Judges & Officials
2019

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Judges & Officials2018-12-12T10:44:25+00:00

The Emerald Ball strives for excellence when it comes to dancing, so look no further than our superb judges & officials for the competitions. As a reminder:

  • NO SPLIT FLOORS for all Pro/Am Ballroom & Smooth!
  • A minimum of 11 judges for all Pro/Am Scholarship events!
    • (…and the same panel throughout each round!)

Organizers

Wayne & Donna Eng
Wayne & Donna Eng

Master of Ceremonies

John DePalma
John DePalmaEstero, FL
Gary McDonald
Gary McDonaldFairfield, NJ

Registrar

Joy Hillary
Joy HillaryParkland, FL
Cassandra Valeria Schneider
Cassandra Valeria SchneiderCoral Springs, FL

Scrutineer

Ava Kaye Brennen
Ava Kaye BrennenSan Francisco, CA
Amanda Ashcraft
Amanda AshcraftNew York, NY
Kenneth Kuo
Kenneth KuoLos Angeles, CA

Front Desk

Brandy Bangs
Brandy BangsLowell, AR
JT Thomas
JT ThomasNashville, TN
Lisa Brown
Lisa BrownLaguna Niguel, CA
Leslie Whitesell
Leslie WhitesellCarmel, IN

Deck Captains

Yolanda Vargas
Yolanda VargasSan Diego, CA
Rosendo Fumero
Rosendo FumeroHouston, TX
Esther Ching
Esther ChingSan Diego, CA
Melissa Cyr
Melissa CyrChino Hills, CA

Assistant to the Organizer

Rosie Ortiz
Rosie OrtizLas Vegas, NV
Event Coordinator
Sean Arghami
Sean ArghamiLas Vegas, NV
Ballroom Liason
Janel Green
Janel GreenLas Vegas, NV
Dance Camp Liason

Lead Runner

Ani Mkrtchyan
Ani MkrtchyanGranada Hills, CA

Awards Center

Chandra Johnson
Chandra JohnsonNaples, FL
Awards Coordinator

Music Director

Didio Barrera
Didio BarreraMiami Beach, FL
Keith Todd
Keith ToddMiami Beach, FL

Judges

* The organizers of the Emerald Ball will select the remaining balance of the judges to assure that all styles of dance are fairly represented. Below are the results of our “Nominate Your Judges” campaign from October.

Rufus Dustin
Rufus DustinMiami Beach, FL
David Hamilton
David HamiltonNashville, TN
Charlotte Jorgensen
Charlotte JorgensenWaltham, MA
Eugene Katsevman
Eugene KatsevmanBrooklyn, NY
Kasia Kozak
Kasia KozakSan Diego, CA
Diana McDonald
Diana McDonaldNew Jersey
Michael Mead
Michael MeadSan Diego, CA
Anna Mikhed
Anna MikhedAlexandria, VA
Toni Redpath
Toni RedpathSan Diego, CA
Jonathan Roberts
Jonathan RobertsSan Diego, CA
Eddie Simon
Eddie SimonNew York, NY
Karina Smirnoff
Karina SmirnoffLos Angeles, CA
Heather Smith
Heather SmithLos Angeles, CA
Sam Sodano
Sam SodanoPowell, OH
Bill Sparks
Bill SparksPowell, OH
Marzena Stachura
Marzena StachuraLaguna Hills, CA
Irina Suvorov
Irina SuvorovHuntington Beach, CA
Jonathan Wilkins
Jonathan WilkinsNew York, NY