Judges

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Allen Walls
Allen Walls
Judge

Allen Walls has worked on over 40 motion pictures as an actor, dancer, and choreographer. His
credits include teaching Antonio Banderas his steamy tango in Take the Lead, Ben Stiller his
crazy mambo in Along Came Polly, and dancing with Selma Hayek in Lonely Hearts. Other films
Allen has danced or choreographed in include Rumor Has It, Shall We Dance, Dirty Dancing:
Havana Nights, Dance With Me, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Austin
Powers: Goldmember, Salsa and Mambo Kings. His acting credits include Junior, Dracula: Dead
and Loving It, Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, Out to Sea, and Valentina’s
Tango, among others. Allen has also produced and directed the World Choreography Awards for the last 14 years.

Gianna Rutigliano
Gianna Rutigliano
Judge

Gianna Rutigliano has been enthusiastically involved in the dance world for 20 years and counting. She has studied and taught ballet, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, Pom, Hip-hop and more. Before highschool she was committed to both pre professional teams for Rutgers and Soulmates dance team. Gianna had attended FPAC where she was able to major dance in highschool while taking academic classes, and having the opportunity to be on the dance and cheer team! Within 3 ½ years Gianna received her B.A in Dance from Georgian Court University. Gianna had the opportunity to present her choreography at ACDA, a college dance festival. After graduating college Gianna joined two modern dance companies in NY at “The Cannonball Festival” and the “Fringe Arts Festival”. Throughout Gianna’s dance journey she’s danced besides many professional mentors/ big audiences, has performed in a music video back in 2020, and been marked by numerous awards and recognitions. Currently Gianna continues to work with many dancers to choreograph and clean routines as well as dancing herself. Above all, Gianna believes that dance is an art form and a sport that allows each participant to express his/her feelings, show ability, and connect with others and their audiences. I cannot wait to be on the judges panel!

Sarah Cleveland
Sarah Cleveland
Judge

In addition to her many years as Triple Threat Director, Sarah continues to work extensively as the resident Dance Director with Theatre Royale Tours. Standout Theatre Royale productions include, Newsies (regional tour), Mary Poppins (regional tour), Les Miserables (regional tour), Beauty and the Beast (regional tour), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, West Side Story, and Singin’ in the Rain. Sarah loves to bring her theatrical background into her work in the studio. She is an award winning competition director & choreographer known for creating story- driven routines with a strong theme and heavy spectacle!  Sarah graduated from California Baptist University where she studied both Theatrical Performance and Technical Design & Management.

Erika Frank
Erika Frank
Judge

Erika Frank is a native of Stoughton, Massachusetts with over 15 years of teaching experience. She received her B.A in Dance from Dean College and is also a degreed active member in good standing with Dance Masters of America; certified to teach ballet, tap, jazz, and modern. Ms. Frank is also a graduate of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston’s Teachers Training Program, and a member of the National Dance Educators Organization. Upon graduating from college, she worked as a dancer and actor on television and film including; Taking Woodstock, Going the Distance, The Forger, The Teen Nick Halo Award Show, and has appeared on many commercials! She has performed in many Boston/NY based dance companies and also worked for Boston Ballet’s Summer Dance Program. In 2014, Ms. Frank created a performing arts studio from scratch and built it into one of the North East’s most recognized studios. Her students have worked on Broadway, Television, Film, and Print including: FROZEN (1st North American Broadway Tour) , Monster High Live (Nat. Tour), A Christmas Story (Reg. UT), Billy Elliot the Musical

(Reg. NJ & CA), Apple TV, Gotham, Broadway World’s Next Onstage High School Edition, and more! All of her Pre- Professional students have gone on to study dance / theater in top ranking college and university programs on full or partial scholarships. Ms. Frank has worked as both a teacher and talent manager, mentoring and assisting students with booking professional jobs and professional representation contracts. Some of the agencies her students have been signed with are: Clear Talent Group, Stewart Talent, DDO, and Carson Adler! In 2023, Ms. Frank started teaching dance at Manatee School for the Arts, a public charter middle and high school that provides performing arts education for grades 6-12. Her work as an artist, teacher, and business owner has been recognized through numerous accolades and awards including: South Shore’s Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs, Best Studio Owner from A.B., NYCDA Regional Critics Choice, Numerous Competitive Choreography Awards, and a Featured Speaker on The Boston Podcast! Ms. Frank currently resides in Sarasota with her dog Max and is excited to be apart of the That’s Entertainment Judging Panel.

