The Faculty and Staff

Angela Brown

ANGELA BROWN

Adjudicator

Angela is a musical theatre veteran. Her Broadway credits include Mamma Mia! (Broadway), Wicked (Los Angeles cast), and 42nd Street (The first national tour). Her television credits include Victorious, Hollywood Heights, Last Man Standing, Good Morning America,The Jay Leno Show and Ariana Grande’s music video “Put Your Hearts Up”.

 

Currently, she is a Director and Choreographer at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Also, Angela teaches at the Governor’s School for the Arts in Virginia. Ms. Brown has taught Musical Theatre Workshops and Master Classes from San Francisco to New York City. She has served many under-privileged youth throughout the years by teaching for non-profits such as "A Place Called Home" and "The Children's Institute Performing Arts Program" and "The Broadway Connection Musical Theatre Workshops".

 

Angela holds a B.S. degree from Norfolk State University and has studied with many great teachers in NYC and LA. She is also a proud member of SAG/AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild).

 

Ms. Angela has been blessed to teach and share her love of the performing arts and loves to inspire the next generation of performers for God’s glory!

ANTHONY "CC" WILLIAMS

Adjudicator

Anthony "CC" Williams was born and raised in Miami, Florida where he began his dance training at age 11. After a couple of years he moved to Orlando to pursue a performing career. His hard work allowed him to gain membership with the Actor's Equity Association, and over almost 10 years has taken multiple opportunities performing at SeaWorld and Walt Disney World in Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, as well as seasonal events with Disney Event Group. In these parks CC has been hired for numerous roles from Dance Captain to Swing to Choreographer. Alongside steady performing work, he enjoys teaching children as well as adults throughout the dance community across Greater Orlando. CC has become proficient in Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap and Contemporary to name a few. Anthony can’t wait to join the World Class faculty and share his knowledge to the future generation of dancers.

Anthony Williams

Amanda began her training at De-An’s Jump Dance Center in Corona, CA at the age of 5. After moving to Virginia in 1999, she attended the School of the Richmond Ballet where she performed alongside the professional company in productions of Romeo & Juliet, The Nutcracker, and their World Premier of Cinderella. She also made her Off-Broadway debut at Union Square Theatre at the age of 14 while studying acting under producer and theater educator, Peter Sklar.
 

Amanda continued to train in ballet, jazz, and contemporary but also began focusing on street styles like popping, locking, waackin’, house, vogue, animation, and more through organizations like KodachromeVA. Amanda has taught and choreographed for several elite studios where she has garnered countless awards and recognitions and currently serves as the Competition Team Program Director for her studio. She has choreographed pieces for the NFL’s Washington
Redskins Youth Charitable Foundation Fashion Show for many years and has had the honor of choreographing for numerous Redskins players, including Dancing with the Stars season 26 runner-up, Josh Norman.


Most recently, Amanda can be spotted as a dancer in Jason Cerda’s, “Telefone” music video and in class videos dancing with select groups for choreographers like Misha Gabriel, Dana Alexa, and Jaja Vankova. She was honored to teach for ArtThruMuvmnt’s 2019 National Dance Day Celebration and joined WCTE’s Ambition Convention faculty in 2019. Amanda is a proud alumna of the Galen Hook
Method: Creative Intensive for choreographers and is a NGCP certified Giordano Jazz instructor under Nan Giordano. Amanda is passionate about helping students grow and enjoys judging as a means to communicate with and empower young dancers.

AMANDA NICOLE DITULLIO

Master Instructor, MC, Adjudicator

Amanda Nicole Ditullio

AMY TULLY

Director, MC, Adjudicator

Amy Tully has performed nationally and internationally with Stiletto Entertainment, Cirque Productions, Busch Gardens Entertainment, the National Dance Association, Universal Dance Association, the UFL and the CFL. She has also had the pleasure of Assistant Directing under Jennifer Jancuska.

 

A graduate of James Madison University with a degree in Kinesiology and Psychology, Amy is passionate about educating and helping young dancers stay healthy and strong so they can move and inspire for as many years as they wish. 

