Judges & Officials

OFFICIALS

Ann Durocher

Organizer - Houma, LA
USA Dance

Ann began dance training in 1999 following early retirement from BellSouth Corporation. She has been active in the ballroom dance community since that time. In addition to competing as an amateur, she has performed in many formation teams in the New Orleans area. Ann is currently the president of Louisiana DanceSport and a past president of the Louisiana Gumbo Chapter of USA Dance. She is the organizer of the Gumbo DanceSport Championships, a National Qualifying Event for USA Dance, which is affectionately known as the `Gumbo of Ballroom`. For three years Ann was the organizing director of the USA Dance National DanceSport Championships in Baltimore, Maryland. Additionally she is certified as a USA DanceSport Official.

Sterling Sightler

Registrar - Baton Rouge, LA

Sterling is a retired Gynecologic Oncologist who began ballroom dancing in 1999. She competed as an amateur for a number of years before choosing to devote her time and energy to the administrative side of DanceSport. Since 2007 she has been a Board Member of Louisiana DanceSport, the organization that hosts the Gumbo Dancesport Championships, a National Qualifying Event for USA Dance, and she has served as treasurer since 2015. Sterling was the Onsite Registrar for the USA Dance National DanceSport Championships for 2015 through 2017.

Mark Tabor

Scrutineer - Fort Worth, TX
USA Dance+WDSF - Scrutineer

Introduced to ballroom dancing in 1993, Mark became involved in competition, and competed for over 15 years. Beginning in 2000, he organized 18 chapter competitions and Six USA Dance Regional Competitions. Throughout this experience, he developed the O2CM system for DanceSport competition management and began scrutineering. Mark moved to Oregon and began teaching at The Ballroom Dance Company in 2008. In 2013, Moved to Fort Worth Texas to better serve O2CM clients across the country at events nearly every other week. He works all levels of events as a scrutineer, including NDCA pro/am events, USA Dance National Championships and WDSF World Championship and World Cups.

*Organizer Columbia Star Ball 2010-2012
*Organizer Northwest DanceSport Championships 2003-2007
*Organizing Team member for the USA Dance National Championships 2015-2017
*Developer of the O2CM System
*Certified Scrutineer