Adjudicators
and
Officials

  
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
 

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.

 

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.
 

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. 

Tommye Giacchino Adjudicator - Chicago, IL
Tommye is a co- owner of Chicago Dance Latin and Ballroom Schools and travels the country as one of the top competing Pro/am females, judge and is sought after to train staff, students and certify them in DIVIDA. She has been honored with numerous Top Teacher awards, is a highly recognized Pro/Am winner at numerous competitions. Tommye Giacchino is also the Master Teacher teaching the vocational Dance Teacher Training and Certification Program at Ballroom University. www.ballroomuniversity.com, www.chicagodance.com. She is Championship certified in all styles through the NADTA. 

Elzbieta Kasperowicz Adjudicator - Chicago, IL   
    NDCA - A+ B+ C+ D+
Former Polish Latin and Standard Champion
Over 30 years of Dancing and Coaching experience
Coach for the Polish Standard Formation Team, which won 4th place in the world
WDDSC International Adjudicator
Owner of Kasper Dance Studio
Windy City Open Dance competition organizer 

Krzysztof Kasperowicz Adjudicator - Chicago, IL   
    NDCA - A+ B+ C+ D+
Former Polish Latin and Standard Champion
Over 30 years of Dancing and Coaching experience
Coach for the Polish Standard Formation Team, which won 4th place in the world
WDDSC International Adjudicator
Owner of Kasper Dance Studio
Windy City Open Dance competition organizer  

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)

 

Donald Johnson Adjudicator - Libertyville, IL
   

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. 

Marco Mechelke Adjudicator - Cincinnati, OH
National and World Class Judge, Championship Certified in all styles of dancing by North American Dance Teachers Association. Marco was born in Berlin, Germany. He moved to the United States in 1989. He represented the United States in many international competitions and championships. He was a finalist in the United States Latin Championship as well as a finalist in the World Masters. He won many championships all around the United States. After retiring he continued dancing by doing shows and coached other amateurs and professionals. He is the co-owner of Dare To Dance in Cincinnati. With almost 10,000 sq. ft., it is one of the largest dance studios in the country. 

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 Scrutineer - 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