Robert "Bob" Arbuckle Arbuckle Appliances and Fabric Robert Lutz Arbuckle (Bob), at age 94, has had an interesting career. Studying under Adeline Mart Nall, (James Dean drama teacher) Fairmount High School, Photographer in Chicago, Illinois and Warsaw, Indiana, Sailor, Naval Officer, Actor, Morgan Horse Liveryman, Merchant, and Sewing Machine Repairman. He is known as a Noblesville Street Dancer and is recognized riding his Arbuckle Worksman Team Dual Flying Tricycle. Returning from service in World War II, Bob has been a Sewing Machine / Fabric merchant for 67 years in Noblesville Indiana, Arbuckle’s Railroad Place www.Arbuckles-rrp.com . Using his love of photography, Bob keeps a face book page Arbuckle’sRailroadPlace and recently starred in a video Can’t Stop the Feeling, with Bob dancing on top of his trademark Midland Railroad Caboose. Bob works 6 days each week, all day, and still finds time to dance evenings and on Sunday at the Continental Dance Club Indianapolis. Some of Bob’s other favorite venues are, The Atlanta Music Hall, Atlanta Indiana, Lebanon Back to the Fifties Festival, Lebanon Indiana, Noblesville Parks and Recreation Social Dance, Noblesville Indiana, Saddle up Saloon Indianapolis Indiana, and The Desert Rose Dance group, Noblesville Indiana. Bob has been mentioned as “the happiest guy in Hipstoric Noblesville Indiana” Bob is a widower and has two daughters, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Marie Roach Marie Riolo Roach began dancing in early childhood in her hometown of Logansport, Indiana, and she hasn’t quit since. Her early training included tap, jazz, ballet & modern dance. Marie studied in the prestigious dance program at Brigham Young University. Recognizing her teaching talent, her professors put her to work as a teaching assistant and choreographer. After college she returned to Indiana and married Bryan Roach. She has been teaching in Indianapolis since 1989. She competed as a professional in International Standard and Latin and she continues to compete with students in the Pro/Am division. Marie teaches International Standard, Latin and American Smooth and Rhythm and Argentine Tango. She is continually promoting dance in the community. She has taught in several local middle and high schools as well as at Indiana University in Bloomington. You can find her teaching for several local organizations and clubs. She is also the teacher for the Columbia Club’s CDN (Columbian Dance Network). In 2003, Marie discovered another love, Argentine Tango. She has since studied under some of the best in the field, both in the United States and Buenos Aires. Indianapolis’ premier Argentine Tango organization, Tango Indy, named her as their principal instructor, at it’s inception in 2004. Not only does Marie have a gift for teaching Argentine Tango, she also dances it beautifully. The best Milongueros (dancers) in Buenos Aires ask to dance with Marie! Some people say that Marie is one of the best female leaders currently teaching tango. Marie is an excellent teacher. Marie was named as the best ballroom instructor in the “Best of the Best” December 2006 issue of the Indianapolis Mothly Magazine. Her understanding of both the lead and follow allow her students to progress rapidly. She is unfailingly patient and enthusiastic and enjoys teaching singles, couples and groups. Call 317-490-6739 with questions or to schedule a private lesson.
Kristen Bourke Steve and Nancy Bourke Kristen started her involvement with the the Paramount Theatre in high school and wants to continue supporting such a FANTASTIC organization. She loves hiking, traveling and skydiving. She is a University Of Southern Indiana 2012 Alumni, and Indiana Native. After living in Chicago and pursuing marketing, she moved back to Indiana to change career paths and focus on Non-Profit work. She currently works for Drug Free Marion County as the Development Coordinator and Project Assistant. She is a committee member for Relay for Life. Jonas Kazlauskas Jonas has been dancing for 20 years and had the honor of being the top representative dancer for Lithuania and England throughout his Youth and Amateur dancing career. Having done big dance shows as a professional dancer/instructor/choreographer with ‘Stricly Come Dancing’ and Jack Vettriano in England, he has great experience in teaching and performing.He and partner Kathleen Ilo are two times World Professional Ten-Dance Finalists and two times UK Open 10 Dance Silver Medalist. Lithuanian Junior 1 Champion in 2004 Top 24 Professional Rising Star Latin in International Championships 2013, 3rd place in the World Amateur 10 Dance Championship, 2nd place World Youth II Latin, Finalist in Assen, Dutch Open/5th place in Under21 at Dutch Open, Semi-Finals in Blackpool and International Championships World Professional 10 Dance Finalist 2015 After finishing his Performing Arts Dance Degree in Bournemouth University, Jonas moved to America to continue his dance career. He is currently dancing and competing on all major Championships in the US Professional Standard, Latin, and 10-Dance with fellow Starlite instructor Kathleen Ilo. In England, Jonas has been actively teaching, coaching and competing with his students in Pro/Am divisions in all styles of ballroom dancing.
