MEET OUR ADJUDICATORS
This year, we're excited to have Anjula Kelly as our primary adjudicator, and Bianca Potter as the adjudicator for our Tap classes.
Anjula and Bianca are very excited to see everyone over the weekend and check out the talent everyone has to show.
Born in Auckland, Anjula's professional dance career took off after moving to Australia at 17. After booking some of the biggest commercial jobs there, she moved to London and is now based in Los Angeles.
Anjula has worked in all facets of the entertainment industry including; Music Videos, Tours, Live Television, TV Commercials for well-known brands, Award Shows, Billboard Campaigns, Film, Corporate shows and Theatre.
She has worked with many big names, such as; Jennifer Lopez, Paula Abdul, Iggy Azalea, Future, Anastacia, Pitbull, Little Mix, Cher, Flo Rida, Lulu, Jessica Mauboy, Lionel Ritchie, Becky G, Derek Hough, Neyo, Jenna Dewan, Lethal Bizzle, Prince Royce, Take That, Diplo and Enrique Iglesias.
Anjula has performed at many events - The VMAs, Billboard Music Awards, Latin Billboard Music Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, BET Awards, The Today Show, James Cordon, iHeart Radio Fiesta Latina, Aria Awards, Alan Carr Chatty Man, Australian and American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The Logies, The Voice USA, along with a number of sporting events including; the European and Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremonies, the NRL Grand Final, and the Rugby World Cup.
She has also been a resident and featured dancer on seasons of Britain’s Got Talent, X Factor UK, AU, and NZ, Dance Dance Dance UK, The Latin American Music Awards, and The Illusionists (LDN West End).
Bianca took her first dance class at the age of 4 and has never looked back. When she was 6 years old, she begged her grandmother to get her a pair of tap shoes but was told she would have to wait until her 7th birthday. Once Bianca got those tap shoes though, it was hard to take them off her practising on the wooden floor at home and hiding the evidence from her grandfather under a rug!
She has trained extensively in Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. Bianca trained in Auckland, competing at numerous competitions in solos and troupe. Bianca has received many awards including; Most Potential at PACANZ, a scholarship to Brent Street’s Summer Camp and the Supreme Group Award Challenge at Showcase Nations.
Bianca has completed all levels in NZAMD Tap including her Solo Diploma. She also attended NZAMD’s Scholarship Awards where in 2011, she was the Tap Scholarship Winner. Most recently Bianca has been a part of Tap projects at Grounded: Battle of the Arts and the Short and Sweet Festival, as well as sharing her passion by teaching Tap classes.
In 2019, while living in Hamilton, Bianca choreographed and performed in “The Supremacy Project” which performed at every home game for the Chiefs Rugby Team for the season. In 2020, she danced in 2 music videos for up and coming New Zealand artist, JARNA.