 

A former studio owner, college dance team coach and experienced adjudicator, Amy is excited for her 8th season working with World Class Talent Experience.

Amy Tully

ARI ISRAEL

Adjudicator

Ari began dancing at the age of 3 at the Dance Theatre of Jacksonville and then furthered her training at Towson University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in the year of 2015 and received a BFA in Dance Performance. During her collegiate career, she performed with two professional companies in the Baltimore and DC area: VT Dance Company and Ballet ADI. Ari has also received training through summer intensives at The Ailey School as a Scholarship Student, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

 

When Ari moved to Chicago in 2015, she had the opportunity to perform with Giordano Dance Chicago for 6 seasons and has been immersed into the Chicago dance community through teaching, community outreach programs, freelance work with project based companies, and commercial work such as dancing for Showtime's "The Chi ''. Beyond dance, she also has a career in health and fitness. As a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, Ari has a passion for inspiring people to find their own personal voice and joy in exercise to increase both physical and mental health!

Ari Israel

Bianca is a New York City based dancer, choreographer, and educator. She graduated from City University of New York – Hunter College with a BA in Dance and a MA in Dance Education and currently holds a New York State Teaching License in K-12 Dance. As an independent choreographer, Bianca has presented her work at the Multipurpose Dance Project and Dance Astoria in addition to producing her own full-length show entitled Dancin’. Additionally, she has served as a production assistant for projects such as Dance Worx (Hunter College Dance Company), Calle Soul (Soul Dance Co), and SPLIT (Joshua Pacheco in association with Hunter College). Her performance credit include work with Carmel Lorie Dance Company, Joshua Pacheco Dance Theater, Precision Plus Dance Ensemble- Dancer’s Responding to Aids Stars of Tomorrow, original works by Troy Powell of Ailey II, and Pedro Ruiz’s Window Project. In addition to actively auditioning and producing her own work, she teaches class in NYC public schools, dance studios, as well as several after school and summer programs both in person and virtually. At the core of Bianca’s dancing and teachings is the belief that all bodies are dance bodies.

BIANCA MEGARO

Backstage Manager, Front of House

Bianca Megaro
Brandy Hughes

BRANDY HUGHES

MC, Backstage Manager

Brandy started dancing at the age of 3, studying tap, jazz, ballet, modern, lyrical, musical theater, and hip hop. She has trained at Broadway Steps in Brookfield, CT and at Steps on Broadway & Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Brandy has been fortunate enough to be able to perform in The Nutcracker in NYC at the age of 17. She pursued her love of dance and musical theater during her time at Edison College in Florida.

 

She has performed numerous musicals in Connecticut and Florida, including Brookfield Theatre for the Arts and Musicals at Richter in CT, and The Naples Players at the Sugden Theater in Naples, FL. She is an active board member, performer, and resident choreographer of the Brewster Theater Company in Carmel, NY. She currently is teaching at a studio in Connecticut where she also serves as Associate Director.

CHERYL SNOW

Master Instructor, Adjudicator

As a dancer, teacher, and choreographer coming from a competitive gymnastics background, Cheryl has been teaching and choreographing many different techniques and styles for over 15 years. She studied dance and entrepreneurship at UNLV and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance performance and choreography. She has performed in a wide variety of industrials and theatrical productions throughout Las Vegas and has also had the opportunity to travel and perform internationally.

 

Most currently Cheryl has been dancing in a Las Vegas based contemporary company, SampleDance.  She has also received recognition for her choreography that lead to many of her works being shown internationally. She’s had the honor to co-choreograph for Cirque Du Soleil's Choreographers Showcase and for workshops and studios throughout the nation.

 

She’s grateful for the opportunity to judge choreography and dance competitions throughout the county. Cheryl is the co-owner and director of Evolve Dance Center in Las Vegas Nevada. Her passion and drive to continue to educate, inspire and train grows each day.