Missy Donahue Donahue Gas, First Merchants Bank, Kleenco Melissa "Missy" Donahue is thrilled to be involved in "Dancing Like the Stars." She has been in multiple community theatre productions and is happy to contribute to the success of the Paramount Theatre. She is employed by First Merchants in Daleville and is involved in Alexandria Art Circle as well her church choir at St. Mary's parish. She is proud to have her loving husband, Brian, and four daughters supporting her performance. Missy would also like to thank her sponsors Donahue Gas, First Merchants Bank and Kleenco. Anthony Crosby Anthony Crosby has been dancing, competing and teaching for over 20 years. He has been an professional American Rhythm style finalist and Professional American Smooth finalist as well as a two time regional Salsa champion. He recently moved back to Indiana after coaching, judging and teaching all over the Midwest . He enjoys teaching people to dance but loves what dance brings to people's lives.
Wendy Gooding Gooding Brown & Company, Inc. Wendy Gooding is the owner of Gooding Borwn & Company, Inc. She is a Board Member for the Christian Center in Anderson. She decided to be a part of the annual event after attending the 2016 DLTS event. She saw what a great community event that it was and wanted to be a part of it. Wendy enjoys singing, photography, softball with her girls and volleyball with her youngest. She is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, she is family oriented, a business owner and a lifelong Anderson resident! Chase Thompson Chase is an accomplished collegiate dancer with multiple bronze finalists as well as 1st and 2nd place achievements in NDCA silver, gold open rhythm. Rhythm is Chas's favorite style. He says it makes him feel ALIVE. He is constantly inspired by movement and music. Music fits into his personality and it his goal to achieve. Chase is a US champion in Rhythm. He is experienced as a dancer and competed with Ball State from 2009-2016. He actively competes in Open Rhythm in the NDCA events.
Marly Hardy Edward Jones Mary Hardy is no stranger to the Paramount Theatre. She is a past member of the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, Festival of the Trees Director as well as a Paramount Board member. Marly is a board member of the South Madison Community Foundation. Marly is a Financial Advisor for 14 years and works for Edward Jones and mother of two boys; Bishop (7) and Beckett (5), who have helped her practice for the event. . She is in the 2016 Class of the Leadership Academy Of Madison County. Marly has wanted to participate in the annual event since year 1. She enjoys gardening, entertaining, leading, parenting and dancing. Marly is an energetic, determined, fun loving, positive servant leader of Anderson and Madison County. Xavier Medina Xavier Medina (October 15,1988), Artistic Director, Choreographer, and Dancer Originally from Marion, Indiana Xavier Medina studied dance at the Community School of the Arts in downtown Marion. There he studied variety of dances including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, and Hip Hop under many great talented instructors including Jamie Bragg, Matt Cady, and Mark Goodman up until 2007 when he graduated high school. However, the longest standing dance style he has thrived and continued to learn was International Style Ballroom for an upcoming thirteen years. He has continued his studies through the Contemporary Modern program at Indiana University studying under Sherilyn Folley, Selene Carter, Roberta Wong, and Elizabeth Shea. There he had founded the Indiana University Ballroom Dance Company which has continued perform at various venues around the University, from Greek philanthropies to variety shows. While continuing his studies and career at IUPUI, he is happy to continue sharing his experience and growth through teaching at Riolo Dance Studio. Some of his more recent accomplishments include: (2008-2009) - Choreographer and Director of Flores de Samba Dance Company, a Brazilian style dance company that included learning the cultures of Brazilian culture and language as well as learning the art of traditional Brazilian Samba dance. (2009-2011) – Music editor, Lighting master, and company member of Hip Hop Connxion, a Hip Hop dance company based out of Chicago, Illinois, supervised under the executive director and founder Suave Connxion. Hip Hop Connxion has many college side branches including, Boston University, Michigan University, and Indiana University, which focuses on student based choreography and teamwork within the dance company. (2010-2012) - Director and founder of the IU Ballroom Dance Company, also known as the IU Formation Dance Team, within the student group IU Ballroom Dance Club. This company focus on team based performances throughout the university campus with emphasis on ballroom dancing but also includes other styles including Jazz and Hip Hop. (2014-2015) – Performed for the Hamilton County “Dancing Like the Stars” for the “Meals on Wheels” charity venue presented by St. Vincent Hospital. (2015-2016) – Performed for the Anderson, IN, Paramount Theater production of “Dancing Like the Stars” fundraiser.
