Hillary Zbyszinski

Hillary is a choreographer, teacher, and performer based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Born and raised in Arizona, she continued her dance training at Oklahoma City University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance. Since graduation she has continued to share her passion or dance by teaching in the Phoenix area. She loves to see the excitement on kids’ faces if they are just having fun or finally mastering that difficult step they have been working on. Along with teaching, Hillary has also choreographed several musicals. Some of her favorite credits include Annie, My Fair Lady, Pajama Game, and a Christmas Carol The Musical. Hillary has also performed in several shows on top of all the teaching and choreographing. Some of her favorite credits include Loraine in 42nd Street, Velma in West Side Story and a Hot Box Girl in Guys and Dolls. She also enjoys performing in the Tap Company Tap 24.7 with the time permitting. Hillary loves to share her passion and love for dance with not only the kids she teaches or the cast of the musicals, but also to the audiences when she is in front of the spotlight. Hillary is currently on the roster of dance competition judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators.

 

Kaydee Colobella-Francis

Kaydee has a rich and diverse background in dance. Following in her Mother’s and Sister’s footsteps; Kaydee founded The Dance Zone in Henderson Nevada with co-owner Jami Artiga in 2002. As a dance educator, she is trained in the R.A.D, Focused Flexibility, Tempo-Level-Energy, Paula Morgan, and Twinkle Star curriculum. Kaydee believes every student can achieve their dreams through dance and has helped many students achieve these dreams. Prior students can be found in a wide array of professional dance jobs highlights include: NFL & NBA dance teams, Rockettes, Cirque Du Soleil, Disney and multiple National Broadway Casts. They also can be seen in commercial work dancing for Nicole Scherzinger, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. Many students have been cast in roles for film and television including the season 3-Winner of So You Think You Can Dance. Kaydee’s students have also found success in the company world with Body Traffic, Cedar Lake, Thodos, Tanya Peres Salas Co., UDG-Vietnam, Fonts and Staats Theater Co. Kaydee is grateful for all the opportunities and relationships her dancing has brought her and is eager to give back by helping others find their success.

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.

Tiger Brown

Tiger Brown has worked across the US sharing her love of theater with audiences and students alike. Tiger has worked on multiple Broadway national tours, film, television, and in prominent regional houses as a choreographer, associate, and performer. Recent choreography credits include: “The Lesson” with New York Theatre Barn (off-Broadway lab), the Jimmy Awards (Iowa/PBS), Matilda (Assoc./DC Tuacahn/Engeman) ELF (Assoc/DC Engeman), and Daydream (IGTV).  Favorite performing credits include: Matilda (Engeman, Tuacahn), Grease (stages STL), ELF (nat'l tour, Engeman), Newsies, Shrek, Mamma Mia (Tuacahn), Beauty and the Beast (national tour). Tiger has taught master classes across the country, and judges for multiple national dance competitions. She holds a BFA in theater from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and took part in the SDCF observership class of 2018-2019. Upcoming projects include: Rock of Ages (Assoc/DC @ Engeman) Film: Pivot Point, Marry Me.. Maybe?, Eve, and Saturday Night. Tiger is also on the roster of dance competition judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators.

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.

 

Amanda Nicole Ditullio 

Amanda Nicole Ditullio began her training at De-an’s Jump Dance & Performing Arts Center in Corona, California at the age of 5 and quickly found herself aboard their nationally ranked competition team. After moving to Virginia in 1999 Amanda joined the school of the Richmond Ballet and performed alongside the professional company in productions of Romeo & Juliet, the Nutcracker, and their world premiere of Cinderella. She soon fell just as in love with theatre and made her off Broadway debut at Union Square Theatre in New York City at the age of 14. Amanda believes in being a constant student and has studied ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and musical theatre, as well as street styles like waacking, house, popping, vogue, locking, breaking, and animation. Currently, Amanda is the competition program director at Born2dance Studio in Vienna, Virginia and her choreography has garnered countless choreography, entertainment, staging, and special judges’ awards over the years at multiple competitions. She has choreographed pieces for the NFL’s annual Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation fashion show, including choreographing former cornerback and Dancing With the Stars season 26 runner-up, Josh Norman. 

 

Julia Galloway

Julia Galloway grew up in North Carolina where she trained and competed in all styles of dance and gymnastics for 15 years. She has had the honor of being a finalist on America’s Got Talent seasons 9 and 10, backup dancing for Guaynaa, and traveling the world as Viking Ocean Cruises Principal Dancer. After living in Orlando for four years and performing for Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and the Orlando Magic, Julia made the move to Miami to continue her journey with the NBA as a Miami Heat Dancer. Julia feels truly blessed with all of the doors that dance and performance have opened for her in her life and is grateful to have the opportunity to share in your journey as well. She is also on the roster of Dance Competition Judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators.

 

Amber Nadelkov

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.

