Our 2023 Judges & Master and Mistress of Ceremonies

Our Judges

Stephanie Reems – Our Style and Grace Judge

• 2016 and 2019 Dancing Stars Celebrity Dancer • 2022 and 2023 Public Relations for Dancing Stars of St. Johns County • 2022 Lobby Coordinator for Dancing Stars of St. Johns County • 2020 Graduate of St. Johns River State College • Event Coordinator/ Director of Community Engagement for Visit Palatka • Recently joined the Board of Directors for the Education Foundation of Putnam County

Kim Beninate – Our Professional Technique Judge

  • 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 – Our Showmanship Judge

  • 2014 - 2015 Dancing Stars of SJC Master of Ceremonies
  • 2016 - 2017 Dancing Stars of SJC Judge
  • Mortgage Consultant and Reverse Mortgage Specialist for Community Mortgage Solutions
  • Custom Wedding Officiant and Notary

Our Mistress of Ceremonies

Noelani Taylor

Noelani Taylor is honored to be returning as Mistress of Ceremonies, having both danced in (2015, 2018) and hosted (2019) this special event. As a Federal Consultant for Head Start programs, Noelani cares deeply for SACSPA and the critical services it provides to local children in need. An accomplished ultra distance runner, Noelani shares her passion for athletics by teaching fitness classes at various gyms and also coaching runners free of charge, to help athletes of all experience levels reach their goals. Recently, Noelani joined the Board of TaskForce Hydro1, to support healing veterans through water sports. Noelani’s greatest passion, however, is adventuring with her 10 year old, Koa!