Adjudicators and Officials

  
Kelly Bartlett Adjudicator - Ft. Wayne, IN   
    NDCA -
Kelly Bartlett holds a triple BA degree from Iowa State University (Dance/Theatre/Journalism-Mass Media Studies) and attended the University of Iowa for her MFA studies in Acting Performance. She is the 2002 National Irene Ryan Scholarship Winner from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the ACTFA. As a Ballroom dancer, she has enjoyed success with her Professional partner, Christopher Spalding as North American American Smooth Rising Star and Showdance Champions. She is also ranked in the top five Global Dancesport National Female Pro-Am instructors and has placed in countless top teacher placements all over the country with the students she competes with. She is a DVIDA certified instructor, and a member of the NDCA and UCWDC. Kelly currently lives in Fort Wayne and is the Co-Owner of Dance Tonight Fort Wayne. 

Daniel Calloway Adjudicator - Bethesda, MD   
    NDCA+USA Dance+WDSF+WDC - Chair+ A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
* WDSF World Championship, Grand Slam and World Cup Adjudicator
* WDSF Chairman of Judges
* WDSF A Adjudicator
* WDSF PD (Professional Division) Adjudicator
* Chairman of Judges: North American and United States Championships
* Professional of the Year and Top Teacher

Dan has been competing professionally, coaching and judging for over 40 years. In 1985 Dan was the youngest dual fellow in the world with highly commended fellowships in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, the London-based society, which embodies the worlds acknowledged leaders of the dance profession. Dan is also the DanceSport coach for the competitive DanceSport teams at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland, as well as serving as guest coach at numerous other universities, congresses, and dance camps, including moderating the professional discussion panels at key events in the United States. Dan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Religion and a Master of Arts degree in English Literature.

 

Silke Calloway Adjudicator - Bethesda, MD
Silke is in her third decade as a professional competitor, coach and adjudicator. With her husband, Dan, she is an Asian-Pacific and United States Professional 10-Dance Grand Finalist. Silke has been a highly commended, Dual Fellow in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing for fifteen years. Dan and Silke were invited by President and Mrs. Obama to perform for them and their guests of the international diplomatic corps at the White House. Silke preceded her dance career with a career in dressage in Germany, including acrobatics on horseback, and has trained extensively in all major areas of dance performance including ballet, jazz, and flamenco. 

Viktoriya Drubetskaya Adjudicator - Brooklyn, NY   
    USA Dance+WDSF+WDC - A+ B+ C+ D+ E-
Viktoriya Drubetskaya was a 1999 UK Open Professional Rising Star Finalist, 1999 USA Professional Rising Star Champion. 2001-2002 US and World Mambo Champion. 2002 US Professional Rhythm Finalist. As an amateur, she was a 1996 USA Amateur Latin Finalist as well as a Junior 10-Dance Finalist in Moldova. Since 2002, she has been learning about human body movement in depth in Laban Institute of Movement Studies, has studied Dance Notation via Language of Dance and Kestenberg Movement Profile. She has also been certified as Eric Franklin Level 3 movement educator. She has used her knowledge successfully, creating BESSI (Body, Effort, Shape, Space, and Imagery) to train top level junior, youth and adult competitors who were US representatives to many world championships. As of Jnauary 2016, Viktoriya became a WDSF Technical Examiner. 

Dana Edwards Adjudicator - Hilliard, OH   
    USA Dance - Chair+ A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
Dana A. Edwards

Dana is a Licentiate member and hold my American certifications in Ballroom, Rhythm and Theatre Arts with the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and Licentiate degrees in International Ballroom and Latin with Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She is a USA Dance adjudicator and collegiate chairman of the judges.
Dana is also the Director of Social media and will be serving on the USISTD National committee. She is retired as a American and Canadian American professional American Smooth and Rhythm Champion. She has 24 years of teaching experience. She worked for Fred Astaire Dance studios for 9 years have also owned her own dance studio called Invitation To Dance in Columbus, Ohio since 2001.
Dana was the head coach for the competitive and formation teams for the Ohio State University DanceSport team from 2009 to 2012.
 

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Ross Pearce Adjudicator - Arizona   
    NDCA+USA Dance - A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
Ross learned to love music from a young age. Starting on the piano at the age of 5, singing and performing through jr. high and high school and finally leading the marching band his senior year while sitting first chair alto saxophone. In college he was finally able to take that love of music and start learning modern dance. Soon after, while taking many styles of dance, he fell in love with ballroom and took every class he could fit into his schedule.

Ross is a former 2001 USABDA Amateur American 9-Dance Finalist, 2008 NDCA Professional American 9-Dance Finalist and 2011 UCWDC Couples Open Showcase World Champion. Ross has trained students all over the United States in all 4 styles of Ballroom, Theater Arts and Country.

