Qualified Judges for UDO and UDO Affiliated Events
Anders is a professional dancer from Copenhagen who now resides in London. He is a well rounded dancer with an amazing energy when he performs.
Credits include the top of the Danish music scene such as The Brit Awards '15, Emmelie de Forest Eurovision Promo Tour, Medina, Christopher, Nabiha, Nik&Jay and Dancing with the Stars DK.
Anthony is from a Commercial/ Streetdance background. He has danced for artists including Leona Lewis, Jay Sean ft Lil Wayne and Girls Aloud. Anthony was also a former member of Britains Got Talent finalists Flawless. With Flawless he appeared in the Streetdance 3D movies 1 and 2. Anthony has also performed for the Queen at Buckingham Palace!!
Benjamin is a Voguer and Contemporary dancer/choreographer. Since graduating from the London Contemporary Dance School (BA) in 2012 he has been living and working in NYC with American "So You Think You Can Dance" choreographer Sonya Tayeh; learning the art form of Vogue from the legends in the ballroom scene. In 2013/2014 he was a part of the Urban/Contemporary company "The Space in Between" in Switzerland and is currently living in London where he recently choreographed for Kylie Minogue's "Kiss Me Once" world tour, FKA twigs tour and for Google. Other credits include, performing for Madonna, Zebra Katz, Boy George, Gareth Pugh, Vogue China, Hermés, London Fashion Week, and choreography assistant to Ryan Heffington (VMA winner for Sia - Chandelier). Teaches Vogue at Pineapple (starting January 2015) and Studio68.
CHRISTIAN "BOUNCE" ALOZIE - BIG KRIS
Bounce started dancing in high school at the age of 13. After leaving school he enrolled in a performing Arts course at City & lslington College. There he studied and trained in Dance art forms such as Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Physical theatre and drama.
Kris has worked with an impressive list of A list celebrities, including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Duffy, Sugababes, Aleisha Dixon, Kylie Minogue, Danni Minogue and Jay Sean.
His hard work has paid off as he’s also performed for HM The Queen and the late Michael Jackson.
Kris is also a member of one of the UK’s leading street dance companies Flawless.
DAX O' CALLAGHAN
Dax co-presented The Children’s Royal Variety Show at The London Palladium, before going on to be a TV Presenter for Nickelodeon, the world-wide Children’s channel. He performed on stage with the Spice Girls, Sugababes, Royal Variety Show, PJ & Duncan, was part of Wayne Sleep’s production DASH, and has toured Europe in Fashion and trade shows. At 16 years old Dax became the youngest ever teacher at the world famous Pineapple Dance Studios, teaching full-time classes training professionals. Dax has since gone on to dance for artists such as Little Mix, JLS, Olly Murs, Alexandra Burke, and also tv show The X Factor.
At 19 years old Dax was signed as a solo recording artist to Warner International Record Company achieving huge success in the European pop charts with his first No.1 – two years later he signed a new record deal with Universal Music to be part of the boyband Lexington Bridge – who went on to become one of Germany’s most successful groups, notching up 5 Number 1’s across 7 different countries across Europe.
All of his experience across the field came together in one project when Dax wrote the ground breaking show SOLDIER. In 2013 the show was invited to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it gained 5 Star press reviews and once again had soldout audiences durign it’s run. SOLDIER is now the fresh unique show which audiences are eager to see. It’s original concept brings a fresh new era of theatre production.
Duwane Taylor began his dance journey in 2006, firstly studying ballet and contemporary for two years, at the Barnet college, North London. During this time he developed a love and passion for the street dance styles and for the next few years began to train and gain as much knowledge as possible with the motto versatility is key.
He particularly grew close to the style of Krump and began to research, learn and develop further. This hard work was recognised when he became the stylefest UK Krump champion 2009, since then he trained to a high level and became one of the leading Krump dancers and teachers in the UK today.
Though versed in different street styles he went further by creating Krump crew Buckness Personified. Buckness Personified were Got to dance semi-finalists 2013 and received very high praise from the judges. They were recently selected to be part of British Dance Edition 2014, the first Krump crew to ever do that.
His professional credits include: Nike, Puma, Orange, Preeya Kalidas Flo'rida, Donaeo, Channel 4(One Man Walking), Pied Piper(Boy Blue), Some Like it Hip Hop (zoonation), Strictly Come Dancing 2009 (Boy Blue), London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony (assistant dance captain/Dancer).
Originally from Bristol, Frankie is a rare individual who matches his raw natural dance talent with hard work and discipline and has developed into one of the best house dancers in Europe.
Having trained from a young age in numerous dance styles, Frankie was selected to be part of the Swindon Youth Dance Academy where he was mentored by some of the best instructors in the UK. From there, he went on to earn a degree in contemporary dance from London Contemporary Dance School at The Place.
