LIBERTY SWING

Event Staff

Pros, DJs, Judges & More

Liberty Swing brings together the world’s best talent to bring you an unforgettable dance experience. World class instructors, dynamic hosts, professional judges and all your favorite DJs. Plus an amazing staff that keeps the party running smoothly behind the scenes.

Check out the 2020 Staff so far! Stay tuned…more to come.

Instructors

To schedule private lessons with any of the instructors during the weekend, please contact them directly.

Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollmann
Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollmann have been a successful partnership for nine years. They are 11-Time US Open Champions, 6-time NASDE Champions, and Multi-Grand National Champions, as well as dominating the Classic Division throughout the past 6 years. At the UCWDC World’s event they were given the Star Award for the Couple with the Most Impact on Swing, and Jordan won Best Swing Choreographer. They have won Swing Couple of the Year for 5 years straight on the web site: www.usaswingdance.net

Jordan & Tatiana have won Fox TV’s “30 Seconds to Fame,” appeared twice on CBS TV’s “Star Search,” danced in the motion picture “the Polar Express,” won “America’s Best Dance Couple” on ABC TV’s “Good Morning America,” and had speaking roles and danced in the movie “Love N’ Dancing.”

They travel 47 out of 52 weekends per year, competing and teaching packed workshops all across the USA and Internationally. They are Certified Teachers in the Golden State Dance Teacher’s Association.

Benji Schwimmer
Benji Schwimmer, Season 2 Winner of SYTYCD is a 14-Time Undefeated World Swing Dance Champion, Choreographer and coach to many artists around the world. A secret weapon in the Olympic Figure Skating world, Benji choreographed and coached 12 entries ( solo, pairs and ice dance ) in the 2018 Winter Olympics including Adam Rippon’s “ Bird “ piece. Benji continues to teach around the world in both solo and partnering styles of dance and his most recent work includes choreographing Leonardo Dicaprio in “ Once Upon a Time In Hollywood “, directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Gary McIntyre & Susan Kirklin
Prior to dancing together, Gary was a multi-time UCWDC World Champion and toured as a dance captain for the Original Broadway Show Swing. He was a choreographer for the Academy Award winning film Brokeback Mountain, the dance double to the lead actor in Love ‘n Dancing and also appeared as a dancer in the Jennifer Lopez/Richard Gere version of Shall We Dance. Susan was a U.S. Swing and Cabaret Champion. Together they are unique that they compete and have been successful on three separate circuits: Country, Ballroom, and West Coast Swing. They are World Professional Smooth Finalists, UCWDC Classic Masters World Champions, Classic and Showcase Swing Champions, and U.S. Open Swing Cabaret Champions. Their classes informative yet enjoyable for everyone!
Hugo Miguez & Stacy Kay
Hugo and Stacy are renowned worldwide for precision, variety, and teaching methods within West Coast Swing. They reside in sunny Clearwater, Florida, hosting weekly classes every Tuesday. Since 2011, they have taken the circuit by storm with their Classic Routines and are re-defining the learning process of the dance world. Hugo and Stacy travel nationally and internationally as competitors, judges, and choreographers for numerous events and competitions; working with top professionals in many different dance styles distinctly furthering their own education and pedagogy. Both continue to share their passion for dance and enjoy working with all levels to continue the growth of the dance community. Their philosophy is to introduce and foster fresh, comprehensive dance knowledge for their students by giving more of themselves within every experience. They will lead you through energetic routines and social dances while sharing their advice on all things dance!
Jerome & Bonnie Subey
Bonnie and Jerome met on the dance floor in 2012 and have been inseparable ever since. Jerome is originally from Montpellier, France and Bonnie is from Oklahoma City, OK, USA. They now travel full-time: teaching, judging, competing and performing West Coast Swing all over the US and the world, competing in the Champions division and performing their Showcase routine. Between the two of them, they have over 25 years of partner dance experience, and pull from multiple and varied movement disciplines including hip hop, bellydance, acrobatics, and modern dance to create their unique style. Jerome’s technique and discipline complements Bonnie’s artistry, versatility, and perceptiveness to form a remarkable partnership. They gained the nickname “The Flying Subeys” from some friends who watched Bonnie & Jerome doing acro yoga.
Philippe & Flore Berne
Philippe & Flore Berne hail from France, and are now living and working in Montreal, Canada.
They come from two different backgrounds: Philippe from world of dance competition, and Flore from the world of social dancing. Their complementarity adds flow and uniqueness to their dance style.

They are renowned for their professionalism, their versatility, their passion and their devotion to their students and community. They nurture quality and hard work, always with a touch of humor. You have never attended one of their classes? Do not wait!

Today, they are emerging West Coast Swing Showcase Champions, and placed 5th in 2016 and 4th in 2017 at the US Open.

Sean McKeever & Courtney Adair
Sean McKeever and Courtney Adair are one of the most exciting new partnerships in West Coast Swing. Since the beginning of their relationship (in dance and in love) three years ago they have taught throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. With diversified training in hip hop and modern dance, their individual movement and musicality push the elements of modern swing. Known for their love of social dancing, enthusiastic workshops and entertaining performances, they continue to inspire wherever they go.
Ben McHenry & Cameo Cross
Ben and Cameo (BAMEO) have been dancing WCS since they were children, although they didn’t become dance partners until 8 years ago. They have competed together, and separately, and have won many titles in Classic as well as Champions Jack & Jill and Strictly Swing divisions. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area/Central Valley, both have been inducted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. From California, they have had the opportunity to teach, perform, judge, MC, and DJ all over the world. They are known for focusing on many of the most complicated concepts in WCS, and finding ways to simplify them, making them easier to understand and apply for WCS dancers of all experience levels. Their goal is to spread their love and passion for WCS to dancers all over the world, and they look forward to many years of doing just that.

Masters of Ceremonies

Robert Royston
Glenn Ball

DJs

Ruby Lair
Louie St. George
Victor Loveira
Dave Muzii
John Festa

Judges and Event Staff

Judges

Dawn Garrish (Chief Judge)

Judges

(in Alphabetical Order)

Tashina Beckmann-King – CA
Flore Berne – Canada
Philippe Berne – Canada
Bill Cameron – CT
Arjay Centeno – NJ
Jessica Cox – IL
Christopher Dumond – CA
Jordan Frisbee – CA
Marc Heldt – Germany
Emily Huang – TX
Dillon Luther – CA
Tatiana Mollmann – CA
Chantelle Pianetta – CA
Lisa Picard – CA
Lemery Rollins – MD
Gregory Scott – MD
Joel Torgeson – CA
PJ Turner – KY
Stephen Weltz – CA
Wee Tze Yi – Singapore

Contestant Coordinators

Demrey Leyva
Derek Leyva
AnnMarie McCabe

Table Coordinator

John Lindo

Event Director

John Lindo

Event Staff

David Roque, Ballroom coordinator
Kim Hayden, Office manager/volunteer coordinator
Kathy Kroll Romana, Website
Paula Edgar & Michael Frank, Staff room
Barbara Jackson, Facebook liaison
WestieMarketing, Event marketing

Event Registration

Net2Order
Lee Jenkins
Jennifer Ferreira

Scoring

Net2Order
Paul Stoddard

Floor, Sounds & Lighting

DanceJam Productions

Photography

Matthew DiVia

Specialty Workshops

Derek & Demery Leyva
Kadu Pires & Larissa Thayane