Dancing with the Stars 2019
MANY THANKS TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS, DANCERS & DONORS!
Congratulations to the 2019 Dancing with the Stars winners:
Grand Winner: Dallas & Mary Bailes (Andrea Kortas – choreographer)
Judges Choice: Erin Early with Roddy Beall
Peoples Choice: Marietta Roberts with Traci Hiatt
CHECK OUT EVENT PHOTOS FROM OUR TWO CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS!
COO UC Health
Soniya grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, completed her undergraduate education at West Virginia University and moved to Steamboat Springs to be a ski bum for a few years before settling down in the “real” world. She feels fortunate to have made this community her home (and real world) for the past 18 years. After a few years in resort management, she has worked at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center for 13 years and is currently its chief operating officer and interim president. While working at YVMC, she earned her master’s degree in 2011. Her most recent dancing debuts have occurred during the last 8 YVMC Foundation’s Penguin Plunge events. You may recall seeing her there as Katy Perry, a Fembot and a young Michael Jackson to name a few.
Soniya spends her free time mountain biking, snowboarding, skinning, camping and other typical Steamboat lifestyle activities. She and her husband Frank are grateful for their two children, Kalkin (10) and Sahira (7). She is truly honored to support CASA this year!
Choreographer partnered with Soniya Fidler
Scott Goodhart started his teaching career with Arthur Murray Dance Studios, where he was ranked in Arthur Murray’s top ten teachers in the world. In 2014 he moved to May I Have This Dance, voted Chicago’s Best Dance Studio 2015. He’s been fortunate to have worked with some of the best coaches in the world and now specializes in dancing a wide variety of dance styles.
Before teaching dance, Scott put his efforts into music, musical theater productions, art, and a number of sports. Now you can probably see him running down Highway 40 where he often does his marathon training. He likes to combine his knowledge of extracurricular activities to bring both technical concepts and artistic expression to dance.
Editor, Steamboat Pilot & Today
Lisa Schlichtman, a St. Louis native, moved to Steamboat Springs in July 2013 to become editor of the Steamboat Pilot & Today. Her journalism career spans more than two decades. After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she worked as a newspaper reporter and editor and also was the owner and publisher of newspapers and magazines in Southwest Missouri. Lisa and her husband, Mike, have two sons, who both live in the Denver area.
The Schlichtmans have been vacationing in Colorado since 1985 and knew they wanted to eventually make their home in the Rocky Mountains and Steamboat Springs was the perfect relocation choice. When Lisa is not at the newspaper, she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, reading, meeting new people and experiencing all Steamboat Springs has to offer. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs and Women United, is a graduate of the Leadership Steamboat program and is currently serving as president of the Colorado Press Association board.
Choreographer partnered with Lisa Schlichtman
Nicole LeDuc started her dance career at age 4 in San Juan, Puerto Rico with her first classical ballet solo and is still happily on stage. Her training has taken her all over… Minneapolis Ballet Company, Dakini Dance Movement Company, 18 years of West African Dance study, 15 years of Tribal Bellydance and is now teaching at Steamboat Arts Academy and CMC. Nicole is still performing and currently Choreographing for Jasmir Tribal Bellydance Troupe. The love of Dance runs deep for Nicole and she hopes to spread it to all!
Loretta Conway and her husband Bill are the current Tennis & Pickleball Center concessionaires for the City of Steamboat Springs. Loretta has been serving communities through the lifetime sport of tennis for over 35 years. She loves helping others and is a proud member of the Steamboat Rotary Club. Loretta has fallen in love with Steamboat Springs! Loretta now enjoys horseback riding, hiking with her pups and cross country skiing. Loretta developed a passion for music at a young age, always listening to her mom’s records of Doris Day, the Platters, Bobbie Venton and more. Loretta played clarinet in high school band. She received a scholarship to sing in the college choir at Lambuth College in Jackson, TN…just a few hours from her hometown of Memphis, TN. Having the chance to dance with professional Ben Spiegel is a real adventure; doing it to support CASA and her community is a huge honor!
