Adjudicators
and
Officials

  
Roberto Albanese Adjudicator -
   

Fabio Bosco Adjudicator -
   

Inna Brayer Adjudicator - NY   
    NDCA+USA Dance - A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
Inna Brayer, a native of Moscow Russia, is the 3 time United States National Ten Dance Champion and a National Certified Adjudicator holding fellowship level accreditation from the N.A.D.T.A. As an ambassador and World Team Member representing the United States she has been ranked as high as ninth in the world, competing in six World Championships. Inna participated as a dancer on Season 7 of ABC-TV’s “Dancing with the Stars” and was partnered with actor Ted McGinley. In 2008 Inna represented USA Dance, Inc. when she was featured on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” discussing the upcoming National Championships and the benefits of ballroom dancing. She also served as the choreographer for the Rutgers University Ballroom Dance Team performance on Season 9 of “Dancing with the Stars.” As a coach her students have achieved high placements in many national and international competitions including winning Junior Latin National Championships. Off the dance floor she is actively involved with USA Dance as a DanceSport Delegate, member of the Governing Council, and DanceSport Council. Outside of dance she holds a B.A. in English and Education from the Hunter College Quest School of Education. 

Daniel Calloway Adjudicator - Bethesda, MD   
    NDCA+USA Dance+WDC - Chair+ A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
Dan has been competing professionally, coaching and judging for thirty-five years, repeatedly earning the distinctions of “Professional of the Year” and “Top Teacher” at many national level events and within numerous dance organizations. He is an Asian-Pacific and United States Professional 10-Dance Grand Finalist. In 1985 Dan was the youngest Dual Fellow in the world with highly commended fellowships in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, the London-based society, which embodies the world’s acknowledged leaders of the dance profession. He was invited by President and Mrs. Obama to perform for them and their guests of the international diplomatic corps at the White House in 2009. He has served as the Chairman of Judges at the North American and USA Dance United States National DanceSport Championships and many other national level events. Dan is also the DanceSport coach for the competitive DanceSport teams at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland, as well as serving as guest coach at numerous other universities, congresses, and dance camps, including moderating the professional discussion panels at key events in the United States.  

Wayne Crowder Adjudicator - Eden, NC   
    NDCA+USA Dance+WDSF+WDC - A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
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, Professional Division Adjudicator, National Certified Adjudicator and a Fellow Member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (the ISTD).
Wayne served two terms as the President of the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. He currently serves on the Dancesport Council of USA Dance as Chair of Certifications as well as the WDSF Adviser to the President of USA Dance.
 

Wendi Davies Adjudicator - West Orange, NJ   
    NDCA+USA Dance - A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
Wendi began dancing while at Princeton studying architecture. In her amateur career she was ranked third in the United States. She turned professional in 1991 and went on to be ranked second at the US Championships, and was the winner of “Championship Ballroom Dancing.” She was the UK Rising Star Champion, Blackpool Rising Star Runner-up, US Representative to the Worlds and Blackpool team match, a finalist at the French Open and the US Open Championships and was ranked 13th in the world. She was a co-owner and operator of Ballroom on Fifth in New York City for 12 years. She is currently a co-owner and operator of the New Jersey DancSport Classic competitions 

Daniel Dilley Adjudicator - Indiana   
    NDCA+USA Dance - Scrutineer A+ B+ C+ D+
Championship Certified Adjudicator in all styles by the North American Dance Teachers Association (NADTA), and Certified Scrutineer with the National Dance Council of America (NDCA). As head coaches of the Purdue Latin & Ballroom Dance Team, Yuehwern and Daniel can currently be seen competing in Professional American Rhythm Events around the country. When the team was invited to compete on season 10 of Dancing with the Stars, they coached the dancers to a 1st round victory, and Choreographed the outstanding Cha Cha for the finale. Before ballroom, Daniel was dancing hip hop and breakdance and competing as a stage magician. 

Viktoriya Drubetskaya Adjudicator - Brooklyn, NY   
    NDCA - A+ B+ C+ D+ E-
  Viktoriya Drubetskaya was a 1999 UK Open Professional Rising Star Finalist, 1999 USA Professional Rising Star Champion. 2001-2002 US and World Mambo Champion. 2002 US Professional Rhythm Finalist. As an amateur, she was a 1996 USA Amateur Latin Finalist as well as a Junior 10-Dance Finalist in Moldova. Since 2002, she has been learning about human body movement in depth in Laban Institute of Movement Studies, has studied Dance Notation via Language of Dance and Kestenberg Movement Profile. She has also been certified as Eric Franklin Level 3 movement educator. She has used her knowledge successfully, creating BESSI (Body, Effort, Shape, Space, and Imagery) to train top level junior, youth and adult competitors who were US representatives to many world championships. 

