from this summer.

Megan Moss

Megan has always believed that as a teacher her greatest role is not to give her students "light and knowledge" but help them to see the "light and beauty" that is already within them. She trained in Utah with ABA studios and BYU Cougarettes. BYU, BS in Exercise Science. Her performances in CA, NYC, FLA and UT include The King and I, La Fille, Nutcracker, Disney Contest of Champions, National Collegiate Dance Competition Winners, Miss Drill USA. Then continued training with Hale Center Theatre-SLC, Broadway Dance-NYC, Alvin Ailey- NYC, Steps on Broadway-NYC, NYC Teacher Summit, CLI studios, IALS-Rome Italy. Megan has spent 20 years as a guest choreographer and teacher throughout the USA. In addition to working as a university professor at BYU, she has taught for and developed dance programs in: UT- Barlow Arts Conservatory, CAL-Northern California Dance Conservatory, TX- Collective Dance Artistry, TX-Champion High School, TX-Heather Stolle School of Dance, TX- Boerne Community Theatre. Her choreography has been featured in several shows, performances, and competitions across the USA including, Mary Poppins, Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Adam's Family, Singing in the Rain. She currently lives in the San Antonio, Texas area and continues to choreograph and teach Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acro, Pageantry, Improvisation, Dance Team, and Musical Theatre. Her students have been privileged to continue their training in the following full time dance programs: NYU, Pace, NYC Rockettes, Juilliard, BYU Cougarettes, Marymount Manhattan College, The Young Americans and many others. Along with teaching her students, she enjoys being a mom to her 3 kids and helping them to share their own light with the world.

Pamela Schumacher

Pamela has been a teacher/choreographer/judge for the past 20 years. She teaches all forms of dance and ages. She graduated with a B.A. degree in dance from The University of Akron, in Ohio, with an emphasis on teaching. She performed as a dancer in Ohio at Six Flags, Carousel Dinner Theatre, University of Akron Dance Team (Dancer and later Coach), and a professional cheerleader for the “Cleveland Thunderbolts." Pamela Ann currently owns a dance studio in Henderson, NV and prior to that owned a studio in Ohio for 5 years where her students won many local and national competitions with top awards. Her students have went on to be professional dancers, teachers, and studio owners, and have performed with such artists as “Shakira." She has also been a competition judge for various dance competitions. She has choreographed for competitions, musicals, universities, dance teams, and a NFL national commercial. She has performed in many shows on The Las Vegas Strip including Jubilee, Folies Bergere, and Show in the Sky just to name a few. She has also danced throughout the United States and Tokyo, Japan. Recently, she danced in “The Killers” video “The Man." Pamela is married and has 3 little boys. (Yes, they all dance!) She is looking forward to judging for Team Dance and watching these young performers SHINE! 

Peggy Earl

Peggy Earl grew up in Southern California where she started training in cheerleading and ice skating at the age of 8. Her passion for dance came later when she moved to Utah at age 15 and began to study dance in high school and college. She now resides in eastern Washington where she owns her own dance studio and has been teaching dance and choreographing for over 20 years. Her students have won numerous regional and national titles and have gone on to dance on college dance teams and professionally. She has also been serving as the assistant coach of her local high school dance team for the last 10 years, in which time the team has earned 17 state championships and 9 national titles. Peggy can fully appreciate the huge amount of work that goes into each competition routine by dedicated dance teachers and brings that perspective to her judging.

Rachel Siegel

Rachel’s early training was in various dance studios throughout West Michigan, including Grand Rapids Ballet. Rachel has also trained internationally. Studios include Broadway Dance Center in New York City, Pineapple Dance Center in London, England, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Lou Conte Dance Studio, and Joel Hall School of Dance in Chicago, along with many more. Most recently Rachel toured with KC & The Sunshine Band dancing on their 2015 “Feeling You” Tour. Rachel has won multiple dance and choreography awards at the regional and national levels and also won Teddy Tedholm’s Storyteller’s Choreography Contest on YouTube in 2009. You can see her choreography for the first time on the big screen in the new feature film The Wedding Party coming out later this year! Upon moving to Los Angeles Rachel has performed in multiple music videos for successful artists including Tyler Ward, Megan Nicole, Riff Raff, and upcoming Boy Band INNOVATE. She has been an opening act for LA Fashion week and continues to train and perform with Gina Starbuck, Destini Rogers, Brooke Pierotti as well as other artists at The Edge, Millennium Dance Complex, and Movement Lifetsyle studios. She has enjoyed her time Judging and being on staff at multiple dance competitions across the country. Rachel graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Western Michigan University and is excited to continue her dance career in the commercial industry of Los Angeles, California.

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