Adjudicators
and
Officials

  
Tomas Atkocevicius Adjudicator - Milbrae, CA
National and World Class Judge
Former Lithuanian Professional Standard Champion
US Professional International Standard Finalist
World Cup Professional International Standard Finalist
British Open and International Rising Star Runner up
World and European Professional Championship Semifinalist
Organizer of Pacific Grand Ball Dance Competition
Owner of Dance Vita Ballroom Studio 

Amy Block_Hamilton Adjudicator - West Orange, NJ
  Amy has enjoyed a successful career as a top competitor and performer in the United States and internationally. Among her achievements are Grand Finalist in all major National Standard Championships and Champion in numerous regional competitions. Amy is a National and World Class Adjudicator, a Member of the ISTD, and holds a Masters Degree in Dance from New York University. Many top professional, amateur, and pro-am dancers credit their training to her. Currently, Amy lives in New Jersey and coaches mainly in the tri-state area. 

Richard Booth Adjudicator - Denver, CO
Wiith his wife Jennifer:
Former Southwest United States Champion
Organizer of the Colorado Star Ball
 

Fabio Bosco Adjudicator -
   

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.  

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

Marie is a Championship Adjudicator and a proud member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (the ISTD), with Licentiate degrees in all 5 styles of dancing. 

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.
 

Sandra Fortuna Adjudicator - Haddon Heights, NJ
   

Maria Manusova Adjudicator - brooklyn, NY
  Maria, along with partner Eugene Katsevmen, is the 11 time Undefeated US National Champion, World Games Gold Medalist, IDSF Grand Slam Winner, Professional British Open and World Championship Finalist. Owner of Brooklyn DanceSport Club opening January of 2011.  

Claudia Marshall Adjudicator - Dallas, TX
   

Mark Nocera Adjudicator - Nahant, MA
  Mark Nocera has been in the ballroom dance industry for 35 years. In that time he has competed and performed all over the world. Along with his wife Dawna, his titles include North American Champion, United States Vice Champion,and United Kingdom Finalist. They have also appeared many times on television including being featured on ABC’s 20/20 and Chronicle. Following a very successful competitive career which brought them all the way to representing the U.S. at the World Championships, Mark and Dawna continued their endeavor for excellence in the dance world. As the owners of Studio 665 in Woburn, MA, Mark and Dawna have coached many professional and amateur couples for over 25 years and have been awarded numerous top teacher and top studio awards at competitions all over the United States and Canada.

Mark is recognized as a World-class adjudicator by the National Dance Council of America, World Dancesport Council and he is a national examiner for DVIDA (Dance Vision International Dance Association).  

andrew phillips Adjudicator -
   

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. 

Sergej Milicija Adjudicator -
   

Igor Pilipenchuk Adjudicator - Baltimore, MD
Igor and his wife Polina were Standard, Latin, and 10-Dance champions in their native Belarus. Since immigrating to the United States in 1994, Igor has won over 100 Open Professional Championships and has represented the US at the World Professional 10-Dance Championships since 1998. He is a two-time US Professional 10-Dance Champion and a three-time North American 10-Dance Champion. He and Polina own the Atlantic Ballroom in Baltimore 

Renata Shwarts Adjudicator - NY, NY   
    NDCA+USA Dance+WDSF - Chair+ A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
  WDSF / WDSF Professional Division World Class Adjudicator
USA Dance and NDCA Chairman of Judges
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” 

Keith Todd Adjudicator - Coral Gables, FL
  UK Junior Champion in Ballroom and Latin. Emigrated to USA in 1979 to work and train with Bob Medeiros.

Pursued brief professional competitive career before retiring to concentrate on teaching and coaching.Finalist California Star Ball (Latin), finalist Mid United States Tournament (Latin), finalist Heart of America (Latin), Grand National Champion (Latin), U.S. Professional Rising Star Champion (Standard).

Created Dance Beat Newspaper in 1990. Co-creator of Dance Beat World in 2008. Currently serves as Editor

U.S. adjudicator to the World Professional Latin Championship 2002.

Membership level – North American Dance Teachers Association

Membership level – U.S. Terpsichore

National & World Class Adjudicator – NDCA registered, WDC Regsitered, IDSF Registered

 

Forrest Vance Adjudicator - Scottsdale, AZ
5 Time Undefeated US American Rhythm Champion 7 time Fred Astaire American Rhythm Champion
4 time Canadian American Rhythm Champion
2 times Fred Astaire International Latin Champion
3 time Triple Crown Champion
5 time Texas Challenge Champion
2 time US Latin Rising Star Champion
15 time United States Ballroom Championship top teacher
NDCA, DADTA, FADS Certified adjudicator A+B+C+T+
World adjudicator
World Show Dance adjudicator
 

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. 

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 

Cathi Nyemchek Chairman - Valley Cottage, NY   
    NDCA+USA Dance - Chair+ A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
Chairman of Judges, World Class Adjudicator and Scrutineer. Former United
States Junior and Amateur, American & International Style Champion. Former
United States Professional International 10-Dance Champion. Represented the
United States in many World Championships. Founding Member & Performer of
the American Ballroom Company which performed world wide. Owner of
Nyemcheks Ballroom and Performing Arts Centre, Pearl River, N.Y. Co-Organizer
of The Yankee Classic & New England & World Masters DanceSport
Championships which are held every June in Boston. 

Sami Yli-Piipari Chairman - Finland
  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. In addition, he is World & European 10 Dance Finalist in the professional division. Sami is a teacher with busy schedule in the U.S. and around the World. He is a qualified WDSF adjudicator and has adjudicated several World and Continental Championships.  

Diane Samuelson Emcee - Maryland
   

Mark Weiss Emcee - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  Mark Weiss
Mark is a championship certified adjudicator with Terpsichore Standard, Latin, Smooth, Rhythm and Theatre Arts, was International Latin Rising Star Champion and Open Latin finalist at the United States Dancesport Championships and was a choreographer for season 1 and 2 on Foxs "So You Think You Can Dance".

In addition to his dancesport experience,he also runs his company Frogmouth Productions, Inc., providing production services for dancesport events across the country.
With his wife Viola he is a proud father of Four.
 

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. 

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