ELITE JUDGE PROGRAM

Hip Hop International recognizes the pride, commitment and sacrifices of every dancer who graces our international events and World Championship. HHI strives to ensure that their performances are assessed by individuals with the highest level of accuracy and experience. To accomplish this Hip Hop International has developed Official Elite Judges who are experienced, committed, properly trained and evaluated.

A Judge’s journey to obtain ELITE JUDGE STATUS requires several years of judging experience, participating in the “official” HHI Rules and Regulations Course, judging official HHI events nationally and internationally and successfully completing the HHI Elite Judge Training Program.

Our ELITE JUDGES featured here have met the specific criteria established by Hip Hop International to ensure that the standard of HHI’s Official Rules and Regulations is adhered to year round.

HHI proudly introduces our OFFICIAL ELITE JUDGES who have been trained and equipped with the necessary tools to assist in the FORMULATION, MONITORING and LEADERSHIP of Hip Hop International Judge panels around the world.

For more information on HHI’s Elite Judges or to arrange to bring one or more Elite Judges to your next championship or event contact HHI at info@hiphopinternational.com.

ELITE JUDGES

IAN LEVIA

IAN LEVIA

Trinidad & Tobago

HHI Technical Director

Diego Matias Rossi AKA Póleo

Diego Matias Rossi AKA Póleo

Argentina

“Learning and disseminating different knowledge that I may grow is my purpose being a gentleman is my resolve”

Yeika Diaz

Yeika Diaz

Argentina

“Stay strong no matter what, the sky is the limit. Everything is possible if you believe in”

Gina Michael

Gina Michael

Australia

“Success is knowing your purpose”

Joel Fuentes Gallarde

Joel Fuentes Gallarde

Australia

“Service to many leads to greatness”

Girese Zimmer Santiago AKA Girese Zimmer

Girese Zimmer Santiago AKA Girese Zimmer

Brazil

“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.”

Nicolas Bégin AKA B-Boy Hero

Nicolas Bégin AKA B-Boy Hero

Canada

“If you want something, you can achieve it!”

Andres Segura Belmar AKA Cgura

Andres Segura Belmar AKA Cgura

Chile

“To get my daily happiness and to live my greatest dream, I work being persistent and open-minded, and collaboratively with the ones that have the same dream.”

Arnold Taborda AKA Electric 

Arnold Taborda AKA Electric 

Colombia

“I’m always in constant research and learning about the dance to deliver my best to my students and peers!”

Jairo Portilla

Jairo Portilla

Colombia

“What we do in life echoes in eternity”

Susan Alvarado

Susan Alvarado

Colombia

“KEEP YOUR BODY AND MIND STRONG. DISCIPLINE AND PERSEVERANCE IS THE KEY”

Evelyn Tejeda Mateo

Evelyn Tejeda Mateo

Dominican Republic

“Exceptional people are exceptional not because of what they do but because how they think!”

Daniel Guerrero AKA Mr. Papatilla

Daniel Guerrero AKA Mr. Papatilla

Ecuador

“Helping in everything and contributing in everyplace is a legacy worth the effort”

Peter Andreas Maintz

Peter Andreas Maintz

Germany

“It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward - Rocky Balboa
Keep fighting and working hard for you’re goals and you will achieve them!!!!”

Adrienn Réz AKA cRAngEl

Adrienn Réz AKA cRAngEl

Hungary

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”

Viktoria Balogh-Barta AKA MIZVIK

Viktoria Balogh-Barta AKA MIZVIK

Hungary

“Hip Hop Culture can shape not just personality, but society as a whole, by being very open, sharing, unique and trusting the creating force of meaningful togetherness.”

Eti Esther Swisa

Eti Esther Swisa

Israel

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact “

Margherita Vasselli AKA MEG

Margherita Vasselli AKA MEG

Italy

“I do my very best to be a reference point to Inspire and be inspired.”

JAVIER VILLASEÑOR AKA JAY LOPEZ

JAVIER VILLASEÑOR AKA JAY LOPEZ

Mexico

“GET EVERYONE INVOLVED AND MAKE THEM FEEL AS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE TEAM IS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF SUCCESS”

Benito Dean

Benito Dean

Netherlands

“There is never an excuse not to dance. Believe in yourself. Because believing is feeling, feeling is doing. So let’s dance!”

