Meet our Dancing with Our Stars 2016 Judges

Jay MorthJay Morth, Judge

Jay Morth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor of the Arts degree.  He started ballroom dancing at a young age, but really started to enjoy the art of ballroom dancing his sophomore year in college at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley. He has been dancing ever since and volunteered teaching at DanceSport of Green Bay from 2009 to 2012.

Jay is the owner of Ballroom by Jay, LLC, as well working as an employee at Get Out and Dance. He has received his Bronze level of certification in all of the DVIDA American Style Dances from Valley Social’s Ballroom Dance Teachers College in Menasha. Outside of teaching, Jay spends time competing and lumberjacking.

 

HeatherHeather Wudstrack. Judge

Heather Wudstrack is a DC Everest graduate and has been an instructor with Get Out & Dance since 2009. She enjoys teaching both social and competitive students and is passionate about her dancing. She loves the creative and challenging aspect to dancing and loves sharing her passion for dancing with her students. She is a nationally-ranked teacher on the World Pro-Am circuit and is a current Professional Smooth competitor with her professional partner, Jay Morth.  In her free time, Heather enjoys training with Jay and spending time with her friends, family and her husband, Lee.

Nikolay KarchevNikolay Karchev, Judge

Mr. Nikolay was born and raised in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He started dancing at age 7 when his mother took him to the ballroom dance studio. While in Bulgaria he was a three-time Bulgarian champion in International Latin, Standard and in the 10 Dance Championship.

He moved to the United States and worked at a Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Phoenix, Arizona for two years. In 2008, he moved to Wisconsin and has earned many awards as a dancer and teacher. Nikolay was the Fred Astaire Dance Studios National Rising Star Rhythm Champion in 2009 and in 2010 earned the Top Customer Service Award and the Top Overall Teacher Award for the Wisconsin Region.

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