The WORLD’S BEST JUDGES


Wednesday May 1, 2019


KOBI ROZENFELD

Kobi Rozenfeld’s professional reputation and heightened demand in the dance industry has led him to work with some of the best entertainers and most notable celebrities in Hollywood such as Beyonce, Britney Spears, Natasha Bedingfield, and Macy Gray.

His most recent choreography credits include this summer’s national commercial featuring the new “Wonder Woman” – Gal Gadot. Also, last spring, Kobi was responsible for the choreography of the reunion of 90‘s Boy Band “Hi Five” in Israel. Kobi’s credentials also include directing and choreographing the world tour of “Barbie Live”- The Musical, produced by “Mattel “ and EMS. In addition, Kobi has choreographed for the British singer and songwriter, Natasha Bedingfield, at the “LifeBall” concert in Vienna and Macy Gray with her hit “Beauty in the World”.

Topping this list, is Kobi’s work with Britney Spears during her 2009 comeback and choreography for the incredible pop sensation, Beyonce, in her 2009-2010 I Am… World Tour. Kobi also choreographed for Israel’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and for the musical show in California’s Legoland Amusement Park. In January of 2010, he performed alongside Beyonce as one of the dancers at the Grammy Awards.

Kobi was born in Israel and has been dancing and choreographing from a very early age. His early credits include performances in the successful productions of Fun Tazi, Cabaret, and Peter Pan. Kobi worked with and choreographed for some of the top Israeli Pop Artists in their music videos as well as national and international tours. He choreographed for “The Little Mermaid” national tour and won numerous choreography awards. In summer 2006, Kobi began working with Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble upon his arrival in the United States. He choreographed new pieces for the company and gained great critical acclaim through the group’s performances at the Disney Concert Hall, Paramount Studios, The Kodak Theatre, and for a special on PBS.

L.A.’s top working dancers presented Kobi’s choreographic work at the prestigious “Carnival – Choreographer’s Ball” in Hollywood. As a choreographer, Kobi is represented by Go2Talent one of the top choreography and dance agencies in the industry. Kobi travels the world as a freelance choreographer. He has taught master classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York and has instructed workshops in Guam, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, France, Slovakia, Spain, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria, and the United Kingdom. Kobi is passionate about sharing his love for dance with all those he comes into contact with, motivating and inspiring his students, and leaving them with a thirst for more!

THAI NGUYEN

Fashion designer and creative director Thai Nguyen launched his eponymous label in 2002. He continues to be a key figure in the industry as he remains as one of the few Vietnamese American designers in the fashion world today.

Thai was born and raised in South Vietnam where his first foray into fashion began at a young age. He learned to sew when he was 9 years old and quickly honed his love for fashion. In 1993, Thai and his family immigrated to the United States. Despite his parents’ worries about the demands of the fashion world, Thai continued to pursue his dreams.

Thai graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in 2002. He joined BCBG Max Azria as an associate designer straight out of FIDM. After two years there, he yearned for creative freedom and left to start his own line. His label quickly evolved into the brand’s feminine yet modern styling with a THAI NGUYEN keen eye to exquisite detailing by which is he is known for today.

Since then, Thai’s designs have been featured in fashion’s top publications and graced the red carpets including the Met Gala, the Oscars, the Grammy Awards, and countless movie and television premieres. Thai’s dresses have appeared in Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair, and New Beauty. Clients such as Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, Katy Perry, Cindy Crawford, Alison Brie, Lala Anthony, Leona Lewis, Kristen Bell, Kelly Marie Tran, Juliette Lewis, Katharine McPhee, Nicole Scherzinger, Laverne Cox, LaisRiberiro, and Jasmine Tookes along with countless others have all reveled in Thai’s custom designs.

Thai now produces both custom womenswear Thai Nguyen Atelier and menswear TNA Homme collections for clients in the US and abroad, in addition to a ready to wear line – T’aime – for women. Current projects for Thai include representing Vietnam as one of 50 international judges on the World’s Best (airing on CBS in Spring 2019), a weekly style recap on his show on DirecTV, and a fashion podcast.

Thai lives and works in Orange County. He and his business partner, Helen Nguyen, established the Thai Nguyen Couture Atelier together from its early beginnings. In 2018, they added another partner, Hanh Le, who has helped spearhead the T’aime line. Together, Thai, Helen, and Hanhinvites you to experience Thai Nguyen Atelier through its personal couture consultations.

GALABINA KAMENOVA

 

Galabina Kamenova is a former Cirque du Soleil artist, 6 times national gymnastics champion of Bulgaria, European Bronze medalist, and holder of a black belt in judo from Osaka, Japan. She is also one of the world experts on the new global talent competition show on CBS called “The World’s Best”.

Galabina owns an LA-based company for corporate wellness and private personal training. The company provides on-site fitness and yoga classes to big and small organizations, as well as private personal training at various locations. She personally trains a long list of high-end clientele and gives classes on fitness and healthy living.



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