Billings, MT Judges

Troy Heywood Billings, MT Judge1

Troy Haywood

Troy Haywood is a 32-year-old choreographer and dancer born, raised, and living in North Carolina. After graduating high-school Troy spent five years dancing and teaching professionally all across the east coast. Living primarily in Miami, Florida he worked as dancer with Royal Caribbean, choreographed and performed in music videos and company shows, taught at local conventions, met some of the greatest people in the world, and fell deeply in love with a different side of dance: creating. Upon moving back home to Charlotte In 2011, Troy dedicated his career solely to choreography and teaching. Since then his dynamic teaching style and choreography has traveled him to New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and many more beautiful cities in the country. His work has gone on to be awarded and seen on competitive stages, the big and small screen, and some of the hottest venues all over the United States. Troy is honored and humbled to have the ability to remain hands on with the next generation of dancers while also pursuing his love of performing. His goals are to continue educating children, teenagers, and adults alike while continuing to dance professionally for many years to come. He is also currently on the roster of dance competition judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators.

Christina Fuschetto Billings, MT Judge

Christina Fuschetto

Christina Fuschetto is a professional dancer and choreographer based in California, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pace University. From a early age Christina grew up competing on the east coast and attended the Pre-Professional Program at Steps on Broadway. Recent Credits include Broadway Christmas Wonderland National Tour (Ensemble), Norwegian Cruise Lines (Dancer/Singer) Legends in Concert (Dancer), Christmas On Ice (Dance Captain) and DSP Live! US Concert Tour (Dancer) When she is not performing Christina loves teaching master dance classes and yoga. She is also currently on the roster of Dance Competition Judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators.

Katie McGinnis Billings, MT Judge

Katie McGinnis 

Born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois, Katie McGinnis discovered her love for dance as a teenager at Soleunique Dance Company in Aurora, Illinois where she excelled within the company, and upon graduation was offered an apprenticeship position with Nomi Dance Company in Chicago, Illinois. She enjoyed two more seasons with Nomi as a full company member. As she began her professional career, Katie continued to prioritize her dance education, training at Debbie Reynolds, Millennium Dance Complex, Visceral, and the Lou Conte Dance Studio as a work-study program student, where she was later offered a faculty teaching position. Katie was also one of less than 30 students selected worldwide to participate in the blueprint summer program at the Capezio Peridance Center in New York City. Some of Katie’s performing credits include: Ups, McDonalds, Mac Cosmetics, "Empire" on Fox, and Norwegian Cruise Lines, where she worked as a dancer, aerialist, and magician's assistant. She has choreographed for the Disneyland Hong Kong audition tour, as well as for numerous local dance teams, companies, and soloists, with choreography placing in the top 12 at YAGP. Katie is also a group fitness instructor, NASM certified personal trainer, print model and actress. She strives to bring out the best in every student, by keeping her classes high-energy, welcoming and challenging.