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Promoting the Arts:  Stars Dance for the Arts

February 9, 2019
Doors open 6:30 p.m.

THANK YOU to all our dancers for participating in our 7th Annual Stars Dance For The Arts  (SDFA)! It is a
star-studded, action-packed event hosted by Vickie Robinson and Wells Gulledge. SDFA 2019 will feature superstar couples dancing to generously raise funds for Kinston’s Community Council for the Arts. Each couple will perform an exciting and expertly choreographed dance. We appreciate the participation of these dancers and for their support!

MEET -- Paige Wetherington & Ty Eason -- Dancing the Cha-Cha to I Wanna Dance with Somebody  by Whitney Houston 

                                                       Paige Wetherington

                                                       Dance Training:  Paige danced at Studio 86 from the age of three until she was 18-                                                            years-old.

                                                       Education and Work Experience:  Paige graduated from South Lenoir High School and as a license in Cosmetology from Lenoir Community College. She is employed as a hair stylist at The Beauty Box in Kinston.

                                                       Background & Interests:  Paige has lived in Kinston her whole life. Her favorite travel destination is Disney World in Florida. She enjoys volunteering in the community, helping with hair during pageants, traveling, and hanging out with her family and friends.

Greatest accomplishment to date: "Becoming a hair stylist."

What does Paige like about Lenoir County?  "The people, the community atmosphere and the unique spots and sights. I know no matter what life throws our way this community is one who sticks together through thick and thin."

What is Paige looking forward to by participating in this event? "Through the years I have watched the show from the seats, behind the scenes as a choreographer and hair dresser, and I just knew one day I would want to participate. The art of dance is so important to me and I knew that participating as a dancer was a way to become even more involved with the wonderful program.

                                                        Ty Eason                                                        

                                                        Dance Training:  “Although never dancing competitively, I have had some previous                                                           dance experience in my work with NC Junior Cotillion, learning and teaching                                                                         ballroom and line-dancing to students in fifth through eighth grades.”

                                                        Education and Work Experience: Ty is a graduate of South Lenoir High  school, a                                                               former baseball player and graduate of Lenoir Community College,  and an East Carolina University Alumni (B.A. Psychology, M.A/C.A.S. School Psychology). Currently, he is working with the Lenoir County Public School System as a School Psychologist, mainly in the pre-school division helping students, teachers, and parents to identify learning disabilities, developmental delays, and complications related to Autism. While at ECU, Ty worked as a graduate assistant helping Psychology students with advising needs, assisted professors in planning curriculum guides for the Construction Management Program, and also tutored/coordinated study hall hours for ECU student-athletes.

Background & Interests: Ty lived in Greenville, NC, while enrolled in school at ECU. “Although a loyal Lenoir County boy, Greenville still holds a special place in my heart, especially on football game-days and during close friends’ special events.” He is a member of the Lenoir County Rotaract Club, a Junior Director for NC Junior Cotillion with Mrs. Ann Cherry, and a Volunteer Coach with the American Legion Post 43 Summer Baseball team. His hobbies include watching sports, participating in golf and softball tournaments around the area, listening to live music, and playing trivia when he gets the opportunity. Ty says, “To date, my greatest accomplishment would have to be successfully defending my thesis and obtaining my Master’s Degree from ECU, because it has allowed me to be in the position that I currently hold within Lenoir County Public Schools and make an impact on the lives of children and their families getting the services that they deserve.”
Family: Ty’s parents are Amy and Troy (both school employees), and he has a “little sister”, Callie.

What does Ty like about Lenoir Country?  “I am excited that my journey has lead me back home to Lenoir County, and that I am given the opportunity to be a positive role model for children within our school system, as well as being an advocate for mental health and children with disabilities.”

What is Ty looking forward to by participating in this event?  “By participating in this event, I am looking forward to further develop my dancing skills, while also being involved in something fun for the Kinston community.”

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