Our Judges

Our Trained Judges

Andry Oporia

Andry was born in Kenya and has been dancing for many years, he has done choreography to just name a few Ms Dynamite, Lemar, Dizzee Rascal, Golden Lookin’ Chain and Kelly Rowland. He has also been an artistic director for people such as Lemar, Ms Dynamite, Amerie, Ricky Martin, Dizzee Rascal and Mania and many more. He has danced for Misteeq, Mel B, Big Brovaz, Cheryl Cole, Ludacris and again many more! He has also danced for EA Sports, Choice FM, Puma, Westwood Carnival, Into’ The Hoods, UK Urban Fashion Awards and many more!

 

 

 

Anthony A'D

From a Commercial/ Streetdance background dancing for artists including Leona Lewis, Jay Sean ft Lil Wayne and Girls aloud. Also a former member of Britains Got Talent finalists Flawless who appeared in the Streetdance 3D movies 1 and 2 as well as performing for the queen at Buckingham Palace.

Bly Richards

 

 

From London, dance tutor, choreographer and performer! Performed with Rita Ora, Cheryl Cole, Labrinth, Rachael Stevens, Jo Jo, Kano, Madonna and Plague (BBC 3 ‘Move Like Michael Jackson finalist! MJ Timeless Theatre Show – ‘Bump&Grind2’ winner. Looking for the best dancer in the UK aired on the sky channel ‘Trouble’. Taught in Pineapple Dance Studios, Studio 68 and dance workshops in France, Russia, Ukraine, Portugal, Croatia, Poland and USA. Choreographed for Breach – Jack Music Video 2013. Finally battling Stylefest 2009 House Champion, House Dance UK Winner and Juste Debout Switzerland House Winner 2012

 

 

 

Calvin Francis

Calvin dance didn’t start at the age of 3 like many other dancers. He started dancing much later but this has not stopped him achieving the high level of dance he has today.

He has trained and danced in many places in London and across Europe, gaining knowledge and experience as he goes along. In his professional career, Calvin has danced for artist like JLS, Cheryl Cole, Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis, just to name.

Artist: Suga Babes, Mobo Awards, Kano, Plan B, Brit Awards, Miss Dynamite, Mel B

 

 

Caramel Soldier

Caramel Soldier has been in the entertainment industry working professionally for over 15yrs, not just performing as a dancer but as an artist developer, choreographer, teacher and event's organiser. She is choreographed for Peter Andre, worked with artists such as Whitney Houston, Black Eyed Peas, Mel B appearing on numerous different TV, Video and Stage Shows. She has trained in Pineapple Studios, The Broadway Dance Centre (NYC), Urdang Academy, ZooNation Academy of Dance (ZAD). Judge competitions for Serious About Street Dance, UDO and Irish Hip-Hop Masters Championships. Her recent works are the set up of her fast growing brand @PiecesofHouse which is supporting and contributing to the development of House Dance within the UK and Ireland, through workshop, courses, events, music, inspirational clothing and accessories of the 5 pieces that make House. What's Your Piece? Jax; Bass; Tune; Move; Vibe!

 

 

 

Charlene Dinger

Charlene has performed on television for Olympic Closing Ceremonies 2012, Brit Awards (Florence) 2012, 02 Priority Commercial and Nokia Commercial. Choreographed for music videos such as; Sefe Greg 2011, Pintsize 2011 and Ema the Kid 2011. Artistic Director for Kinisi Dance Company from 2011 and dancer for Sol Dans and Bell Celebrity Gala. Also danced for Nestle Waters, Toronto Film Festival and Chrysler Auto Show and much much more!!!!

 

 

 

Christabelle Field

She 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’!

 

Chuck

Chuck is a self taught performer who has been since 2004 and influenced by Breakdance, acrobatics and dangerous stunts all tied together with elements of foundation street dance styles and personality. In 2006 became a quarter finalist on Trouble TV's 'Bump n Grind'. In 2010. He has also performed around the UK for Movida Corona promoting their world DJ completion and promotional tours. For the past 2 years Chuck has judged for the UDO (United Dance Organisation) which is a street dance circuit in which he was a competitor in, he has judged/Showcased/Hosted all over the UK. Most recently Chuck is best known for his appearance on Got To Dance 2012. Since then he has been a part of the Diversity Digitized arena tour where he was known as Beast. He performed in the main story alongside Diversity and other talented names.