Sandra Fortuna Adjudicator - Haddon Heights, NJ   
    NDCA+WDC - A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
Sandra Fortuna is a former professional ballet dancer, a certified fitness instructor, holds a BA in Dance from Butler University, Jordan College of Music, many top teacher awards and pro/am tiles, including 3rd, 2nd, and 1st place Top Teacher in US Top Teacher Championship, 1st place Top Female Teacher in NADOA Challenge of Champions. Sandra was former Vice-President of USA Dance Chapter 3012, past Secretary of the USISTD. Sandra was awarded the prestigious NDCA Community Service Award in 2008 for her work in developing, supporting and promoting, Wheelchair DanceSport. She is author of the copyrighted technique manual WheelEase, written to describe in full the feet, wheel work, and leads for wheelchair dancing. She is an original founding member and Artistic Director of American Dance Wheels Foundation. Her dance students include national 10 dance finalists, national amateur Latin runners-up, winner of Pro-Am A Latin and Pro-Am A Rhythm Championships at USBC, several successful dance school owners, successful professional candidates for USISTD certification, professional dancer on DWTS hit TV show, popular UK dancer and choreographer, and star of West Ends 2009 production of Burn the Floor, Brian Fortuna. Sandra has appeared on TLC production, Dancer with the Tiny Legs, and on Dancing On Wheels.

Formal Education:
•Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
•Quintuple Fellow National Association of Dance Teachers of America
•Quintuple Fellow United States Terpsichore Assoc.
•Examiner Dance Visions Professional Assoc.
•Successful trainer for professional certifications, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
 

Stephen Hadley Adjudicator - Birmingham, AL
Former Championship finalist. Represented the United States at the European Cup Championships. Former Chairman of the Southeastern Dance Board for Auther Murray, Inc. Former Member of the International Dance Board for Arthur Murray, Inc. Fellow of the North American Dance Teachers Assoication in International Standard, Latin, American Smooth, Rhythm, and Theater Arts. World Class Adjudicator. 

Clement Joly Adjudicator - North Carolina   
    NDCA+CDF+USA Dance - A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Clément Joly, Professional ballroom dancer, co-owner of Metropolitan Ballroom has been dancing since age twelve. He is an accomplished Latin dance champion and performer, as a young competitor Clément was distinguished in the Canadian Amateur Latin championships and as North American Professional Latin finalist. He has competed nationally and internationally and has represented Canada in France, Croatia, Mexico, Great Britain, Canada and United States. Clément continues to train and mentor amateur students as well as professional instructors in advanced and expert levels of Latin and Ballroom dances.

Certified by USTA, A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
Available for Coaching, Choreography and Judging 

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)

 

Phil Lee Adjudicator - Ont, Canada   
    CDF+WDSF - Chair+ A+ B+ C+ D+
  WDSF Chairman · WDSF World Championships Adjudicator represented Canada to judge recently in Asia, Europe and North America · WDSF Showdance Adjudicator· National Championship Adjudicator · National Championship Chairman · Certified to judge International & American styles A+, B+ C+ D+ · Certified Scrutineer · Canadian Ontario Standard Champion · Canadian Ontario 10-Dance Champion · North America Professional Rising Star Standard Silver Medallist · Canadian and North American Finalist · Coaches competitive championship dancers and enjoy teaching new talents · Blue Silver DanceSport Competition Organizer · Ontario DanceSport Award of Distinction Recipient · Holds a Master’s degree, a professional accounting designation and is a business school graduate · B. Comm, MA, CPA, CMA 

Trevor Luff Adjudicator - Long Beach, CA   
    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 2.1.
• 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.

 

Stanley McCalla Adjudicator - Suffern, NY   
    NDCA+WDC - A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
  Stanley McCalla is a World Class Adjudicator and highly sought-after coach. He is the official coach for New York University, Columbia University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds the highest levels of accreditation from both FADS and the ISTD. As a competitor he was four-time United States Amateur Champion and represented the US in Latin, Standard, and 10-Dance Championhsips. He 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. 

