Meet the Judges

 

Vincenza Bartolillo – Dancer

Vincenza first started dancing when she was just three years old, and she hasn’t stopped since. She started competitive dance in the seventh grade, where she competed on Long Island and in New Jersey. She attended numerous dance conventions, and has even participated in a workshop at Radio City Music Hall with New York City’s very own Rockettes. Vincenza was involved in the dance team at my high school, as well as participating in her schools dance show “blue and gold” for all four years. Vincenza joined the Stony Brook University Dance Team in her freshman year, and has made the team every year. She graduate from Stony Brook University this past May. Dance has played a huge part in Vincenza’s life, and has helped shape her into the person she is today! 


Donnie Klang

R&B vocalist Donnie Klang is perhaps best known as a cast member on the fourth season of hip-hop mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’s MTV show Making the Band. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1985, Klang worked as a model and actor from a young age and performed in a pop band while in high school. After high school, Klang briefly attended college before deciding to pursue a music career full-time. In 2007, he auditioned for and won a spot as a cast member on MTV’s Making the Band. A season-long fan favorite, Diddy ultimately didn’t pick Klang to join his boy band, but instead offered the burgeoning idol a solo contract on Bad Boy records. Klang’s debut album, Just a Rolling Stone, was released in 2008.

Donnie has toured nationwide opening for acts such as The Backstreet BoysDanity Kane, Day 26 and more and later headlined many of his own tours including The Seventeen Magazine “Rock The Runway” mall tour. 

In 2011, Donnie opened up The Loft Sound Studio, a recording studio focusing on artist development of up and coming undiscovered talent located in Long Island, NY. The Loft has helped to secure a management and label deal for Madison Beer– a 20 year old female pop singer who signed with Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun. The Loft also helped 12 year old Sky Katz on her America’s Got Talent journey and she now stars on Disney’s “Raven’s Home”.


Tracie Lombardo – Singer/Song Writer/Vocal Coach

At a very young age Tracie realized her passion for music.  She began singing in her church choir, and taking piano lessons. Throughout her pre-college schooling she had roles in many musicals and sang in her high school chorus and chorale. She also studied clarinet and played in her high schools marching band. At fourteen, Tracie began to study under opera singer Mrs. Florence Hardgrove, who sang on a national radio show (along with Beverly Sills), started her own local opera company and sang in the famous New York opera houses. In her senior year of High School, Tracie was accepted into the Long Island High School for the Arts, where she furthered her musical education. After high school, Tracie studied singing at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, as a professional music major. Throughout her time at Berklee she performed in several bands in school, as well as a wedding band outside of school. She also sang background vocals for many concerts and performances in the Boston music scene. During this time, Tracie also had the privilege to learn from many important figures in the music industry such as Alonzo Iamjuszo Harris (Zo Harris) (http://www.alonzoharrismusic.com ), Lalah Hathaway (http://www.lalahhathaway.com ), Latin Pop Sensation Luis Enrique (http://www.luisenriquemusic.com), and last but not least Multi- Grammy nominated artist Patrice Rushen (http://www.patricerushen.com/Bio/index.html).