Judges

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2018 Saint John Judges

 

Alex Black

Alex began teaching at his family owned studio at the age of fourteen. He quickly realized that he had

a passion for choreographing. Alex surrounded himself with some of the best choreographers in the scene, hoping to obtain as much knowledge

and growth as possible. In doing so he ended up assisting Tabitha and Napoleon of NappyTabs, Shane Sparks, John Crutchman, Alan Shirfield and Jamie J. Alex then began teaching master classes and workshops throughout Canada and the United States.
Alex’s theatre career started with the North American tour of Movin’ Out, choreographed by Twyla Tharp, and music by Billy Joel. He then went on to work at the Stratford Festival, performing in Carousel, The Adventures Of Pericles, A Chorus Line and As You Like It, Romeo And Juliet, Guys And Dolls. He has also performed with The Canadian Opera Company in the production of Don Quichotte. Other theatre credits include: Damn Yankees, Twist and Shout, and Dance Legends.

Film credits include: Isabelle Dances Into The Spotlight, (American Girl) Marilyn, National Geographic, Nikita, Beauty And The Beast, Remedy, The Next Step, Orphan Black, The Strain, and Suits

Nancy Pezzo
Nancy has mastered all dance forms, specializing in ballet training. She is a Registered Teacher, Mentor and Practical Teaching Supervisor with the Royal Academy of Dance. In addition, she holds an Honors Certificate through the Imperial Society Teachers of Dance for Modern and National. She is also a graduate of the Ryerson University Theatre Department specializing in Dance. In her varied career, she trained in acting and has appeared in commercials with CTS Television Studios. She worked on choreographic projects for Hudson Bay Company, Lancôme Paris, Toyota, Reitmans, Zellers, TD Bank Financial Group and many more. Her talent has been recognized by several respectable talent agencies and included a scholarship for the International Model and Talent Network (IMTN) held in New York City. An established and reputable Dance Adjudicator for several respectable dance competitions across North America also appeared as a Guest Judge for the World Championships of Performing Arts held in Hollywood California and judged for Dance Worlds in Orlando Walt Disney World. She is a certified member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance and The International Academy of Dance Adjudicators. A renowned Dance Educator, Choreographer and Performer; also adds her expertise and advice with Industry Dance Magazine. Nancy also continues her connection and ongoing involvement with both the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. Nancy holds several master and workshop classes throughout North America and is one of Toronto’s most highly regarded ballet educators. As an instructor, Nancy teaches at varied dance schools throughout the Greater Toronto Area and has been the recipient of many choreography awards. Her combined career experiences have enabled her to become a well rounded professional in the dance field. She is particularly eager to share her experiences, passion and love for dance with today’s young dancers.

Tyrell Witherspoon