We would just like to take a moment to say thank you so much from Team AXIS. We are excited to have you experience our fun, new, innovative competition. AXIS is dedicated to creating great memories that will leave you inspired and driven to be the best dancer you can be. We know you are passionate, dedicated and work really hard all year, which puts a smile on our face. So we promise that you will leave with that same smile!

Come and experience AXIS Dance Competition, where Passion meets Talent!

linda_diamond_finalLinda Diamond
Competition Director

Linda Diamond has over 22 years of dance competition experience as the Director of one of the largest workshop/competitions in the country. Previous to this major accomplishment Linda owned and operated a very successful dance studio in Ohio that won multiple national titles. Many of her students went on to become professional dancers performing on Broadway and other major stages across the world. Linda is looking forward to leading Team AXIS.

Fun Fact: Linda went Snorkeling with Sharks in the Great Barrier Reef.

ashley_finalAshley Bowie
Associate Director

Originally from Minnesota, Ashley began dancing at the age of 3. After graduating, she moved to NYC to further her dance career where she danced with the Radio City Rockettes as an ensemble member. For the past 10 years, she has worked as an assistant convention director for one of the largest dance conventions in the country. She is very excited to be a part of the Axis team!

Fun Fact: Ashley was born on Christmas Day, which means double presents!

jason_finalJason Davies

Jason has had a career in the dance world that has spanned almost twenty years. At age 17 he moved to New York performing in such productions as Wicked, Footloose, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He was a featured dancer on Saturday Night Live in multiple episodes. Jason then set his sights on Las Vegas, performing in Le Reve and Recycled Percussion (Americas Got Talent). He has performed with artists such as Taylor Swift and The Foo Fighters. He is absolutely thrilled to be a part of AXIS Dance Competition.

Fun Fact: Jason hasn't had a haircut in 15 yrs!

summer_rich_finalSummer Rich

Summer began her professional career at the young age of 9, and at the age of 15 she was the youngest dancer in Las Vegas to perform in the multi-million dollar production “EFX”. Her career has taken her around the world performing in such productions as The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Little Mermaid (Japan), Tap Girls and Norwegian Cruise line to name a few. Besides her successful dance career, Summer is an accomplished aerialist and has performed in Japan, Las Vegas and New York. She is really excited to be apart of Team AXIS!

Fun Fact: She is the proud owner a three legged chihuahua named Sophie.

Amy Stankewich

Amy joins us from Ohio and has been a dancer since age 4. Her true passion was teaching all genres at her Alum studio for years, until she recently opened up her own dance apparel store. Amy is so excited to be a part of team AXIS!

Fun Fact: Amy was a student of Miss Linda Diamond’s 20 plus years ago!

Brittney Bennett

Brittney grew up as a competitive studio dancer in Las Vegas, Nevada. After high school, she went on to dance competitively for Arizona State University. Brittney found her passion for choreography when she started to choreograph her team’s national routines starting her sophomore year. Brittney was awarded the captain position her junior and senior year. In 2013, Brittney led her team to receive 2nd place in the D1A dance division at UDA College Nationals. This achievement awarded her team to represent as Team USA at the ICU World Championships, where they received the gold medal. Brittney has spent her years after college travelling the country teaching at studios and choreographing for many high school and college dance teams. Brittney continues to expand her choreography portfolio and is excited to be a part of Team AXIS!

Justin Rogacki
Technical Director & Audio Engineer

Justin has over 13 years experience with Corporate Events of all shapes and sizes. Executing highly technical convention events for the likes of Microsoft, I-Heart Radio, AT&T, A & E, and many more fortune 500 companies. Supplying technical support for nationally recognized public figures, keynote speakers, comedians, athletes, and music artists such as Serena Williams, Chelsea Clinton, Howie Mandel, Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Seal, Lindsey Vonn, Bo Jackson, Smashmouth, Chicago, Cheap Trick and many more. Justin is also a music producer/songwriter and licenses his music to boutique music libraries from around the world for various TV/Film Advertisements, Commercials, Promotional Videos and Short Films. He is very happy to be a part of team AXIS!

Fun Fact: Justin has hiked Angel's Landing at Zion National Park.