Qualified Judges for UDO and UDO Affiliated Events
Caramel has been marching strong in the professional dance industry for over 15yrs. With Entertainment through Dance being her passion; Caramel has demonstrated her talent across multiple dance genres platforms.
Her credits include:
•Dancing for artists such as Whitney Huston: Black Eyed Peas: Mel B (Spice Girls)
•Dancing on shows such as TOTP: MTV (Germany): Brit Awards (London): Hit Machine (Paris)
•Being a Main Cast Member in HipHop Dance Theatre Shows: Bounce (Anthony Van Last) Blaze (Anthony Van Last)
•Artist Development for many up and coming artists in the UK and New York.Studios and Schools include: Pineapple Studios (London): BDC (New York): Urdang Academy: Performers College: The Brit Performing Arts. Debbie Allen Academy (Los Angeles)
Caramel was the first to organise "Experience Dance Conventions" in the UK. Giving dancers the inside scoop of what it its actually like to dance with top artists. This first convention was with Justin Timberlake's Choreographer and dancers from his 'The Justified World Tour 2003', Eddie Morales, Marty Kudelka, and Kelly Konno. Caramel loves to judge dance competitions as not only does it give her an insight into the current level of talent but it aids her in creating projects, programs and courses to progress the art of dance.
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CHRISTABELLE FIELD - BELLE
Belle has trained at Pineapple Dance Studios, Millennium Dance Centre Los Angeles, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio Los Angeles and Masters Performing Arts College (Graduate’06). She dances many styles of dance, Latin American and Ballroom Dance, Salsa, Pas De Deux, Locking and Freestyle. She has performed on; Got To Dance, X Factor 2012, Cover Drive, and many more, She has danced with; Cheryl Cole, Rihanna, Kimberley Wyatt, JLS, Cher Lloyd, Will I Am, Ne-Yo and many more! She has choreographed for Stepping Out (ITV), Let’s Dance (BBC) and Poision (Got To Dance). Recently Belle appeared as choreographer on BBC 1’s ‘Stepping out’!
Belle is also a qualified UDO Syllabus examiner.
In 1997 Clara and some friends created 'Septieme Sens', a dance collective which rapidly earned recognition in Paris and throughout France. Clara spent time in the states gaining knowledge of the house and hip hop movement which facinate her to this day!
Upon her return to Paris, Clara toured worldwide as part of 'The Art of Urban Dance' featuring Storm (one of the pioneers of bboying in Europe). Since then, Clara has appeared in many productions, videos, danced alongside many famous artists, dancers/choreographers and has become an active choreographer/dancer admired for her athletic abilities, versatility, originality and above all the passion that she is able to share and transmit through her performances and workshops.
Clara founded “In Da House” her own house dance project and despite focussing on house dance her real aim is to promote dance as a whole and the passion it generates worldwide. In August 2007, she became the new NIKE athlete in the U.K. In 2011, she is the first JUSTE DEBOUT UK preliminaries organiser. In 2012, she was part of the professional dancers cast in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in London. Since 2013 she is a House Dance technical teacher and lecturer at UEL (University of East London).
Clara is also a qualified UDO Syllabus examiner.
Gianna is a young performing artist from Brisbane, Australia. Beginning her carrer at 5 years of age she has trained in numerous styles; now focusing on Urban Dance, Contemporary and her very own unique style. Graduating from the selective school Queensland Academy for Creative Industries (majoring in Theatre and Fine Arts) in 2012, she has a rich experience in acting, music (voice), performance and creative devising both in Brisbane and Internationally.
Despite her young age, Gianna has made a name for herself within the Australian dance community, performing and teaching for Brisbane’s leading dance companies and artists.
Following her love for dance Gianna made the decision to go to Paris for three months in 2013, where she trained and developed her unique style. Subsequently, she has based herself in the UK working both nationally and throughout Europe.
She has been featured in all kinds of work ranging from music videos to live theatre shows performed in ten-meter tall structures at national festivals. Her latest project is JILTD - a creative collective that connects and creates a platform for unique artists from across the world. Gianna has a keen interest in interdisciplinary art and is passionate about work that is creative, innovative and original – she will strive for this, always, in her dance and artistic projects.
