Meet our 2016 VIP Dancers!


A gala like no other!

Four brave volunteers and their professional dance partners compete in their dance style of choice–this year ANYTHING GOES–to win your vote and the coveted YA Disco Ball Trophy.

STACY MATTIA

Stacy MattiaStacy began her 25 year banking career at CoreStates NJ National Bank, predecessor to Wachovia Bank, spent 8 years with Chase Bank and now is a Senior Vice President at OceanFirst Bank. Over her career, Stacy has volunteered with Eden Autism Services, American Heart Association, and Thomas Edison State College, among others. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce. Stacy is an avid photographer and loves attending her children’s sporting events. She lives in West Windsor with her husband, Mike, and their children, David and Kaity.

“I LOVE the show Dancing with the Stars, and I am excited to be supporting Young Audiences in such a fun way!”


MICHELE MINTER

Michele MinterMichele is the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity at Princeton University. Prior to that she worked in development at the College Board and Princeton University. She graduated with a BA from Yale and received an MFA in Theater from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Michele is a passionate community volunteer who serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Isles, Inc., in addition to past and current service on boards including the Princeton Library Foundation and The Princeton Area Community Foundation. She lives in Plainsboro with her husband, Jeffrey Yuan, and their children, Brian and Mira.

“Arts education nurtures imagination and self-discovery. The creative children whom Young Audiences educates are my role models!”


CAROL CRONHEIM

Carol CronheimCarol is first and foremost a proud New Jerseyan. A graduate of Princeton University and Rutgers, she has spent the majority of her career working in Trenton on behalf of the state’s vibrant arts and history community. Most recently she served as New Jersey’s Assistant Secretary of State where she helped guide the work of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her non-profit and volunteer work has included service on the New Jersey Cultural Trust, ArtPride New Jersey, Leadership New Jersey, the Friends of the State House and the Princeton Charter Club. A resident of Lambertville and a Princeton Day School parent, she is married to a great dancer, has two sons, and is delighted to be slipping on her dancing shoes for Young Audiences!


DAN FATTON

Dan FattonDan is the Executive Director of the Work Environment Council of New Jersey. He received a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University. Dan is Vice Chair of the Trenton Green Team, serves on the board of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, is the Immediate Past Chair of the Trenton Cycling Revolution, and served as a trustee and president of the I Am Trenton Community Foundation. Dan lives with his partner, Alex, in the 1865 Trenton home that they restored together.

“Even though anyone that has seen me dance, knows I mostly hop and jump, I agreed to dance at Dazzle because the arts education programming that Young Audiences provides is so important and I wanted to support our local community.”



Dazzle Mad Hot Ballroom III Strictly Swing Dazzle 2016 Sneak Peek Videos
Dazzle Mad Hot Ballroom III Strictly Swing
Dazzle 2016 Sneak Peek Videos