Nom-L Brown
Nom-L Brown

I was born and raised in Lancaster Ca, as the youngest of 14 children. I started to pick up an interest at the age of 6 and was given the opportunity to choreograph my first professional piece at age 14 for the antelope valley college. “Dance…I feel, was meant to be therapeutic. When I am dancing or choreographing, I create an open universe where everyone is welcome.” – Nom-L

Shannon Steward
Shannon Steward
Judge

Shannon is a Brooklyn, NY native who was introduced to dance at the age of 3 and has danced competitively since the age of 6. She’s trained in styles such as Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, & Liturgical. Shannon participated in recreational classes and competed with the competition team at Sharon’s Dance Theater until the age of 13. Throughout high school she participated in Dance Company, within her Senior year she served as Caption. After completing her undergraduate studies at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC she began teaching. In the year 2018, Shannon was employed at Bianca’s Dance Academy located in Brooklyn,NY. Teaching for nine years & counting Shannon truly enjoys teaching not only the art of dance but working with young men and women on the importance of discipline, commitment & overall life skills. Shannon is now the artistic director of The Impact Dance Company where the young men and women of Impact will learn to embody strength, poise, integrity, commitment, self love & joy. Continuing the mission of academic excellence, strong work ethic, and heavily emphasizing the importance of dignity and worth of the person along with the importance of human relationships.Currently, under the leadership of Akira Armstrong,  Shannon serves as the captain of Pretty Big Movement the first international plus-size/full figured company. Shannon shared, “it’s such a joy to have dance apart of her life and to continue to share her gifts.”Her motto is  “Practice is not punishment; but the pursuit of perfection.

Alyssa James
Alyssa James
Judge

Alyssa James, a Detroit Native and current Florida resident, was born and bred to be an artist. Her love for dancing and music began as a child at the age of 3. Coming from a family of artists, she has trained in all forms of dance such as Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, African, Salsa, Partnering, Jazz, Dancehall, and Acting. Alyssa has been a teacher for 17 years. She has studied and is certified in Cecchetti and Russian Ballet, and has also studied both Classical Tap and Rhythm Tap.  Previously she has been a backup dancer for international and local recording artists of many genres of music. She is also a DJ specializing in Hip Hop, R&B, Afrobeats and Dancehall music and mixes. She became a DJ a little after relocating and immersing herself within the Caribbean infused culture of South Florida.

Rita Mosley
Rita Mosley
Judge

Rita Mosley has been dancing & teaching for over 25 years. She teaches many styles of dance as well as vocal, acting & modeling to name a few. Her performance credits include but are not limited to Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, & Magic Johnson as a performer/ choreographer. Ms Mosley is also involved in the entertainment & art world. In 2010 Rita founded her entertainment company managing dance crews, recording artists, choreographers & more. Ms Mosley’s goal is to share the gifts, history, knowledge and overall passion for the Performing Arts that she received from her mentors, role models & instructors who assisted and continue to inspire her.

Kerstin Cheesman
Kerstin Cheesman
Judge

Kerstin Cheesman, a luminary in dance, began her journey at 5, earning scholarships and accolades. She graced renowned stages, including the 2004 Olympics in Sydney. Her foundation was laid by Mignon Furman and Radio Disney performances. Teaching became her passion, sharing her expertise for 15 years, gaining acclaim for her innovative choreography. As an adjudicator, she contributes to the dance community. Beyond dance, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, is a licensed practical nurse, certified teacher assistant in special education, and holds safety certifications. In addition to her impressive accomplishments, Kerstin also serves as a judge for several prominent dance competitions and travels to conduct workshops throughout the East Coast. This further highlights her dedication to the dance community and her commitment to nurturing future talent.