Check out Gianna here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BesYPuH7OE0
Melissa has been dancing for many years in styles such as street, hiphop and contemporary. She has taken many dance classes with international dancers such as Sky Hoffman (LA/HipHop), Bryan Green (New York/House) and Madonna Grimes (Street Dance). She has launched product for major global brands such as Adidas, Nike, Coca-Cola, Mini and Toyota. She has been in music videos and live performances with stars such as Lily Allen, Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal and Rihanna. She has performed at the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, the Brit Awards, X Factor UK and various TV commercials.
Is the Founder and Director of Runway House, a company that offers dance training programmes in various styles to help develop versatile professional artists. Mini started dancing at a very young age in many genres of movement including, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Modern. After discovering a passion for Street dance and Hip-Hop early on in her career, her hunger for excellence led her down many exciting and exhilarating avenues. She has over the years had the pleasure of training and working with some of the U.K masters of dance. Boy Blue, Plague, Zoonation and Dance 2xs UK. Mini was a cast member of 2 well known Hip Hop theatre shows ‘Into the Hoods’- ZooNation & ‘Pied Piper’- Boy Blue Ent. Mini found her love for Krump and was a part of the All female Krump crew Buckness Personified back in 2012/2013. 2013 ‘Got To Dance’ semi finalist.
Mini's Credits include, Jessie J, Rita Ora, Misha B, Alexis Jordan, Plan B. Assistant Dance Captain for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Performed at the Monte Carlo Grand Prix Gala dinner with ZooNation Dance Company. Also had the pleasure of being casted for a main role in the CH 4 short film ‘One Man Walking’.
Sarah started her dance training at the age of 6 at The Len Goodman Dance School, Dartford, and continued at The Urdang Academy.
She has performed in theatre shows Into the hoods & Some like it hip hop, with Zoonation dance company, playing the lead role in both. She has also danced for artists such as Cheryl Cole, Little Mix, JLS, N Dubz, Kanye West, The Wanted, Danni Minogue, Westlife, Conor Maynard and Cover Drive. Some of her TV credits include Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, Tonight’s the Night, X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent,
Career highlight: “Performing for Nelson Mandela with ZooNation was pretty amazing!”
Stephanie aka ‘Lady Venus’ started dancing at the age of 3, where dancing soon became her ultimate passion. Since then she has been the assistant choreographer for the first two series of ‘Got To Dance’, MINI, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Australia and more. She has performed with artists such as Lady GaGa, Natalie Imbruglia, Cher Lloyd, The Wanted, Pet Shop Boys etc. and performed in private shows for Madonna. She has featured in commercials for Xbox, FIFA, KFC, MOBOs and performed for L’Oreal, Schwarzkopf, Toni&Guy, The Brit Awards, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, America’s Best Dance Crew show to name a few.
Lady Venus has trained in many styles, but now specialises in Waacking. She has taught workshops and judged all over the UK as well as internationally, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Greece, Philadelphia (USA), Thailand, Hong Kong and China. She is a prominent member of the Waacktitioners in London and teaches regular classes at Pineapple Dance Studios and Studio68. She travels internationally to learn and train with some of the original Waackers to help continue to grow in her style.
Originally from Amsterdam, Valerie has trained at Pineapple Dance Studios, YMCA By Pervez: breaking and YMCA By Fred the Realness: Popping. Her range of movement styles are Hip Hop, Street, House, Locking, Popping, Fusion London Jazz, Cheerleading, Break dance, African and Commercial dancing. She has choreographed for Sissurp tour, Darryl, Brace, Deliano en Nino, Artist Zanillya and artist I Am Aisha tour. She has performed in Artqueke Show, StylFest 2010 as well as Madonna private shows and many more. She has also done commercials such as I Tunes App ‘Make Dance’, Lynxx Commerical 2009 and more. She has also done music videos, TV Shows, Musical, Movies and Fashion Shows.
Valerie is also a qualified UDO Syllabus examiner.
Vicki is a Slovenian dancer, having started at a young age competing at IDO events for over 10 years. She has won many national, European and World Championship dance titles.
She later became an international dance instructor travelling to over 20 countries, including American and Asian countries. Vicki has also judged European dance competitions and showcased her talents on all the biggest stage platforms.
She moved to the UK to continue spreading her passion for expressive movement.
Vicki is also a qualified UDO Syllabus examiner.
Check out Vicki here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d00vbwtInrw