Adjudicators represent both the professional art form and the educational dance community. Adjudicators will evaluate each STUDENT and TEACHER CHOREOGRAPHED dance based on the competitive level and rubric that has been developed by the ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL DANCEFEST Comittee. Rubrics have been distributed to teachers and staff advisors for reference. Adjudications of each entry will receive positive feedback, constructive criticism and a numerical mark, however, teacher choreographed dances are ineligible for awards.

NOTE:  STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS must be currently enrolled at their particular intermediate or high school and may NOT be a student who has graduated unless they are choreographing and performing with a university dance crew.  Student Choreographers/Dancers must complete an Integrity Agreement confirming that choreography is ORIGINAL. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.

Meet Your Adjudicators


JORDAN WASHINGTON is an international choreographer and dancer, who hails from Windsor, Ontario and currently calls Paris, France home.


DONNA MARIE BARATTA is a director, choreographer, producer, dramaturg, educator and performer who makes Toronto and Thunder Bay her home.


SARAH VANCE is a creative powerhouse. Sarah is a choreographer and triple threat performer originally from Waterloo Ontario.

OSSDF Adjudicator Resources

List Of Awards


Integrity Agreements

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