Michelle Houk St. Vincent Michelle is a Registered Nurse and the manager of Inpatient Nursing at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born and raised in Anderson and attended Anderson University. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Eddy Houk. They have one son, Tyler. During her spare time, Michelle loves to read and watch her son play sports. Michelle is no stranger to the Paramount Stage having performed on the stage during her time in her high school show choir. Michelle says she is blessed to have this opportunity to dance again. She looks forward to having a tremendous amount of fun while representing SVARH and raising funds to support one of the true treasures of Madison County. Scott Shook Scott is a certified, award-winninginstructor, teaching for over 28years in Indianapolis area. Heteaches Rhythm, Smooth, Ballroom and Latin styles, all levels, including Country Western. Scott met his wife, Yulia, in 2000 and have been competing with her in professionalAmerican Smooth and International Ballroom since 2004. Their numerous top 3 finishes throughout Midwest Rising Star and Open Professional styles, include 2nd in open professional Indiana Challenge, 2nd in Cincinnati Ballroom Classic Rising Star and open professional divisions, and most recently 1st in North American Imperial Star,Rising Star Standard division, and 3rd at Indianapolis OpenDancesport inProfessional Standard division, as well as 3rd in Rising Star Standard at the same competition. They can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 317-294-2749.
ChipMcFerran Dr. David Steele, Ousley Harvest Gardens, Gray's Design Studio Chip McFerran was born and raised in Alexandria, Indiana. He lived a short time in Indianapolis before returning to his hometown. He has been married to his wife, Cyndee, for thirty-three years. Cyndee is a teacher at Alexandria Monroe Jr. High. Chip is the proud father of twins, Michelle and Michael McFerran, whom are recent graduates of Butler University. He has an undergraduate degree in Business from Manchester University and a Masters of Business Management degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Chip is an Account Manager in Business Development with United Parcel Service (UPS), and he has been with UPS for twenty-five years.Chip and his family attend St. Mary's Church in Alexandria where he serves as a Eucharistic minister, lector and usher. Chip, along with his wife, is an instructor of CCD (K-8th grade religious education).Chip has served his community over the years as an Alexandria City Councilman. Chip also was an Alexandria Monroe Community School Board Trustees for sixteen years. Chip is a member of the Alexandria Elks, Alexandria Eagles, St. Josephs Helpers and the Knights of Columbus. He is fondly referred to as the, "Voice of the Tigers" since he is the announcer for Alexandria football, basketball, and volleyball.
Diana Miller Diana rediscovered her childhood love of dance nine years ago, after taking an introductory ballroom class at her local YMCA. She continued her ballroom instruction with Ed Godby-Schwab, assisting with classes and eventually, becoming his dance and teaching partner. As an independent instructor, Diana offers both group and private lessons in American Smooth and Rhythm dances at The Dance Center in Lapel, the Fishers YMCA, and various other local venues and dance clubs, including Continental Dance Club and USA Dance. Previously, Diana spent four years teaching at Christel House Watanabe High School where she had the privilege of helping her young students develop the life skills of respect, teamwork, self-confidence, and trust through dance. She particularly enjoys teaching new dancers and helping them discover their own passion for dance. When not teaching, Diana's three teenage sons keep her on her toes, off the dancefloor! This is Diana's fourth year participating in the Anderson Paramount Theatre’s DLTS fundraiser. She and her partner won the Audience Choice and Judge's Choice awards during her first year. She has also participated in the Hamilton County Meals On Wheels Dancing with Our Stars fundraising event for the past three years, winning the People’s Choice Award with her partner, this past September. While she always enjoys a little friendly competition, Diana's biggest reward from partaking in these events, has been meeting and working with so many kind and generous people, all coming together to benefit a great cause!
