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:

Jeff Weber – Highly recognized music industry professions for 45 years. Jeff has produced over 200 albums and his releases have yielded him 2 Grammys and 7 Grammy nominations

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.

Bob Garrett – Vocal coaching and technique work for celebrity artists such as Katy Perry, Drew Barrymore, Hugh Jackman, Channing Tatum

Romeo Johnson – Vocal coach for NBC’s Emmy award winning “The Voice” season 1 – 4.  Romeo has toured with Michael and Janet Jackson, Ne-Yo and Queen Latifah.  His clients include:  Avril Lavigne, Lady Gaga, Cristina Aguilera and John Legend.

Troy Laureta – 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.  

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

Debra Brown – Emmy Award winner for Choreography. Choreographed 13 shows for Cirque du Soleil and has worked with Aerosmith, Celine Dion, Shakira among others.

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.

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

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.”

Crista Sides Klayman – Print Director with The Industry Modeling Agency. Thirty years experience in the fashion industry with clients such as Prada, Gucci and Chanel. Discovered world famous Tyra Banks.

Darienne Arnold – Former top international runway model…now scouts for the world’s top agencies, LA Models, IT Models, NTA Talent, Wilhelmina and Elite.

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.

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

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.”

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.

Larry LaFond – Casting director whose credits include series on Nickelodeon, Fox Family Channel, Disney Channel to name a few.

Daniel Solis – Director of Casting for Disney Entertainment that includes casting for Aladdin -A Musical Spectacular and High School Musical 2