Upon finishing his studies, Frankie has focussed mainly on the house dance style, gaining respect at competitions and events worldwide. He was also invited to join the Plague Dance crew where he is now a prominent member of the team.
Frankie is also part of collectives Konoha, InDaHouse and Soul Footwork.
Credits: Soul Session 2015 – Winner, Juste Debout UK 2014 – Finalist, Dance for Kiesza 2015, The Five & The Prophecy of Prana – Boy Blue
JACK POINTER MCKENZIE
Jack is a London based artist having started his dance career at the early age of 13. He began as a gymnast training and performing with his local county and winning gold at his first ever commonwealth games. Soon after he discovered dance, and since has worked with the likes of Katy Perry, Alesha Dixon and Alexandra Burke.
He has done a vast number of music videos and commercials from Cher Lloyds ‘Swagger Jagger’, Beverly Knight's ‘Keep this fire Burning’, Alesha Dixon ‘The Boy does nothing’ to working for McDonalds and Adidas. In 2012, Jack was selected from over a 1500 auditionees to be a part of the largest scale production London has ever seen; The opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. He was part of around 80 dancers who represented the UKs musical legacy during the extraordinary event.
Check out Jack here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBg-ID3N4cY&list=UUXUCWQwJMkGWipPXWDWiZ4g
Dancer, choreographer Kane Silver from Cardiff, Wales began performing with the Welsh National Opera company at the age of 6, where he played the role "Trouble," Kane attended a full time dance foundation course, focusing on developing new styles, ballet, contemporary and jazz techniques. Originally from Canada, Lukas was crowned the UK and Ireland’s best dance act, winning Sky1’s hit TV show, ‘Got to Dance’ Series 4 2013. McFarlane captured the hearts of the nation and has continued to excel with his passion as a Choreographer.
Professional credits to date:
Choreography Credits: So You Think You Can Dance (Choreographer; Portugal, Poland. Ass. Choreographer; USA, Canada) ‘Love Criminal’ Magalie Music Video (Passion Raw, John Turner), ‘Sweet Nothing’ Gabrielle Aplin Music Video (Chief Productions, Joe Conner), Barclaycard Presents ‘British Summer Time Hyde Park’, Sky 1 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix Opener.
Live Performance Credits: ‘Got To Dance’ Series Winner, Celine Dion “Le Grand Show”, Taylor Swift (SYCO) X Factor Live Shows, Carly Rae Jepson (SYCO) NRG Music Awards (Choreographer and Dancer),
Television Credits: Ronan Keating – Red and Black (ITV), Adidas Foot Locker Commercial, Lee Evens ‘Monster’ Opener, Beth Ditto & The Gossip – Music Video, “Rags” Movie (Nickelodeon); The Movement (Christian Storm)
Lukas is the Creative Director of London based dance company, UnTitled
Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy is Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Boy Blue Entertainment (Associate Artists at The Barbican Centre) and one of the top choreographers and performers in the UK urban, commercial and theatrical scenes.
2012 saw Kenrick choreograph for London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, alongside director Danny Boyle, 10 day tour performing BBE: Touch to sell out audiences in Hong Kong, choreography for major film releasing via Vertigo Films 2013 and also featuring in, Jonzi D’s Lyrikal Fearta Redux at Sadlers Wells.
For Unleashed, seeing BBE’s Da Bratz and Bluez, plus the Barbican’s Young Poets, Film-Makers and Musicians on one stage, Kenrick choreographs and co-directs. Kenrick’s credits are extensive and include theatre, TV and film, nationally and internationally with Misteeq, Sugababes, Plan B, Victoria Beckham, Olivier Awarded Pied Piper, Into the Hoods, Street Dance 3D, BAFTA Awards, So You Think You Can Dance and CBBC’s Alesha’s Street Dance Stars. Laurence Olivier Award for Pied Piper Beffta: Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Artist Time Out London and Hospital Club h.100 Innovators/Winner- Performance: Kenrick Sandy‘the one hundred most influential and innovative people working across the creative industries today.
LEE CROWLEY - RECKLESS LEE
Accomplished Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher and Judge.
Lee has danced in Las Vegas, Dubai, Denmark, Tunisia, Madrid, Kiev, Turkey, Portugal and many others. Speciality is Break Dancing but versatile and adaptable in other areas such as various foundation hiphop styles and Contemporary Floor Work. Lee was also a member of Wales and GB Trampolining Squads!
Lee has credits - Backing on X Factor, appeared on Harry Hill and various performances by Project 360 – Cirque Bijou – since 2007, to name just a few.
Lee was a competitor with the UDO from a young age and rose through the ranks to where he is today. Lee is proud to be back dancing with the UDO.. all be it now as a Judge! Lee is also a qualified UDO Syllabus examiner.
