Northwest Indiana's Premiere Youth Performance Competition

Meet the Judges

Meet the Judges

Meet our panel of judges that will hear live finals on March 13, 2020, and choose the winner of the first ever Region’s Got Talent! Each of our three judges are seasoned professionals in all areas of entertainment (dance, theatre, voice, production, etc.) and are looking forward to hearing our program full of finalists compete for the trophy!

Deanna Gallardo has owned and operated Mirror Image Dance Academy for the past 19 years. As a dance educator and choreographer, she has directed and produced numerous dance productions. Deanna currently teaches dance five days a week and coaches four performing company teams. In her spare time, Deanna enjoys spending time with her husband of 30 years (Dave), her two grown children (Jordan and Kamryn), and her spoiled pup, Kenzie.

Frank Lopez is from the New Lenox, Il area. He has over 35 years of experience in Fine Arts. His background includes acting/directing/choreographing/conducting for various show choirs and musicals for the local high schools and community theaters in the SW Chicago suburbs such as: The Drama Group, Curtain Call Theatre, Oak Lawn Park District, and Beverly Theater Guild. He is currently a member and serves on the board of the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale in Frankfort, Sing to Live Chorus in Oak Park, and served as choral director for seven years for the former First Baptist Church in Joliet.

Alyssa Zagoreos has recently moved to Indiana from Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She has just started out her career as a Music Therapist at Helping Hands In Home Care. She has been involved in the fine arts for 14 years as an actor and vocalist. Alyssa recently starred in a production of Mary Poppins at Memorial Opera House where she portrayed Winifred Banks.