Community Council for the Arts

Promoting the Arts:  Stars Dance for the Arts

January 20, 2018
Doors open 6:30 p.m.

WELCOME:  Our 6th Annual Stars Dance For The Arts  (SDFA) promises to be the best ever, wrapping up an exciting year celebrating the Art Center's 50th anniversary! Be ready for a star-studded, action-packed event hosted by Vickie Robinson and Wells Gulledge. Your 2018 SDFA event features superstar couples dancing their way into your hearts to generously raise funds for Kinston’s Community Council for the Arts. Each couple will perform an exciting and expertly choreographed dance for your entertainment in hopes of becoming the 2018 champions of Stars Dance For The Arts!

MEET TEAM 5 -- Allison Jones & John Clemmons

Allison Jones
Dance Training: “I’ve never been a dancer, but I am looking forward to learning something new!”

Background & Interests: Allison was born and raised in Greenville, and attended school at Parrott Academy as a child. She enjoys working at her family’s business, Copypro, as an account manager for Lenoir and Greene Counties. She also participates in the local Rotary and Lion’s Club and in her free time enjoys traveling, running, horseback riding, and road-biking.

John Clemmons 
Dance Training: None

Education and Work Experience: Jon received his Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University in Business Management with minors in Spanish & Parks Recreation and Tourism Management and a Master’s degree from Lenoir Rhyne University in Business Administration. He is employed by Down East Wood Ducks as Director of Sales.

Background & Interests: Besides, Kinston, Jon has lived in Swansboro, Raleigh, Knightdale, and Asheville. His favorite destination place is South America, and he enjoys running, fishing, golfing, and annual travels to different Major League and Minor League baseball stadiums. Jon is involved with the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plains Advisory Board, the Park Scholarship Selection Committee, and he is a Rotarian. Jon’s greatest accomplishments, to date, include a full academic scholarship to North Carolina State University, Park Scholarship and three (3) Minor League baseball championship rings: Asheville Tourists (2012 & 2014) and Down East Wood Ducks (2017).

Family: Jon’s parents reside in Swansboro and his sister, brother-in-law, and nephews live in Holly Springs.

What does Jon like about Lenoir Country? “Location – it is the hub of Eastern North Carolina and home to your Down East Wood Ducks!”

What is Jon looking forward to by participating in this event? “I’m looking forward to this event to get to better know the people in this community and pick up a few dance moves along the way. I’m excited to be doing something outside of my comfort zone in order to help CCA.”

Allison Jones &
 John Clemmons

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