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.
Tom, by day, is owner of Clear-Vu, a cleaning company in Vero Beach. But at night, it is safe to say, that he is ready to step up the action and do more of what he loves…dance! Tom has been a ballroom dancer since the early 80’s and is an independent instructor at the Indian River Ballroom. He and his wife Cheryl also regularly perform at oldies dances throughout the state as the “Golden Oldies Dancers” with Jerry and the Dolls. Dancing has been a passion for Tom since he was young, and after a lot of hard work, education and certifications, he is returning for his third year to Dancing with Vero’s Stars as an instructor in Studio 14 and from being a top scorer in the 2013 competition! Tom, a father of six, looks forward to competing and helping to fundraise for the IRC Healthy Start Coalition and their mission of helping families and children.
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!
Marcelino “React” Pardo says he never would have imagined participating in a competition like Dancing with Vero’s Stars, and after hearing his bio, none of us could have imagined it! Marcelino is a Hip Hop and Breaking Dance Instructor at Artistry in Motion Dane Studio. He was the 2007 Bboy World Champion, has appeared on MTV Awards and Teen Choice Awards, and has opened up for and performed for artists like LL Cool J, Chris Brown and Mike Meyers! His teaching goal is to educate, guide and instruct individuals in understand the mind, body, health, confidence, musicality and discipline, and we can’t wait until we see what Marcelino does on the Riverside Theatre stage this year!
Bryan is new to Dancing with Vero’s Star’s and all eyes will be on our new instructor this year! Bryan has danced in the movie Step Up 4 as well as other television pilot shows. He began his dancing career with a full scholarship to IRSC where he studied ballet, modern dance and jazz, and then studied for another few years in Orlando at the Center for Contemporary Dance, taught Hip Hop and Lyrical dance at the Dance Space in Vero and now the accumulation of all this has led him to us! By day he is a Laser Medical Technician where he assists doctors in laser medical surgeries and is also currently finishing his B.A. degree in Business Administration. Bryan lives by, “When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” Guess he’s going for the mirrored ball trophy!!