Adjudicators
and
Officials

  
Todd Kirrane - Massachusetts
  Todd M. Kirrane is a highly qualified public policy professional specializing in municipal and state transportation planning & regulations. As the Transportation Administrator for the Town of Brookline, Massachusetts he oversees the multi-modal transportation network including usage of public roads and other town-owned property by automobiles, bicycles, and pedestrians. Under his direction Brookline has become a regional leader in progressive transportation policies that encourage safe alternative modes of transportation including walking, cycling, and public transportation for recreation and daily commuting over personal automobile use. Inspired by his son and wifes love for ballroom dancing, he has taken a leadership role in supporting and advocating for junior DanceSport athletes and their parents as the Vice President of Operations for the independent Junior Athlete DanceSport Association (JADA), Chair of the USA Dance Junior Athletes Parents Committee, and a member of the USA Dance DanceSport Council.  

Bonita Brockert Adjudicator - Cincinnati, OH
Bonita is a National Judge and holds a Fellow certification in Standard, Latin, Ballroom, Rhythm, and Theatrical Dances styles. She started her ballroom career at age 19 and went on to win innumerable Regional titles as well as 2 Major titles at the prestigious La Classique du Quebec. She is a three-time United States finalist and claimed three Boston Cups. During her years with Arthur Murray International, Bonita served on the International Dance Board, served as the Northeast Region Dance chair. 

Bill Davies Adjudicator - New York, NY
Bill Davies Is currently celebrating more than fifty years as a dance teacher, competitor, DanceSport Coach and World Class Adjudicator. He is one of the founding US professionals of the Teacher Student competitions known as “Pro/Am” which have become the main stay of U.S. competitions in today’s world.

Bill was a member of the first, as well as several other United States teams which represented the United States at the British Ballroom Championships. In 1978 he placed eighth in the World Championships held in Tyoko Japan. He has won and been a finalist in numerous overseas championships. He is a nine time "North American Champion", a three times "United States Champion, runner up in the 1973 "United States American Style Championships," and has been a finalist in many Latin Championships.

He is currently teaching and coaching around the world and loves to social dance.
 

Rauno Ilo Adjudicator - Carmel, IN
Former 2 times undefeated all Soviet Union Ten-Dance Champion.

World 10- Dance Finalist.

United States International Standard Finalist.

Imperial and North American Standard and Latin Finalist.

3-times United States Top Couple of the Year

World Class Adjudicator, Championship certified in all styles of dancing.

Trainer and coach of World and United States Champions

Owner of Starlite Ballroom and DanceSchool, Indianapolis.

 

Kristiina Ilo Adjudicator - Carmel, IN
Former 2 times undefeated all Soviet Union Ten- Dance Champion

World 10-Dance Finalist.

United States International Standard Finalist.

Imperial and North American Standard and Latin Finalist.

3-times United States Top Couple of the Year

World Class Adjudicator, Championship certified in all styles of dancing.

Represented U.S. as a judge on 2006 World Professional Latin
ShowDance Championships in Italy.

Trainer and coach of World and United States Champions.

Owner of Starlite Ballroom and DanceSchool, Indianapolis
 

Linda Jackson Adjudicator - Louisville, KY
National Judge, World Class Judge

World Dance & DanceSport Council Registered (WDC) Adjudicator -2006


- United States Rising Star Champions (1989)

- Heart Of America Champions (3 times)

- Midwest Champions (3 times)

- Finalists in many major competitions in the United States and Canada

- Nevada Star Ball Champions

- Featured Performers on PBS Championship Ballroom Dancing in 1990
(hosted by Juliet Prowse)

 

Charles W Jones Adjudicator - Louisville, KY
National Judge, World Class Judge

World Dance & DanceSport Council Registered (WDC) Adjudicator -2006


- United States Rising Star Champions (1989)

- Heart Of America Champions (3 times)

- Midwest Champions (3 times)

- Finalists in many major competitions in the United States and Canada

- Nevada Star Ball Champions

- Featured Performers on PBS Championship Ballroom Dancing in 1990
(hosted by Juliet Prowse)

 

Glenn G Weiss Adjudicator - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Former World Amateur Modern Champion, Former World Pro Modern Finalist, Two-time World Champion, Blackpool Champion, International Champion, European Champion, and UK Champion He currently resides in Southern California and teaches at local studios as well as other US and International locations. Glenn judges on a regular basis a at the International in London, the German Masters in Frankfurt, the Japan Open in Tokyo, USDSC in Florida, Ohio Star Ball and other Northern American, European and Asian competitions throughout the year 

Lori Woods Gay Adjudicator - Skillman, NJ
Lori comes from an extraordinary background of academic, administrative, and artistic experience. Her outstanding success at a championship level in Theatre Arts and American Ballroom is co-related to her history as a recognized “Technique Diva,” much of her invaluable knowledge being derived from her considerable study time with the legendary Elizabeth Romain. She is one of the very few Imperial members who hold a Fellowship degree in all five branches and consistently administers professional exams in all styles in her capacity as an examiner.

Lori’s expertise as an administrator gained from her collaboration with the late John Monte in organizing the U.S. Championships and her 8 years of service to the National Dance Council of America as a member of the Executive Committee fit her admirably for her most recent role as former President of the USISTD. 

