Adjudicators
and
Officials

  
Nadia Eftedal Adjudicator - La Habra Heights, CA
Former British Open Professional Latin Champions
(WD&DSC) Registered Adjudicator No.144.
IDSF Registered Adjudicator 

Nathan Hawes Daniels Adjudicator - Golden Valley, MN
Mr. Daniels comes to us, originally from New York. He is celebrating his 33rd year of teaching ballroom dance. Currently coaching and judging ballroom competitions across North America occupies the majority of his time. He is a Member of the N.A.D.T.A. with adjudication certification in American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard, International Latin, and Theatre Arts. In addition, he is a member of the NDCA and the Professional Dancers Federation

During his competitive career, Nathan was five times national finalist in the cabaret and theatrical divisions of ballroom dance, as well as being the U. S. Rising Star Theatrical Champion.

He and his partner performed extensively across the United States and Canada. They have been featured performers at Epcot Center, the Super Bowl half-time show, and An Evening of Championship Ballroom Dancing on PBS.

In addition to dancing and theater, Nathan holds a B.A. in Sociology and Economics from Duke University. 

Elena Grinenko Adjudicator - Sherman Oaks, CA
  Elena Grinenko is currently partnered with Tony Dovolani. Together they are undefeated National and World champions in the American Rhythm Category. They recently retired from dance sport competitions and continued their careers as coaches, adjudicators and consultants for Fred Astaire Dance Studios all over the country.  

Loraine Barry Adjudicator - FL
   

Mako Karibe Adjudicator -
   

Susan Puttock Adjudicator - Las Vegas, NV
After turning Professional and emigrating to the U.S. Susan, and her husband Brian, became 3-Time U.S. Professional Standard Champions. At the present time, they are involved in coaching, organizing and judging at many events throughout the country as well as internationally. World-class Adjudicator, WD&DSC. 

Ray Rivers Adjudicator - California
Ray Rivers` dancing career has spanned 48 years, as an amateur and professional competitor, teacher, adjudicator, and promoter. Some of his achievements include: Australian National Champion (amateur), Grand Finalist (5th Place) World Professional Championship, Australian Professional Champion, South Pacific Professional Champion. He as served as an adjudicator at five World Championships, two World Cup competitions, and numerous other events around the world. As a coach, he has trained hundreds of competitive dancers, including winners of the Australian and South Pacific Amateur and Professional Championships, as well as World Representatives. In 2000, he won the `Coach of the Year` Sammy Award. 

Bill Sparks Adjudicator - Powell, OH
4 times United States Professional Latin Champion
World Professional Latin Championship finalist
British Proesssional Rising Star Latin Champion 1998
6 times Ohio Star Ball Professional Latin Champion
Certified trainer of the American Style Technique
The S.A.M Method (Structured Actional Movement)
Competition co-organizer of the Cincinnati Ballroom Classic and Riverfront Dancesport Festival
National and World Adjudicator, Coach, and Lecturer 

Sam Sodano Adjudicator - Powell, OH
   

Tomas Mielnicki Adjudicator -
   

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)

 

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)

 

Stephan Krauel Chairman - Emerald Hills, CA
Former US Professional Latin Finalist

5-times representatives to the world 10-dance

Semi-finalist in the World Professional 10-dance,world showdance, German Open, Italian Openů

Dual fellow & examiner for the USTA

World class adjudicator and national judge for the NDCA & IDSF

Vice President of the USTA

Organizer of the International Grand Ball

Co-organizer of the San Francisco Open
Co-owner of the Imperial Dance Club 

Justin Deehr Deck Captain - Il
   

David Weise Emcee - California
David is a Professional US Smooth Champion that has been dancing for 16 years. David has a degree in criminal justice from Long Beach State, and he is also a singer/songwriter.


 

Rick Popp Music Director -
   

Gitte Svendsen Registrar - Santa Clarita, CA
   

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