The Emerald Ball strives for excellence when it comes to dancing, so look no further than our superb judges & officials for the competitions. As a reminder:

  • NO SPLIT FLOORS for all Pro/Am Ballroom & Smooth!
  • A minimum of 11 judges for all Pro/Am Scholarship events!
    • (…and the same panel throughout each round!)

Organizers

Wayne & Donna Eng
Wayne & Donna Eng

Co-Chairmen of the Judges & NDCA Observers

Richard Booth
Richard BoothLecanto, FL
Jackie Rogers
Jackie RogersLake Ariel, PA

Judges

Eulia Baranovsky
Eulia BaranovskyLas Vegas, NV
Luca Baricchi
Luca BaricchiItaly
Didio Barrera
Didio BarreraMiami Beach, FL
Arunas Bizokas
Arunas BizokasFairfield, NJ
Babette Brown
Babette BrownLos Angeles, CA
Cristiano Callegari
Cristiano CallegariHouston, TX
Bruno Collins-Trillieci
Bruno Collins-TrillieciFt. Walton Beach, Florida
Sveta Daly
Sveta DalyLadera Ranch, CA
Katusha Demidova
Katusha DemidovaNew York, NY
Justinas Duknauskas
Justinas DuknauskasLos Angeles, CA
Donna Edelstein
Donna EdelsteinMinneapolis, MN
David Elkin
David ElkinNashville, TN
John Elsbury
John ElsburyWebster, TX
Francesco Flumiani
Francesco FlumianiPompano Beach, FL
Olga Foraponova
Olga ForaponovaEverett, Washington
Olga Ginzburg
Olga GinzburgSan Diego, CA
Elena Grinenko
Elena GrinenkoLos Angeles, CA
Albina Habrle
Albina HabrlePhoenix, Arizona
Maria Hansen
Maria HansenAliso Viejo, CA
Inna Ivanenko
Inna IvanenkoNewton, PA
Colin James
Colin JamesLondon, UK
Donald Johnson
Donald JohnsonLibertyville, IL
Chris Johnston
Chris JohnstonCharlestown, MA
Izabella Jundzill
Izabella JundzillPhiladelphia, PA
Agnes Kazmierczak
Agnes KazmierczakLos Angeles, CA
David Kloss
David KlossAustin, TX
Stephen Knight
Stephen KnightMilwaukee, WI
Nick Kosovich
Nick KosovichLas Vegas, NV
Valentina Kostenko
Valentina KostenkoLos Angeles, CA
Tomasz Lewandowski
Tomasz LewandowskiRedondo Beach, CA
Joe Lozano
Joe LozanoHouston, TX
Gary McDonald
Gary McDonaldFairfield, NJ
Ron Montez
Ron MontezSun City, AZ
Carolina Orlovsky
Carolina OrlovskyCalifornia
Méryem Pearson
Méryem PearsonMontreal, Quebec
Polina Pilipenchuk
Polina PilipenchukBaltimore, MD
Richard Porter
Richard PorterRanchos Palos Verdes, California
Susan Puttock
Susan PuttockWatford, UK
Melanie Sandvig
Melanie SandvigCasselberry, FL
Anna Shahbazyan
Anna ShahbazyanLos Angeles, CA
Karina Smirnoff
Karina SmirnoffLos Angeles, CA
Heather Smith
Heather SmithLos Angeles, CA
Marzena Stachura
Marzena StachuraLaguna Hills, CA
Igor Suvorov
Igor SuvorovHuntington Beach, CA
Vibeke Toft
Vibeke ToftNew York, NY
Julie Tomkins
Julie TomkinsUnited Kingdom
Bree Watson
Bree WatsonPhoenix, Arizona
Pat West
Pat WestAliso Viejo, CA
Lori Woods-Gay
Lori Woods-GayNorth Carolina

Registrar

Ava Kaye Brennen
Ava Kaye BrennenSan Francisco, CA
Cassandra Valeria Schneider
Cassandra Valeria SchneiderCoral Springs, FL

Scrutineer

Amanda Ashcraft
Amanda AshcraftNew York, NY
Kenneth Kuo
Kenneth KuoLos Angeles, CA
Sally Lee
Sally LeeApple Valley, MN
Will Minderhout
Will MinderhoutPortland, OR

Front Desk

Jeremy Allen
Jeremy AllenFayettville, AR
Brandy Bangs
Brandy BangsFayetteville, AR
JT Thomas
JT ThomasNashville, TN
Juanita Simnekova
Juanita SimnekovaNashville, TN

Deck Captains

Yolanda Vargas
Yolanda VargasSan Diego, CA
Rosendo Fumero
Rosendo FumeroHouston, TX
Melissa Cyr
Melissa CyrChino Hills, CA
Justin Deehr
Justin DeehrMilwaukee, WI

Dance Vision Circuit Pro/Am Concierge

Esther Ching
Esther ChingSan Diego, CA

For more information and to sign up for concierge services, click below.

Dance Vision Circuit Concierge

Assistant to the Organizer

Rosie Ortiz
Rosie OrtizLas Vegas, NV
Event Coordinator
Sean Arghami
Sean ArghamiLas Vegas, NV
Ballroom Liason
Janel Green
Janel GreenLas Vegas, NV
Dance Camp Liason

Graphics & Social Media

Ashley Witter
Ashley WitterLas Vegas, NV
Graphics Director
Morgan Wissel
Morgan WisselPortland, OR
Social Media Manager
Jason Eng
Jason EngLas Vegas, NV
Social Media Manager
Dmitriy Nikolaev
Dmitriy NikolaevLos Angeles, CA
Ballroom Backstage Red Carpet / Interviews
Tony Prado
Tony PradoCharlotte, NC
Ballroom Backstage Red Carpet / Interviews

Lead Runner

Ani Mkrtchyan
Ani MkrtchyanGranada Hills, CA

Awards Center

Chandra Johnson
Chandra JohnsonNaples, FL
Awards Coordinator
Martha Pohl
Martha PohlBoise, ID
Awards Coordinator

Music Directors

Brent Mills
Brent MillsLas Vegas, NV
Sam Fisher
Sam FisherThousand Oaks , CA