Learn about our current and previous judges
 Ryan Jenkins  Zoe Birkett  Matt Lapinskas  Matt Walker  Toni Warne

The BBC 'Dancing on Ice' and 'Eastender' star:

Matt Lapinskas

Matt Lapinskas appeared in the DanceChallenge™ stage as a dancer in 2009 when he performed with 'Ombrascura' Dance Company.

Since that time Matt has honoured us with his presence, honest evaluation and encouragement of all dancer.


The BBC star of 'So You Think You Can Dance':

Ryan Jenkins (DanceChallenge™ Ambassador)

Ryan has been with DanceChallenge™ since 2009 and has supported the show with his highly valuable expertise as well as delivered high quality workshops.

Ryan is an international creative director - choreographer with productions in Vietnam, Beirut and London. 

President - British Dance Arts Federation B.D.A.F.

His 'West-end' credits include - Wicked, Bill Kenwrights, 'Cabaret', Arlene Philips, 'Grease', Matthew Bourne's, ' Swan Lake' and Andrew Lloyd Webber's, 'Phantom of the Opera.

The ITV Original 'Pop Idol' Star:

Zoe Birkett

Zoe was in the original BBC 'Pop Idol' series, finishing fourth, behind Will Young, and Gareth Gates. 

Since then Zoe has had many headlined shows in Las Vegas and Brazil. 

She has taken London 'West-end' by storm performing as lead vocalist in 'Thriller' the musical and a Diva in 'Priscilla Queen of the desert'. 

A a member of our judging panel in 2012, Zoe brings her charisma, sincerity and the desire to encourage new talent.

The Disney, BBC2, Coca Cola choreographer and dancer:

Matt Walker (DanceChallenge™ Ambassador)

Matt has been with DanceChallenge since 2009 and is one of our most revered judges, choreographers and workshop leaders. 

His dance company 'Ombrascura' has been invited as guest at our events for the last four years.

Matt's performance artist credits include One direction, Loveable Rogues, Gary Go, Cheryl Cole, Mariah Carey and Chris Brown. As a choreographer Matt has worked for Disney,  BBC2, Channel 5, House of Fraiser, Coca Cola etc.

The BBC 'The Voice' finalist:

Toni Warne

You may know Toni from her amazing debuts a the BBC programme: 
'The Voice' where she took the nation by surprise with her beautiful and crystal voice securing a place at the finals.

A recent member of our judges panel, Toni not only encourages the dancers to be their best but she likes to make a stage presence to add the excitement of entertainment by singing a-capella singing for all present.



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