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Professional Panel of Adjudicators, 2023

Matt Anctil

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Matt is a Massachusetts native who has lived and worked in NYC for the past 18 years. His list of credits include the 2010 Tony Award winning Broadway revival and national tour of La Cage Aux Folles, Dance Captain of the national tour of Flashdance The Musical, 6 touring seasons of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The View Upstairs (Drama Desk/Lucielle Lortel Award nominated Off-Broadway production), The Doors Project, PLATFORMS, Ticket To Ride, numerous industrials/commercials, as well as master class faculty for  Broadway Dance Center and studios across the country. Charitable events include Broadway Bares, Fire Island Dance Festival (amongst others) benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Dancers Responding to AIDS.

 

His concert dance/company work includes the launch of Chet Walker’s WALKERDANCE, creative assistant/company member for Gilmore Boyz (dir. Vernard Gilmore), Max Luna Dance Co. (soloist), Cecilia Marta Dance Co. (soloist) and assistant to Hope Boykin for “Go In Grace” (Ailey’s 50th Anniversary). Matt, a graduate of the Burncoat Dance Department in Worcester, MA, is forever grateful for his training which included The Ailey School (Oprah Winfrey Foundation Scholarship), Jacob’s Pillow Jazz/Musical Theater scholar (dir. Chet Walker), Boston Youth Moves (Dorothy Rogers Conneely Scholarship), in addition to intensive musical theater training alongside David Marquez. In addition to being the head judge for Leap! National Dance Competition, he was honored to be on the judge panel for the inaugural voyage of DANCEWAVE in the Caribbean as well as the Peacock Original Series SIWA DANCE POP REVOLUTION! Matt has most recently been named the Vice President of Vamosi Entertainment Inc. and is currently an Associate Producer on the upcoming Vegas Latin dance spectacle, ¡Pasion Latina!

Lindsey Leduc

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Lindsey Leduc (Southbridge, MA) began training with Terri Gordon in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. At age 13, she became a Trustee Scholar at Wilbraham Monson Academy for her dance ability, exposing her to knowledge and cultural diversity that shaped and inspired her. She graduated cum laude from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Dance and Community Health. While in New York, Lindsey performed in many projects including Robin Becker Dance, her choreography was showcased in the 2003 ACDF gala, and she earned her Actors Equity performing off-Broadway under Tony Award winner Hinton Battle. Lindsey went to Chicago on Scholarship to Giordano Dance School, was promoted to Giordano II and performed with Giordano Dance Chicago for seven years. She has performed works and taught master classes nationally and internationally by Mia Michaels, Ron De Jesus, Gus Giordano, Liz Imperio, Randy Duncan, Christopher Huggins, Davis Robertson, Rennie Harris and more, in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Latvia, Guatemala, Turkey and Hawaii. Her work has been featured in Dance Chicago several times. She has works in the repertoire of Inaside Chicago Dance, Chicago Dance Crash, Movement Source, Continuum Dance Theatre, BoSoma, and her own Giordano Dance Chicago. She teaches and choreographs throughout the nation for Youth Companies and Orchesis groups. While in Chicago Lindsey taught for the Jazz Dance in Science and Health program in underserved Chicago Public Schools, on Master Faculty for Jazz Dance World Congress, served on Faculty at The Joffrey Academy of Dance and was a founding Faculty member of Foster Dance Studios. Lindsey serves as an adjudicator and Master Teacher for the premiere dance competition, World Class Talent Experience and a Judge for StarQuest International. Lindsey was honored to be published in Dance Magazine’s “Why I Dance” in the January 2013 issue, and appeared on the cover in March 2013.

Jeannette Neill

Jeannette founded and was the Artistic Director of the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio. For almost 40 years, her studio was a supportive and encouraging training ground for aspiring and recreational dancers. Jeannette was also Co-Founder and Executive Director of Boston Youth Moves, a pre-professional teen dance program. In addition, she was one of the Artistic Directors of The Boston Summer Dance Festival.

Jeannette has been on faculty of many well-known dance institutions including: The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Boston Youth Moves, Powered By Dance Summer Programs, Boston Conservatory, Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts; local colleges and universities, such as Harvard University, Boston University, Emerson College; Boston Ballet Summer Dance program and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Her national and international master classes and workshops have taken her to Palermo Italy, Goteborg Sweden, Tokyo  Japan, Monterrey, Mexico.

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