Adjudicators - Emmanuel Valery and Tania Kehlet


    Chairman of Judges - Yuehwern Yih

  • Adjudictor - Ara Mkhoyan


    WDSF - A+ B+ C+ D+ E+
    Ara Mkhoyan has been teaching and training dancers for the past 40 years. In 1972, he became one of the founders of ballroom dancing styles in Armenia and has won the championship of Armenia twice. In 1987, he founded the first specialized studio of sport dance in Yerevan, Armenia. He is a lecturer, associate professor, and author on the subject Pedagogy of Dance. He is currently the chairman of the Judges Council of the Dance Sport Federation of Armenia, Vice President of the Armenian Dance Sport Federation, and Member of the Board of the National Dance Union of Armenia (NDU). He is licensed WDSF Adjudicator A and Professional Division (PD).

  • Adjudicator - Anya Klimova-Preston (WDSF, USA Dance)

    Portland, OR

    • Anya has been coaching competitive dance for 25 years. She travels extensively to coach athletes in Europe and North America.
    • After being a Russian professional coach and judge for 13 years, Anya moved to Oregon, USA from Moscow, Russia. Some of her accomplishments include the following:  Masters’ Degree in Dance Art and Ballroom Choreography, PhD (abd) in Aesthetics. 
    • Adjudicator at World and National Championships of Germany, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Poland, China, Japan, Canada and USA 
    • Coach of Standard, Latin, 10 dance Champions of USA
    • USA Dance National Invigilator
    • Author of educational dance program from Bronze to Open level, "Dance Fireworks", and a co-author of the attestation program “Six Levels of Proficiency” running in schools and dance clubs of Russia, Canada and USA 
    • "Teacher of the Year" Award, Russia 
    • Coach at National USA Dance Training Camps
    • Owner and Director of  DanceSport Studio “Dance Fireworks”


    Adjudicator - Jeffrey Garza

    • Jeffrey has been very lucky to have had the chance to perform all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. As a musician/singer/dancer, he has performed with the likes of Pat Boone, Shirley Jones, Television, Stage, Cruise Line, and major Special Events. He also has been a featured performer for Disney, The Hammerstein Organization, and numerous CLO’s and Stock productions across the country.
    •  Currently, Jeffrey is a Professional Ballroom Dancer and Coach. He was a former competitor in the American Ballroom (Smooth) and Rhythm Divisions, competing across the country. He achieved success in the Rising Star and Open Professional divisions as a Finalist and Champion at many prestigious events including the Ohio Star Ball, Emerald Ball, Embassy Ball and many others. 
    • He is Certified as a Dual-Fellow in American Smooth/Rhythm and International Style Ballroom/Latin and is Championship Certified as an Adjudicator, Judging competitions around the world


    Adjudicator - Maja Serve


    Adjudicator - Dirk Heidemann


    Adjudicator - Natalia Urbach


    Scrutineer - Van Hoang


    Music Director- Wes Acker