Adjudicators
and
Officials

  
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. 

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. 

Daniel Calloway Adjudicator - Bethesda, MD   
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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.  

Bill Davies Adjudicator - New York, NY   
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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.
 

Pamela Kazimir Adjudicator - Fairfield, NJ
  Pamela Kazimir competitive training has been in both the International and American Styles. She was a 2001 World Mambo Finalist and ranked 4th in the 2004 United States Professional American 9-Dance division. In 2008 Pamela and former partner Azamat Evgamukov were United States Professional Rising Star American Rhythm Finalist as well as silver medalists in the 2008 World Professional Salsa Championship held in Puerto Rico. Along with her competitive accomplishments she is also currently an adjunct professor at Montclair State University teaching their 245-Dance Class on World Dance: Latin Dancing section and PEGN-271 Social Dance Class and works with the Cornell Ballroom Team. 

Stanley McCalla Adjudicator - Suffern, NY
  Stanley McCalla is a World Class Adjudicator and highly sought-after coach. He is presently the official coach for New York University and Columbia University. He holds the highest levels of accreditation from both FADS and the ISTD. As a competitor he was: US professional 10 dance Finalist, US smooth finalist, Fred Astaire National undefeated champion, four-time United States Amateur Champion in Latin, Standard and 10 Dances. He represented the USA at the World Championships in Latin, Standard, and 10-Dances. 

Gherman Mustuc Adjudicator -
   

Spencer Nyemchek Adjudicator - Teaneck, NJ
WDSF Certified Adjudicator and NDCA National Judge. Spencer started his dance career at the age of 12 and competed as a Junior, Youth, and Adult Amateur before turning professional.
With over 30 years of competitive ballroom dancing experience,
Spencer travels as an adjudicator, coach and choreographer. He teaches
American and International styles of dance, competitive as well as social dance for
children and adults.
He is the co-organizer of the United States Junior DanceSport Alliance and Nyemchek’s Junior All-Star DanceSport Championships.
 

Andrew Michael Phillips Adjudicator - New York, NY
  A native of Minsk, Belarus, Andrew Phillips immigrated to the United States in 1994. Upon his arrival, Andrew quickly became renowned as one of the country’s leading competitors in International Latin Dancesport. He gained notoriety by winning such prestigious competitions as the Northeast Open Invitational, Ohio Star Ball, Japan Open Invitational, United States World Rising Star Championship, and Blackpool where he was a rising star champion. His global standing in 2003 was number 2 in the United States and number 7 in the world. Andrew retired from competitive life in 2003 and now teaches worldwide in New York, Japan and Hong Kong. He also adjudicates numerous competitions in the United States. His greatest accomplishment was becoming an American citizen in 2005. 

Danny Quilliam Adjudicator - PQ, Canada
  Canadian Amateur & Professional Standard Champion
North American Amateur & Professional Standard Champion
World Professional Showdance Finalist
So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Choreographer
New York Dance Force Choreographer  

Renata Shvarts Adjudicator - NY, NY   
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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"



 

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 

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. 

Peter Collins Music Director - New York   
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  please call or text Peter Collins at (646) 246-9038 for an appropriate biography. Thank you. 

Leonard Diana Scrutineer - Hartford, CT
Len has been an amateur and competitive dancer with his wife, Dawn, for 15 years. He is active in outreach efforts to show the fun and benefits of ballroom dancing to the general public. Len and Dawn have placed well in regional and national competitions, dancing all four styles, but they now concentrate on American Smooth and International Standard. Len is an NDCA certified Scrutineer and Registrar and has scrutineered numerous amateur, collegiate and Pro/Am competitions throughout the U. S. Outside of dancing, Len is a Certified Opthlamic Assistant for a large practice in Waterbury, CT.