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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 -- Raine Tyndall & Jacques Passailaigue -- Dancing the American Hustle to Knock on Wood  by Donna Summer

                                                       Raine Tyndall

                                                       Dance Training: "(Once upon a time) a member of a dance company and I owned a                                                            dance studio."

                                                       Education and Work Experience:  Raine is an Account Executive with Curtis Media                                                          Group.

Background & Interests: Raine's favorite travel destinations are Swansea, Wales and Telluride, Colorado. She is involved in Rotary, the CSS Gunboat Association, the Arts Council and is a Chamber Ambassador. Raine loves to cook, paint and dance. "I decorate wedding and novelty cakes. Love all kinds of music especially live concerts. I love to play the piano and I sing when no one can hear me."

What does Raine like about Lenoir County? "Warm friendly people and the small-town feeling."

What is Raine looking forward to by participating in this event? "I enjoy contributing to my community, this is a good cause. I also love to dance and perform."

                                                         Jacques Passailaigue 

                                                          Dance Training: "2015 Stars Dance for the Arts Crystal Ball Champion"

                                                          Education and Work Experience: Jacques and his business partner own and                                                                         operate a copier dealership, with three locations in eastern North Carolina:                                                                             Goldsboro Office Equipment Company dba GOECO, Daughetys Office Equipment                                                             in Kinston, and Carraways Office Solutions in Greenville. "We sell, service and                                                                       supply desktop printers, copiers, fax machines, desktop scanners, industrial paper shredders, design and build OCR software and folding machines."

Background & Interests: Besides Kinston, Jacques has lived in Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina; Ensenada, Mexico; San Jose, California; and Greenville, North Carolina. His favorite travel destinations are Central America, the mountains of North Carolina and his hometown of Charleston. He is a member of Grace Fellowship Church and multiple chambers including the Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce. He is a Board member for LCC Foundation, CSS Neuse Gunboat Association, the Kinston Rotary Club (and former President), and the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Plains Advisory. Jacques enjoys sports, USC Gamecock athletics, self-improvement, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. 

Greatest Accomplishment To Date: "My two boys, Matthew and Maxwell, raising tow great young men along with my wife, Erin."

What does Jacques like about Lenoir County? I love the people of this area. The people are what motivated me to move here five years ago. The people of Lenoir County are genuine and care a lot about this community. I wanted to give back and commit to the people of this area that have given me and my family a lot of great opportunities. How could I ask the people of this area to do business with me and then take all that money back to Pitt County? Me and my family love this area, live in this area, our kids go to school in this area and are fully committed to the long-term revitatilzation of Kinston/Lenoir County."

What is Jacques looking forward to by participating in this event?  "Winning the title for a second time and helping the Kinston Community Council for the Arts to raise money for a great institution!"
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