JUDGES

DOLLIE HENRY

Choreographer | Director | Creative Jazz Artist | Educator

Dollie has led a respected career of over 30 years as a performer, choreographer, director, creative Jazz artist and educator and is recognised as one of the most formidable exponents of artistic and creative Jazz dance and theatre dance in Britain and internationally. She has shared her passion and philosophy of creative dance in every continent of the world, with a reputation that is widely revered and respected.

Dollie started dancing at the age of four and went on to professionally train at Laine Theatre Arts (UK) receiving her teaching qualifications with ISTD for Ballet, Modern and Tap, her LAMDA Drama Certificates (Bronze-Gold Medals) and was awarded 'Most Outstanding Student' in performance and choreography. At 17, she was invited to join The Olivier Briac Dance Company based in France as soloist dancer, later becoming resident choreographer and assistant director. Returning to England at 19, Dollie was invited by director & choreographer Dougie Squires to join his company The Second Generation for TV work in the U.K and Europe, numerous dance/musical productions and assistant to Mr. Squires. As a performer & choreographer credits include: West End Musicals: Sophisticated Ladies - Geilgud Theatre • King the Musical - Piccadilly Theatre • Stop the World I want to get off starring Antony Newley - Lyric Theatre • Angels from America - Shaftesbury Theatre • Tribute To Sammy Davis Jr - Theatre Royal, Drury Lane • The Russ Abbot Madhouse Show -The Palladium and numerous West End Charity performances. Provincial Repertory Theatre: includes musicals: Helene in Sweet Charity (UK Tour) • Hold Tight it's 60's Night (UK Tour). The Crucible playing the role of Tituba (Royal Theatre - Northampton) and numerous pantomimes nationwide. Films & TV include: Jo in the David Putnam film Knights & Emeralds (Enigma Films) • The Girl in 'Memories in Mind’, (BBC Documentary) • The Tales of Anansi (Carlton TV) • Dollie has worked and performed on many dance productions and TV shows such as The Russ Abbott Madhouse (BBC) • The Leo Sayer Show (BBC) • The Royal Variety/Command Performances • The BAFTA Awards (BBC) and Videos and TV shows both nationally and internationally. As a Choreographer & Director projects include: Sweet Lorraine - Old Fire Station Theatre, Oxford • Ain't Misbehavin - The Verin English Theatre, Frankfurt Germany • The Sun City Extravaganza, “Come to the Sun” Sun City, South Africa • The musical Ragged Child & Aladdin - Theatre Royal, Northampton • Salsa Celestina - Palace Theatre, Watford • The musical Big Nose and pantomimes Cinderella & Snow White - Belgrade Theatre, Coventry • Up Against The Wall - Tricycle Theatre, London • The soul musical Blues Brother, Soul Sister - The Bristol Old Vic, Bristol. Tribute To Sammy Davis Jr. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane • The Russ Abbot Madhouse Show - The Palladium. Sophisticated Ladies – Lyric Theatre (now Guilgud), London. • Godspell (Tour) • Oh What A Lovely War • Oliver – The Play Other works include: The Wiz, Wizard of Oz, Annie, Chorus Line, Blues in the Night, and Little Shop of Horrors. Dollie also choreographed & directed the European Tour of 'Fire of Dance' for Ulrich Schiller of Gastpiel - Und Theatre Productions Germany, the 70’s Musical Extravaganza Abbaddabbado at Blackpool Royal Opera House and the Diamond Jubilee Show at the North Pier Theatre, Blackpool starring Alvin Stardust & the BOP Dancers and original choreographer & co-director for the hit musical Inner City Jam - Cockpit Theatre, London
 

JENNIFER DAVISON

Jennifer trained at Laine Theatre Arts, London. She received the  Eileen Rose Award in 2009  for Musical Theatre. Previous to this she was a pupil of the Royal Ballet  School Associates  and Lumsdale Theatre Arts.     Jennifer is currently touring in the ‘Mary Poppins UK Tour’ where she often plays the title  role of ‘Mary Poppins’.      Jennifer’s previous theatre credits include:   Young Emile in Follies (Royal Albert Hall, London); White Christmas  (West End); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Original London Cast: Drury Lane – Director: Sam Mendes); Singin’ In  The Rain (Original London Cast: Palace Theatre); Top Hat (Original World Premiere Cast);  Mamma Mia (International Tour) in which she understudied and played Lisa; the role of Eva  Peron in Facing The Future (Epsom Playhouse); Cinderella at the New Wimbledon Theatre  for First Family Entertainment; Follies at the Epsom Studios; Snow White at the New  Wimbledon Theatre for First Family Entertainment and the role of Rose Alvarez in Bye Bye  Birdie at the Epsom Studios.     Album Recordings: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Original London Cast 2013); Singin' In  The Rain (Revival London Cast 2012)    TV  THIS MORNING, 2014 ‐ ITV STUDIOS  A CHRISTMAS CRACKER, 2014 ‐ ITV, LIVE AT THE APOLLO  OLIVIER AWARDS 2014 ‐ BBC, ROYAL OPERA HOUSE  ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE ‐ LONDON PALLADIUM 2006, LONDON COLOSSEUM 2013  ANT AND DECS SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY ‐ ITV STUDIOS 2013   SURPRISE SURPRISE ‐ ITV STUDIOS 2013    As well as performing, Jennifer teaches at many professional colleges in London, whilst also  taking workshops at The Royal Festival Hall and Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden.  

GENE TAKOOREE

Gene Takooree professional dancer/choreographer for 15 years, danced for artists such as Alexandra Burke, Jay Sean and opened for Beyonce, Marques Houston and Mario, has featured in commercials for T-Mobile, Smirnoff and Footlocker. Gene has taught all over the world with his own style of lyrical hip hop. 

TOMISLAV HORVAT

Rođen sam u Zagrebu 16.04.1988. Plesom sam se počeo baviti na ljetnim radionicama u kulturnom centru Trešnjevka 2000. godine pod vodstvom Gordana Križaja iz plesnog studija Megablast. Tamo se upoznajem sa urbanim plesnim stilovima, uglavnom break danceom. 

2002. godine se upisujem u plesni klub Megablast kao redoviti član.

2003. godine se upoznajem sa hip-hop/new style plesnim stilom u plesnom klubu Urban Moves.

Od 2004. godine se natječem i pohađam seminare, treniram u nekoliko plesnih klubova pod vodstvom trenera Dijane Hržić, Goran Goričanec i Saša Krnetić.

Od 2006. sam također i plesni voditelj. Kroz godine sam se natjecao na državnim i inozemnim prvenstvima sa velikim uspjehom, uglavnom sa plesnim studiom Atomic Dance Factory.

Također sam nastupao na koncertima i video spotovima od izvođača kao što su Nina Badrić, Lana Jurčević, Franka Batelić i drugi. Od 2009. godine redovito nastupam i na televizijskim emisijama kao Ples sa zvijezdama, Supertalent, Dora, a od 2014. sam član plesnog ansambla emisije Tvoje lice zvuči poznato pod vodstvom Igora Barberića. Od većih nastupa tu su još i nastup na dodjeli nagrada Hrvatskog glumišta 2012., nastup na dodjeli priznanja Ponos Hrvatske 2013., predstavljanje Hrvatske dvije godine za redom na Hip Hop International World Championship itd.