Check out Lee here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLqT8JVC9Ik
Marko started his dancing career at the age of 9 in one of the oldest and biggest dance school’s in Slovenia - Kazina. Starting out with hip hop, but soon he also continued to train in other styles such as jazz, house and locking. Training hard in all of this styles has allowed him to travel to Los Angeles (Millennium, Edge, Debbie Reynolds), New York (BDC), London (Pineapple, Studio 68), Denmark (TheHipDrop), Germany, Italy and Croatia to train with some of the most renowned choreographers in the world. Marko started with TV and theatre performances. In 2010 his group ‘Allthat’ competed in the first season of Slovenia’s Got Talent, where they competed in the finals to a crowd of 6000 people.
Marko decided to move his career to London in September 2013, and even though he is there just a few months now he’s been already performing in a music video with Jessie J, Robin Thick and DJ Cassdy - Calling all hearts. He continues to share his passion for teaching and choreographing at London’s Studio 68 and Pineapple Dance Studio, and as a guest teacher all over Europe. Marko is also a qualified UDO Syllabus examiner.
MARLON "SWOOSH" WALLEN
Music & Dance has always been his heart and passion since a young age.
Marlon’s early influences included Michael Jackson, James Brown. Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and a host of other naturally gifted performers. His dream was to mirror his influences and become a major director, choreographer with the aim to inspire people with his creativity.
He enrolled in a Performing Arts course at City & Islington College at which he studied and trained in Dance artforms such as Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Physical theatre and drama where he graduated with high distinction marks with a BTEC National Diploma. Since then he has shared the stage with artists such as Madonna, Victoria Beckham, West life, Alesha Dixon, Kylie Minogue, Danni Minogue and Jay Sean.
Swoosh created FLAWLESS alongside his business partner Amelia Benoit (Flawless Management) in 2004 and went public in 2005 bringing something fresh, new and original to the dance world. As a result of the groups immediate commercial success, Swoosh began to develop his knowledge of business along with further creating dance styles ’ Q‘ in Hip Hop, Popping, Locking, B boying, and House.
Michel is an experienced hip hop/freestyle dancer from Denmark working professionally for over eight years. His love of dance started as a child idolising and imitating the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. Michel has worked alongside Britney Spears for her lingerie campaign, Sean Paul, Mohombi World Tour, Eurovision 2014, Popstars Choreographer, Medina Tour and the Blaze Tour.
Today Michel's main focus is on choreography passing his skills and experience to others and creating intricate and breathtaking routines.
Check out Michel here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWhAliF_YCNAQdv3yT6SoUQ
PAUL "STEADY" STEADMAN
From Jamaican heritage, STEADY is one of the freshest bboys to ever come out of the UK. His dance skills include choreography, artistic and creative direction, freestyle. tricks such as head spins, windmills, halos etc as well as freezes, footwork, Steady has a major hip hop theatre background taught by Benji Reed. Steady has performed in numerous productions including life of a Bboy.
He also choreographed a show called " Tha boyz" from Syracuse first hip hop theatre adapted from Shakespeare. Featured on Western Union ‘That's Amazing‘ ad campaign, BBC iDent to name a few. Now recognized as part of the celebrated street dance team, FLAWLESS, Steady has been touring the country over the past couple of years with the group following their successful run on lTV's Britain’s Got Talent.
Through his career he has become the creator and leader of one of UK top leading Bboy crew Trinity Warriors, a pioneer and role model in the UK for break dance, 3 x Guinness world record holder for fastest windmills on record and co-founder and dancer for Funkstylers uk leading break dance performance group.
Rowen Hawkins trained at London Studio Center and graduated from Intoto, the contemporary arm of the college in 2002. He then went on to become a founding member of ZooNation Dance Company.
Rowen's work credits include; Into the Hoods, Some like it Hip Hop, Groove on Down the Road, The Mad Hatters Tea Party, Blaze the Show, Bounce, I Can't Sing Musical, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, rihanna, N Dubz, Shane Ward, Alesha Dixon and Goldfrapp.
Rowen loves teaching and has taught at many leading establishments in the UK and Europe.
Shawn has been dancing for 15 years and in that time has won various contests & competitions both in the UK and abroad as a solo artist as well as alongside his crew Plague. Plague are the 2 x world hip hop champions, and are the only crew to of ever travelled to Las Vegas twice and won both competitions.
Shawn is a versatile dancer specialising in the street dance genre. His preferred styles are Popping and Locking which he regularly teaches at workshops, competing worldwide also.
Specialising in Hip Hop and House, Supermalcolm is the leader of Prototype: the best UK all style crew battler. Winner of Jump Off crew battle £10 000, two times world team battle champion with Prototype, two times UK freestyle champion, European street dance cup champion and 5 times winner of Throwdown Hip Hop battle.