WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR
"I want to see individual personality and a true love of dance. A good dancer can recreate choreography given to them but a great dancer knows how to make the choreography their own. Perform from the heart and make me forget that my job is to judge."
New York, NY
La Porte, TX
STUDIO YOU TRAINED AT
Bruce Roush Studio and Rachel's Dance Studio
YEARS AS AN JUDGE
FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE:
Dance teacher at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway
Dance Captain of international tour of the Broadway musical Fosse
Performed two seasons as the lead clown of Big Apple Circus
Toured with American Tap Dance Foundation in Thank You, Gregory!
Performed four years in Irving Berlin's White Christmas
"As judges, we see 100s of dances a day. It easily becomes a blur of choreography that we are trying to score appropriately. Proper execution of choreography only gets your score so high. It is up to you as an artist to break the monotony and stand out above the rest. You do that by bringing emotion, love and heart to your performance. Show us YOU and your score will skyrocket."
WHY DO YOU LOVE BEING
"I love judging competitions because it gives me a chance to help students connect more with their choreography and become better performers. It is so exciting watching young dancers pour their hearts out on stage and showcase their hard work in front of a panel of judges who want nothing more than for everyone to excel and succeed."