Cheryl Snow
Emilie Lehman

EMILIE LEHMAN

Backstage, Front of House

Emilie works as a backstage manager and production assistant with WCTE and various filmmakers. She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services, and she serves as a volunteer supporting survivors of abuse.

 

She is also a content creator and writes about books, mental health, social science, entertainment, and women’s health and empowerment on her blog missemiliecat.com

JADE FALKENBERG

Master Instructor, Adjudicator

Jade is a California native living in NYC. She began her training at the age of 3, joined Millennium Dance Complex’s Company at age 16, and signed with Go2 Talent Agency in Los Angeles at 18. Jade danced as a part of MashUp Contemporary Dance Company as well as Catastrophe dance. They have assisted choreographers Cat Cogliandro, Hayden Frederick, and Donyelle Jones.

Her most recent credit is “The Prom”on Netflix. They have worked for artists Finneas, Sam Fischer, Chester Lockhart, and Elton Castee. Jade can also be seen in a national Cheerios commercial which aired during the Nickelodeon “Teen’s Choice Awards”. Jade previously traveled between LA and NYC often and had the opportunity to perform in many live shows on both coasts. Although her heart lies in performing, Jade has enjoyed teaching in Los Angeles, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York City.

Jade Falkenberg
Kali Sanders

KALI SANDERS

Adjudicator

Kali was introduced to dance at the young age of 3, and started competing on stage not too long after. Dance became her passion early on in life and by the time she was in her early teens she began to study dance more intently. She is trained in many styles, including Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Tap.

 

During college she had the opportunity to train with many studios around the country and attended summer intensives in New York and LA.  Working with artists such as Dee Caspery, Greg Russell, and Jacki Dowling as some of her many influences. Touring with the Tanzsommer Dance Company, she traveled and performed in Innsbruck, Salzburg, Italy, and Paris, where she performed with other dancers from the US. Performances around Europe would help raise money for the children's dance and art programs in their community.

 

As much as she loves being on stage performing, she has found the most enjoyment in sharing her passion and art with her students over the years. Now, in her 8th year of teaching competitive dance, she has set numerous pieces of choreography for studios around the Midwest, and currently teaching at studios in the Midwest.

KRISTIN ANTHONY

Master Instructor, Executive Assistant, Backstage Manager

Kristin Anthony hails from Winter Springs, FL. She has a very strong ballet foundation - studying ballet under the direction of Russell Sultzbach and at the University of Cincinnati - CCM. Kristin’s film credits include: ‘I’ve Got the Music in Me (American Idol/Jordin Sparks music video), ABC Disney Parks Christmas Parade, Dance Moms, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

 

Kristin’s stage credits include: ‘Sleeping Beauty’ (Cincinnati Ballet), lead dancer on Celebrity Cruise Lines, multiple shows at Universal Studios Orlando, multiple shows at Walt Disney World, as well as Dance Captain for Disney’s ‘Celebrate the Season’.

 

Ms. Anthony has been a member of concert dance troupes such as CineDance, ME Dance, and Yow Dance. Her greatest accomplishment is performing in the ‘Radio City Christmas Spectacular’ as a world famous Rockette! Kristin is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association and the American Guild of Variety Artists.

Kristin Anthony
Laura Payne

LAURA PAYNE

Adjudicator

Laura has over 35 years of dance training and performing experience. A graduate of The Governor School for the Arts in Virginia and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, she earned her BFA in Modern Dance Performance and received the Top Choreographer award of her graduating class. She has performed professionally with Group Motion, The Virginia Opera, and was both a performer and a choreographer of Second Wind Dance Co. She was on adjunct faculty at TRDance Center and Old Dominion University.

 

Laura is a sought after choreographer and Masterclass teacher for studios throughout the East Coast where her works were awarded top contemporary choreographer and her dancers took numerous technique and 1st place overalls. She has 18 years experience as a certified massage therapist which has deepened her abilities and passion to educate dancers in the importance of proper body mechanics and injury prevention. Laura resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 2 boys.

