A New Season for Dancing with Vero’s Stars Announced


Riverside Theatre’s Waxlax Theatre was the venue for the annual Meet & Greet for Dancing with Vero’s Stars on Sunday, November 8, where all dancers, instructors and the pairing of dancing couples were announced formally.

The magical evening will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach.  Riverside Theatre is once again the Healthy Start Coalition’s Community Partner. Proceeds from this event will benefit the IRC Healthy Start Coalition and Riverside Theatre’s programs and services.

Ticket prices are $200 for Exclusive seating, $150 for Premium seating and $100 for General seating. The ticket cost will include an expanded pre-show Red Carpet event, a cocktail party complete with open bars, hors d’ouevres and a silent auction.  You may purchase a ticket on or after Monday, November 23 by visiting the Riverside Theatre Box Office in person, 3250 River Park Drive in Vero Beach (Regular Box office hours are Monday – Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 12pm-8pm pr Sunday 12pm-2:30pm.), call the Riverside Theatre Box Office directly at 772-231-6990, or visit www.Dancingwithverostars.com. NOTE:  The Box Office will not be open from Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29 while observing the Thanksgiving holiday.  Cash or checks and Visa or MasterCard only will be accepted. If you are supporting a dancer, you may assign your ticket purchase to that dancer at that time as each $1 raised will equate to a vote for the dancer.  There is limited handicapped seating availability. Please inquire at Box Office.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for consideration.  Complimentary tickets are included in many of the sponsorship packages. You may refer to www.Dancingwithverostars.com for a list of sponsorship packages, or contact any of the participating dancers directly. You may assign the cost of your sponsorship towards your favorite dancer as each $1 raised will equate to a vote for the dancer.

Additionally, if you are looking to donate to the IRC Healthy Start Coalition in the name of your favorite dancer, you may visit www.Dancingwithverostars.com to do so.  Each $1 raised will equate to a vote for the dancer of your choice.

Interested in more information? While more event information unfolds over the months ahead, potential sponsors of the event may contact the IRC Healthy Start Coalition at 772-563-9118. The mission of the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition is to establish a system that guarantees ALL women have access to prenatal care and that ALL infants have access to services that promote normal growth and development. Their vision is to have ALL babies in Indian River County able to maximize their health, growth and development through strong family relationships…ultimately being successful in school and life! Proceeds from this event will benefit Healthy Start Coalition and Riverside Theatre’s programs and services.


2016 Official Dancing Couples

Short Bios-Star Dancer/Instructor


Shelly Adelle – Yoga teacher and studio owner of The Yoga Pagoda

Laconte Turner – Dance host at Swingsation’s Friday Night Ballroom Dance at the Vero Beach Community Center and a Realtor with Billero & Billero Properties.


Dana Baker – Founding Director of EVER Skincare

Oleg Dimitrov – Dance instructor and Co-owner of Royal Ballroom Dance Studio


Nicki Maslin –  Manager,  AVP Market Manager and Lending Officer of the Cardinal Wealth Management Center for Seacoast Bank

George Go   – Dancing teacher and in charge of the dance program for the Pt. St. Lucie Recreation Department.


Cindy O’Dare – Broker Associate at Premier Estate Properties

Joe Wynes– Owns and operates his own independent dance studio, “Desire to Dance” at the City of Sebastian’s Community Center.


Dr. Denise Pieczynski – Prosthodontist who treats adult restorative dental situations and makes patients’ smiles look beautiful and function comfortable.

Craig Galvin – Owner/teacher of Craig’s Dance Studio in Stuart



Bob Brunjes – President and Publisher of Treasure Coast Newspapers- the Press Journal, St. Lucie News/Tribune and Stuart News.

Beth Shestak – The Bulletin Editor at Holy Cross and the resident Choreographer and performer for Theater Go Round.


Jay Ganzi  – Automotive director, general manager and partner of Vero Beach Chrysler Jeep Dodge/ Jeep Ram in Vero Beach.

Shari Tessier – Co-owner of Swingsation’s 14th Ave Dance Studio and Co-owner of Infinite Entertainment DJ Services.


Marc McCain   –   Owner and pediatric physician for Treasure Coast Pediatrics

Anya Christina – Dancer, Business and Marketing Manager for Royal Ballroom.


Steve Rennick   –   Real Estate Broker at Rennick Realtors and current President of the Realtors Association of Indian River County.

Karren Walter-Teacher of American and International Style dance for over 25 years and a choreographer for the Vero Beach Theatre Guild productions


Steven Salyer – Chief Operating Officer for Indian River Medical Center

Marianella Tobar -Owner and founder of Marianella’s Dance Fusion LLC and Marianaella’s Dance Fitness.