of the Month
CURRENT LOCATION: Orlando, FL
HOMETOWN: Newport News, VA
STUDIO YOU TRAINED AT: The Academy of Dance and Gymnastics & Denise Wall's Dance Energy
YEARS AS AN ADJUDICATOR: 1 year
FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE:
FAVORITE CAREER CREDITS:
Holland America Cruise Lines- RWS Entertainment Group
2nd Company with Giordano Dance Chicago
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment - Busch Gardens
Smoky Mountain Opry
Faculty: Viera Dance Conservatory
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR ON STAGE AS A JUDGE?
"I really like to see a dancer show their dynamics on stage. Style is so important and sometimes we lose the emphasis on stylized movement and focus more on tricks. I love watching dancers who can use their plié and show that they can be grounded in their movement. Above all though, I just want to see that the dancers are enjoying what they’re doing and that they perform accordingly to the style/dance. Nothing is better than seeing a dancer’s passion for what they do!"
"Fit the music and style of dance to your dancers. If it's a solo and the dancer can't connect to the fast paced hip hop style and music, it will show on stage. Find what they have a passion doing and a song that they can connect to.
WHY DO YOU ENJOY BEING AN ADJUDICATOR?
"I’ve really enjoyed traveling the country and seeing what every city has had to offer through their dancing! It’s amazing to meet students and fellow judges from around the country and know that we are all connected through this art form that we love!"