Lin Niu
Lin Niu
Judge

Choreographer, Dance Film Judge,Dance Instructor, Dancer After graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy, she obtained an MFA degree from the U.S. She won first place in the Lotus Awards and second place in the Taoli Cup for dancing. She participated in the 2010 CCTV Spring Festival Gala, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. She often traveled to other countries on behalf of China. Her choreography has won awards in American dance competitions many times.

Erica Isakower
Erica Isakower
Judge

Erica Isakower earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Hofstra University and is currently a Master of Fine Arts in Dance candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a multifaceted artist, serving as the artistic director, choreographer, and dancer for Chutzpah Dance. Erica’s captivating work has been showcased in prominent cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Chicago, and various locations throughout New Jersey. Her choreographic eye has been recognized as she was invited as a guest artist to create commissioned pieces at Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania and in residence at Broward College in Florida. Additionally, she was a featured dancer in Dorney Park’s dance show for Halloween Haunt in 2019. Erica has also performed with Hanna Q Dance Company, Equilibrium Dance Company, and Allegory Dance Theatre, contributing her skills and passion to their projects. During her time at Hofstra University, she had the privilege of performing in works by Larry Keigwin, Anita Feldman, Luiza Karnas, and José Limón. Sharing her knowledge and nurturing the next generation of dancers is a vital part of Erica’s artistic journey. Currently, she is a dedicated instructor at Dance Artistry Center, Monarch School of Dance, Hailey Jane Dance Center, and Tiffany & Co Academy of Dance in New Jersey, where she imparts her knowledge and passion to aspiring dancers. Erica’s commitment to education extends beyond local boundaries, as she taught workshops abroad in Panama as part of the Movement Exchange Organization in 2019. Erica was recently awarded the South Jersey Artist & History Professional COVID Relief Grant award, recognizing her commitment as a choreographer, dancer, and dance educator within the community.

Amanda Tosetti
Amanda Tosetti
Judge

” Amanda ‘Dance’, born and raised in New Haven County,  discovered the love of dance at the age of 2. With a passion for the art form she grew up extensively training along the east coast both in her hometown and New York City. Well devoted to various styles, she became first year certified with Dance Masters of America in 2015. From then on she developed herself as a dance educator training with and a member of The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). In 2019 she founded and is the creator of her highschool training program , Maximum Intensity. Landing her first professional job at the age of 13 in Las Vegas, she has multiple accomplishments and credits dancing with various dance teams/companies in major cities such as NYC, Atlantic City, Orlando and more. She has choreographed and has been a background dancer & actress in multiple Hallmark movies.  Along her dance journey she discovered and became a professional model with multiple international publications. Most recently she can be seen on the convention & judging scene, teaching up and down the east coast and into the midwest, as well as currently auditioning for major musicals such as Hamilton, Anything Goes,etc, as well as continuing her dance education with NDEO.

Angie Ashby
Angie Ashby
Convention Workshop Instructor, In-Studio Workshop Instructor & Judge

Angie began dancing at the young age of 18 months old where she found a true genuine love for the art. When she moved to Florida in 1988, she began training with Su-Cheng Hong at International Dance Academyas well as Miami City Ballet, in addition to the extra Ballet she studied from with Mr. Gregory from Russia. She studied many genres throughout her career, including but not limited too, Chinese, African, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Musical Theater and Clogging. Angie also studied Tap with the great Gregory Hines while living in Florida. In 1997 and 1998 Angie attended Gibbs High School PCCA program (Pinellas County Center for the Arts) and danced at Disney World in Orlando during the summer breaks . In 2001, she moved back to Fort Wayne, Indiana where a few years later she opened her own dance studio and decided her heart belonged with training and teaching kids to be great in this Art of Dance. Performing has been and always will be her favorite part of dance but Angie sold her studio in June 2018 and have decided to travel and judge in hopes to continue to help blossom this Art of Dance that she loves so much!

Nichole Beverly
Nichole Beverly
Judge

Nichole Beverly has been dancing since the age of 5. Has an associate degree in early childhood education, as well as over 10yrs experience in homeschooling. She has been teaching Dance for over 18 years in Hanover PA. She has studied with renown choreographers over the years and continues to keep up with the industry.  In 2017, she opened up her own studio. Giving dancers a place where they can Express themselves freely and grow in confidence. Her competition team has won many awards over the years. Her graduating seniors have come back to teach, and now teach currently at the studio.

