Staff

Rose City Swing 2018 – Murder Mystery (A WSDC Registry Event!)
February 22, 2018 – February 25, 2018, in Portland Oregon!


Rose City Swing 2018 STAFF! 

The Detective (Master of Ceremonies):
Brad Whelen!

The Honorable Chief Judge ( Chief Judge):
Chris Jones!

The Suspects (Professional Staff):
THE Deborah Szekely

Brandi Guild
Nick King
PJ Turner and Tashina Beckmann
John Piper and Janelle Guido
T
ony Schubert and Larisa Tingle Schubert
Andrew Slac and Delancey Von Langendoerfer
Marcus Sterling
Joe Broderick and Leilani Nakagawa

The Witnesses (DJ’s)
Koichi Tsunoda
Forrest Hanson
Larisa Tingle Schubert
Joe Broderick
DJ Bromance (Lance Armstrong and Brian Sforza)
Greg Van Wijk

The Jury (Judges): TBA

Scoring and Registration:
Step Right Solutions

Volunteer Coordinator: TBA

Registration Desk Leads: TBA

Competition Desk Leads: TBA

 

2017 Staff Bios:

The Deborah Székely

Bio coming soon!

 

Brandi Guild

 

 

Nick King

Nicholas King’s robust personality and love of social dancing holds a special place in the heart of the West Coast Swing community.  He selflessly shares his love of dancing with every aspect of the WCS world: his students, his partners (both competitively and socially), and the audience. His “bigger than life” smile says it all when your around him, its simply contagious.

He found his love of dance while attending Chico State University, expressing through the art of HipHop, Steppin’, and Ballroom.  From there he fell upon West Coast Swing among various other styles of dance. After attending his first event, Boogie By The Bay in 2003, he knew his love of dance had turned into a passion for dance. Nicholas quickly rose through the ranks in West Coast Swing, competing in Jack & Jills, Strictlies, Classic, and Showcase.

For the last 15 years Nicholas has not only shared his passion for movement and music domestically, but internationally as well. He is known for introducing the latest line dances and is cherished for taking time to dance with everyone on the floor.

Anywhere Nicholas is, those around him are sure to have a great time.  He anxiously awaits getting to meet you at Rose City Swing!

 

PJ Turner and Tashina Beckmann

PJ Turner and Tashina Beckmann were brought together by a mutual passion: joy of movement through West Coast Swing.

They began their partnership in May 2013, and debuted their 1st ever Classic Routine in July 2013 at Swingtime in the Rockies. Within their first year of partnership they consistently placed Top 5 at major US NASDE and other WSDC events in the Classic Division, having a phenomenal start with their “Feel Again” routine.  They continue to place Top 5 with their 2nd Routine: “Counting Stars”.

Almost immediately following their debut they started teaching at events & at workshop weekends throughout the US. Throughout 2014 they have traveled, taught, competed, performed and judged at National and International Events.  Promoters and students alike love their fun energetic personalities, humorous accents, professionalism, and passion for late night dancing.

Their partnership is strengthened by the fact that their individual and now mutual life dreams were and continue to be professional dancers. They are so grateful they get to experience this together.  People often question how a long distance partnership from Tennessee to California works?  PJ & Tashina answer with “When You Love what you Do, You Find a way to make it work”.

Early on in the partnership PJ dubbed Tashina with the nickname “Taz”, to capture the spirit of her wild hair and ridiculous sounds she makes in the place of counting.  PJ’s nickname “Paco Jose” stems from a misunderstanding of what PJ actually stands for, ever since then it has stuck.

Together Taz & Paco look forward to the continued journey of their West Coast Swing experience, sharing their love of dancing.

Check out their Facebook page! PJ and Tashina Swing

 

John K. Piper (Bio coming soon!)

 

Janelle Guido (Bio coming soon!)

 

Tony Schubert and Larisa Tingle

Tony fell in love with dance in college. He competed on the ASU ballroom team for 4 years and returned after graduation to help coach. He started west coast swing shortly after and hasn’t looked back since. Six years later, Tony is competing at an all star level and is passionate about teaching and building his partnership with Larisa.

Larisa has been in love with music her whole life, from classic violinist to vocalist and finally to dancer. She dived into west coast swing and in four short years, she is now competing at an allstar level and excited to share her dancing dream with her partner Tony.

In addition to competing and teaching, Larisa started djing at local dances in Southern California but got known quickly for her groovy late night sets, “Tingle Time”, becoming one of the sought after Dj’s on the convention circuit around the country.

Check out their Facebook page! Tony and Tingle

 

Andrew Slac and Delancey Von Langendoerfer

 (Bio coming soon!)

 

Marcus Sterling and Tessa Antolini

 (Bio coming soon!)

 

Joe Broderick and Leilani Nakagawa

Leilani’s dance journey spans 19 years and she has been teaching and coaching professionally for the past 8 years. She is the owner of Uptown Dance Studio in Tigard, OR where she enjoys her passion of sharing the joy of dance with her community. Her exploration of WCS started in 2009 and she immediately fell in love with the freedom of expressivity offered in West Coast Swing. Leilani has had the privilege and opportunity to train under many of the top professionals on the circuit and is now an All-star level wcs dancer. She and greatly enjoys discovering all the amazing dance concepts WCS has to offer and plans to enjoy dancing WCS for the rest of her life.

Joe’s dancing career started on the UCWDC floor where he enjoyed dancing to country music. After attending his first WCS-Only dance he was hooked, and has now been dancing WCS for the past 12 years. Joe enjoys the vast range of music that WCS offers and the seemingly endless possibilities each dance provides. Joe has a passion for DJ’ing and enjoys discovering new and unique music that gets people on the dance floor, as well as bringing back the classic favorites of yesteryear. 

 


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