Kari Foster is a wife and mother of four. She’s a Registered Nurse at Upper Valley Medical Center and also teaches yoga, kickboxing, Pilates, and barre. A graduate of Piqua High School and Fortis College with a degree in Nursing, Kari likes dancing, spending time with her family, going to movies and being active and she LOVES yoga. Kari is fulfilling one of her aspirations by becoming a dancer for Dancing with the Piqua Stars. She has wanted to do it from the beginning of the event.
Her partner, Jennifer Schilling, is a mother of two and a licensed massage therapist. She works from her own office and through Balance Yoga by Amanda. She’s a graduate of Covington High School and both The Humanities Center (Florida) and The Dayton School of Medical Massage where she became a Licensed Massage Therapist. She enjoys yoga, Zumba, kickboxing, biking and anything active. She’s also rekindling her love for playing the flute. Jennifer is participating in Dancing with the Piqua Stars after having been a spectator for the last few years. She felt that the time was right and partnering with Kari would be a great time.
Kelly Meckstroth is a wife and mother of two children along with her golden doodle and cat. She is the Regional Director of Operations for HCR Manorcare. A graduate of McComb High School and Bowling Green State University with a degree in Long Term Care Administration and Gerontology, Kelly is also an active member of Piqua’s service community by being a member of both Piqua Rotary and Piqua Kiwanis. When she isn’t busy with all of that and keeping up with her children’s activities, she enjoys running and attending Green Street Church. Kelly is honored to have the opportunity to support the community through Dancing with the Piqua Stars.
Kristin Mikolajewski will join Kelly on the dance floor. A wife and mother of two, Kristin is a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurse Practitioner at Dayton Children’s Hospital. She is a graduate of Tippecanoe High School and holds and undergraduate degree from Ohio University and Master of Nursing Degree from the Ohio State University. When she isn’t saving the lives of children, she enjoys running on the bike path, summer bonfires, and family trips to Northern Michigan and Florida. Kristin is dancing to support her city and have some fun.
Dancing with the Piqua Stars is back, with a new cast and another exciting competition. On April 21, a new group of well-known community members will test new skills as they dance for charity at Piqua Arts Council’s sixth year of Dancing with the Piqua Stars. The popular fundraising event is modeled after the long-running television series. Five Piqua-area couples have been selected to compete under the expert direction of Liz Maxon, Rick & Judy Bowerman and Tammy Bellamy Chaney. Contestants will dance twice for the title on Saturday, April 21at A Learning Place during an afternoon dessert matinee and an evening dinner performance.
Emily Burnside is a wife and mother of three. She is a purchasing supervisor at AM Leonard in Piqua, OH. She’s a graduate of Lehman High School and Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development. In her free time, she likes to run and enjoys spending time with her family and friends when she isn’t planning fundraisers like the Scott Arnold Memorial or trying to keep up with all of her kids’ activities. She chose to participate in Dancing with the Piqua Stars because she thought it would be a good time and help raise money for a great cause.
Her partner and husband, Dominic Burnside, is a police officer with the City of Troy. A graduate of Piqua High School and Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Dominic likes to coach Junior High Football at Piqua Jr. High and is a youth baseball coach. When he isn’t doing those things, or keeping up with his children’s activities he likes to play golf. He chose to do Dancing with the Piqua Stars because he saw it as an opportunity to support the community and do something special with his wife.
Holly Trombley, is a wife and mother of two boys, also a US Navy family. She is the co-owner of F45 Training in Piqua and also wears the hat of Business Development Manager at Comprehensive Payroll Service. Holly is a proud graduate of Piqua High School and has a passion for helping people get on track with a healthy lifestyle. She has always enjoyed supporting the community throughout her adult life on multiple platforms and was excited to help support the Piqua Arts Council this year!
Frank Zollars is a retired Naval Submarine Sailor. He currently works for the Honda Engine Plant in Anna, OH. Frank grew up in Fortuna, CA and after 24 years in the Navy has moved around the country eventually ending in Piqua, OH. He’s an amateur runner and wood worker and likes to try new restaurants. Frank chose to do Dancing with the Piqua Stars to support the Piqua Arts Council and their efforts in the community.
Amanda Manson is a wife and mother of three kids. She is a third grade teacher at Washington Primary in Piqua. She’s a graduate of Piqua High School and is an Ohio University Bobcat with a degree in Early Childhood Education. When she isn’t practicing for Dancing with the Piqua Stars, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Amanda is dancing because, Piqua Arts Council is an amazing organization that enriches the lives of every citizen of Piqua. As a teacher, and mother, she see the vital role in which PAC plays in providing rich experiences that helps Piqua stay a vital community.
Her partner, Ryan Vosler, is father to a 6 year old golden retriever named Winston. He is employed by Wappoo Wood Products in Sidney, OH as a Purchaser. A graduate of Piqua High School and Wright State University with a degree in History, Ryan enjoys playing golf, running half marathons and enjoys skiing in Aspen, CO yearly.
Dinner: 7 - 8pm
430 N. Main St.
Piqua, OH 45356