Community Council for the Arts

Promoting the Arts:  Stars Dance for the Arts

January 20, 2018
Doors open 6:30 p.m.

THANK YOU to all our dancers for participating in our 6th Annual Stars Dance For The Arts  (SDFA)! It was a star-studded, action-packed event hosted by Vickie Robinson and Wells Gulledge. SDFA 2018 featured superstar couples dancing to generously raise funds for Kinston’s Community Council for the Arts. Each couple performed an exciting and expertly choreographed dance. We appreciate the participation of these dancers and for their support!

MEET -- Allie Cantu & Brandon Davis
This team performed the Lindy Hop to Jump, Jive An' Wail  by The Brian Setzer Orchestra

                                                       Allie Cantu

                                                       Dance Training: “I grew up as a Bobbi Collins Dancer in Rocky Mount.”

                                                       Education and Work Experience: Allie attended cosmetology school at Lenoir
                                                       Community College and is a stylist at Beauty Box Salon and Day Spa.

                                                       Background & Interests: Allie is originally from Raleigh, grew up in Rocky Mount,
                                                       and has lived all over Eastern North Carolina, but she says, “I'm proud to call Kinston
                                                       my adopted home for the last 14 years.” Allie says her favorite travel destination is Hatteras Island, saying, “It's so peaceful out there at the edge of the world!” She is involved with the North Lenoir Drama Club as a hair stylist and makeup artist for their plays, and also works backstage with the Distinguished Young Women of Lenoir County program and the Miss Neuse Pageant. She adds, “I enjoy shaving heads every year for the Kinston/Lenoir County St. Baldrick's Day event.”

What does Allie like about Lenoir County? “The best thing about Lenoir County is its strong sense of community. We look out for one another around here, and that's not something you see in a lot of places.”

What is Allie looking forward to by participating in this event? “I love to give back to our community, and this is such a fun way to do it! I'm so excited to participate as a dancer this year!”

                                                          Brandon Davis 

                                                          Dance Training: None

                                                          Education and Work Experience: Brandon has a master’s degree in English and is
                                                          the Marketing Coordinator for the Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce.

                                                          Background & Interests: Brandon has lived in Florida, Montana, Oak Island, North
                                                          Carolina, Arizona, and Raleigh. He says, “I love Bozeman, Montana,” and he enjoys
                                                          writing, reading, running, pushups. He states his greatest accomplishment to date is “gaining confidence in my adulthood. I never had any when I was younger.”

Family: “My family is small and I’m really close to my mom.”

What does Brandon like about Lenoir County? “It’s growing and it’s my hometown.”

What is Brandon looking forward to by participating in this event? “Gaining dance experience and helping out anything with the community. Oh, and dancing with Allie Cantu.”
Allie Cantu
& Brandon Davis

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