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away-
Laura Bowen
Laura Bowen
Judge

After performing arts high school , Laura landed her first show at an Off Broadway dinner theatre where she then went on to dance with the Sesame Street Live Tour. She was a Frank Hatchett dancer, performing at choreography showcases and conventions with his company. Laura performed at dinner theatres in the Catskills, was in 2 National Commercials  and 6 Dance Companies. She has been teaching dance and choreographing for classes and her competition team for 30 years.  Laura has won numerous choreography, showmanship, sportsmanship awards and many more. She also choreographs the high school musicals each year in her neighborhood. Laura is honored to judge at That’s Entertainment and watch your fabulous dancers perform!

Bianca Brandon
Bianca Brandon
Judge

Bianca is a Virginia native who danced competitively all through middle and high school and loved the gymnastics floor growing up. She trained since the age of two in various technical styles, Tap, Jazz, Acro and Contemporary are her favorites. A graduate with a BFA from Point Park University in Dance & a minor in Broadcasting. Some of her credits include faculty on Abby Lee Dance Company, Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Tale of the Lion King at DisneyLand , In The Heights, So You Think You Can Dance, Sheetz, and more. She is also currently a judge for various dance competitions & conventions.

Dominick Catapano
Dominick Catapano
Judge

Dominick comes to you from New York where he is currently a staff member of the June Claire Dance Centers under the direction of former June Taylor dancer and Radio City Rockette, Lynda Gache.  Dominick’s specialty is Tap for which he is an obsessive fan and has been fortunate in his career to have Tapped his way around the world including stops at Tokyo Disney Land, touring Europe with Spirit of the Dance Productions as well as numerous shows and industrials here at home. His main focus now is teaching the art of Tap (with a focus on Broadway style) and spreading his passion and love for it to anybody who is willing to listen! Dominick believes that dance provides a great opportunity for self expression and he is thrilled to have the opportunity to offer professional feedback to dancers of all ages and styles to enhance their overall performance, technique, and development of their work.

Kathryn Carreras
Kathryn Carreras
Convention Workshop Instructor & Judge

Kathryn Carreras has been a judge with That’s Entertainment for 8 years.  Starting dance at 3 years old, she has been training now for over 30 years and teaching for almost 19 years.  She has trained not only on Long Island in some of the top dance studios, but also in NYC at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center. As a competitor she has won numerous awards for all genres of dance and was awarded choreography awards both regionally and nationally.  Kathryn has been seen performing in Las Vegas, Pennsylvania, Florida, cruise lines, as well as Channel 12 News. Being nominated and  selected into the Who’s Who of American Teachers, Kathryn loves to share her passion of dance with all students.  Kathryn holds an assistant dance director position on Long Island where students learn all aspects of dance and theater. Her students have been seen both on and off Broadway, cruise lines, and signed to top modeling agencies in America.  Kathryn lives life with the motto: “Why walk when you can dance?”

Drew Felton
Drew Felton
Judge

Drew Felton is the owner of the Felton Group agency in New York City. Prior to establishing his own agency in 2010, he was a booker for various agencies. Felton Group has several different divisions, including men, women, children, plus size, high fashion, and commercial. He trains those who are interested in pursuing a career in modeling by teaching them the necessary skills for auditioning and interviewing. He coaches for Miss Universe and is currently working with models for the Trinidadian & Tobagonian fashion show.

Drew is a graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a stylist for celebrities like Nick Cannon and Isaac Hayes. Drew also designs clothing for his own fashion line, Andrew by Andrew Felton. He is a fierce, fabulous, and fun designer who enjoys showing off complete looks.

Kimberly Lotierzo
Kimberly Lotierzo
Judge

Kimberly Lotierzo takes great pride in having over 40 years experience as a dance instructor,  as well as a previous dance studio owner for 30 years.  She owned and operated South Jersey Performing Arts Group in Stratford NJ for 30 years, where several of her students went onto becoming established entertainers throughout the United States.  She is certified to teach through Dance Masters of America a highly accredited organization. She has won many top choreography and high score honors for her dances at National/Regional Dance Competitions.  She believes living through dance is not only a passion, but a gift from above. Giving is life’s purpose and it shows within her life and her teaching techniques.