Patricia M Panebianco Adjudicator - So. Farmingdale, NY   
    NDCA+USA Dance+WDC - A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
Patti’s dynamic energy & charisma has allowed her to become a sought after adjudicator & invigilator for numerous NDCA & USA Dance competitions as well as being the former treasurer & national committee member for the US Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She is the recipient of numerous championship titles in both Int’l Latin & American Rhythm styles. She has choreographed & performed in various stage, TV & movie productions, throughout the world including A Tribute to Gershwin, Wallflowering, Marconi Brothers, All my Children & Yo’Yo Ma’s Soul of the Tango.
Working with children brings joy to her soul; she is a former Teaching Artist & Educational Liason with Dancing Classrooms Long Island. And has recently volunteered her time judging The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match for DCLI.
She holds licentiate certifications in all styles of dance and is a popular trainer for professionals & amateurs for their national certifications with the U.S.I.S.T.D
For the Past 17 years she has been the founder & owner of NY Dancesport Centre on Long Island where she currently resides with her husband Anthony and her two rescue cats Dolly & Puca. She enjoys touring the country coaching, adjudicating & sharing her joy & knowledge of Ballroom dance.
Patti is a passionate fundraiser encompassing such causes as Ballroom Barks! & Roll Call Wheel Chair Dance. To contact Patti for further information visit her website:
www.nydancesportcentre.
 

Inez Sahlin Adjudicator - Naples FL    
    NDCA+USA Dance+WDSF+WDC - A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
Inez Sahlin is a Licenciate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and a member of USA Dance, World DanceSport Federation, NDCA, World Dance Council, Dance Teachers Club of Boston and CID (International Dance Council). As an acclaimed World Championship and National adjudicator she represents the United States judging World and Continental Championships, Cups and many other International, Open and National Championships and competitions. Her dance achievements include World Championship Finals, European Cup Semifinals, US Open Semifinals and numerous Championship titles. Mrs. Sahlin worked with the Star Dance (Dancing with the Stars) program in Czech Republic, appears on television as a consultant and advises and coaches other sport and art disciplines (skating, rhythmic gymnastics, theater productions). She coaches independently in the United States and regularly in Europe. Her coaching work successes include World, European and Blackpool Champions and Finalists in several age categories. 

Kimberly Smith Adjudicator - Birmingham, AL   
    NDCA+USA Dance+WDC - A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
Kimberly Smith has been teaching dancing for 33 years and has owned and operated Dr. Dance Studio in Birmingham, Al for 27 years. Kim is a member of the National Committee and Treasurer of the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
She is classified as a Championship Adjudicator and is a licensed WDSF official.

 

Martin Smith Adjudicator - Hawthorne, NY
  · At least 15 years judging experience in South Africa - judged approximately every 2nd week around the country and was one of the few National judges that was repeatedly invited to Zimbabwe to Judge

· Professional for 28 years and now own the finest Studio in NY State and the most successful in Westchester county -

· South African Pro Standard Finalist for last 5 years - top 4 in the country and Provincial/State Pro Standard Champion with my wife/partner, Desiree

· Immigrated to US 11 years ago ; became a citizen last year.

· USISTD National officer - into my 9th year
 

Sylvain Trottier Adjudicator - PQ, Canada   
    CDF - Chair+ A+ B+ C+ D+
  Sylvain Trottier

Sylvain has been dancing since the age of fourteen and has been involved in the ballroom dancing industry for over twenty-five years. During his career he has danced Latin and Standard but his success in competition in Standard naturally encouraged his specialization in the latter. His credentials include two-time Canadian Standard Champion and one time North American Standard Champion. He also won the prestigious Ohio Star Ball competition in Standard as Amateur.

Professional since 2000 he is now a trainer, a world-class adjudicator, a chairman of judges and the producer of EXTRAVAGANZA MONTREAL. 

Stephen A Uczekaj Adjudicator - Bellevue, WA
  Owner of Impulse Ballroom
Directors of Collegiate Youth Dancesport
Former Amateur and Professional Standard Champion with wife, Cora Lyn Uczekaj.
Member of the NDCA and US Terpsichore Association
Certified Fellow in International Standard, Latin, American Smooth, Rhythm & Theater Arts 

Ronen Zinshtein Adjudicator - Dedham, MA
3-Times Undefeated United states Amateur Ballroom Champion
United States World Representative
WDSF Amateur Ballroom World Cup Semi Finalist
Ohio Star Ball Profesional Rising Star Champion
United Kingdom Professional Rising Star Finalist
Youth Ballroom U.S Champion
IDSA World Profesional Ballroom Semi Finalist 

Sami Yli-Piipari Adjudicator - Finland   
    USA Dance+WDSF - Chair+ A+ B+ C- D-
Sami started ballroom dancing at the age of 10 in his native country, Finland. During his career with his wife Karita, he achieved numerous international and national titles including 15 Finnish National Championships titles. He is also a former World & European Professional 10 Dance Grand Finalist, United Kingdom & International Professional Rising Star Finalist, and Blackpool Professional Rising Star Semi-Finalist. Representing Finland, Sami serves as a WDSF chairman and adjudicator.  

