As a dance instructor and choreographer for the past 7 years, Beth returns to Dancing with Vero’s Stars for her third year as an instructor, taking last year off to have a baby! Currently, she is the Bulletin Editor at Holy Cross and is also the resident Choreographer and performer for Theater Go Round. Beth is a native Floridian who grew up in the theatre scene in Vero Beach, and earned her degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater, at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After college she moved to New York and soon earned the title role doing interpretative modern dancing in the off Broadway world premier show of Agrippina at the famous Studio 54. She is an amazingly versatile dancer and can definitely put on a good show! Mother of two, Beth shares…”All babies are beautiful! To be able to help an organization like Healthy Start, just by doing what I love, is an amazing opportunity!”
Kaylan Keathley is a business owner, a fitness trainer, an equestrian, a dancer and has an ear for great music! She is excited to be part of this season’s Dancing with Vero’s Stars which will allow her to intertwine all her abilities in one role! Kaylan grew up in Vero Beach and has always been involved in the community through Youth Volunteer Corps and 4-H. She is an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and owner of AKA Fit Vero offering one-on-one personal training with special focuses on women’s health and self-esteem, nutritional health and supplementation, weight management, and strength training. Her popular weekly group fitness classes, “Dance it Off and Tone it Up” at JAS Fitness located at Leisure Square and Swingsation’s 14th Ave in downtown Vero Beach introduced us to Kaylan’s talent and we quickly added her to the instructor roster this year. Welcome Kaylan!
Amy is one half of the Trammell team of instructors (Barry is her husband) for this her third year and each of them will bring the classical lines of ballet to a typical ballroom dance routine. Amy is co-owner of Vero Classical Ballet and is also a licensed massage therapist. While training with the International Ballet School in Denver Colorado, she had the honor of dancing with artists from the Kirov Ballet in Russia. After completing her training, she auditioned for and was accepted into the prestigious Colorado Ballet. She performs regularly in such productions as Vero Classical Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Amy is thrilled to be an instructor with Dancing with Vero’s Stars again and as a mother of three, she is thrilled to be helping the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition.
Karren returns for her 4th year as an instructor with Dancing with Vero’s Stars. Karren started her dance career in 1988 when she began working for the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Vero Beach. She received extensive training from certified instructors in all aspects of ballroom dance and later became a certified Fred Astaire dance instructor herself. During the course of her 12 years with Fred Astaire Studios, she competed both within and outside of the studio chain, continues to compete and perform shows with her current students. During National competitions, she placed in the Latin Division in Miami, Fl. Karren had the pleasure of dancing for Stevie Wonder and Gloria Estefan in the 1999 Super Bowl. She performs in many theater productions, grand openings and charitable events, and continues to study and train with top competitors and nationally recognized instructors such as Karina Smirnoff and Dmitry Chaplin from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. This season she is choreographer for Oklahoma performed at the Vero Beach Theater Guild. Karren also teaches both American and International Style dance as well as other popular dances such as swing, hustle, meringue and salsa. Karren is ready to meet her competition!
Originally from Charleston, WV and growing up in a family-owned studio, Terry began dancing at the age of 2. Upon relocating to Vero Beach, she met Chris Dale Sexton and soon began teaching ballet, jazz, tap and clogging and performed and choreographed with Chris on many shows at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild and taught tap at Dance Space. With all this, Terry found the time to volunteer her time teaching dancing to children in the Youth Guidance program. Terry has owned and operated MedType Transcription Services for the past 21 years and with her therapy dog Mac, they are giving of their time to VNA Hospice. Terry is thrilled to return for her second year on the Dancing with Vero’s Stars stage.