Scott Mellinger Madison County Sheriff's Department Scott was born and raised in Pendleton. He has been a part of law enforcement since 1980. Scott served in State and local government. He has three children and two grandchildren. "Music has always been a big part of my life. Dancing has not…..except when no one is watching!" Monica Lung Monica started teaching for a large franchise at age 16. She has been a sponsored ballroom competitor through young adulthood. Monica continues coaching and hosting Ballroom events for Riolo Dance Studio and teaches at Starlite Ballroom in Indianapolis, Hendrick Special Olympics (sponsored by Ballroom Bash), Ball State ballroom dance team, Heartland USA, Continental road show, Kids out reach program, Centergrove high school, Lawrence Central high school and Indianapolis Senior Dances. Monica has been a part of the Paramount's Dancing Like the Stars Event since its inception.
Denise Miller Miller's Cabinetry Design, Gray's Design Studio and Tri-Kappa Anderson Xi Chapter Denise and her husband of 18 years, Tim, are co-owners of Miller’s Cabinetry. She is an office assistant at Gray’s Design Studio and a fitness instructor at the Anderson YMCA. Born and raised in Anderson, Denise has a son, two stepsons and two grandchildren. Denise is a member of Tri-Kappa Anderson, enjoys bike riding outside, having dinner with friends, spending time with family and traveling with her husband. Denise said, “At the age of two, I jumped from my baby bed and broke both of my legs. I am extremely blessed to be given this opportunity to dance and help promote the beautiful Paramount Theatre.” Ed Godby-Schwab Ed Godby-Schwab received a full scholarship from Lynnette Jordan Schisla's, The Dance Center at age 13. He studied Jazz, Ballet and Modern dance at The Dance Center and went on to study Ballroom dance from the Mason and Bush School of Dance, several years later. Ed’s over 40 years of dance experience also includes studying with Luigi in NYC, Jack Copeland at Butler University, and Robyn Wilson from Dance Kaleidoscope. He has also choreographed Off Broadway in NYC, and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at I.U.P.U.I. As an independent dance instructor, Ed offers private and group lessons at his own studio, The Dance Center in Lapel, the Fishers YMCA and various other facilities in central Indiana, such as The Continental Dance Club and USA Dance. Previously, Ed was an Adjunct Instructor for Christel House Academy South, Watanabe High School, where he taught Ballroom, Jazz and Choreography for four years. He found watching his students’ confidence grow through dance, extremely rewarding.
Ed has participated in Paramount's Dancing Like the Stars event for the past six years. He has been a past Judge's Choice Award recipient and has served on the DWTS planning committee. He has also participated in the Hamilton County Meals On Wheels Dancing With Our Stars fundraiser for the past three years and has won the Judge's Choice, People's Choice, and Runner Up awards. Ed truly enjoys the experience of teaching his celebrity partners and watching them grow in skill and confidence from the first day to the final performance.
Ted Miller Lisa Cook/Tom Beyrer, Angie Bostic/Jan Lukins-Kerr, Ben Harber-Harber Group Ted is a retired teacher from Anderson Community Schools. After 37 years of teaching 6th grade Language Arts and Title 1 Reading, Ted now works as a transporter at Community Hospital in Anderson. Ted is married to Lisa (Moore) Miller and recently they celebrated their 10th anniversary. The couple have 5 children between them, 4 boys and 1 girl. Ted enjoys mountain climbing, working out and fantasy football. He also enjoys traveling, especially to Tampa, FL to see his 2 year old grandson Miles. Ted enjoys dancing and wants to help preserve a treasured historic symbol of Anderson's culture.
Kristin Motz Rivera Kristen Motz began dance at age 3 including Ballet, Tap and Jazz. She took Modern dance classes at Purdue and danced witht the Jahari Dance Troup (African Dance) at Purdue University from 2001-2003. In 2003, she cheered for the Indianapolis Colts. She has been a dance instructor in Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. She currently teachers private lessons at Riolo Dance Studio. This is her 2nd DLTS competition.
