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Head Judge

Kathy St. Jean

Kathy St. Jean is Co-Director of The Dancin' Feelin in Warwick, RI. She is a Professor of Dance at Rhode Island College. Kathy's professional qualifications include: Imperial Society Teachers of Dance, North American Dance Teachers Association, Dance Teacers' Club of Boston, and National Dance Council of America. She is an Adjudicator and Music Director with the NDCA and serves as an Examiner for the Profesional Teachers Association DTCB. She is a retired professional competitor, having danced in both the International and American styles. Kathy is Head Coach for the newly formed Roger Williams University Dance Club. She is also Co-Event Director of Kathy & Randy's Dance Events.

Judges

Alex Scott

Alex began his professional ballroom dancing career at 18 in New York City. His training includes jazz, tap, ballet, theater, and voice. After passing his teaching qualification exams, he worked and trained at Fred Astaire in Stamford, CT with owners Gary and Lori Pierce, co- founders of the American Ballroom Theater. In 1990, Alex co-founded and became a coach of the Yale University Ballroom Dance Team. In 1994, he was awarded a national honor for his work with the team. He later co-founded the Yale University Ballroom Theater, a special performance group where he has served as the Artistic Director. While a member of the Imperial Society Teachers of Dance, he earned degrees in American Smooth and Rhythm, International Standard Associate, and Theater Arts and Performance Associate. Alex has choreographed for numerous venues including television, theater, and film. Currently, Alex teaches at Let's Dance in Rhythm and is the co-founder, Artistic Director, and choreographer of Connecticut Ballroom Theatre.

Mick Malek

Mick is an up-and-coming professional. He was crowned as one of the 2005 Future Rising Stars in International Standard Champions at the Empire State Challenge and he has been a consistent rising-star semi-finalist/finalist regionally at Heritage, Constitution State Challenge, Yankee Classic, and Tri-State Challenge. He is ISTD certified and has passed the medal tests for the Student Teacher, Associate, and Licentiate levels in International Standard. He is also NDCA certified in the American styles. He is currently coaching the UConn Ballroom Team and is also on the staff of Ballroom Fever studio in Enfield, CT, which has won top studio three times in the last seven years, including 2007 at Dancing a la Carte.

Diana Maleck

Wendi Davies

Wendi began dancing while at Princeton studying architecture. A competitive swimmer for many years, she was looking for a new competitive outlet. The daughter of dancing parents, she soon learned of the competitive and athletic nature of Ballroom Dancing. In her amateur career she was ranked third in the United States. She turned professional in 1991 and went on to be ranked second at the United States Championships, and was the winner of "Championship Ballroom Dancing," the popular show on PBS. She was the UK Rising Star Champion, Blackpool Rising Star Runner-up, US Representative to the World Championships and Blackpool Team Match, a finalist at the French Open and the US Open Championships, and was ranked 13th in the world. She was co-owner and operator of Ballroom On Fifth in NYC for 12 years and is the co-organizer of the NJ DanceSport Classic competitions.

Randy Deats

Robert Surowiec