Judges and Officials

Our 2019 Judges List

 

Barbara Child

Barbara Child, originally from London, England, first started dancing as a teen, becoming a member of one of the top UK Latin dance teams at that time. This highly successful team danced together for five years providing the opportunity to its members to travel extensively throughout the UK and Europe for competitions & shows. She became an avid competitor enjoying favourable results.

After moving to Canada she resumed competitive dancing as an amateur before turning Professional to teach and compete in both Standard and Latin. A Founding Member of Canadian Dancesport Federation. Currently teaching, training, and judging across Canada.

Kim Donaghy

Kimberly Donaghy

Kimberly has been a Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor since 1980. For 18 of those years she was the Professional Instructor for the University of Calgary Ballroom Dance Club. She also taught dance for the Phys Ed departments at many Senior and Junior High Schools in the City of Calgary. As a competitor she participated in both American and International Style. Her focus was International Latin where she was a Semi-Finalists at the Canadian Closed Championships. In 2005 she was the World Champion in the Diamond Showcase Division at the World Country and Western Dance Championships in Nashville. Kim is very involved with adjudicating dance competitions in Canada and the United States. She is a Certified A+B+C+D+ Adjudicator with the CDF. She is currently teaching BURLESQUERCISE and is also a certified Zumba instructor.

Katerina Michtchenko

Katerina Michtchenko

Ekaterina has more than twenty-five years of teaching and competing experience and is a Canadian Closed Champion in the Professional American Smooth Division. She is a 3-times Canadian Representative at the World Professional Latin and Showcase Championships and finalist of the World Professional Showcase Championship. Currently, she is the director and coach of youth DanceSport group “Fiesta Dancesport Club”, which has produced Canadian Junior Latin and Youth 10-dance Champions. Ekaterina also holds Canadian DanceSport Federation Adjudicators Licenses (A+,B+) with the experience of officiating DanceSport competitions in and out of Canada.

Kyryl Dudchenko

Kyryl Dudchenko

Kyryl started ballroom dancing when he was 7 years old in Ukraine. He underwent extensive training with different distinguished teachers and coaches in both Latin American and Modern/ standard programs as well as supplementary basic training in ballet. He has competed in numerous competitions all over Eastern and Western Europe as well as in North America, at fi rst representing Ukraine and then British Columbia, on international and local DanceSport arena. Furthermore, Kyryl also participated in the Canada-wide aired TV show, Dancing at the Palais.

Since moving to Canada in 2000 and until turning professional Kyryl maintained highest amateur ranking position in British Columbia. In 2002 Kyryl became professional and since then teaching and coaching competitors (kids, teenagers and seniors) in both Latin and Standard divisions.

Garry Foster

Garry Foster

Garry started his passion of ballroom dancing at the tender age of seven in Birmingham United Kingdom. From beginner group classes, to private lessons, to partners, he passion to compete. Garry was very successful in winning several local and national titles throughout the UK in both the juvenile and junior categories. After joining the adult amateur ranks at sixteen, his career took off. Making the finals in all major events, being featured regularly on the popular television series Come Dancing, and representing his country in the European, World Standard and World Ten Dance Championships.

In 1997, Garry turned professional and currently holds licentiate/member in both Standard and Latin and also holds an international championship adjudicating licence. 1998 took Garry to Hong Kong, joining a very prolific dancing school (later to become a partner), and then to have his own dance school. He continues to coach from beginner to the highest level of amateur, pro-am and professional, many of whom have gone on to great success. Despite remaining a Hong Kong resident Garry continues to travel extensively within Asia, Europe and North America to pass on his knowledge and expertise.

Atanas Malamov

Originally from Bulgaria, Atanas started dancing at the age of nine. He quickly became very interested in this beautiful sport and decided that he wanted to become a professional dancer. After becoming the Bulgarian National 10 Dance Champion, he joined the Bulgarian National Dancesport Team and represented his country in many International Championships. He was also a professional dancer and choreographer on “Dancing with the Stars Vietnam” for three consecutive seasons, winner of the 3rd season of the show and runner up in the 5th.

Atanas has competed at the highest level and has received training in International Ballroom and Latin for many years, which helps him in coaching some of the brightest rising stars in US including multiple National Syllabus Champions, Youth and Adult Championships dancers and Senior and Pro/ Am National Champions.

He is a full member of the Bulgarian Professional Dance Association. Mr. Malamov is certified as a Professional Latin-American and Ballroom, American Smooth and Rhythm Dance Teacher and Adjudicator with the National Dance Council of America.