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Our Judging Panel for Sydney Royal Grooming Show 2024

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Chiara Piccionetti is an internationally award winning and European TOP ranking groomer. In 1998, she attended her first training course for groomers. From then on a long experience around the world winning numerous prizes in grooming competitions in Italy and abroad and many national and international awards.
She was twice part of the Italian team at the world championships, in 2 different categories, obtaining third place in 2005 and second place in the 2007 edition, EGA European vice-champion in 2004, until obtaining the most coveted title at European level , i.e. that of Oster Europe Grand Champion in 2009.
She has been a speaker for the most well-known companies in the sector, and she still holds seminars all over the world enjoying great esteem.
She is the EGA Grooming judge for all categories, among many she judged the 2013 Grooming World Championship and the Oster Tournment of Champions Championship 2 times.
She was voted best judge of 2014 by the Italian groomers. In 2022 she was the captain of the Italian team vice world grooming champion.
She is ambassador for The Sentinel Belgium brand of stripping tools.
She is the creator and organizer with Simona Chelli of Romeo Grooming, an interactive grooming competition whose proceeds are entirely donated to charity.
She is a founding member and national president of the F.N.T. (National Federation of Groomers), actively committed to the recognition of the category of groomers.

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Nicola is one of Italy’s top winning groomers with over 20 years experience and a prominent member of Groom Team Italy.  He began his career as a terrier handler and later specialised in dog show grooming. Notable achievements include leading his team to victory at the 2015 World Teams Championship held in Verbania, Italy.  


Started his career at Chiara’s grooming salon in 2012, Nicola transitioned into competitive grooming, securing many awards including Best in Shows.


Beyond his grooming triumphs, Nicola serves as a respected judge and speaker globally, contributing to events in countries such as Brazil, Belgium - Groomania and the upcoming The Great Britain Grooming Show. He is also a current member of EGA judging panel.   

Nicola is best known for his expert insights on handstripping, wealth of practical knowledge and passionate in sharing his knowledge with others.  
He’s very excited and honoured to be your BIS judge at such prestigious event

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Angela Anderson is an ICMG, NZ NCMG and a popular grooming speaker, presenter, mentor and grooming competition judge from New Zealand. She owns several grooming businesses in New Zealand including International Grooming Academy’s which attract students from all around the globe.

She is a senior member of the National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand where she judges, conducts workshops and seminars, and certifies groomers on the Master Groomer journey.

Although no longer showing standard poodles, Angela enjoys mentoring others in the grooming for their show dog journey. During the time that she is not travelling or conducting seminars etc. she can be found writing courses, running her businesses, teaching groomers, and conducting grooming mentoring.

Angela is the complete all-rounder – enjoying grooming anything from dogs of any breed whether hand stripped, clipped or scissored, to cats, rabbits, even guinea pigs! Her passion is in raising the standards in the industry both in the quality of the grooms, and the prosperity of the business and employee’s conditions. This led her to develop her course Grooming 4 Profit which is a video led, self-calculating, easy to understand grooming business course. Grooming 4 Profit uses your own figures to provide you with real and relevant results along with many tips and tricks to fast track your grooming profits.

Angela most enjoys theory seminars as important topics often get overlooked in the excitement of the fluffy dog. She is always humbled when the survey results come out after the events and reads from attendees that her seminars are so well received with many comments about the topics being life changing.

After several years on the NZ Groomteam competing in Barcelona at the world champs and winning many ribbons in Australia and New Zealand mainly in Terriers, Poodles, Scissor class, creative and Salon Freestyle, Angela retired from competitions to focus on Judging and now acts as Manager for the NZ Groomteam. Angela is so excited to be your judge at this prestigious event.

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Alicia Fragiadakis, is the owner and operator of Beauty and Beast Dog Grooming, located in Jannali NSW.

Alicia has been a full-time dog groomer for 16 years. Through the competition ring she has won countless placings and multiple Best in Groups in the Terrier, Gundog, Poodle and Asian Fusion classes. Alicia has won 3 best in shows with Terriers and a Runner up Best in Show with a Poodle.

Alicia is a Dog Grooming Competition judge, she also runs Seminars, Workshops and teaches private lessons. Alicia has completed her cert II in animal studies, cert IV in pet styling and has her International Master Groomer certificate. She is also a Masters Assessor through the International Grooming Company

Alicia prepares a number of different breeds from different groups for the confirmation ring. She also competes regularly in dog shows with her Bull Terrier Miniatures and her Multi Award Winning All Breeds Best in Show, Wire Fox Terrier.

Alicia is sponsored by DGS Imports, one of Australians top leading dog grooming suppliers. And she is also a proud Groomer DK Australia Ambassador, who are one of the top leading suppliers for hand stripping tools.

Alicia’s breeding prefix is Oharna and her main passion is hand stripping and preparing Terriers for the show ring.

Alicia is looking forward to be part of Sydney Royal and honoured to be invited

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