Choreographer partnered with Loretta Conway
I moved from Iowa in 1994 following my sister Jennifer Stabile and folks Del and Sandy Spiegel. Planning only to stay for a couple of years, as most Yampa Valley stories go I opened a small business with my father, met my wife to be Sharon, and 3 children and 19 years of marriage later I wouldn’t think of calling another place home. My three children Ashley (17), Alex (15), and Logan (13) have taken it upon themselves to keep mom and dad fully involved in the community thru SSWSC, SSSC, Methodist Church, and all of the other million things all of us in the community participate in. Of my 20 years in Iowa 17 of them was spent being heavily involved in a local dance company studying and performing ballet, jazz, and my favorite tap. I am excited for the opportunity to stomp my feet for CASA in hopes to gracefully show my appreciation and support.
Erin has been a teacher for Steamboat School District for 11 years after moving from the Chicago area. Enamored by the mountain lifestyle and the Steamboat community, she knew she had found a place to call home. She quickly fell in love with coaching for the Steamboat Soccer Club where she also met her husband; her best friend. When she isn’t teaching PE or coaching, you can find her chasing her friends up the mountain on her bike, skis, or some trail with her husband and dog dreaming of their next adventure.
While never an actual dancer, (nor the skill to be one for reals), Erin quit dance at a young age because “her feet hurt.” Now realizing what a silly excuse that was, dance is still a sport that she wishes was something she pursued. She has always considered doing a community dance event, so why not dive on into one of the year’s best events! Erin is in awe of the work that CASA does on a daily basis for our community’s youth. She has seen some of the work they have done first hand being a teacher and are thankful each and every day for the resources and support CASA provides!
Choreographer partnered with Erin Early
Roddy hails from Steamboat, and loves this chance to give back to the community that raised him. In this wonderfully unique event, art has the direct power to support kids in desperate times of need. Roddy is so excited to be dancing with Erin Early this year, and he needs all of you to cheer her on! Lets turn up the music real loud and have a ball!
Owner & Medical Director, Steamboat Emergency Center
Dallas is an owner and the medical director of Steamboat Emergency Center. He grew up in southern California before completing his emergency medicine residency in New York City. He moved to Steamboat in 2012 for what was to be one winter season but was quickly afflicted with the Yampa Valley curse. When Dr. Bailes is not working, he enjoys snowboarding, backcountry exploring, mountain biking, and spending time with his wife, Mary, one year old son, Jack, and his dog, Beauford.
Choreographer partnered with Dallas Bailes
Andrea is so excited and honored to be asked to choreograph for the fourth time this year. She has attended the past shows and has always said “Steamboat Dancing with the Stars is the BEST night out for an amazing cause”. Andrea grew up dancing, choreographing and performing and has performed for many years in Steamboat Dance Theatre. She has been living in Steamboat for 26 years, and has spent the last 21 of those years married to her husband Jeff Kortas and raising their 3 beautiful, smart and fabulous daughters. Aside from her family life, Andrea works at The Sheraton Resort and Villas on their Marketing team. “I am super excited to perform with Dallas Bailes this year. Thank you for supporting CASA and our “Stars” who have worked so hard raising money for a wonderful organization. Keep on dancing!”
Steamboat Springs Patrol Officer
My name is Lisa Wilson and I have lived in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the past 4 1/2 years. I recently was hired on to the Steamboat Springs Police Department as a Patrol Officer, and completed the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy. Prior to serving as a Patrol Officer, I worked as a Detentions Officer with the Routt County Sherriff’s Office and the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department in Cheyenne, WY. With a commitment to youth services, I helped kids as a youth care worker for the Southern Wyoming Juvenile Center in Cheyenne and as supervisor with the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools in Detroit. I am looking forward to working with Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA and help raise money for such a great organization.
Choreographer partnered with Lisa Wilson
Janet Peasley has been dancing since she was four years old. She taught dance and pom, performed in a Presidential inaugural parade, the Detroit Thanksgiving Day parade for many years, Detroit Piston’s Opening Show and Halftime performances, and currently teaches hip hop at Elevation Dance Studio! I love these kids. She has choreographed for Greek Life events as well as small hip hop crews in college. She co-produced the Steamboat Dance Theatre concert for two years, choreographed, served on the board, and now enjoys dancing in the show. She was an engineer turned science teacher and gifted specialist. She is excited to support CASA this year through the use of dance; especially since she and her partner went to high school together in Detroit, Michigan! Janet “Moms so hard” and finds this role to be her absolute favorite. She has two beautiful daughters, Violet and Lily, and one rock star husband, Jason whom she is eternally grateful for. She also has two naughty dogs, Brute and Claudius.