Naomi Vos

Naomi Vos

Netherlands

“Each one, Teach one”

Chris Teava

Chris Teava

New Zealand

“Champions believe in themselves, even when no one else does.”

Laurent Dunningham AKA L or Legend

Laurent Dunningham AKA L or Legend

New Zealand

“Being excellent at what you love to do, will give others the courage, passion and discipline to become who they want to be.”

Stephen Grey AKA GREY

Stephen Grey AKA GREY

New Zealand

“Dance first, think later”

Edson Del Carpio

Edson Del Carpio

Peru

“Never forget where you come from and Always keep in mind where you are going…”

Xernan Guardiano Alfonso AKA Xernan

Xernan Guardiano Alfonso AKA Xernan

Philippines

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Cosma Lennon AKA Levi

Cosma Lennon AKA Levi

Romania

“Make Every Second Count”

Paul Ionuț Gheorghe

Paul Ionuț Gheorghe

Romania

“In life you don’t have to stop for nothing in this world to make your dream come true.”

Veszi Renata-Valeria AKA HHI E.J

Veszi Renata-Valeria AKA HHI E.J

Romania

“Be the light they choose to follow.”

Maria Budolak

Maria Budolak

Russia

“Dancers are the Athletes of God. Through dance, without words, we change people’s lives.”

Michelle Leigh Oppenshaw

Michelle Leigh Oppenshaw

South Africa

“You can be a complainer, or you can be an achiever, But you can’t be both.”

Regiane Steffen

Regiane Steffen

Switzerland

“Developing cultural knowledge and promoting the teaching of dance in the world through body language and different concepts is key.”

Apissara Phetruengrong AKA J.DA

Apissara Phetruengrong AKA J.DA

Thailand

“If you love dancing,never give up and your day will come finally.”

Chanukrit Kru Oat Thienkalaya AKA Oat

Chanukrit Kru Oat Thienkalaya AKA Oat

Thailand

“Passion, energy, positivity and professionalism with love are the ingredients needed to share knowledge to help others get better.”

Sirichai Kanjanasupark AKA KI

Sirichai Kanjanasupark AKA KI

Thailand

“If success was a meal the ingredients would be Humility, Dedication and Hard Work how hungry are you?”

Denyse Nagee AKA Denwah

Denyse Nagee AKA Denwah

Trinidad & Tobago

“Work for a cause, not for applause, live life to express, not to impress!”

Larysa Kolesnyk Aka Laura

Larysa Kolesnyk Aka Laura

Ukraine

“The more you cast upon the rivers, the more flows back to you.”

Del Mak

Del Mak

United Kingdom

“Be yourself, set no limits, try you hardest but most of all, enjoy the journey that is life & have fun!”

Rodrigo Arias

Rodrigo Arias

Uruguay

“There is greatness inside all of us, but first we must choose to be great.”

Arnel Calvario

Arnel Calvario

USA

“We are all the sum of many extraordinary, brilliant parts that can change the world for the better the more we embrace it, nourish it, & share it with love, courage and moral fortitude.”

Devon Marlink

Devon Marlink

USA

“”Great” hip hop is that perfect balance of tradition and innovation — mastering your foundation, and expressing it in a unique and creative way”

Ja Ja Leviner AkA X-clusive aka Superman

Ja Ja Leviner AkA X-clusive aka Superman

USA

“My goal is to inspire and push all crews to grow as dancers Through love and dance.”

Jim Keith

Jim Keith

USA

Kennis Marquis

Kennis Marquis

USA

“Practice like you’ve never won, perform like you’ve never lost, dance from the soul and to the rhythm of your own Beat.”

Lamesha Vine

Lamesha Vine

USA

“Even the greatest was a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take the first step, then soar!”

 

Riquel Olander

Riquel Olander

USA

Steve Roybal AKA Zulu Gremlin

Steve Roybal AKA Zulu Gremlin

USA

“The Renaissance Man of Hip-Hop”