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meet the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Welcome to the 7th annual Dancing with the Stars Austin gala. Year after year, the success of this event continues to grow because of each of you. The simple fact is that your generosity helps child victims in Travis County. Whether you are a long-time supporter of the Center or someone who has just been introduced to the important work we do, your willingness to come out and support our children is appreciated. Each child who walks through the Center’s doors lives with a reality that most can’t imagine. In the face of that reality, each also shows a determination to get past their abuse. By working with the professionals at the Center, these children and their families take the necessary steps to move forward with their lives. With our help, and yours, we can end the cycle of abuse in Travis County. We are so excited to bring you tonight’s performances. Our 10 Austin celebrities have been working hard for months preparing for their big night. Whether you are here to experience the elegance and sophistication of the fox trot or the lively flair of the salsa, there’s sure to be something for everyone. The best part is that YOU get to pick who takes home the coveted mirror ball trophy! Last, but certainly not least, thank you to our title sponsor Lexus of Austin. Their commitment to our children continues to be an inspiration to me and the staff at the Center. I would also like to thank our many other event sponsors and guests who are here tonight. Without you, we would not be able to continue serving those who need us most. We hope you have a great time at Dancing with the Stars Austin!
Michael Torres, Executive Director
2013 Event Chairs
Carol Adams & Alex Winkelman Honorary Chairs
Andra & Joe Liemandt Director & Emcee
Sabrina Barker-Truscott Celebrity Judges
Dan Bullock, Barbara Chisholm, Ed Clements
Schedule of events
Welcome Special Performance Live Auction Celebrity Dance Performances 2014 Celebrity Dancer Auction Raffle Drawing Winner Announcement
Dance Floor Opens Music by DJ Johnny Bravvo SHARE YOUR PHOTOS TONIGHT!
aren & Mike Shultz and Friends
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR
GENEROUS SPONSORS Title Sponsor
Jeanne & Michael Klein Tango Sponsors
Friends of the Center, Rebecca & Bryan Hardeman, Horseshoe Bay Resort, Andra & Joe Liemandt, Vista Equity Partners, WSFM Foundation Rhumba Sponsors
Ashpitz*Formby*Parker*Strawn, Friends of the Center, Rebecca & Bryan Hardeman, Lexus of Austin, MALLICK Group, Inc., RBC Wealth Management, Mary & Rusty Tally, Suzanne & Marc Winkelman
Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, ATX Brands LLC, Carol & Chris Adams, Barshop-Oles Co. & S. Barshop Investments, Benchmark Bank, Cobb Mechanical and Austin Affair, Jan & John Currier, Feazell & Tighe LLP, Rebecca & Bryan Hardeman, JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Lexus of Austin, Andra & Joe Liemandt, Marathon Real Estate, Nidhi & Tanuj Nakra, RED J FILMS, Laila & Jordan Scott, Meghan & Chris Slover, Karen & Mike Shultz and Friends, Urbanspace, Shawn Walker & Friends Cha-Cha Sponsors
Austin Cops for Charities, Austin Smiles, Friends of Jamie Barshop, Friends of Becky Beaver, Jeri & Vaughn Brock, Paula & Kevin Burns, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Frost Bank, Maria & Eric Groten, Horseshoe Bay Resort, Hurt/Bennett-Cabler/ Otto/Coffee, Julie & Jeff Jumonville, Ava & Steve Late/Horseshoe Bay Resort, Robin Lieberman & Friends, Maxwell Locke & Ritter, Monocoque Diversified Interests, Randi Shade & Kayla Shell, Cord Shiflet/ Scott Bale, Candy & Dick Snyder, Mary & Rusty Tally, Wells Fargo, WorthPointe Wealth Management
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AUCTION ITEMS Aspen Vacation - Value: $7,000 Enjoy a full week’s stay at a beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home (sleeps 6) in the heart of Aspen, CO courtesy of Jamie Barshop. This gorgeous mountain home has views of Ajax Mountain and is walking distance to the ski lifts, restaurants and shopping. Amenities include wi-fi, hot tub, heated pool and a wood burning fireplace. Available Dates: January 4 - February 18, April 1 - July 10 (includes July 4) and September 10 - December 18 of 2014. Includes two round-trip American Airlines tickets donated by Tramex Travel to fly to Aspen or any destination in the Continental U.S., Alaska, Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean.