 

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.

Elizabeth Crumrine


Elizabeth
heard her calling for the spotlight at a young age. Growing up in Cleveland, OH, Elizabeth's eagerness to perform was undeniable. Elizabeth got her first taste of show business when asked to perform in the New York tour of the Off-Broadway show, Red Hot Broadway featuring greats B.J. Crosby, Eugene Fleming and Freda Payne. From there she continued her training at the University of Michigan on scholarship (dual degree in Dance and Communications), where she represented the U of M at ACDFA, performed Paul Taylor's Le Sacre de Printemps (The Rehearsal), danced with Mise en Plance Dance Co., and choreographed/performed for the opening acts at Kid Cudi and Nas Concerts. Upon graduating Elizabeth moved to the big apple to pursue a childhood dream that has since become a reality. While dancing remains her first love she has branched out into singing, modeling, acting and voiceover work as well, and has appeared in numerous industrials, commercials, music videos, company performances and musicals across the map. A bicoastal artist, she hopes to continue to share her passion for the arts in whatever capacity that may be for many years to come and is eager to see where this gypsy life will take her in the future. Liz is also on the roster as a judge and host with Impact Dance Adjudicators.

 

Rachael Perlman

Rachel is a professional dancer, singer, actor, model, choreographer, and adjudicator. She grew up training in all forms of dance on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and attended countless regional and national conventions and competitions, as well as summer intensives at The Gold School and winter intensives at Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Rachel went on to major in dance and graduate Magna Cum Laude from Elon University in North Carolina with a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and Minor in Business Administration. She has since performed around the country and the world on the National and International Tours of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, directed and choreographed by the incredible, Tony Award-Winning choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton). She has performed at sea in the role of Cha Cha in Grease for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and served as Dance Captain for Holland America Line’s World Cruise. She performed on the National Tour of Super WHY Live!, the International Tour of The Aluminum Show in Brazil and Spain, and has done countless regional productions including: West Side Story (North Shore Music Theatre- Original Robbins Choreo), Mary Poppins (Arkansas Rep & NBFT), 42nd Street (Mill Mountain Theatre & Interlakes Theatre), Singin’ in the  Rain (New Bedford Festival Theatre), All Shook Up (Palace Theatre), Madagascar (NSMT), Hello Dolly (Interlakes Theatre), Swing! (MMT), NSMT), and more. She has also danced at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and for Spirit Productions. Recently, Rachel performed in Utah at the beautiful Tuacahn Amphitheatre, where she was part of only the 3rd production in the world of Dreamwork’s Prince of Egypt stage adaptation, choreographed by SYTYCD’s Sean Cheesman and overseen by composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). She also performed in the regional premiers of Matilda and R&H's Cinderella’s most recently revived Broadway version. Rachel is currently on the roster of Dance Competition Judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators. 

Lauren Alto

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!

 

Vanessa Huntoon

Vanessa Huntoon is originally from Phoenix, Az. She started dancing at age 8 in all areas ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acro and contortion . At age 17 after she graduated high school. She was chosen to be one of the twenty on scholarship at the prestigious Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood. On scholarship she studied under Eddie Garcia, Alex Magno, and Wade Robson to name a few. After the year program she signed with an agent and started working professionally for 15 years. Her career highlights include Glee, How I Met Your Mother, American Dreams, Victorious, Fired Up, MTV Movie Awards, Dancing with Stars , So You Think You Can Dance Promo,and danced for Justin Timberlake, Cher, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pussy Cat Dolls to name a few. She did commercials for GAP, IPOD, Honda, Lexus, Quaker. She now lives, teaches jazz, ballet, lyrical, acro, tap and ballroom. She choreographs in Arizona and all over the country. Her students have won many overall awards, scholarships, technique, and choreography awards. She was a competition kid growing up and loves judging now as a teacher. She is also on the roster of Dance Competition Judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators.

 

Trai Allgeier

Trai Allgeier started dancing at the age of 2 and doing dance competitions by the age of four. Her acting career started at 4 and she went on to be a principal in commercials for Sand-dollar Auto and Southern Dental. She was in several movies before the age of ten. Trai has done hundreds of competitions winning numerous high point awards, titles, and scholarships. By the age of fourteen, she was teaching dance classes and started judging for Rainbow Dance Competitions at the age of 21. During her time pursuing a career in New York and California, she always came back to her love of teaching dance. So when the opportunity came to own her own studio, Trai was excited to start on a new career path as a studio owner. She has assisted the legendary Frank Hatchett in his classes at Broadway Dance Center and in workshops and master classes. She was in the pilot episode of Boardwalk Empire on HBO directed by Martin Scorsese. Trai received a bachelors of science in dance and a minor in psychology from Missouri State University and am now pursuing her post -baccalaureate in Early Childhood Education. Trai is currently on the roster of dance competition judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators.

 

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