LAUREN FRIEDMAN

Adjudicator

Lauren has been dancing as long as she can remember. She started teaching classes and choreographing in high school and continued on to study dance in college at James Madison University where she received her BS in Corporate Communication.

 

She has performed at the Jazz Dance World Congress in Chicago, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and with MMT Dance Company. Lauren has trained dancers and choreographed professionally for over 15 years. Lauren is preparing to release her first novel this summer and is thrilled to be joining World Class Talent Experience this season.

Lauren Friedman
Lindsey Leduc

LINDSEY LEDUC

Director, Master Instructor, MC

Lindsey is known for her many years as a featured dancer with Giordano Dance Chicago. She was honored to write a feature article for Dance Magazine’s ‘Why I Dance’ and she appeared on the Cover of Dance Magazine. Lindsey has work in the repertoire of many dance companies including her alma mater GDC who perform her work around the globe.

 

Lindsey now resides on the east coast and serves on Faculty at Boston College and Boston University. She was raised in Southbridge MA and began her early and versatile training under Terri Gordon.  At 13, she became a Trustee Scholar at Wilbraham Monson Academy for her dance ability, exposing her to knowledge and cultural diversity that shaped and inspired her. She graduated cum laude from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Dance and Community Health.

 

Lindsey believes in the power of movement as a vehicle for connection, self-expression and healing. Her most recent and greatest honor was to become a mother to her daughter, Vaeda.

Luke was born and raised in northern CT studying dance in his early years under the direction of Brenda Barna in Southwick, MA. Upon graduating magna cum laude from the Hartt School, under the direction of Stephen Pier, Luke had the privilege of performing classical works by choreographers such as Jose Limon, Martha Graham, and Marius Petipa. He also had the opportunity to perform contemporary works by Emery Lecrone, Greg Dolbashian, Simone Orlando, and Pascal Rioult. His professional credits include The Muny's production of the King & I, Antonio Brown Dance, Project 44, MadBoots Dance Co, Abarukas, and Yin Yue Dance Company. Luke is currently on faculty as a dance teacher at a Magnet Public School in Hartford, CT and various dance studios around the state. He is also currently dancing for Bare Dance Company under the direction of artistic director Mike Esperanza in New York City. 

LUKE BIRMINGHAM

Adjudicator

Luke Birmingham
Marisa Corrales

MARISA CORRALES

Adjudicator

Marisa is a Las Vegas native who grew up dancing on the company at Bunker Dance Center for 10 years. She trained in all styles including hiphop, tap, jazz, contemporary, ballet, lyrical, musical theater, ballroom, and more. During her time at BDC, she trained from well established artists like Peter Chu, Stacey Tookey, Pam Chu, Martha Nichols, Aaron Turner, NappyTabs, and more. Marisa also graduated from the Las Vegas Academy where she majored in dance.

 

Since marrying her husband, Troy Corrales, the two have become successful choreographers holding several regional and national championships. They both operate their own company called Playground and are the head coaches at Desert Oasis High School for their Diamondback Dance Crew. They have a passion for the youth and developing them into great dancers and amazing people. They invest their time and energy into their dancers day in and day out.

 

Their credits include Jabbawockeez, Dragon Talent Group, Paul Mitchell, HipHop International, World Of Dance, Monsters of HipHop, and more. This duo is represented by Bre Choreography Management with whom they travel nationally to deliver award winning routines to studios and schools alike.

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RUTH SHERMAN

Adjudicator

Ruth has been performing professionally all over the world for the past ten years.  Ruth was an active company member in the world renowned Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Company, the oldest Jazz Company in the World.  Here, she performed repertory by the top artists in the States (Davis Robertson, Christopher Huggins, Randy Duncan, Ron Dejesus, Sherry Zunker Dow).  She was an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University, teaching master classes in Hawaii, Florida, Latvia, Germany, Mexico and Bruges.

 

In Germany she performed with Schindowski Ballet in Germany for three Seasons.  In Berlin she performed with the Sidi Larbi Eastman Company in the co-production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Germany and La Scala in Milan, Italy.  She has her Masters in Dance and currently teaches at Charlottesville Ballet.