Renata Shwarts Chairman - NY, NY   
    NDCA+USA Dance+WDSF - Chair+ A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
  WDSF, USA Dance and NDCA Chairman of Judges
WDSF Amateur / WDSF Professional Division World Class Adjudicator
National Judge
Member of USAD, NDCA and PAN-AM
President of JADA (Junior Athletes Dancesport Association)
Founder and Co-owner of “Basic Ballroom Dance Studios”
Organizer of "Islanders Dancesport Challenge"



 

Sami Yli-Piipari Chairman (WDSF) - Finland   
    USA Dance+WDSF - Chair+ A+ B+ C- D-
Sami started ballroom dancing at the age of 10 in his native country, Finland. During his career with his wife Karita, he achieved numerous international and national titles including 15 Finnish National Championships titles. He is also a former World & European Professional 10 Dance Grand Finalist, United Kingdom & International Professional Rising Star Finalist, and Blackpool Professional Rising Star Semi-Finalist. Representing Finland, Sami serves as a WDSF chairman and adjudicator.  

Jim Fraser Emcee - Canada
Member, WDSF Presidium, 1998 -
Chair, WDSF Legal Commission, 1998-
Former Chair, WDSF Anti-Doping Commission
Former Chair, WDSF Festivals Commission
Former Chair, WDSF Internet Commission
WDSF Working Group on Communications, 2004-7
Member of many WDSF Working Groups
President, Canada DanceSport, 1997-2005
Committee Chairman of WDSF World Ranking Tournaments
Member, Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), 1997-
Member, COC Governance & Ethics Commission
Recipient of the International Olympic Committee Diploma of Recognition
Contributor to contributed to many publications, including the International DanceSport Magazine, Dance News and The New York Times
Member, Canadian Bar Association, 1979-
Member, Vancouver Bach Choir, 1994-
 

Diane Samuelson Emcee - Virginia   
    USA Dance -
Diane Samuelson is a former ballet dancer and ISTD certified instructor
from Annandale, VA. Her many years of experience with public speaking
and stage performance have given her a strong foundation for
competition and event emceeing, including for the USA Dance National
Dancesport Championships, the Mid-Atlantic regional NQE, and Manhattan
Amateur Classic. Diane regularly serves as invigilator for the
two yearly competitions at University of Maryland, BAM Jam and DC
Dancesport Inferno, and writes a blog about invigilation for amateur
dancers. Diane also acts as a writer and copy editor for Topline. 

David Innis Music Director - Port Saint Lucie, FL
David is a former instructor for both franchised and independent studios with a passion for music. David has merged his passion and love for dance and music and has become one of the top Dancesport Music Directors in the country. He currently provides music for over 30 competitions annually, including the Ohio Star Ball. David was also chosen as the Music Director for the 2010 IDSF World Latin Championships. 

Scott Coates Offical -    
    USA Dance -
Scott is currently the USA Dancesport Delegate in charge of the Officials at USA Dance events, and has been on the Dancesport Council since 2007. He owns and operates a trucking company and Commercial Warehouse in Tampa, Florida. He is involved in several charities, as well as having been past president of the Tampa Bay Transportation Club. He and his wife Sarah, have helped run a “Celebrity Dancing in Tampa Bay” fundraiser for the last several years raising over $250,000 for “The Spring of Tampa Bay” a non-profit organization that benefits victims of domestic violence.
Scott has been Vice President of the Southern Star USA Dance Chapter in Tampa for the past 19 years, and is heavily involved in running their annual Mid-Summer Classic competition which began in 1993. He and his wife Sarah are 5 times Senior American Rhythm Champions.

 

Stan Andrews Official -
   

Myra Coffield Official - Silver Spring, MD   
     - A+
  Myra Coffield is a creative geek and a longtime veteran of the professional theatre community in her first career as a production stage manager and lighting designer. Always being behind the scenes, she took her first ballroom class on a dare and was hooked. A stickler for detail, Myra has been a diligent student of ballroom technique, earning her Licentiate diploma in International Ballroom from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing last year. She loves being in the ballroom and when not competing, volunteers regularly at competitions. She utilizes her second career skills as a web designer on ballroom sites such as usadancedc.org and danielcalloway.com. Myra is looking forward to a third career as an USA Official Observer. 

Todd Kirrane Official - Massachusetts   
    USA Dance -
  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.  

Tom Osterland Official -
   

Marta Pascale Official -
   

Mark Tabor Scrutineer - Fort Worth, TX   
    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
*Certified Scrutineer