Clara Bajado

In 1997 Clara and some friends created “Septieme SenS”, a dance collective which rapidly earns recognition in Paris and throughout France.

Then she spends 3months in New York in 1999, where she attends intensive house and hip hop workshops delivered by the acclaimed Brian “Footwork” Green, Shannon “Which Way”, Shan S, Marjory…at the infamous Fazil and Broadway Dance Center. In the States, Clara also finds out more about the cultural background and origins of the house and hip hop movement which fascinates her to this day!

Upon her return to Paris, she is invited to tour worldwide as part of a show called “The Art of Urban Dance” which features Storm (one of the pioneers of bboying in Europe). Thus, she performs in Europe, Asia and Middle East and discovers that HIP HOP has its place on a main stage just as much as any other forms of dance or art.

Since then, Clara has appeared in many productions, videos, danced alongside many famous French and international artits , 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.

She had her first taste of London in 2005 but it is a year later that she decides to settle there in order to fulfil her ambition: promote House dance, its ethos, values and its culture and develop it as one of the leading dance styles in the UK and ultimately Europe.

To do so, in 2007 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).

Duwane Taylor

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 in the Krump style. 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 09 (Boy Blue) London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony (assistant dance captain/Dancer).

Dwayne Nosworthy

Dwayne is a familiar face on CBBC, as head judge on Alesha’s street dance stars. Dwayne has appeared on stage with some of the world’s most successful artists; Jamelia, Estelle, Sugababes, Kelly Rowland, Mariah Carey, Kellis, Misteeq Alesha Dixon. Dwayne also choreographs and Dances for X Factor Star Nathan aka "StarBoy Nathan" whilst supporting Acts such as JLS, The Wanted & N-Dubz. Dancer, actor, presenter, singer/song/movie writer & choreographer, Dwayne is a vibrant, energetic character as well as an aspiring artist.

 

 

Jack Pointer Mackenzie

 Finding himself in a studio throughout his early teenage years jack discovered the dance studio was a home like no other. While training in all possible styles that were available in London, he was slowly discovering a style of his own which from the early age of 17 he began sharing worldwide. Jacks early training in the dramatic arts and contemporary dance provided a sufficient space in which there were no boundaries. From this, taking regular classes in the foundations of hip-hop, contemporary and ballet, his vocabulary of movement was becoming ever more unique. Never missing the chance of training and sharing with the best in the world, Jack has travelled all over the U.S and Europe training and collaborating with some of the entrepreneurs within many generations of dance.

Alongside his passion for teaching he has been a principal dancer and assistant choreographer for the successful boy band ‘JLS’ since they debuted in 2010.

Jacks credits also include Katy Perry, Alexandra Burke, Cher Lloyd, Beverly Knight, Sony, Mcdonalds, the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony and many more. He’s currently teaching regularly at Studio 68 and Pineapple dance studios.

Jeffery Felicisimo

Jeffrey is a familiar face at UDO. An established dancer & performer, Jeff regularly performs with Little Mix & JLS. He has also performed with Rita Ora, Pro Green, Tulisa, Misha B, Cheryl Cole and Girls Aloud. Jeff also dances on X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent and many many more.

Jeffrey is part of the ‘A team’ / ‘Animaineax’ crew & saw great success in 2012 as a finalist of Sky ones ‘Got to Dance’, as well as winning 2009’s Move it like Michael Jackson show.

 

 

John Graham

Worked with Beyonce, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Jessie J, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey among many others artists.

Companies such as Adidas, BMW, Puma, L'Oreal, Bloomberg, Reebok, Rockport, Nike, Versace and Rimmel.

Taught all over UK and Ireland as well as Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hong Kong, Slovenia, Switzerland and Germany. Also judges at UDO British and World champs.

