judges and teachers
Sarah-Katarina (SKooJ CorE-O) brings her knowledge and talents to the Performing Arts with experience in performance, choreography, instruction, and adjudication. SKooJ’s organic approach toward movement created the Boston Community Dance Project (BCDP), a professional collective expressing their passion of story telling through contemporary and fusion movements. BCDP’s work can be seen at NYC Dance Week, NYC Carnival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and our annual BCDP show every August! SKooJ is also the Former Artistic Director of the Boston-based Static Noyze Dance Company (World Of Dance:NYC/NJ Champions and 5x Best Theme Winner), whom are a Theatrical Hip Hop Company that have guest performed for Former Governor Devaul Patrick, Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition, and for colleges throughout the country.
Her choreography and direction has also been featured on the HGTV series “Spontaneous Construction”, NESN, The Dr. Oz Show! and on the most recent WayFair.com Commercials as well as MTV’s new show PROMPOSAL! Her talents have also paired up with TedEX Boston/Philadelphia, New Balance, Broadway in Boston, LA’s own Club Jete, and Carnival Choreographer’s Ball Anniversary Show! SKooJ is also part of the adjudication world being on the judges panel for Prelude Urban Dance Competitions, Turn It Up Dance Challenge, Kids Artistic Revue (KAR), Elite Dance Challenge, and Diva Dance Competitions. She also travels the country and teaches at their conventions and nationals locations setting productions on their selected elite dancers throughout the season! Most recently, SKooJ is on faculty of the new craze Artistic Dance Exchange and has started assisting Brian Friedman at his RADIX Dance Convention classes!
SKooJ CorE-O entered the Music Video scene with choreographing for International Pop Artist Tamara Rodriguez, Pop/R&B Artist Erene, and Lucia Marie’s House of Blues Tour! Other credits include “Digital Love” by Makio, “Dance With You” by Bad Rabbits ft. Clinton Sparks, “Stay With Me” Cover by Keith London “Medicine” by Jack Newsome and her own dance concept videos with McCarthy Visuals, Moonculture Films, 4ward Productions, and Kuto Films. Most recently catch SKooJ choreographing for Ari B and featured in Pineapple Citi’s newest video “Rose Colored”.
Lastly, SKooJ partnered up with Salty Bovine Films with setting artistry for their past three short films ADONIS, MOSDEN, and TRENT while most recently showcasing her acting talent in movies Basic Math starring Cameron Diaz, TED2 with Mark Wahlberg, and Patriots Day! Sarah-Katarina (SKooJ CorE-O) has gathered all her adventures, journeys, and Sarah-Katarina (SKooJ CorE-O) has gathered all her adventures, journeys, and experiences to inspire thousands of movers around the world. Her heart will continue to mentor the next generation, build the industry, and spread movement to all. Make sure to check out her work and #FollowTheArtistry.
neil “dradle” schwartz
Neil “Dradle” Schwartz has been dancing since the age of seven. After graduating from the University of Maryland and moving to NYC, he has had the privilege to work with Rhapsody James, Luam, Lisette, Chonique, Eric Jenkins and more. He has choreographed for artists such as ASTR, Bosco, Wynter Gordon, Rome Fortune, Mateo, PUSH PLAY, TT the Artist, Oyinda and more. He has also had the opportunity to work with Luam as assistant choreographer for Icona Pop on Americas Got Talent and David Letterman.
He was hand selected to choreograph the launch of Pharrell Williams fragrance girl for Sephora. He was also an assistant choreographer with Lisette Bustamante on Girl Generation Hikkup. Neil was also hand selected to work with actor Channing Tatum as a contributing choreographer for the flashmob seen on The Today Show in promotion for Warner Brothers Magic Mike. He has traveled to Hawaii,Peru, Mexico, Brazil, Croatia, Sweden, Switzerland, Vienna, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Israel, Italy teaching workshops and was a recipient at the Young Choreographers festival in 2010 and as a returning guest artist in 2011. In 2011 he joined the judging panel for the World Of Dance tour and now teaches at Broadway Dance Center in NY as well as guest teaches at Millennium Dance Complex and Movement Lifestyle in LA. His choreography can be seen on The Today Show, Good morning America, NBC Live, PBS, World of Dance, Carnival Choreographers ball (NY/LA), Rhapsody James presents Sirens After Dark and more.
Maureen Dicker is a graduate of Rutgers University, with a BA in dance. She was the owner and director of Maureen’s Danceworks, with locations in Old Bridge and Sayreville NJ for 20 years. During this period, Maureen created the Par Excellence Dance Competition Team, who performed at the Orange and Citrus Bowls, Magic Music Days in Disneyworld, and won numerous competitions titles in solo and group categorizes in tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, and contemporary styles. Her students also performed at Swing 46 tap club in NYC. In addition to Rutgers, Maureen has studied at the university of Florida dance enrichment program, at Woodpeckers in NYC with Brenda Bufalino, Gregory Hines and Barbara Duffy, Participated in the Royal Academy of Dance teachers training program in Ballet, studied with Savion Glover at the NJPAC summer intensive, and with Jacques D’Ambrois in the National Dance Institute Teacher Training program. Maureen completed Level 1 and 2 Copasetic Canon Curriculum and holds Tap Teacher Training Certificates from the American Tap Dance Foundation. She is currently a choreographer for competitive dancers in New Jersey, and has won numerous technique, entertainment, and artistry awards for her work. Her students have danced with The St. Louis Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet, in the Magic Kingdom in Disneyworld, on cruise ships, and in Atlantic City and Las Vegas in “Legends in Concert.”