Meet the Judges!

Lesleigh Chumbley

Computer Services Manager Cincinnati Public Library

 

Lesleigh has been involved in cheerleading for over 22 years. In college she cheered professionally for Eastern Cheer & Dance Association (ECDA) and managed operations of their cheerleading and dance summer programs. She even appeared on MTV’s True Life: Camp’d Out, I’m going to Cheer Camp. During this time, Lesleigh was selected to assist in the choreography for the half time show in Hawaii’s Pro Bowl. After college, she began coaching a local dance team and a five-time national championship cheerleading team. She was also appointed as a judge for ECDA competitions. Lesleigh has choreographed cheerleading routines as well as several theatrical productions. Lesleigh graduated from Kent State University with a MLIS. She has worked for the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library for 11 years and served as the Branch Manager of the Loveland Branch Library for the past 4 years. Most recently she was promoted to the Computer Services Manager and works at the Main Library downtown. Lesleigh volunteers as the Little Free Library Ambassador for @littlefreelibrary4123 on the bike trail and as a cheerleading coach for Milford Youth Cheerleading.

 

Elonzo Coppins

Owner and Coach at Fully Loaded Dance Studio

Elonzo Coppins, owner of Fully Loaded Dance Studio, is an accomplished Cincinnati professional dancer and actor, and a hip hop choreographer for over 25 years. He has been blessed to work on videos, appear on television and in films but his greatest accomplishment is passing his skills on to the youth by opening Fully Loaded Dance Studio.  They are currently 2021 World Champions in Hip Hop Dance!!!

 

Dr. Roderick “Matt” Huff

Physician

Dr. Huff is a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician with the Kettering Health Network.  Dr. Huff is also an aesthetic physical and Medical Director of Glow MedSpa.

Dr. Huff grew up in the Greater Cincinnati area.  He was in the Cincinnati Boys Choir and played water polo for Princeton High School, later playing for George Washington University.

Dr. Huff always knew he wanted to be a doctor. He finished his undergrad at Miami University and then went on to medical school at the University of Cincinnati.  He followed med school with a residency at the University of Alabama, where his first daughter was born.  He is a “Roll Tide” guy through and through.

When Dr. Huff is not in the emergency department saving lives or in his office helping men and women look and feel their best, you might find him tending to his bees with his wife and children. He is an avid beekeeper with a passion for teaching others the important role bees have in our world.

Dr.  Huff and his wife, Erin,  also love to scuba dive, snorkel, ski and consider themselves foodies.  The Huff’s have 9 children, 2 dogs and 4 cats. They enjoy spending time as a family practicing their faith at Freedom House Church in Milford.

Dr. Huff serves on the Board of Directors for NEST CLC. He was a contestant in last year’s competition and won the “Stepping Up” award for the most fundraising. 

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 City where she studied at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. 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 performed at several venues including the Duke Theater and Town Hall.  Emilie is the owner and creative director of Broadway Bound Dance Academy located on Loveland Madeira Road.  BBDA has proudly been serving the Loveland community for almost 18 years by fostering the love of dance in children ages two and up.  BBDA offers classes in all genres of dance including Acro and is home of an award winning competition dance team.  Visit www.broadwaybounddance.com for more information!

Angie McNeil

Competition Director, Premier Studio for Dance

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!

Meredith Stutz

WLWT Reporter

Meredith is an award-winning reporter with WLWT. She proudly grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from Cincinnati Hills Chistian Academy. Go Eagles! Prior to working in Cincinnati, Meredith worked as an anchor and reporter in the Savannah/Hilton Head area as well as the Winston-Salem/Greensboro area before coming home to work with the fantastic team at Channel 5. Meredith loves to dance and grew up learning ballroom, jazz, ballet and tap at places like CHCA, CMM and Ballet Tech Ohio. Meredith also loves to sing, run and serve in her community. Meredith was a contestant in last year’s event and won the Mirrorball trophy with her professional, Josh Tilford.