Judges 2018

JUDGES 2018

Loree ResseauLoree Resseau (USA) - Director of Dance Theatre USA. She is a leading dance educator, choreographer, judge and dance industry entrepreneur. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she is the director and CEO of Dance Theatre USA /DTUSA International a New York based company. Loree started her successful dance academy and international performance company in the Detroit, Michigan area and over the years under Loree's direction have been awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to art schools and universities all over the world. She is working very strongly for cultural exchange programs between dancers and artists in the U.S. and Europe and presenting scholarships all over the world.

Some of these exchanges include La Luna Dance Center in Ancona, Italy and the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. Loree has also designed several dance camps for colleges and universities throughout USA.

Loree Resseau will be in Bulgaria for a first time at MAGIC WORLD International Dance Festival in Haskovo city, where she will be a part of the judge panel. She will award the most talented dancers at the event with few very valuable scholarships for free classes at Dance Theater USA.

Roland HallerRoland Haller (Switzerland) - Undefeated World Champion Discofox Triple Swiss Champion, International Judge, Member IDTA, Dance Teacher of swissdance, dylog.

Lecturer at dance teacher congresses for Research and development in Social Dance. Owner of the largest dance school in Switzerland.

Roland Haller is a founder of a dance academy, the biggest School for jazz and contemporary art in Switzerland.

He holds a Holding named “New Dance Academy Group” with it’s branches ”New Dance Academy” for any kind of single dances and “Tanzlounge” for any couple dances.

Marco BattiMarco Batti (Italy) - Founder and Director of Baleto di Siena, Founder and Artistic Director of the Professional Education course in a.s.d Ateneo della Danza where he teaches Ballet, Contemporary, Contact, Duos, Pointe Technique, ABT Affiliate Teacher. Marco Batti has studied dance methodology at The Royal Ballet School in London, studied and certified by Vaganova Academy of S. Petersburg, certified teacher in Gyrotonic Expansion System, also graduated the University of Florence- Medicine and Surgery, Sports and Physical Sciences department.

Marco has also studied in the following schools - The Ailey School (Horton method), The Martha Graham School, Limon Institute, The Merce Cunningam Studio, Paul Taylor School, Isadora Duncan Foundation, Studio Maestro, and Suzanna Marek. Marco is a guest teacher in USA, Cuba, Spain, England, Bosnia, France, and Italy and for first time in Bulgaria at MAGIC WORLD International Dance Festival.

Marco has a numerous awards as a Best Choreographer at different competitions, also in University Association UNIXTUTTI of Siena, First Italian Teacher to graduate from the American Ballet Theater ® National Training Curriculum, member of CID-UNESCO. He registers his own methods – 1) Biomechanics of Dance in Water Method, 2) The CAVALCARDANZANDO Method: a playing – educative path between horse riding and dance; 3) C.J.M.B. Method (Contemporary Jazz Marco Batti).

Naike NegrettiNaike Negretti (Italy/ USA) - choreographer and dance judge.She teaches contemporary jazz dance, hip hop, street jazz, music video dance, Active Isolated Flexibility. She began to train in its various forms in Italy and her career started at only 7 years old with the appearance in theatres and television programs, and then continue in the following years up to choreograph and dance around the United States and Europe (Scotland , Great Britain, Czech Republic , Italy). She danced in New York City for " DANCE 2XS " and as a soloist for "DECADANCETHEATRE”, MTV and BET.

She held closed classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City and classes open to Active Isolated Flexibility at the same institute. She was a faculty at Arias Dance NYC, "World Dance Movement" directed by Michele Assaf, "Dance Without Limits" in Prague, "Sud&Broadway" in Italy sponsored by the Broadway Dance Center of New York City, "Choreographic Showcase" Olbia, "Dance Master Class" in Italy and Spain and La Luna Dance Center in Ancona,Firenze & Danza,Concorso Maria Toth and the Bucharest Dance Festival.

Naike works in the U.S. and Europe, choreographer for several studies around the world and works for Broadway Dance Center of New York City, inside of the Education Department for foreign students, which deals with students who want to start to professionalism in the prestigious American school.She also teaches and works for Dance Theatre USA ,an American event organization directed by Loree Russeau.
Milan FulopMilan Fulop (Hungary) - WADF International adjudicator.

Milan is a coach of the C&M Dance Studio and dancer.

His dance life started when he was 8 years old, competiting in ballroom and latin dances for 19 years.

Milan graduated as a dancesport instructor in ballroom and latin dances, also specialized in Stage Artistic disciplines.