James MahKween
James MahKween
Judge

James MahKween is from Atlanta, GA. He graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater from American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). After graduating, MahKween has been setting and reaching goals. He has performed with several artists and company’s some being Lula Washington Dance Theatre, JazzAntiqua, and Kouman Kele African Dance and Drum Company,and BrockusRed . Recently, he has been developing his own choreography. His choreography has been shown at NAACP ACT-SO 2014 & 2015, Highways Performance Space, DANCESCAPE,DanceSpot LA, Tri-Art Festival, Sol-Cal Dance Invitational,Carnival Choreographers Ball, and HHII Dance Festival.MahKween has also produced his own showcases REFLECT, F.E.M., Love Inclinations and CatCall!

Robert Moses
Robert Moses
Judge

A veteran in the dance industry, Robert has been a dancer, performer, instructor, choreographer, and judge, both in the competition and convention scene. With 20+ years of teaching and judging, he has been able to work and educate dancers of all levels and ages. Robert is a sought after Master Teacher, giving workshops all over the country. His high energy-extreme full out classes are a favorite to both kids and adults. He is a certified Rebok Fitness and Dance coach, as well as a certified Personal Trainer. Danced and performed with entertainers of all styles, such as Paula Adul, Yolanda Adams, Clark Sisters, and Barbara Tucker, just to name a few! Robert loves teaching on the SDA Power Pak and giving his fun energy to all! Whether it’s singing, dancing, or performing of any kind, Robert is sure to stand out in a crowd!

Ryann O’Neil
Ryann O’Neil
Judge

Ryann has been dancing and performing in musicals both locally and professionally for the past twenty years, but her true passion is teaching. At the age of seventeen, she was one of ten girls to win the Radio City Rockette Intensive training scholarship, and spent three summers assisting several Rockette trainers in their endeavors to mold up-and-coming Rockette hopefuls. She has also performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Beacon Theatre with numerous performance companies, one being her home company JCLynn of Long Island, NY. Ryann’s primary styles of training are based on classic Fosse techniques, precision line training, and tap. Ryann also directs and assists several different cultural arts production companies throughout Long Island, NY. In addition, Ryann feels that it is important for young artists to give back to the community, using their talents to raise awareness and support causes in need. She has helped produce several “Have A Heart And Make A Joyful Noise” arts charities, where young dancers and singers have participated in order to raise money for the construction of schools in Bashtanka, Ukraine, to support Wish Kids through The Make A Wish Foundation, and to provide more financial support to The Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition, just to name a few. In her career as a board certified Dance/Movement Therapist, Ryann hopes to continue to use dance as a vehicle of support to those in need. What could really bring more joy to the world than the art of Dance!

P. Karen Parks
P. Karen Parks
Judge

Ms. Parks is the Sr. V.P. of Theatre and Talent Development at Crystal Ship Artists Talent & Literary Agency based in New York City.She has most recently been on the original producing team of “Fat Kid Rules The World” in NYC now under option for Broadway. Ms. Parks is the V.P. and Co-Founder of Camp Maranacook Arts, a N.J. based non-profit that teaches youngsters life skills through the arts.She attended NYU School of the Arts and the Neighborhood Playhouse and holds a B.A. from Seton Hall University in English and Communications.Our Crystal Ship Artists Talent clients have notably booked “School of Rock”, “Dear Evan Hanson” and “The Lion King” on Broadway.  Most recently on primetime television “Blue Bloods”, “New Amsterdam”, “God Friended Me”, “Manifest” and a host of episodes on various programs on Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel.

Jeanna Peglow
Jeanna Peglow
Convention Workshop Instructor & Judge

Jeanna Peglow is a professional Dance Educator, Theatre Director/Choreographer, and Adjudicator from the Bay City, Michigan area. She has been dancing most of her life with numerous dance and ballet companies. Jeanna has been a Studio Owner and Director for over 20 years. She has also taught and choreographed for numerous competitions for 27 years.

