Competition Air Dates
July 22-25, 2021
Virtual Awards Shows
Novice & Part-Time Saturday, July 31 5pm MDT
Competitive Sunday, August 1 5pm MDT
COURTNEY VAN WIRDUM
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Courtney van Wirdum is originally from Toronto, Canada and now resides in Vancouver BC. She has been a performer since the age of 6. Courtney graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance from Ryerson University. She is an A.D.A.P.T certified dance teacher and a talented young choreographer. Her career as a professional dancer took off in Los Angeles California, where she performed with many recording artists from 2015-2019. She can be seen dancing in NBC’s- Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Disney: ZOMBIES and The Greatest Showman Live commercial. Courtney also performed as supporting lead “Emma” in feature film ‘Full Out’ broadcasted on Netflix and Disney Channel worldwide. She currently is lead dancer and dance captain for touring show “Return To Grace”. Courtney is thrilled to be adjudicating for Terpsichore with hopes to inspire young dancers across North America to continue pursuing their dreams as artists and performers.
Jessica Rocchetti has been teaching and performing for over 13 years. She is now the Artistic Director and Owner of Axis Dance Studio in Brampton, Ontario. She has participated in many dance conventions and has had the opportunity to work one on one with many well-known choreographers from Canada and the United States. Jessica has been awarded numerous titles and awards, whom now her students have followed in the same footsteps. Her studio has won several choreography awards, Overalls and Top Studio awards at many competitions. Jessica is a member of Dance Masters of America Chapter #38 and the Professional Adjudicators Alliance. She has also completed ballet exams under the Royal Academy of Dance. She is currently a guest teacher and choreographs for various organizations, schools and dance studios. Jessica’s only hope is that she can teach young dancers to grow, love and appreciate dance as much as she does. Jessica is excited to judge for Terpsichore Dance Celebration this season and wishes all dancers a year of personal growth and continued success!
Christina Digiuseppe is a passionate dance artist and choreographer based in Toronto, Canada. Known for her unique, cutting edge and versatile artistry, Christina is a visionary continuing to break new ground, by pushing beyond the boundaries of genre and style.
Christina has dedicated over twenty years mastering her abilities as an accomplished dance artist, instructor and choreographer. She is an adjudicator for dance competitions across Canada, and is a proud member of the Professional Adjudicator's Alliance. Christina is a mentor for youth dancers both in the competitive and pre-professional levels. She has taught and choreographed extensively for dance studios and Arts high schools guiding and inspiring the creative abilities of young dance artists.
Through her work, Christina has contributed her distinctive and innovative artistic abilities to the dance industry creating platforms for professional dancers across Ontario. Her professional training, experience and accomplishments as both a dance artist and choreographer allow her to continue sharing her artistic voice with audiences and dance artists alike. It is her goal to continue being a positive role model in the dance industry helping to shape the face of dance for years to come.