Milan is organizer of the WADF INTERNATIONAL BEACH DANCE CUP in Siófok, Hungary at the Balaton lake.
Barbara GattoBarbara Gatto (Italy) - Founder and Director of professional Dance Centre “Arte Danza Novara” Teacher, Choreographer, Modern jazz freelance, and floor barre discipline. Barbara has graduated the International Dance Centre in Milan by Maria Teresa Del Medico and Renato Greco, studied Mattox with Annatina Hug in Genoa.

She attended Enzo Paolo Turchi School in Rome, and worked together with him and Marcello Stramacci. She improved in "Off Jazz" Nice with G.Loringett. She worked in Italian Television as dancer in TV shows. For three years she participated with “Renato Zero” as dancer and choreographer in the musical: "Provaci Ancora Italia". She produced and choreographed many shows - " Omaggio al Cinema”, “La Favola Mia “, “Viaggio nel Tempo”, "Suspiri", "MariNella Nebbia", "Alice in Waterland”, ”Jubox” “ and “In questo contesto”.

Due to the excellent preparation of her students and her choreographies, “Arte Danza” won numerous competitions of big value. Since 2010 she is a resident teacher of modern jazz and floor barre discipline in “Moncalvo SUMMER Camp”. In 2015 and 2016 she is artistic director of the “Moncalvo Festival Gala” (special guests: Carla Fracci, Roberto Fascilla, Beppe Menegatti). Since 2009 she is artistic director of the “Novara in Danza International Dance Competition”.
Francois BernardFrancois Bernard (Switzerland) - Francois is an Ambassador for the World Artistic Dance Federation (WADF) and official judge, he is a member of the World dance Council and President of the WAPA (World Association of Performing Arts), chapter Switzerland. More than 30 years he is working with dancing. As a successful professional dancer, competitor and now trainer, coach and international judge he dedicates his life to the art of dance.

Francois organized two World championships and many national competitions in couple dances. But his career as a dancer brought him mainly around the world in many theatre, dance companies and cruise lines.

As a multilingual professional he is involved in several dance studios in Asia and Europe and gives workshops around the world in couple and stage dance, he is a partner of “The Robert Fashion Dance – Italy”. He brought more than 40 couples and individual dancers to World, European and National titles.
Alicia CharalambidouAlicia Charalambidou (Cyprus) - Alicia has graduated the Semmelweis University, Budapest, certified with Physical education, Sports Sciences and Dance Studies, holding a Diploma for a teacher of street dance as well.

Alicia has an excellent knowledge of gymnastic and acrobatic elements, Choreographer for Street Dance, Show dance and Acrobatic Dance. Mrs. Charambidou is a General Secretary of Cypriot Federation of sport and Social Dance; she is also a President of Cypriot Federation of Sport and Social Dance from 02/2017. Alicia is an IDO judge for performing arts and street dance department.

She is also working for the MEGA channel (TV channel In Cyprus) as a choreographer and giving fitness guidelines and tips. Alicia is a Dance Aerobics Instructor of IFFA Aerobic Company and Zumba instructor as well. She is an Owner of Diversity Dance Studio in Nicosia.
Sumon RudraSumon Rudra (India) – is an Indian Performer, Teacher, Choreographer and Judge currently residing in Athens, Greece. He is the first Indian to receive a diploma in Contemporary dance from the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Sumon choreographed and performed different dance styles like Hip hop , Bollywood, Indian Semi-classical and Contemporary, Bharatanatyam among others, in various cultural festivals and won several prizes in State and National level dance competitions. Sumon Rudra was selected for a One year diploma program in Contemporary dance in Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore. He trained extensively in Ballet, Bharatnatyam, Kalaripayattu (South Indian Martial Art), Yoga and Contemporary dance techniques, with teachers from all over the world.

He also became an integral part of the 1st Bollywood dance academy in Greece, where he still works as a teacher, choreographer and performer. He has been teaching in schools all over Athens and abroad in Bulgaria, France, and Finland as a Bollywood, Contemporary, Yoga and Kalaripayattu teacher. Sumon was the first Indian choreographer to be a part of the biggest dance reality show “So You Think You Can Dance” season 3(April- July 2017) in Greece produced by ANT1 channel where he introduced Bollywood dance in the show and choreographed for the Semi –finals and Grand Finale of the show. He also made it till the semifinals of Greece Got Talent 2017.
Roland KovacsRoland Kovacs (Romania) - International WADF judge, WADF Ambassador for Romania, President of ROK ART Cultural Sportive Association in Romania, Choreographer at ROK DANCE. Roland has graduated the National College of Art ION VIDU Timisoara and also worked in collaboration with the National Opera in Timisoara. With his great experience he studied also psychology and personal development, which helps him with the politics in the dance world.