When not teaching dance, Ross is a Licensed Master Massage Practitioner, Certified Yoga Trainer, and a Reiki Master Teacher. 

Giacomo Steccaglia Adjudicator - Rome, Italy
World finalist

European Finalist

Blackpool Finalist

VIce World Latin American Showdance Champion

United States Latin American Champion

Italian Latin American Champion

Italian Latin American Showdance Champion

Choreographer for television, film and stage

International Finalist 

Christopher Spalding Adjudicator - Ft. Wayne, IN   
    NDCA -
Christopher Spalding began his ballroom career in his hometown of Virginia Beach, VA. His passion for dancesport soon led him to Chicago, IL, where he sharpened his skills under the tutelage of such great champions as Tommye Giacchino and Gregory Day, John Swick, David Hamilton, Kimberly Mitchell, Rufus Dustin, Steve Vasco, and Sir Steven Hillier. Chris and his partner Kelly Bartlett have won numerous titles, including North American Showdance and Rising Star Smooth Champions. Chris and Kelly are also the proud owners of The Fort Wayne Ballroom Company in Ft. Wayne, IN. They continue to compete professionally while training their students of all ages and levels to reach their dance goals. Chris holds DVIDA certifications in all 4 styles. 

Glenn Weiss Adjudicator -
 

Ronen Zinshtein Adjudicator - Massachusetts   
    NDCA+USA Dance - A+ B+ C+ D+
3-Times Undefeated United states Amateur Ballroom Champion
United States World Representative
WDSF Amateur Ballroom World Cup Semi Finalist
Ohio Star Ball Profesional Rising Star Champion
United Kingdom Professional Rising Star Finalist
 

Christine Zona Adjudicator - New York, NY
Pro/Am Teacher since 1980

Member of National Dance Council of America and DVIDA

-Competed professionally in the International Standard and Latin and the American Ballroom divisions
-North American Rising Star American Ballroom Champion
-Chicago Harvest Moon Ball American Ballroom Champion
-Editor of Dance Notes,
 

Yuehwern Yih Chairman - Indiana   
    USA Dance+WDSF - Chair+ A+ B+ C+ D+
Dr. Yuehwern Yih is a professional ballroom dancer, coach, choreographer, and adjudicator. She is a Certified Adjudicator by World Dancesport Federation (WDSF) in International Latin and Standard. She is a Championship Certified Adjudicator with North American Dancesport Teachers Association (NADTA) and USA Dance in both International Styles and American Styles. Yuehwern is also a Certified Scrutineer with National Dance Council of America (NDCA), and a Certified Chair of Judges with USA Dance. In addition to judging and choreographing, Yuehwern and her partner, Daniel, spend most of their time being the head coaches of the Purdue Latin & Ballroom Dance Team. In 2010, when the Team was invited to compete on Season 10 of Dancing with the Stars on Fox, they coached the dancers to a 1st round victory, and placed second in collegiate formation team competition at the finale.
Yuehwern was finalists in many professional events and runner-ups in USA Dancesport Championships in a span of 15 years. Throughout her dancing career, she is always fascinated by the dynamics, intricate synergy and kinetics between partners in competitive ballroom dancing. She is passionate about learning; teaching, and helping students find their pathways to success on and off the dance floor. She founded a college competition team at Purdue over 20 years ago and this team is not only ranked highly nationally, but also the incubator of many Dancesport competitors, professionals, and lifelong dancers. Each year Yuehwern is also the key person to organize the Purdue Ballroom Classic, which attracts more than 400 collegiate competitors from 20+ universities in the Midwest area in the last two decades.
Yuehwern studied ballet and performed with the Lafayette Ballet Company before learning ballroom dance. In addition, she completed her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering, specializing in operation management and system engineering. She is currently a Full Professor in Industrial Engineering at Purdue University and the Associate Director of Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.  

Daniel Dilley Scrutineer - Indiana   
    USA Dance+WDSF - Scrutineer A+ B+ C+ D+
National Judge, USA Dance registered; Certified by the North American Dancesport Teachers Association (NADTA) and World Dancesport Federation (WDSF); Certified Scrutineer (by NDCA) with extensive experience, and enough equipment to run O2CM wireles judging for 30+ judges. Cincinnati Ballroom Classic Rising Star Champion; Volunteer State Rising Star Champion; Finalists in many US competitions; Daniel is head coach of the Purdue Latin & Ballroom Dance Team, which has about 125 members each semester, requiring competitive coaching in all levels from Newcomer to Champ. Daniel also co-organizes the annual Purdue Ballroom Classic Competition, which attracts more than 400 collegiate ballroom dance competitors each year in the Midwest.