Boise, Idaho Judges
March 3-5, 2022
Amber is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and creator in the Central Florida area. After spending many years expanding on her creative knowledge, vocabulary and experience in cities such as Tampa, New York City and Nashville, she maintains an active performing career at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL where she performs on Cinderella’s Castle Stage in Magic Kingdom as well as in Beauty and the Beast Live Onstage at Hollywood Studios. She has also performed alongside artists such as Disney’s Descendants and Meghan Trainor for nationally televised Christmas specials. When not performing full time, she also teaches, choreographs, stages, and manages events for multiple production companies. Amber choreographs and teaches for the Stars youth program dance workshops at Universal Studios Orlando. When she’s not working in the professional world of entertainment she travels the nation as a judge for regional and national dance competitions, sharing her love and knowledge of dance with the future generations. Amber is currently on the roster of dance competition judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators.
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.
Lauren Alto is an experienced choreographer, instructor, and studio director. She’s been involved in dance for over 25 years, training and teaching in multiple styles. Lauren is currently on the roster of dance judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators. Lauren studied at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Butler University Department of Dance, Cincinnati Ballet, Dayton Ballet, & Cincinnati Contemporary Dance Theater. She was also a member of the University of Cincinnati Dance Team. After training in college, Lauren went on to dance professionally with Exhale Dance Tribe, a Contemporary Jazz Company, voted a “25 to Watch Company” by Dance Magazine. Lauren has taught students ages 3-18 in the public school, private school, & studio settings. She’s held the position of Dance Director at the elementary and high school level, with responsibility for overseeing the Dance program and integrating Arts into the general school curriculum. Lauren currently manages a studio of 500+ students, voted “Best Dance Studio in Naples, Florida” the last 10 years running. She also continues to choreograph. Lauren’s mission is to always create an environment where all students can foster a love and appreciation for the art of Dance!