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VIP Charity Driving Experience - Value: Priceless Be a part of the inaugural Ride.Drive.Give., the only event that provides a full day of exhilarating motorsports activities at Circuit of the Americas, all to benefit the Center for Child Protection on March 22, 2014. Experience the same sensation as a professional Grand Prix pilot as you take the passenger seat in a modified Jordan F1® race car going from zero to 60MPH in 1.8 seconds. Take your own vehicle out on the 3.4 mile circuit track, where discovery laps and coached laps will show you what your car can do and give you time to perfect your driving skills. Experience 133 feet of elevation change in an exotic car such as a Ferrari 458, McLaren MP12, Lamborghini LP560, Porsche 911, or Audi R8. This package also includes F1 simulators, a guided tour, meals & hospitality, photo/video keepsakes, a podium ceremony and other surprise VIP amenities.
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meet the CHAIRS CAROL SMITH ADAMS
Carol Smith Adams is a non-profit consultant who began her career at Austin’s historic Paramount Theatre and subsequently served as Executive Director for the internationally acclaimed Sharir Dance Company and Capital Campaign Director and Major Gifts Officer at ZACH Theatre. Carol currently serves on the boards of Animal Trustees of Austin, Blue Lapis Light Aerial Dance Company and on the Director’s Council for the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2010 she received the Jordan Award as Volunteer of the Year from the Austin Community Foundation. Carol is married to Chris Adams, and they are honored to be active in Austin’s philanthropic community. They are blessed with two children and their spouses, six grandchildren and two rescued dogs.
Alex founded Citizen Generation in 2009 after seeing many needs in the Austin community and from her desire to involve the next generation in philanthropy. Through this work, Alex’s efforts have engaged thousands of young philanthropists and raised over $800,000. Outside of work, Alex lives Citizen Generation’s mission to the fullest, donating her time, talent, and treasure. She has an extensive list: The Long Center Board Member, 2013 Texas Film Hall of Fame Co-Chair, 2013 Austin Pets Alive! Tricks & Treats Chair, 2012 & 2013 Emancipet Free Love Luncheon Co-Chair, 2012 Ballet Austin fete*ish Chair, and 2012 Dancing with the Stars Austin Participant. Alex is honored to be Chairing Dancing with the Stars Austin this year!
Andra & Joe Liemandt
Joe and Andra Liemandt are delighted to participate with this year’s Dancing with the Stars Austin! As a participant in last year’s event, Andra enjoyed the challenge of learning to dance and fell in love with the Center for Child Protection’s mission. When not spending time with their daughters, Kate and Elle, Andra is the drummer for The Mrs. and supports many philanthropic organizations.
meet the JUDGES DAN BULLOCK
Seasoned Community Leader, Writer & Guitar Picker A West Texas native, Dan used day jobs in banking and investment management to enable community service to this city that he loves. He was Founding Chair of Austin’s Partners In Education and has served on the Executive Committees of The Symphony, AMOA, ZACH Theatre, Seton Cove, Greater Austin Chamber, Leadership Austin, Ronald McDonald House and Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Dan is past President of The Headliners Club and is currently on the Greenlights Leadership Council. Dan now spends considerable time as a writer, singer/song writer and public speaker. He is married to Blanton Curator At Large Annette Carlozzi.
BARBAR A CHISOLM
Actor, Producer, Passionate partaker of all things Austin Barbara Chisholm has twice been voted Best Actor in the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin Readers Poll and has appeared in more than 50 stage productions, most recently as a guest artist in the St. Edward’s University production The Importance of Being Earnest. She has appeared often at ZACH Theatre in such productions as 33 Variations, Dividing the Estate, the title role in the one-woman show Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, Elena in the world premiere of Steven Dietz’s Shooting Star, and Annie Wilkes in the North American premiere of Stephen King’s Misery among others. As Producing Director of Red Then Productions, Barbara starred in Sherry Kramer’s solo work When Something Wonderful Ends, and produced the one-man adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V. Film work includes the recently completed and highly anticipated Boyhood project with director Richard Linklater. She is married to the writer, director and actor Robert Faires and mother of UT junior Rosalind Faires.