 

 

Kenrick

 London born choreographer and dancer Christian ‘

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 has seen 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.

Kris

Bounce’ Alozie has worked with an impressive list of A list celebrities, including Beyoncé and Rihanna.

His hard work has paid off as he’s also performed for HM The Queen and the late Michael Jackson.

Christian is also a member of one of the UK’s leading street dance companies Flawless.

 

Lizzie Gough

Lizzie was born in Southampton and trained at Laine Theatre Arts. During her 3 years of her intense Musical Theatre training, she made her debut TV performance on the Royal Variety Show for the artists Anastasia and Gareth Gates, before becoming a professional dancer in 2004. She was a finalist on the first season of BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance to then to represent the UK in the worldwide TV show Segundo Campeonato Mundial de Baile in Mexico. Lizzie can be seen on the hit CBBC/BBC show Alesha’s Street Dance Stars as a Judge. Some of her main credits also include Virgin Media Advert for BGT, the Box Ident, Timex advert, Take That “The Circus” Tour, LMFAO , Got to Dance with Adam Garcia/ Kimberly Wyatt and a great privilege being a Dance Captain for the London Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony. She was original cast member for Theatre shows Blaze, Revolution and of course Zoonations “Some Like it Hip Hop”. In her spare time Lizzie was involved in the creation the UDO streetdance syllabus as well as one of the professionals/examiners and also judges at UDO British and World champs.

 

Marko Stamenkovic

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. He danced and choreographed for many of Slovenian’s most popular singers and performers, including Anika Horvat, Zlatko, Alya, Sanja Grohar, Rebeka Drevemlj, Špela Grošelj, Natalija Verboten, Game Over and Katja Šulc. He also choreographed a music video for one of the most popular singer in Southeastern Europe Severina. Marko danced in one of the biggest street dance show in the city (“Let’s make a show”), and performed on live television in the Eurovision Song Contest and Miss Universe Pageant. 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.

Maureen Francis

"First Lady of funk"

She is part of the amazing dance duo known as soulsisterz. She specializes in many styles of dance including, animation,street dance, popping,locking,ticking,tutting,whacking and many more dance styles. She has danced all over Europe and America including famous stadiums such as, Wembley Arena and the O2. She performed in the opening ceremonies of the Olympics 2012 to the world! She also appeared on your television screens on the famous Britains got talent and Got to Dance. Not forgetting famous brands she has worked with including, Adidas, Sony, Siemens, Strauman and also working with some xfactor contestants along her career. She is a resident teacher at Pineapple Dance Studios.

 

 

 

Melissa Freire

 Melissa has been dancing for many years and style 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 a lot of work experience. She has launched product for companies 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 and many many more. She has performed in the Olympic London Opening Ceremony, Brit Awards, X Factor UK and TV commercials.

Miah  

Miha started his dancing career relatively late at the age of 17, but due to his hard work and love for dance, he quickly became one of the leading dancers in one of the oldest and biggest dance school’s in Slovenia - Kazina.

Starting out with jazz, he quickly found his true passion in hip hop but continued to train in other styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary. His dancing has allowed him to travel to Los Angeles (Millennium, Edge, Debbie Reynolds), New York (BDC), London (Pineapple, Studio 68), Denmark (TheHipDrop), Germany, and Italy, to train with some of the most renowned choreographers in the world. In his first years of dancing he attended various national and international competitions with great success, competing in solo, couples, small groups and formations. He soon replaced competitions with TV and theatre performances. He danced and choreographed for many of Slovenia’s most popular singers and performers, including Anika Horvat, Zlatko, Alya, and Špela Grošelj. He also had lead roles in two of the biggest street dance shows in the city (“Hip Hop Fest” and “Let’s make a show”), and performed on live television in the Eurovision Song Contest and Miss Universe Pageant. 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. Miha wanted to pass on his experiences to young dancers, and began teaching in his dance school, choreographing competitions routines, and preparing students to compete as World Finalists.