Roland is also a choreographer and a teacher at ROK Dance, whose achievements are leading to the winners’ positions at championships like World Championships in WADF, IFMD championships, winning awards at dance tournaments and festivals in Austria, Serbia, Check Republic, Greece, Poland, and Hungary.

He is an organizer of great events together with Oana Kovacs and with the coordination of WADF at International Open Dance events and European Dance Championship in Timisoara, Romania.
Little PhilLittle Phil (Belgium) Teacher and choreographer at Academy Talent Show. He works with Academy RAI 1 and Academy RAI 2. He is famous with participating in Dance n Hold Jim TV, Ti Lascio una canzonne RAI 1.

Phil has done the trailer’s choreography for Fame movie. He also participates in many videos of world famous singers such like Justin Timberlake (Summer Love), Craig David (Hot Stuff, Whats yr Flava), Mariah Carey (It’s like that, Shake it off, We belong), Se7en (Crazy), Britney Spears, Back Street Boys, Jeanette Biederman, Brandy, Outcast, Wu Tang Clan and many others. He works with them in their tours and concerts as a choreographer, dancer and supporting actor.

Phil is working with Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Puma, Freddy, BMW, Opel, Rifle jeans, Oneil, Interjeans, Fibbo, etc. He works in Italy very often. This year he will be again a part of the judge team at MAGIC WORLD Festival.
Franciska FulopFranciska Kovács-Fülöp (Hungary) - WADF International adjudicator

Franciska is a coach of the C&M Dance Studio and dancer. She has competed in ballroom and latin dances for 11 years.

Franciska graduated as a dancesport instructor in ballroom and latin dances.

She has also specialized in Stage Artistic Disciplines.

Franciska is one of the organizers of the WADF INTERNATIONAL BEACH DANCE CUP in Siófok, Hungary at the Balaton lake.

 Maria Ustinova

Maria Ustinova (Russia)
- Graduated the Choreography University in Novosibirsk, Russia. Maria has worked as a choreographer in Russia.

She teaches ballet, jazz, contemporary and acro dance.



Since 5 years she lives and works in Cyprus where she teaches in Dance School "Athanasia".

Her work is highly evaluated on national and international championships and festivals.
Dimitrios TsakirisDimitrios Tsakiris (Greece) - International Dance Judge of WDC & WADF. -General Secretary of WAPA (Greece Section). -President of Athletic & Social Dance Association of Thessaloniki "SENSO". -Creator/Organizer of CROWD International Dance Festival in Thessaloniki (Greece). -Creator of programs Fitness Dance Greek and Special Kids..Special Needs - Dance for All for the Persons with Disabilities.

His career as a dancer developed not only on stage but attending seminars and programs of the National Dance Council of Greece, the Hellenic Sport Dance Federation, the World Dance Council and World Dance Organization with more than 40 wins at National and International Dance Championships. Dimitrios Tsakiris is a Professional Dance Teacher in Traditional dances, Contemporary, Ballroom and Latin dances (American and International style), Argentine tango, Caribbean dances, Belly dance, Hip Hop, Bollywood dance and Fitness Dance.

He has also attended in classical ballet and has graduated the Sport Psychology Degree at the American College in Greece and has Specialized in Education of Persons with Special Educational Needs (PWD) of the University of Macedonia.
Petya MilushevaPetya Milusheva (Bulgaria)– Coach of the Sport dance club "Haskovo" in "Zarya-1858" Community Centre and a member of the Bulgarian Federation of Sport Dances. She is a licensed “AN” category judge, which is the highest level in the judging system of the Federation. She takes part in state and international events and competitions. Mrs. Petya Milusheva graduates the Choreographer Institute in Plovdiv city and later on she specializes in the National Sport Academy with sport dances speciality. She teaches classical ballet as well. Already for 30 years she is working with couples, who win the prizes of the sport dance tournaments in Bulgaria and abroad. The 13 dance couples from the highest rang “International” are the reason for the club and the city of Haskovo to be proud with. Mrs. Milusheva works with a professional pedagogical style, patience and with love for the dance itself.

Since 2004 she works with Formation programs from Latin and Standard couple dances. The youth formations of club "Haskovo" are champions of Bulgaria for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 and semi finalists from the European Championships for Formation programs. The Child Formation "Haskovo" represents the Federation at big sport forums and is a champion for 2012.

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