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Meet our Judge and Piper

Judge - Victoria (Tori) Anderson- Columbia, SC

Tori currently resides in Columbia, SC with her husband Neil (a piper), her son Jamie (14), and daughter Kylie (8). Tori began her journey of dance at the age of 4 in classical ballet and was training with the New York City Ballet by age 12. At age 8, a family friend and Canadian Champion introduced her to her first love – Highland Dancing. Tori competed in Highland dancing for over 20 years, winning over 40 championships throughout the United States, Canada and Scotland.For 10 years, she qualified for the U.S. National Championships, placing in the top three for 3 of those years.A veteran performer and choreographer, Tori has toured internationally with Schiehallion (one of Canada’s most acclaimed dance companies led by Sandra Bald Jones), as well as choreographing and performing on tour with Seven Nations. Her work has also been featured in a nationally televised PBS production.

We are honored to have Tori participating as an adjudicator and instructor this weekend!

Piper - Daniel Carr - Ontario, Canada

Daniel Carr began dancing at the age of three with the Sheila Milne School of Dance in Owen Sound, Ontario. Daniel received world class training in highland dance from Mrs. Milne as well as ballet, modern, jazz, tap and musical theater from top instructors from all over the world. Some highlights of his Highland Dancing career included winning the Ontario, Canadian and the 2010 Adult World championships. Daniel is now the director of dancing at the College of Piping in Summerside, PEI, while conducting workshops throughout North America and Scotland.

Aside from dancing, Daniel studied bagpipes under Ed Neigh of Waterloo, Ontario, and competes in the professional grade solo piping events. Daniel is a well known dance piper playing for highland dancing events throughout Canada, US, and Scotland. He has also been selected to pipe for the 2018 US National Championships. In 2011, Daniel also started playing pipes and dancing in a Celtic band called the Reel Celts along with Nonie Crete, Eugene Rea and other talented musicians.
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