Miha decided to move his career to London in 2010, and has since had the chance to perform alongside artists such as Rihanna, Mariah Carey, and Bella Vida. He was chosen as one of 80 professional dancers in the London Olympic Opening Ceremonies in 2012, and has also choreographed for stage and television, including ‘Attitude Magazine’ Awards Show and ‘Let’s Dance for Comic Relief’ on BBC. Miha continues to share his passion for choreography and teaching with aspiring and professional dancers that attend his weekly classes, and is in high demand as a guest teacher all over Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Gran Canaria, Luxembourg, England, Ireland). He is also a regular adjudicator at the UDO Streetdance Competitions, and has judged young dancers and performers at Regional, National and World levels in Germany, Scotland and the UK. He currently teaches at London’s Studio 68 and Pineapple Dance Studios. His classes offer an emphasis on musicality and athleticism, as well as a feel good atmosphere and that always leaves students wanting more.

 

Rebecca 'Rebbi' Rosie

Rebbi has trained at Dance 2xs UK, Pineapple, Debbie Reynolds, Millennium Dance Complex, styles are Hip Hop, Jazz Funk and Commercial. She has done live stage for Brit Awards (Lilly Allen 2010 and Rihanna 2011), T4 On The Beach (Jason Derulo 2011 and Alexandra Burke 2012), MOBO awards and MTV EMAs with Jessie J. Television and film, such as X Factor, Dancing on Ice, Strictly Come Dancing and Britain’s Got Talent. She has also danced in music videos for Boomerang with Nicole Scherzinger, Let it Go with Alexandra Burke and Do it Like a Dude with Jessie J and many more. Commercial with Baileys, Sky TV and Got to Dance 2010 and many more…….

 

 

 Sammi Lee-Jayne

Originally from Buckinghamshire, Sammi started dancing at a young age. She went on to train in professional Musical Theatre and dance at The Urdang Academy, London. Sammi has performed professionally, with the following credits under her belt: Zoonations 'Some Like It Hip Hop' west end playing Kerri Kimbalayo/ Jo-Jo Jameson, Thriller Live west end and european tour as dance captain, Alexandra burke, Jessie J, Sonique, Sean Paul,J.Keys, Lola Rae, Jingle Bell Ball, Macy Gray Children In need, All Stars street dance 3 movie, West End heroes, Big Brothers Big Mouth, fashion shows and many more. Sammi is also a part of the renowned hip hop company 'Boy Blue'.

 

 

Scarlette Douglas

She has a three year diploma in musical theatre studied at Laine Theatre Arts. She has starred in theatre; Monkee Business (Mandy), Man in the Mirror Monte Carlo (singer/dancer), Hairspray (Dynamite/Peaches), We Will Rock You (Tina Turner/ Teen Queen) and many more. Also featured in films like; Cinderella, Muppets 2, Dark Shadows that’s just to name a few. It doesn’t stop there also television; MTV (presenter), Subway Advert, Street Fit DVD, Brit Awards, Children in Need, Comic Relief and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Music Videos; Katy B, Craig David and Hard Fi.

 

 

 

Segun Fawole

Dancer has been involved in an arena tour as a featured dancer for Young Voices, Urban Strides, UK Arena tour. Danced with Peter Andre at the Glasgow Festival Performance 2012, Dancing in the Streets – 1st cover Stevie Wonder & Marvin Gaye – UK Tour. Loserville – Swing (Original Cast, Garrick Theatre, 2012 Westend). A Chorus Line – Swing (The London Palladium 2013 Westend Production) and many many more!!!

 

 

 

Turbo

Turbo is a street dancer, musician and entertainer from the UK. He is best known for his appearance as a finalist on Sky TV’s GOT TO DANCE. He has danced in music videos for Madonna, Jamelia, Will Smith, Miss-Teeq, Shaznay Lewis and Whitney Houston. He also presents his own show called ‘Turbo Boost’ on CBBC.

 

 

Valerie Nobbe

She has trained in Pineapple Dance Studios, YMCA By Pervez: breaking and YMCA By Fred the Realness: Popping. She then did following training in Holland in many styles. The styles she dances are Hip Hop, Street dance, House, Locking, Popping, Fushion 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, 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.