Adjudicators for 2020

International Guest Adjudicator – Karen Hardy -England

How fortunate are we in New Zealand to have the wonderful and talented Karen Hardy!  This year due to COVID-19 we are unable to have the full international line of guest adjudicators we had invited.  But one of our invited international judges just happens to live in New Zealand and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Karen to the New Zealand Open.

  • World Masters Professional Latin Champion.
  • International Professional Latin Champion.
  • United Kingdom Professional Latin Champion.
  • British National Champion and many more worldwide titles to her name.

Multi award winner for her services to dance

IDTA & ISTD Qualified, Adjudicator, Winner of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, TV Personality, Inspirational Guest Speaker…& Mum of Two!!


New Zealand Adjudicators

Every year we have highly qualified and experienced adjudicators and this year is no different.  We have a wonderful line up including many past champions across all three styles of dance.

Erica Gunn Auckland
Murray Bootten Wellington
D’Artagnan Kennedy Auckland
Michael Jonson Hamilton
Amanda Allen Auckland
Michael Birnie Dunedin
Stephanie Bootten-Baines Wellington
Artur Chizhan Auckland
Graeme Davidson Auckland
Kiel De Buisson New Plymouth
Min Fang Auckland
Ricky Hancock Auckland
Candy Lane QSM Auckland
Viktoria Morgan Auckland
Paul Mullany Nelson
Michael Nicholas Auckland
George Nichols Wellington
Sharan Phillips Christchurch
Phillip Porter Wellington
Gene Song Auckland
Shirley Wall Palmerston North
Chairman of Adjudicators
Doug Pouwhare Hamilton