D2D Round 5 JUDGES:

Stephen Galloway

Go-To Creative Movement Director for the world's most progressive brands

Stephen Galloway is the go-to creative movement director and creative consultant for the world’s most progressive image-makers and brands. While best known for his stellar 25-year career in ballet and dance theatre, he has worked across many related fields, from costume design and musical performance to fashion photography, magazine publishing and brand consultancy. Galloway has acted as a creative advisor to the Rolling Stones for the past 15 years.


Louise Lecavalier

Award-Winning Dancer/Choreographer &
Former Muse of La La La Human Steps


Dancer and choreographer Louise Lecavalier worked with Édouard Lock and La La La Human Steps from 1981 to 1999, a period of exceptional intensity punctuated by works that have since become mythical along with scintillating collaborations (David Bowie, Frank Zappa…). Her extreme dance, filled with a fiery energy, caught the imagination of a whole generation. Since founding her own company, Fou glorieux, in 2006, her movement research has been emblematic of her whole career, emphasizing the surpassing of limits and risk-taking, a search for the absolute in which she seeks to bring out the “more-than-human in the human.” In 2012, she created So Blue, her first full-length choreography, followed by Battleground in 2016. Both works have toured extensively, nationally and internationally. In February 2020, her new solo work, Stations, premiered in Germany, and will tour for the next two years. Louise has received many prestigious awards during her career.

sarah elgart
Award-Winning Director/Choreographer & Founder of D2D


Sarah Elgart is a Los Angeles based choreographer and director working under the auspice of Sarah Elgart | Arrogant Elbow. Sarah creates original content for stage, screen, and site-specific venues. Her stage and site-works have been performed at alternative spaces including LAX Airport, The Skirball Center, Mark Taper Forum, Van Nuys Flyaway, The Bradbury Building, Jacob’s Pillow, INSITU Site- Specific Festival NY, and Loft Seven, where she created a rooftop work lit entirely by a hovering helicopter accompanied by Nels Cline (Wilco). Her work has been produced by venues including The Music Center, MASS MoCA, Dance Place, Los Angeles Theater Center, Mark Taper Forum and The International Women’s Theater Festival. In film Sarah has worked with noted directors including JJ Abrams, David Lynch, Catherine Hardwicke, and Anton Corbijn. Her own films include award-winning music videos, dance shorts, and an Emmy nominated PSA, and continue to be accepted into festivals internationally. In addition to teaching dance and film, Sarah writes a regular column, ScreenDance Diaries that focuses on the intersections of both genres internationally for online magazine Cultural Weekly. 

Zoe Rappaport is a movement director, choreographer & creative producer based in Los Angeles and New York. Working with world-renowned choreographers by the time she was 18 years old, Zoe's diverse and versatile background has led her to work with some of the top names in live production, tv/film, editorial, fashion, commercial, content creation and site-specific work over the last 15 years. She has worked as a Movement Director/Choreographer for global artists & luxury brands including Estée Lauder, Vidal Sassoon, Grammy award-winning electronic artist ZHU and "LOVE" Magazine. Her work has been performed throughout NY & LA and her dance film "Unspoken Words" was selected to be featured in Dance Magazine. As an interdisciplinary artist, Zoe has worked across many fields & platforms behind-the-scenes from fashion shows for Hermés to television shows like So You Think You Can Dance and America's Got Talent.
Grounded in the belief that movement was born to bring people together and communicate beyond words, Zoe's work aims to grow & expand the audience for dance by bringing movement further into unexpected spaces, broadening access, creating more pathways to pursue dance as a sustainable career — and thus, elevating the field as a whole.


zoe rappaport
Interdisciplinary Movement Director/Choreographer & Creative Producer of D2D


Our acclaimed panel of judges come from both the worlds of dance & film and have included:

Casey Brooks
Director of commercials & dance films

Peter Chu
Founder/Director: chuthis, Choreographer,

Dancer: Kidd Pivot, Aszure Barton & Artists, Cirque du Soleil

E. Moncell Durden
Assistant Professor of Practice USC Kaufman School of Dance, Dancer, Historian,Ethnographer, Author, Documentarian

Kristy Edmunds
Executive & Artistic Director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA), Artist, Curator, Frequent Keynote Speaker

Valerie Faris

Award-Winning Director (with Jonathan Dayton) Little Miss Sunshine

Katherine Helen Fisher

Choreographer, Director & Founder of Safety Third Productions


d. Sabela grimes

Rockefeller Artist, Choreographer, Composer,
& Educator at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance


Ben Johnson

Director of Performing Arts for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Rosalynde LeBlanc LooChair of Dance Program Loyola Marymount University – LMU, Choreographer,Dancer: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, White Oak

Julie McDonald
Agent, Co-Founder McDonald Selznick Associates

​Renae Williams Niles

Principal, Renae WN Consulting

Former Associate Dean of Administration & COO for the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at USC

Vincent Paterson

Award-Winning Choreographer & Director

Desmond Richardson

Tony Nominated Dancer & Educator

Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director Complexions Contemporary Ballet


Tony Testa
Award-Winning Choreographer, TED X Fellow