Meet the Judges!

Elonzo Coppins

Owner and Coach at Fully Loaded Dance Studio, Loveland

Elonzo Coppins, owner of Fully Loaded Dance Studio (www.fullyloadeddancestudio.com), is an accomplished Cincinnati professional dancer and actor.  Working with celebrities ranging from Gregory Hines to Usher, Elonzo has appeared in Rage in Harlem, You Got Served, Honey 2 and Stomp the Yard 2. He is also a celebrity trainer and choreographer for Tyler Nelson. Elonzo’s Fully Loaded Dance Studio is also the 2019 National Champions.

Emilie La Rosa

Owner/Creative Director of Broadway Bound Dance Studio, Loveland

Emilie received a BA in Dance Management from the acclaimed Oklahoma City University’s School of Dance and Arts Management. Upon receiving her degree, she moved to New York where she studied at Broadway Dance Center. She danced with several companies including Peggy Spina Tap Company, Tap Fusion, and the New Jersey Tap Ensemble where she served as managing director. She is a founding member of Cincinnati Taps, Inc, a non profit dance company.  Ms. Emilie has recently accepted a position as a member of the Attitude board with the Cincinnati Ballet.

Chuck Gibson

Founder/Editor Loveland Beacon

Freelance Journalist with over 35 years in News and Sports journalism in broadcast, print and digital online communications media. I tell other people’s stories. Every story is pursued with the highest standard of honesty, fairness and integrity. I earned my Broadcast Communications/Journalism degree at the College Conservatory of Music – Broadcast Division, of The University of Cincinnati

I am a husband, father, and grandfather. I have been a resident of the Loveland community since 1998 and continue to reside in the Miami Township area of Loveland with my wife Susan. I enjoy riding my bicycle – on the Scenic Little Miami River Trail and on the roads too. Sue and I enjoy practicing our faith as part of the St. Columban Catholic Church Community. We also appreciate the variety of opportunities in our community to enjoy dining, arts, entertainment and outdoor activities with friends and family.

I have been an active volunteer in Disaster Relief with the American Red Cross nationally and locally with Matthew 25 Ministries; volunteer time with other ministries and charitable organizations. I support CancerFree Kids as my charity of choice. 

Dr. Amy Crouse

Superintendent Loveland City Schools

Dr. Amy Crouse is proud to serve the students, staff, and community as the superintendent of the Loveland City School District and absolutely loves being a Tiger.  She lives with her husband, Don, of 28 years, her three active teenage children, one aging rescue pup and a new puppy.

Angie McNeil

Angie McNeil was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.  From a young age, Angie has been involved in the arts.  She grew up involved in acting, singing, pageants, gymnastics and dance.  She was not only a part of competitive dancing growing up, but began assisting classes and coaching from the age of 11.  Since she was 14 years old, she has been coaching and choreographing for dance and cheerleading teams in the Cincinnati area and helped start her family’s dance studio, Premier Tumbling and Dance.  Alongside her mom and sister, Premier has blossomed into a huge success and is one of the top studios in the Cincinnati area.  Angie loves teaching and creating choreography for Premier and is so excited to be moving into her 16th competitive season.  After high school, Angie attended the University of Cincinnati, where she was a part of the National and World Champion dance team.  She competed in college Nationals and went on to compete in the College Dance Worlds and came home with 2 Gold Medals.  She loves all styles of dance and is so excited to be a part of this amazing experience!