Champions of Dance Judges
2014-Present: Contemporary, Hip-Hop & Acro Instructor at Dussich Dance Studio; Merritt Island, FL
2015-2016: Choreographer/Coach for Jacksonville University Sirens Dance Team in Jacksonville, FL
2015: Choreography Consultant for University of Central Arkansas Honey Bears Dance Team in Conway, AK
2014: Coach at Zone All Star (Youth & Senior Hip Hop); Ponte Vedra, FL – 4 th Place – Varsity Dance Summit
2013: Assistant Choreographer for Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL 2011-2013 Assistant Coach of Merritt Island High School Dance Team; Merritt Island, FL 2010-2013: Dance Instructor at The Dance Place of Brevard in Merritt Island, FL
2007-2009: Dance Instructor at World of Dance in Fayetteville, NC 2007: Appeared on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance; Season 5 2005-2006: Assistant Coach for Methodist College Dance Team in Fayetteville, NC
A Georgia native, Daniel has been dancing professionally since he graduated from the University of Georgia. Some of his formal training came from Gotta Dance Atlanta and the Joel Hall Dance Center where he trained in African, hip-hop, jazz, modern, tap, ballet, and breakdance. He continued his training in capoeira, acrobatics, and contemporary dance when he was asked to be a company member for Chicago’s daring fusion company, Chicago Dance Crash. Daniel opened his career with a national tour with 13th Floor Performing Arts, where he was a featured performer and choreographer. He then moved to Chicago where he has been fortunate to perform for Culture Shock Chicago, Chicago Dance Crash, the Seldoms, 5 Star Boogie, Elephant Filmworks, the Oprah Winfrey Show, Johnny Dangerous, and Kid Sister with Kanye West. From 2012 thru 2015, Daniel was senior company member with Chicago Dance Crash where he developed choreography for the company and trained the other company members. He has also worked with such choreographers as Jon Lehrer, Stephanie Martinez, Nick Pulpillo, and Jessica Deahr. He was a featured dancer in the short film, “Wonderland or Humans who talk and dance.” Daniel has choreographed for Ballet theater of Illinois, Jazz theater of Illinois, Deerfield Dance Orchesis, and many other competitive dance teams. Daniel has shared his passion and expertise via workshops and master classes for National Dance Alliance, the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders Training Program, and the University of Kentucky dance team. He also was a featured presenter at USASF’s coaches and judges training event and WACPC’s fall conference.
With over 30 years of dance experience, Stacy Garrastazu brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the dance industry. Garrastazu has coached and choreographed for numerous studios, schools, colleges, professional sports teams and all-star dance teams throughout her career. Traveling all over the country to competitions, conventions, and workshops, she stays at the forefront of what is new and cutting-edge in this industry. With over 50 National Titles, continuous top placement at US Finals, along with numerous local, regional and state championships, she has shown her ability to create and has the knowledge to instruct at the highest level. With the countless choreography awards she has received, along with being a Dance Worlds alumni coach/choreographer, she knows what it takes to have properly trained dancers and how to produce winning teams. Garrastazu currently teaches master classes and choreography to select organizations and sits on the safety and judging panels for Varsity All-Star, The JamBrands, JAMZ, Champion Cheer Central, Pennsylvania Elite, Champion Spirit Group, Cheerpower, The US FINALS and was on the 2014,2015 and 2016 USASF World’s Hip Hop Judging Panel. Her extended background of Pom, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop have made her an asset to many studio, school, collegiate and all-star organizations.