Theatre is also her passion directing/choreographing 13 Michigan State Championship Musicals in Competition. Dance and teaching children the love of the arts is her passion. In college she really learned from her teachers and directors the importance of telling a story with your art!

Brandon Ranalli
Brandon Ranalli
Judge

Brandon Ranalli has been involved in dance since the age of 3. He started his training at his mother’s dance studio and eventually started training at The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania until he graduated high school. Brandon’s stage performances include New York Fashion Week (choreography by Lane Napper), and the lead role of Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot: The Musical. He has performed on national television on America’s Got Talent, making it to the Las Vegas round. Most recently, Brandon has been touring around the world with Norwegian Cruise Lines, performing in many different countries. Brandon also choreographs at several dance studios, and has won numerous choreography awards.

Lindsey Russo
Lindsey Russo
Judge

In her 30 years of dance, Lindsey has grown into the seasoned teacher, choreographer, and performer she is today. Her expertise in jazz and contemporary has taken her all over the U.S., landing her in two off-Broadway shows, as well as a season on FOX Television. Since the start of her career, her works have won numerous choreography awards, as well as the & FDC People’s Choice & award in 2009. Many of her students have gone on to work professionally. Just recently, two of her students were cast in Broadway shows playing Billy Elliot in “Billy Elliot the Musical”, and Matilda in “Matilda”. You can find another of her students hosting Teen Nick Top Tens & Dancing with Amanda & on Nickelodeon alongside Nick Cannon, while another just finished a world tour with Selena Gomez. On her own accomplishments, Lindsey attended the Southern New Jersey Academy of the Performing Arts, as well as the University of the Arts to further her dance education. She was chosen to be a dancer for the R&B recording artist Ashanti, as well as a dancer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. She’s participated as a choreographer for
dance teams and companies in the PA, NJ, and DE areas. She has worked as an assistant to choreographer Kacy Combs on the "WILD" dance convention, and studied under the direction of the prestigious Pennsylvania Ballet’s “danseur noble.” David Kloss. She recently choreographed her first music video for an up and coming artist that will premier this year. Lindsey has danced for both the NBA and the AFL as part of the Philadelphia 76ers Dancers, and the Philadelphia Soul Soulmates. She teaches workshops and judges for numerous competitions and studios throughout the US. You can find her teaching at various studios in PA, NJ, and DE, as well as coaching the Bayard Rustin High School Dance Team, doing choreography for Rowan University’s Dance Team, and on faculty for Beyond The Stars Dance Convention. She hopes to continue to influence the young dancers of today and use her knowledge to help shape the future for those too, who dream to dance.

Kalvin Stevens
Kalvin Stevens
Judge

Kalvin Stevens is the founder and CEO of Futura Enterprises a company which specializes in Artists development, management and public relations. Kalvin is a native New Yorker who grew up surrounded by arts and culture, theater and museums. He is also a talent coordinator for the 116th st Festival and from 1997-2007 served as the Vice President of the Miss Puerto Rican day parade pageant. Kalvin is called upon to prepare drama curriculum for the NY public school systems as well as the after school corporation (a consumption that runs all NYC after programs). His career took off after working for his godfather as an assistant, who was the talent manager for groups such as New Kids on the Block, New Addition & Perfect Gentlemen. Since then he has had the opportunity to work with Artist such as Alycia Keys, B5, Kiki Plamer, Raven Simon, Queen Latifa, Megan Trainer, Nick Jonas, Kelly Rowland, Ally Brook and beyond.

Tamoya Taylor
Tamoya Taylor
Judge

Tamoya Taylor has been in the dance field performing, teaching, and choreographing for over 20 years. She attended the University of Arts in Philadelphia and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Modern Dance. Tamoya trained under and connected with greats such as Philadanco, Joffery Ballet, Rennie Harris Puremovement, and Pieces of a Dream just to name a few. She has traveled and performed across the country at various venues in Las Vegas, New York and overseas, as well as on-board the Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines. Tamoya works independently with That’s Entertainment Dance competition as a performance adjudicator. She also teaches at the University of Delaware and various local studios in her area. Her life’s purpose is to share not just the love for dance but also cultivate appreciation and passion for all art forms to open hearts and minds alike.

