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JUDGES

As a contestant you will be judged and could be signed by Hollywood’s top entertainment industry professionals.

WCOPA judges are seasoned talent managers/agents, casting directors and coaches.  Over our 25-year history, here are a few of our WCOPA judges:

Troy Laureta

Troy is an award-winning musical director, keyboardist and producer. Troy has worked with numerous artists such as Ariana Grande, David Foster, Charice, Deborah Cox, Melanie Fiona, Tommy Page and Iggy Azalea, to name a few.  

Carlos Vazquez 

Top California designer and creative director for 40 years and professor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM).

Anita Mann

Anita is an Emmy Award winner and choreographer with work credits for The Academy Awards, The Golden Globe Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, The People’s Choice Awards and The Emmy’s.

Amy Morgan

Dancer and choreographer who has worked with Beyonce and appeared on MTV Music Awards and Yahoo’s series “Sin City Saints.”  Teacher with Millennium Dance Complex

Kristina Aglinz 

The 1998 WCOPA multi-medalist winner.  Russia’s #1 jazz singer and artistic director of the musical festival, Ultra Musica.

Jessica Ferris 

Casting director with Feld Entertainment for worldwide touring companies such as Disney Live, Marvel Universe Live, Sesame Street Live, Monster Jam and many others.

James Charles

With the Wilhelmina Agency and an industry expert on “America’s Next Top Model!”  Scouted and developed models for campaigns with Prada and Calvin Klein, to name a few.

Pierre Parisien 

Artistic director of Cirque du Soleil Special Projects and touring shows and senior director of the Cirque du Soleil resident shows in Las Vegas.

Michael Dameski 

The 2007 WCOPA multi-medalist winner.  Starred as Billy in “Billy Elliot” the musical in Australia, on Broadway and the national tour, and lead in “Newsies” on Broadway.

Mehdad Brooks 

A famous Calvin Klein model, starred on Alan Ball’s HBO hit TV series “True Blood” and on ABC’s series “Desperate Housewives.”

Steven Dorff 

Music composer winning NSAI Songwriter of the Year, 40 BMI and 11 Billboard #1 awards, and three Grammy nominees.  His many songs have been sung by artists such as Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston.

Javier Ronceros   

Film, stage and TV actor for more than 30 years. He has worked with Academy Award-winning actors such as Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow and Holly Hunter.  He has taught acting at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Conservatory