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Dancing With Our Community Stars

Dr. Cassie Woods-Peirce

Dancing for United States Adaptive Recreation Center
Instructed by: Ottis Gillespie

Dr. Cassie Woods-Peirce is a mom of two, wife, friend, daughter, sister, business owner and a physical therapist.  Despite wearing all these hats, she continues to be passionate about helping children, especially children with disabilities.   It was through this passion that she met her husband and best friend Tom Peirce, Executive Director of the United […]

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Emily Barany

Dancing for Thomas Fire Help
Instructed by: Adan de la Torre

Emily Barany has an insatiable need to solve problems, create efficient systems and empower people. In 2011, she launched VISIONALITY with a mission to help organizations dream big and a commitment to transform their dreams into reality. What’s Emily’s dream? She wants to be part of something BIG too – projects that are bigger than […]

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Maureen Shea

Dancing for The City Center
Instructed by: Jessie ‘Chuy’ Rodriguez

A two-time world champion boxer, boxing commentator, and TV personality, Maureen Shea is considered “The Real Million Dollar Baby,” having served as Hilary Swank’s primary sparring partner in Swank’s Oscar award-winning role in Million Dollar Baby. For Maureen, the City Center holds a very special place in her heart.  As a domestic violence survivor, she’s been […]

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Alex Vega

Dancing for Ventura County Community Development Corporation
Instructed by: Diana Tere

For the past 10 years Alex Vega has been deeply committed to helping families achieve the dream of homeownership as Director of Lending Services for local non-profit VCCDC. Through his work and expertise in the mortgage industry, Alex has played an invaluable role in helping VCCDC reach its mission of strengthening the community by empowering […]

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Andres Fernandez

Dancing for The Children's Services Auxiliary
Instructed by: Christina 'La Maestra' Maggio

Andres Fernandez has been a nationally touring stand up comic for almost thirty years. Andres has made numerous TV and film appearances in his career.  One of his most proudest was patriot act, a documentary filmed in Iraq while entertaining our troops with Drew Cary. Andres has also been a restauranteur and nightclub owner for […]

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