GM at The Laundry
Michael Guerrero has lived in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for 9 years. He is from Denver Colorado right in the center of the city, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. He attended Denver East High School. After graduating high school, Michael joined the United States Army Reserve, and served for 6 years. He went on to get his business administration degree with a computer science minor. Michael has always been in the food and beverage industry, and is currently with the Rex’s family group, where he is the general manager of The Laundry restaurant. Growing up as a child Michael always loved to dance! Hip-hop, salsa and country music are his favorites. Michael was ecstatic when he received a call asking to be a Star for the 2019 production! He is looking forward to the event, and really looking forward to giving back to CASA and the community.
Choreographer partnered with Michael Guerrero
Rachel has lived in Steamboat for 15 years and has worked at the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation for 11 years, currently as a Conference Services Manager. Previously she worked in several positions with various non-profit arts organizations in Steamboat, including the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. She went to school at Colorado Mountain College and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design where she studied Art Education.
Rachel is a Colorado Native and grew up in the Denver/Boulder area where she began dancing at a young age; much of her youth was spent in the dance studio. Rachel joined the Steamboat Dance Theatre board in 2012 and served as the Treasurer and member of the scholarship committee for 6 years. She enjoys her time participating in Steamboat Dance Theatre through being on the board, dancing and choreographing for the show. She is very excited to be a part of Dancing with the Stars and support CASA.
A native of the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico Marietta attended Interamerican University in San Juan, P.R. and earned her Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Human Resources and minor in Marketing. While in college she worked in the fitness industry and placed an emphasis on exercise assessment, exercise prescription, and program design. This time in her life helped her to build a foundation that led to the successful career in fitness that she enjoys today.
Marietta has been involved in the fitness industry full-time since 1989. Since graduating from college she has trained a wide variety of clients ranging from young athletes and celebrities, to seniors, triathletes, cyclists, ultra runners and Olympians.
She also enjoys working with clients who are recovering from injuries as well as clients are seeking to make life changes to make fi. She has instructed a wide variety of classes like Functional Strength , Body Conditioning, Step, Aqua Fitness, Kickboxing among other formats for more than 25 years, and Indoor Cycling for over 20 years. Most notably she was master presenter for LeMond Fitness in North America, Central and South America for over 8 years. During that time she was honored to work directly with American cycling icon Greg Lemond.
She is certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Rev Master, Keiser, Rebook and ICG Indoor Cycling Master Presenter and certifications. Body Training Systems certified, Pilates with the Physical Mind Institute among others. Her passion, energy and commitment to educating people about health and wellness are exemplary in the fitness industry.
Choreographer partnered with Marietta Roberts
Traci wears many hats, but “dancer” is one of her absolute favorites (second only to wife/mom). Traci began dancing in 2nd grade, when her parents put her in tap and disco lessons (yes, really – disco!). She continued taking jazz and hip hop classes throughout high school and like most others, found inspiration on many dance floors throughout her college years at UC Santa Barbara. After moving to Steamboat in 2003, Traci joined Steamboat Dance Theatre and has appeared in the past 14 years’ of performances, served 7 years as President on the Steamboat Dance Theatre Board and co-produced the annual performance for 2 years. When Elevation Dance Studio opened in 2010, Traci started passing along her love of dance to the youngest in our community as the Bitty Ballet teacher (including over 35 children in her classes this year!). She is a former member of Jasmir Belly Dance Troupe and the Steamboat African Dance & Drum Ensemble. When she’s not teaching, rehearsing or performing, Traci works as Director of Marketing at Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty, teaches Barre Fitness classes at Old Town Hot Springs and Rakta Hot Yoga, and enjoys rafting the river or riding the mountain with her husband and 4-year-old son. She is excited to have found another opportunity to channel her passion for dance, on stage for the benefit of such an amazing program as NW Rocky Mountain CASA!