Dancing With Our Community Stars

Sunday 1pm on the Main Stage!

Victor Rodriguez

Dancing for: Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation

Instructed by: Yesenia Peña, Dance Instructor

Victor Rodriguez, the youngest of nine siblings, immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 10.  His family eventually settled at the Cabrillo Village farmworker community in Sat...
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Veronica De La Cruz

Dancing for: Clean International

Instructed by: Adan De La Torre, Dance Instructor

Veronica De La Cruz is a Ventura County native who loves her local community. She started in real estate in 1998, moving quickly into a mortgage consulting and, for the last five years, a sales man...
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Dancing for: Merito Foundation

Instructed by: Erika Martin del Campo, Dance Instructor

Agustín "Aluche" Ballesteros is the person who gives life to the on-air character of “Solovino.” Born in Mexico City, Aluche is very passionate about his work, talking from behind a microphone sinc...
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Salena Bracamontes

Dancing for: Project Understanding

Instructed by: Ernesto Martinez, Dance Instructor

Salena Bracamontes a local native to Ventura County, growing up in Santa Paula currently residing in Camarillo. She is the mother of three children ages six, four, and six months old! Salena gradu...
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Dr. Marlene Batista

Dancing for: The Child Abuse Prevention Council
Partnership for Safe Families

Instructed by: Marco Aguilar, Dance Instructor

Dr. Marlene Batista is a first-generation American whose parents emigrated from Cuba to the United States in the late 1960s. After being the first in her family to graduate from college, she starte...
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Ben Escobar

Dancing for: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-I've Got Soul

Instructed by: Diana Terre, Dance Instructor

Ben Escobar is a longtime resident of Oxnard and Ventura County. His father is from Jalisco, and his Mom hails from Chihuahua, Mexico. With eight brothers and sisters, he comes from a tight-knit fa...
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