2024 Judges & Master and Mistress of Ceremonies

Our Judges

Jennifer Dournaux

  • Jennifer Dournaux has been dancing for nearly 50 years; teaching ballet and Pilates for over 25 of these years
  • Her educational experience with ballet includes dancing professionally with the Southern Ballet Theater (now the Orlando Ballet), earning a certification in ballet instruction through the American Ballet Theater National Certification program (K-3), and ongoing studies through workshops and classes with the New York Ballet and Ballet Arts Center in New York City
  • In 2010, Jennifer established the St. Augustine Adult Ballet. The program has grown strong with many participants of all ages and levels. The SABB slogan says it all "Not just a class, a community." It is in honor of this work that Jennifer received the ROWITA award in 2023 (Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts)
  • Jennifer has happily called The Dance Company her home studio since 2013. At TDC she teaches ballet to students from ages 6 to 19
  • In addition to ballet, Jennifer is a Pilates instructor, well trained in both mat and apparatus methods
  • When not in a studio, you can find Jennifer behind a lectern, teaching as a professor of the Humanities with strong interests in both art and dance history

Kim Beninate

  • United Dance Association instructor for Southeast Region, teaching choreography to high school dance teams in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida
  • Performed in local Broadway productions of Chicago, Grease and Cats
  • Performed in productions of HAIR and FAME for National Hair Design Conferences
  • Trained with Frank Hatchett and Janice Bellanger in New York at Broadway Dance Center. Choreography training with Dance Makers, Dance Troupe, Tremaine, Dance Caravan
  • World Master Title in American Smooth, Scholarship winner in American Rhythm and Latin

John Reardon

  • 2014 - 2015 Dancing Stars of SJC Master of Ceremonies
  • 2016 - 2024 Dancing Stars of SJC Judge
  • Mortgage Consultant and Reverse Mortgage Specialist for Community Mortgage Solutions
  • Custom Wedding Officiant and Notary

Our Master of Ceremonies

Andy Morgan

Andy has lived in the North Florida area for over 40 years and is passionate about helping others achieve their goals. He previously has spent over 25 years in Executive leadership and Senior management positions at UPS and Revlon, with almost 10 years as a top executive in domestic and international sales. Andy currently works in real estate at Better Homes and Gardens Lifestyles Realty with his wife of 23 years, Christie. He is also President of 10 Level Consulting Services, which focuses on helping companies grow by improving their processes across multiple areas of their business. Andy and his wife Christie love to travel, spend time with their children and six grandchildren, and donate their time to support organizations such as Pine Castle and Flagler College.

Our Mistress of Ceremonies

Christie Morgan

Christie Morgan is an award winning, top producing Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Lifestyles Realty. Christie is in the top .5% of all Real Estate Agents in Northeast Florida. Christie has been a Florida resident for 36 years. She is well versed in all areas of Jacksonville and enjoys helping everyone from first time home buyers to those seeking luxury properties. Christie specializes in both buyers and sellers. Christie is a Board Member at Pine Castle. Pine Castle's mission is to empower adults with intellectual and developmental differences through opportunities to learn, work, and connect. Married for 23 years, Christie and her husband Andy enjoy traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Christie was a celebrity dancer last year and our 2023 People’s Choice Award winner!