Sami Yli-Piipari Adjudicator - Finland   
    USA Dance+WDSF - Chair+ A+ B+ C- D-
Sami started to dance at the age of 10 in his native
country Finland. During his career he achieved numerous international and national titles including 15 Finnish National Championships titles.
He was World & European 10 Dance Finalists. Sami is a teacher with busy schedule and has taught world best couples in more than 20
countries around the World. He is a qualified WDSF adjudicator and has adjudicated numerous World and Continental Championships.  

Karita Yli-Piipari Adjudicator - Finland   
    USA Dance+WDSF - A+ B+ C- D-
Karita started to dance at the age of 10 in her native
country Finland. During her career she achieved numerous international
and national titles including 15 Finnish National Championships titles.
She was World & European 10 Dance Finalists. Karita is teaching dancers around the US. She is a qualified WDSF adjudicator and has adjudicated several World and Continental Championships.  

Wayne Crowder Adjudicator - Eden, NC
Wayne Crowder F.I.S.T.D Wayne is a four time USA Dance Amateur Champion in Latin and a 3-time USA representative to the WDSF World Latin Championships. Wayne has won numerous Regional Standard and Latin Championship titles and was a Standard finalist in the USA DanceSport National Championships.

Wayne is a WDSF Adjudicator, National Certified Adjudicator and a Fellow Member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (the ISTD).
Wayne also serves on the President of the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, as well as a Dancesport Council member of USA Dance.
 

Trevor Luff Adjudicator - Long Beach, CA   
    NDCA+USA Dance+WDSF - A+ B+ C- D- E-
Adjudicated for USA Dancesport,NDCA,and collegiate competitions ,Invigilator for USA Dancesport competitions,and Chairman of judges for collegiate competitions.
• WDSF Certified and Certified with Standard, Latin, Judging System 2.0.
• Triple Licentiate degree’s through the USISTD: American Smooth, rhythm, & Theatre arts.
• Dual Fellowship degree’s I.S.T.D. International Standard & Latin.
Travelled throughout most of Asia teaching in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and just lately Vietnam.
Taught for over 25 years; organizing Medal tests, local Competitions and Dance parties.

 

Jennifer Ford McCalla Adjudicator - Suffern, NY
  Jennifer McCalla is a World Class Adjudicator and highly sought-after coach. She holds the highest levels of accreditation from both FADS and the ISTD. As a competitor she was four-time United States Amateur Champion and represented the US in Latin, Standard, and 10-Dance Championhsips. She was undefeated Fred Astaire National Champions in Smooth from 1995-1997 and won many Rising Star Championship Titles at Eastern US and US in Standard, Latin, and Smooth, along with Smooth Rising Star Titles at Ohio Star, Breakers, and the Texas Challenge. 

Jennifer Ford McCalla Chairman - Suffern, NY
  Jennifer McCalla is a World Class Adjudicator and highly sought-after coach. She holds the highest levels of accreditation from both FADS and the ISTD. As a competitor she was four-time United States Amateur Champion and represented the US in Latin, Standard, and 10-Dance Championhsips. She was undefeated Fred Astaire National Champions in Smooth from 1995-1997 and won many Rising Star Championship Titles at Eastern US and US in Standard, Latin, and Smooth, along with Smooth Rising Star Titles at Ohio Star, Breakers, and the Texas Challenge. 

Terry Cavanaugh Emcee -
  Terry Cavanaugh is a Professional Competitor, Pro-Am Teacher, Judge, Music Director and Emcee. He competed in Theatre Arts, American Smooth and Rhythm and was ranked fourth in the U. S. Him and his partner were the principle dancers in Frank Regans American Dance Motage that toured Japan. Terry still competes with his students and has been one of the top ten teachers in the country for the past fifteen years. He has appeared on Championship Ballroom Dancing, ESPN and GoodTV. He is the organizer of the Dayton Dancesport Classic and the 50+ Dancesport Challenge held in Columbus, Ohio in conjunction with Arnold Classic. This is a competition for dancers 50 and older only. 

Jim Finn Music Director - Illinois
Jim and his wife, Barbara, have been ballroom dancing for over 20 years. In 2002 they earned the title of "Elite DanceSport Champions" in American Smooth. Jim has been playing ballroom dancing music for USA Dance for over 10 years. He also plays ballroom dancing music for social events in the Chicago area. For many years Jim took pictures at many ballroom dancing competitions throughout the United States. Many of his photographs have appeared in professional publications. 

Mark Tabor Systems Manager - Fort Worth, TX   
    NDCA+USA Dance+WDSF - Scrutineer
Introduced to ballroom dancing in 1993, Mark became involved in competition, and competed for over 15 years. Beginning in 2000, he organized 18 chapter competitions and Six USA Dance Regional Competitions. Throughout this experience, he developed the O2CM system for DanceSport competition management and began scrutineering. Mark moved to Oregon and began teaching at The Ballroom Dance Company in 2008. In 2013, Moved to Fort Worth Texas to better serve O2CM clients across the country at events nearly every other week. He works all levels of events as a scrutineer, including NDCA pro/am events, USA Dance National Championships and WDSF World Championship and World Cups.

*Organizer Columbia Star Ball 2010-2012
*Organizer Northwest DanceSport Championships 2003-2007
*Developer of the O2CM System
*NDCA Certified Scrutineer