World Choreography Awards Board of Directors

Allen Walls

Allen Walls has worked on over 40 motion pictures as an actor, dancer, and choreographer. His credits include teaching Antonio Banderas his steamy tango in Take the Lead, Ben Stiller his crazy mambo in Along Came Polly, and dancing with Selma Hayek in Lonely Hearts. Other films Allen has danced in include Rumor Has It, Shall We Dance, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Dance With Me, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Austin Powers: Goldmember, Salsa and Mambo Kings. His acting credits include Junior, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, Out to Sea, and Valentina’s Tango, among others. Read more.

Cheryl Baxter

Cheryl Baxter has been in entertainment for over 35 years working in theater, commercials, film and TV. She began as an assistant choreographer to Gene Kelly and Kenny Ortega in Coppola’s film One from the Heart and went on to assist Meryl Streep in Death Becomes Her. She has worked on over 20 films including XanaduTapGrease 2Pennies from Heaven500 Days of SummerThe Wild Wild West and The Muppet Movie. She has danced beside legends such as Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr., The Nicholson Brothers and Donald O’Connor. TV credits include Glee2 Broke Girls, the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe AwardsHow I Met Your MotherCommunity and Mike and Molly to name a few. Read more.

Joe Tremaine

Joe Tremaine, Founder and President of Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions, having just celebrated his 35th year anniversary, is one of the most influential dance personalities in the country today and an internationally known dance educator, choreographer, and performer who has worked on television and Broadway, in movies, videos, commercials, ballet companies, industrials and night clubs. He has worked with numerous stars including Paula Abdul, Cameron Diaz, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor.

Joe’s motto is: “Dance Training is Life Training!”