SAMUEL HOLLEY

Adjudicator

Samuel, aka Mr. Sammy, native to Virginia Beach, VA has been a dance educator for 15 plus years.  As a former studio owner, experienced adjudicator, and dance team director, he has been recognized and awarded for outstanding choreography and most entertaining numbers.  He has frequently served as guest choreographer to many awarding winning studios and collegiate dance teams. 

 

Samuel began adjudicating to inspire students to strive for excellence and reach their full potential in a fun, positive, and constructive way.  Samuel is excited for his 6th season with World Class Talent Experience. 

Samuel Holley
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STEVEN MIDURA

Adjudicator

Steven Midura originally from West Springfield, MA received his Bachelors Degree in Performing Arts from the University of Tampa, FL.  He has worked as a Singer/Dancer in many venues throughout the United States including Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Foxwoods Resorts CT, Branson Missouri, Six Flags New England, and the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City.  His love of travel brought him to performing on the high seas in 1998.  He continued to perform and travel with Crystal Cruises, where he continued for almost 10 years holding many positions while onboard (including Deputy Cruise Director, Dance Captain and Swing). 

 

When working on land in Pasadena, CA with Crystal Productions, he served as a Dance Assistant to the Artistic Directors helping create new choreography and teaching their shows to the existing casts and new trainees.  He has also been a Lead Male Vocalist in the production casts onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines. Steven has also established his own production company called “Shows4You Productions”.  As the owner and director, he produces, conceives, directs, and choreographs anything from children’s events to theatrical stage productions. 

 

Steven has spent many years dedicated to educating and teaching dancers of all ages, not only choreographing for the competition teams but providing beautiful costumes as well.  His choreography and costume have won many awards within the competition circuit.

Steven is a Jeff Award Nominated Choreographer/Instructor/Tapper; residing in Chicago. He has taught for Roosevelt University at Joffrey-Chicago, Columbia College-Chicago, North Central College-Naperville, Lou Conte, The School at Porchlight, and several suburban studios.

 

Whilst helming class, technique is held to the highest standard.  Choreographically, his approach lends towards theatrical/Golden Age styling; maintaining quirky quips and comedic camp.  “Telling a story through movement and sharing that experience goes beyond mere footwork.”

 

Away from the classroom, Steven has performed at The Mercury Theatre (The Producers), Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (Disney's The Little Mermaid), Drury Lane Oakbrook (Billy Elliot and Thoroughly Modern Millie), The Paramount Theatre (42nd St.), Theatre at the Center (What a Glorious Feeling, 42nd St., Singin' in the Rain, A Chorus Line, and State Fair), The Marriott Theatre (My One and Only and 42nd St.), and Pheasant Run Dinner Theatre (Chicago).   

 

He has had the pleasure of Adjudicating and conducting Workshop Classes for World Class Talent Experience, LEGACY, and Dance Educators of America.

 

On National Tap Dance Day, Steven was a Featured Performer through the virtual culmination of Chicago Tap Theatre and MADD Rhthms “Chicago Tap All Stars.”

STEVEN SPANOPOULOS

Adjudicator

Steven Spanopoulus
Taylor Black

TAYLOR BLACK

Adjudicator, Backstage Manager

Taylor is a Richmond-based dancer, teacher, choreographer, dance filmmaker, and bodywork practitioner. She received her BFA in dance and choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University, and currently works as a dance teacher for Richmond Public Schools, as well as Marianne Kelley's School of Dance, and she works as a freelance performer and choreographer.

 

She has a strong focus in choreography and dance film, and has created several works in both live performance and screen dance. Her work has premiered at the Richmond Dance Festival, the Small Plates Dance Festival, and the Mid-Atlantic South Regional Conference of the American College Dance Association adjudication and gala concerts.

 

Taylor has also explored and continues to practice dance critique, business of dance, and sound design. She is a certified Level I and Level II EBAS (Elemental Body Alignment System) instructor, as well as a certified Thai Bodywork practitioner.

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