Dance Category Judge
Del is an International Creative Director, Judge, Award Winning Choreographer and Educator specializing in creating movement & dance for numerous mediums including Music, Fashion, Art, Theatre, Award Shows, Live Events, Television & Film.
Del has choreographed for artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A, Timbaland, McFly and Elbow, and created performances for live broadcasted major award ceremonies including the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, African Music Awards and UK Asian Music Awards. He has been a Creative & Performance Choreographer on UK’s biggest live TV Dance show Sky TV’s Got To Dance as well as having choreographed key commercial campaigns for Nike, BMW Mini, Pizza Hut, L’Oreal, MTV, Footlocker, Barclays and Adidas.
Del has performed with renowned artists such as Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Lady GaGa, Jessie J, One Direction, Leona Lewis, & Pet Shop Boys, at the London 2012 Olympic Games, award shows including the MTV Europe Awards, Brit Awards and appeared on The X Factor and The Step Up Dance Workout DVD.
Del appeared as a World Expert Judge on US major network CBS TV talent show called The World’s Best, ha been a talent scout/consultant for Britain’s Got Talent and BBC’s Greatest Dancer and is an Elite Judge for Hip Hop International having judged 5 times at the World Hip-Hop Dance Championships in USA & at national qualifiers in the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine & Ireland.
Having grown up watching Kung Fu movies Del trained from aged 10 in Martial Arts (Karate 1st Dan and Aikido) before subsequently falling into dance whilst studying Engineering at university. His expertise spans many movement genres including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Parkour, Latin American and Street Dance (Breaking, Locking, Popping, Waacking, Vogue, House and Commercial). Del has worked with established artists/actors/directors including Oscar nominated and Grammy Award winning talent.
Del has travelled the world facilitating workshops and masterclasses in Commercial Choreography, Hip-Hop, Jazz Funk, Waacking, Locking / Bboying / House Foundations at prestigious studios, companies and institutions including Millennium Dance Complex Las Vegas, Edge Performing Arts Center (LA), Peridance (NYC), Pineapple Studios, Studio 68, Base Studios, London Studio Centre, Urdang Academy, Italia Conti, The Platform LA Mentorship, & in the countries Canada, Mexico, Italy, Greece, Denmark, Austria, Ireland, Romania, Thailand, Peru & Malaysia.