Wendy Johnson, former New Zealand Ballroom and Latin Champion, is a world-renowned coach, choreographer, emcee and adjudicator. In addition to her ballroom training, she has had 10 years of ballet training winning many prestigious competitions in both ballet as well as ballroom and latin.
Ms. Johnson is a world-class adjudicator having judged in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Spain and the U.S.A.
Among Ms. Johnson's many achievements, she is three time winner of Choreographer of the Year for North America and is also a co-organizer of San Diego Dancesport Championships and Holiday Dance Classic, Las Vegas.
Ms. Johnson has appeared on numerous television shows both in New Zealand and the U.S.A, namely "Grease Day U.S.A.", 25 episodes of the Merv Griffin Show, A.M. San Francisco, KPBS Legends, Championship Ballroom Dancing, KUSI News, San Diego Living and The Learning Channels new show "Dancing Tweens". During her ballet career in New Zealand she was a resident dancer for many N.Z. shows including "The Late Show".
Ms. Johnson is a well known choreographer having coached, Cheryl Burke, Nick and Lena Kosovich, Tony Dovolani and Elena Grinkenko, Alec Mazo and Edyta Sliwinska, J.T. Thomas and Tomas Mielnicki and many other famous dance stars.
She has recently choreographed for several seasons of ABC's hit television show, "Dancing with the Stars", and debuted a new broadway/ballroom show for a cruise line. Her forte is choreographing and producing shows for theatre and ballroom venues incorporating new and traditional music.
Wendy is also a DVIDA Regional Examiner.