Joe Tessier, with wife Shari, formed the dance performance team “Swingsation” and began competing, performing, and entertaining throughout Brevard and Indian River counties in the late 1990’s. Following an ambitious schedule of public performances at the Special Olympics, working with the popular swing group “Big Bad Voodoo Daddy,” performing for the Daytona 500 Grand National Ball with Host Jay Leno from the “Tonight Show” and the nationally broadcasted Orange Bowl half time show, they found their way to perform for the Vero Beach “Downtown Friday” Street Festival and knew, in an instant, their destiny was in Vero Beach. They opened Swingsation’s 14th Ave. Dance Studio in 2000. Their flair for teaching, their youth and ability to build a strong presence as professional dancers and solid, experienced teaching abilities to the community, Joe and Shari quickly became favorites amongst the residents of Vero and Jensen Beaches. In fact, one will discover with a visit to their website, www.DJandDanceProductions.com, a schedule of their offerings including group classes, private lessons and dance socials in both Vero Beach and Jensen Beach.
Robert is nationally certified in both American and International styles of ballroom and is a former national champion in international style dancing. His first job in 1967 was as a dance instructor, and nearly forty six years later, he still loves what he does! Robert has owned and operated the Indian River Ballroom (formerly the Fred Astaire Dance Studio) since 1987. This season marks Robert’s 4th year as a dance instructor and we are happy he once again brings his gracious style to the dance floor. Many will remember his amazing Bolero routine at the 2012 event winning the Top Dance Score to Robert and his partner Stacey Miller!
Barry (the other half to wife Amy), with a list of activities that can make your head spin, does some “fancy dancing” to make it through the week! As co-owner of Vero Classical Ballet (located at Leisure Square), Barry’s training is a bit unique from some of the other instructors in this year’s Dancing with Vero’s Stars competition. He is a classical ballet dancer trained by Leo Ahohnen, Andrei Ustinov and Elena Martinson, and danced professionally with Ballet Florida, Oregon Ballet Theatre and the Texas Ballet. His students, mostly 10 and under, are part of his yearly Nutcracker held Thanksgiving weekend at Vero Beach High School. Barry also directs the non-profit Ballet Vero Parents & Friends, Inc. which helps defray the costs for local talents to be able to continue their ballet training. In addition to his weekly dance classes, Barry sells mainland homes for Dale Sorenson Real Estate, Inc. He spends all day Saturdays preparing for the Nutcracker and all day Sundays showing and selling homes. Adding the “Dancing” event to his agenda is something he wants to do for his second time this year; being able to mesh the flair of ballet with ballroom. Helping the Healthy Start organization is a priority as well because of his love for the children he works with as well as the three he has at home!
Brad’s love of dance began at an early age with professional training in Ballet and Jazz. He was a soloist with The East Coast Dance Theatre, and a featured performer on Broadway in the New York Times critically acclaimed hit “Ballroom Fever.” He was a featured dancer on PBS’s hit TV Show “Championship Ballroom Dancing.” Brad also helped choreograph the finale of the first season of Fox’s hit show “So You Think You Can Dance.”Brad represented Brevard County and the United States as the Professional United States Champion and competed in every major competition worldwide culminating in the World Champion title. Brad is the owner and artistic director of Dancin’ Dance Studio in Indialantic, Florida. He loves sharing his joy of dance in several roles in the dance industry and in beautiful Brevard County as a Pro/Am competitor, internationally certified Adjudicator, coach, and friend to all the wonderful people he has the opportunity to work with. Brad is very grateful to continue to have a very satisfying career in a sport he truly loves.
Bob Kane is a storm shutter contractor/manufacturer by day and then rolls out his unsurpassed passion for dance by night as President of USA Dance Space Coast Chapter, and Director of “Dance-on Space Coast.” The Healthy Start Coalition welcomes Bob who resides in Melbourne, Florida, to the list of professional dancers in Dancing with Vero’s Stars. As the organizer for Dancing With Brevard for 3 years, and 1st place winner in 2008, Bob brings us his vast experience of dancing skills, as well as offering his tricks to success in operating a local dance competition such as our “Dance.” Bob is father to two sons and one daughter, proud grandfather to two granddaughters as well as a coach and sponsor for city league sports for 15 years….representing his compassion for children’s initiatives as those supported by the Healthy Start Coalition