Shelley Ricker Ricker's Shelley is stay at home mother who is involved in Women in Philanthropy and serves as a Habitat for Humanity Board Member and also Chairs the Selection Committee for Habitat. She is married to husband Quinn and they have two children. She wanted to be a part of this even to prove to herself that she can do it and to Completely step out of her box. She doesn't want to regret not participating in this annual event. Shelley enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family. She is originally from Lafayette and graduated from Purdue with a degree in Nursing. She worked in the ICU for 10 years at Community Hospital North before staying home with her boys. She met husband, Quinn on a blind date and they got married at the Paramount Theatre 12 years ago. Shelley enjoys meeting new people and her glass is ALWAYS half full. She tries to see the best in everything. Rob Jenkins Rob Jenkins is happy to be a part of the Anderson Paramount Dancing Like the Stars contest. He holds a degree in Anthropology from IU, but after college his love of dance drew him to become a ballroom dance instructor which he has now done full time since 1999. For five of those years, Rob danced in professional ballroom competition with his wife Melissa. He competed in the smooth division, but he is also proficient in all styles of ballroom as well as salsa and Argentine tango. He has also been a student of the Alexander Technique for over a decade. Outside of dance, Rob enjoys reading and gardening, and his great passion is taking care of his recently adopted daughter with his wife. Now, he has a new passion which is doing everything he can to help his partner Shelly win this contest!!!
Dr. Thomas Salsbury Central Indiana Orthopedic Dr. Salsbury is an Orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip, knee, shoulder and joint replacement and revision. at Central Indiana Orthopedic. He has been practicing since 2007. He is happily married to wife, Renee, for 18 years. They have four children, 14 year old twins, Ellie and Ethan, Nate, their 11 year old son and Chloe who is 9. Dr. Salsbury and family just finished serving 9 years in the Air Force. Their last duty station was at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. Dr. Salsbury says it was an honor to serve the United Sates both over seas on three deployments and here in the United States. Dr. Salsbury and family wanted to move back to the Midwest to be closer to their extended family and they feel blessed to have found Central Indiana Orthopedics to continue his career. Although he has only been in practice for less than a year, he has been very impressed with the teamwork of the surgeons and how they truly care about their patients. He looks forward to many years providing healthcare to the Anderson Community. Dr. Salsbury enjoys sports, reading and spending time with his family. He is new to the area and thought that the Dancing Like the Stars Event would be a great way to connect with his new community.
Kathleen Ilo Kathleen is coming from a dance family and has been training and competing from very young age. As an amateur dancer, she quickly moved thru the ranks in International style of dancing, picking up United States Champion titles in every level along the way. Her amateur career culminated with three consecutive World Champion titles. Since turning professional, Kathleen has traveled the world to train under some of the most renowned and prestigious coaches in the Ballroom and Latin. Kathleen has competed at nearly every major Championship around the US, and last year was a United States Open Professional Rising Star Latin Finalist. Along with being a current professional competitor in both Ballroom and Latin styles, Kathleen is also an active Pro-Am teacher and competitor with her students. She enjoys teaching any level student regardless of age and ability and she is also very active working with kids. Her competing students range from beginner level to championship caliber and they have been attending numerous competitions across the country in American as well as International styles. She was awarded Top Teacher title at the Indianapolis Open DanceSport Competition in 2014. She has also been part of the Dancing like the Stars professional team. Kathleen is also a graduate of the Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, and Minors in Chemistry and Psychology and continues to work with IU dance team as visiting coach. Kathleen and Dance Partner Jonas, just finished competing in the World Championships and were finalists in the World Professional Ten-Dance Championships!
Linda West Community Hospital Linda works for the Community Hospital Anderson Foundation and is a CASA board member, Noon Exchange Club member and secretary and a FAB member. Linda enjoys gardening, reading, riding a Harley with her husband, boating, fishing, camping; but most of all spending time with her family. She is originally from Texas, but is now a HOOSIER. She is excited to participate in this event to raise funds for the Paramount and support her community. Suresh Nair Suresh has been dancing and competing in amateur circles for about 20 years, steadily rising in proficiency. He and wife Lauren recently won the Open International Standar Grand Challenge. They have placed on top of every competition they have competed in. They placed 2nd in the Standard Pre-championship division at the Derby City Dancesport Championships held in Louisville, Kentucky last year. His home away from home is Starlite Ballroom & Dance School, 5720 Guion Rd, Indianapolis IN 46254 (www.indianapolisdancelessons.com) where he teaches. He is the winnter of the audience choice award for the 2016 Dancing Like the Stars Competition and this is his 3rd DLTS event.