Cathleen R. Terrano
Cathleen R. Terrano
Convention Workshop Instructor & Judge
Cathleen has studied all forms of dance and has studied with such diverse groups and individuals as the NYBC, LI Ballet, Martha Graham, Phil Black, Forrest Bonshire, Finis Jung & Gwen Verdon. Cathleen has trained with world renowned teachers, Rosalie Keane, Pierre Dulaine & John Nyemchek. She now teaches Ballroom & is a certified teacher in ABT & is teaching Dancing Classrooms & Roll Call Wheelchair Dance. Cathleen makes it her personal goal to teach her students that dance and life is fun, to stay positive in all you do, and there is no such word as “can’t”.
Mic Thompson
Mic Thompson
Judge

Over the last twenty-five years I have choreographed a diverse collection of entertainment productions. I performed internationally and nationally on Award TV shows including AMA and MTV. I am fun loving and creative with my dancers yet hard working and dedicated.

Jazmin Tyson
Jazmin Tyson
Judge

Jazmin Tyson, born in New Jersey, is a choreographer and dance educator. She started her training in her home town of Teaneck, NJ and has received her Minor in Dance from The Pennsylvania State University. Jazmin has performed at many venues across the east coast such as Bergen PAC and the Harlem Stage and received the East Coast USA Performer of the year award along with many others over the years. She has performed and worked with various companies including MOJAH dance theatre and UDC Performance Company. She Co-Founded AMBITIONS (2012) a university-based dance organization which focuses on bringing established performers and choreographers to teach, mentor and set work on dancers in the central Pennsylvania area. Currently Jazmin choreographs for dance studios along the east coast and works for the American Music and Dramatics Academy in New York. Jazmin is passionate about dance and its ability to empower people, communities and societies and plans on incorporating it in her future endeavors.

Carolyn Wells
Carolyn Wells
Convention Workshop Instructor, In-Studio Workshop Instructor & Judge

Carolyn Wells grew up as a competitive dancer for over 15 years. She attended the American Musical And Dramatic Academy in NYC as a Dance Theatre Major. She continued to work professionally for National Tours such as Super Why Live (Alpha Pig), Sid The Science Kid Live (Sid/May/Puppet Captain), Fisher Price Live (Koby), and Sesame Street Live (Chamki, Small/Medium/ Live Understudy). Other credits include: RWS Entertainment, Stage Stars Productions, Dragonfly Productions,  & Glen Burtnik’s Concerts. She continues to work as  Choreographer for dance competitions and musical theater productions (The Music Man, Chicago) , Dance Competition Judge, Product Modeling for Amazon, ISSA Certified Fitness Coach, and Stilt Walker. 

Lindsay Williams
Lindsay Williams
Judge
Lindsay Williams joins us from Red Bank, NJ where her love of all things dance theater began at the age of 3. Lindsay studied and examined through the PreProfessional Divisions of RAD Ballet, at the Academy of Dance Arts. Lindsay went on to dance professionally with the Garden State Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, and the Hartford Ballet. She was hand chosen by Fernando Boujones to perform in his Ballet for the 2000 Feet Festival in Philadelphia. After attending Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University for her BFA in Dance Education, Lindsay began teaching and sharing her passion with students all across New Jersey’s Monmouth and Ocean Counties. She continued her love of the Arts by working with Phoenix Productions, and Premier Theater Company, working as a performer, Choreographer, and Dance Captain. Lindsay has taught all techniques of dance for over 20 years, 11 of those years she owned and Directed an ADCC Award Winning studio in Toms River, New Jersey. Her Choreography has won numerous outstanding awards and she was Nominated for DX National Dance Teacher of the Year in 2020! Her dancers were also featured on episodes of Dance Moms, and Hotel Impossible! The studio is in the Guinness Book of World Records for performing at the Largest Gathering of Zombies in the world, at The Asbury Park Zombie Walk. Lindsay is a Certified Master Ballet Instructor with The Association of Dance Teachers of NJ. She is also a Sponsor Educator for National Dance Educators Organization (NDEO) and DanceNJ. Lindsay is looking forward to her new adventure with That’s Entertainment! She can’t wait to see all of the amazing dancers living their passions onstage!