MEET THE DANCERS
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Bridget Condon is a sports reporter for ABC11. She was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts where her two older sisters, mom, dad and puppy Huxley still live. Bridget has always been and will always be one of those wild Boston sports fans, from reversing the curse to deflating the football she will never betray the beloved Boston Sports Army. Bridget is a graduate from James Madison University where she studied both journalism and Spanish. In college, Bridget studied abroad in Seville, Spain and has had the travel bug ever since. Bridget was a star in her kindergarten dance class but that's about where her dancing skills end, although she likes to pretend
Bella Terenzi is a 20 year old freelance photographer and aspiring model. What sets her apart from others is that she has been wheelchair bound her whole life due to a spinal cord injury at birth. But that hasn’t stopped her from doing what she loves and is passionate about. At just 4 years old, she began lessons at Academy For The Performing Arts, in Apex, North Carolina. After about 2 years, Bella took a break from the stage until her returning in high school. Following her graduation in 2018, she decided to self educate on her photo craft rather than the traditional college route. Nowadays Bella is aspiring to become a model to represent the disability community and bring her photography skills all over the world. As for dancing, she mainly reserves it for when she’s out with friends. But she can’t resist when the stage calls out to her.
Elsie Shuler has been a public music educator for 36 years. She was a member of the North Carolina Master Chorale in Raleigh, North Carolina under the direction of music director, Al Sturgis. She has directed choirs on tours in Paris, London, Carnegie Hall, Disney World, Louisiana, Myrtle Beach, Chicago, Williamsburg and Atlanta. Her choirs have consistently received Superior ratings at MPA (Music Performance Adjudication) festivals. She is currently the Music director for Wake Forest United Methodist Church, North Carolina a position she has held for 18 years.
Devon Riggsbee, who goes by the wrestler name Snooty Foxx, was born and raised in Chapel Hill. He became interested in wrestling at a young age. In addition to competing as pro wrestler, Riggsbee organizes wrestling shows in order to bring in local kids and some Special Olympics participants, and as a way to benefit different groups within his community. When he isn't wrestling or training, he enjoys cooking, the beach, and spending time with his three children.
Rich Hensley is now in his 20th year of his second career with his ‘Interactive Entertainment for Seniors’ he calls Movercize.Serving twenty-five different communities in the Triangle area, he spends his days encouraging seniors to experience the joy of moving to the music. In his previous career, he was a ballroom dance instructor, which is how he first became involved with National Inclusion Project. Rich says, “In the very first ‘Dancing Like the Stars’ I had the privilege of dancing (and winning) with Faye Parker." In subsequent years he danced with WRAL’s Linda Loveland, and newspaper reporter turned lawyer, Ruth Sheehan (who both also won, BTW).
“Now the pressure’s on” he says. “Now I’m the fundraiser – so, friends and colleagues, let’s hit that button and make that pledge!
Ana Rivera joined the ABC11 Eyewitness News team in July 2018 and she's waking up with you bright and early! You can see her reports from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. She also reports from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Before moving to the Triangle, Ana worked in the land of bourbon and fast horses-Louisville, KY. During her time in Louisville, Ana worked as an 11 p.m. reporter and fill-in anchor at the ABC affiliate WHAS11. She covered a variety of stories in the Bluegrass state including rising crime rates and she even got to meet country star Garth Brooks!
Bryan Lord is a 29 year-old Libra living his best life in Apex, NC. When he’s not in the Taco Bell drive-thru, he’s co-hosting the “Two Men and a Mom” morning show on WRAL-FM. Bryan is happily married to his wife, Kate. Together they live with their golden retriever, Alan and cross-eyed cat, Weezer.
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