Talk Show Host, KLBJ-AM Ed Clements is in his 23rd year as an award-winning talk show host at KLBJ-AM. He is also a nationally recognized Master of Ceremonies, having worked for President Bush, the PGA Tour, The University of Texas and many state and local organizations. Ed is on the board of the ARC of the Capital Area and the Capital of Texas Alzheimer’s Association. He has also been an actor on NBC’s Friday Night Lights. Ed is an avid golfer and authority on small town Texas Bar-B-Que joints. He is married and has two sons.
CELEBRIT Y DANCE
LINE-UP & ROUTINE
• Doug Guller and Amanda Warren - “The Bald & the Beautiful” • Jamie Barshop and Rowdy Dufrene - “Party Rocker” • Will Hardeman and Klair Van Slyke - “Bond, James Bond” • Becky Beaver and Randy Ferguson - “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” • Jerry Albright and Bernadette Carmichael - “Word Up” • Mary Herr Tally and Gary McIntyre - “The Sweet Escape” • Kevin Burns and Sarah Berens - “All That Jazz” • Katie Jaffe and Matt Stewart - “Blurred Lines” • Jeff Jumonville and Taletha Jouzdani - “Bringing Sexy Back” • Abby Argo and Mike Topel - “Down the Road”
Color Guard Captain & Community Volunteer Abby Argo is a native Austinite and a senior at Westlake High School. Although she is younger than most dancers and audience members, she has been a part of the Center for Child Protection since birth. Being a part of the Lexus of Austin family as the owner’s daughter, she spends countless hours volunteering both at the Center and attending all the events that support the Center. Abby is very involved in not only her relentless volunteer work but also in High School. Last year she was the outstanding junior girl in the Westlake Chaparral Band. This year she is enjoying the responsibility of being the Color Guard Captain. As a soloist for most of this year’s marching show, Abby is ready to have another spotlight on her, more up-close and personal. After she graduates from Westlake this coming May, Abby will attend college and major in business finance with a concentration in entrepreneurship. When she completes college, Abby will come back to Austin and begin working full time for the family business, Lexus of Austin. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
Abby’s Partner is Mike Topel! Mike is a popular national swing dance instructor, coach, judge, MC, and event director. He performs professionally around the continent and leads a local dance membership club called Austin City Dance Club that features some of tonight’s pro performers as dance instructors at ACDC’s Tuesday night dance. This is his fourth appearance at Dancing with the Stars Austin, this year with delightful superstar Abby Argo.
Deputy CIO at Teacher Retirement System of Texas Jerry Albright is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of the Internal Investment Committee for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). He is currently listed by the Institutional Investors Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful Asset Owners in the World.” As Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Jerry has oversight over one of the largest (23rd) pools of capital in the world. TRS provides retirement benefits to over 1.3 million members and invests in over 15,000 businesses, and 54 different countries around the globe in a 24 hour nonstop, 365 days a year operation. Jerry comes from a family of ranchers that have had roots in Texas since the 1800s. He is a graduate of Texas A&M. In addition, he has competed in over one hundred races including marathons in Austin, Boston and New York. When not dancing or running, Jerry bicycles, water skiis, snow skiis or plays golf. His wife of 33 years is Dr. Brenda Albright, Deputy Superintendent of Georgetown ISD. Jerry’s other fans include his son Brooks, daughter Kelcey, and son-in-law Stephen.
Jerry’s Dance Partner is Bernadette Carmichael! Bernadette Carmichael is a native of Bolton Manchester, England. She first experienced dance through taking Contemporary, Ballet, Tap, Line Dance, and Hip-Hop classes. After seeing one of the top competitive country couples Line Dancing twelve years ago, Bernadette knew she had to pursue partner dancing. As a result of her success as a competitive dancer, her fellow competitors asked her to train them. She has been teaching for eight years in eleven different countries, and she has been teaching at Go Dance since 2009. She has earned eleven 1st place World Championship titles and has trained many students who have gained Amateur World Titles. Bernadette was also one of the top 22 dancers on the English version of the hit TV show, So You Think You Can Dance. For Bernadette, dancing is more than just technique and athleticism, it’s also artistry. She approaches teaching with precision and detail to fine-tune her students’ technique and style. If Bernadette is your instructor, don’t be surprised to find yourself dancing like a pro in no time! “I love the accomplishment of helping people look and feel better in their dancing. I want to get the best out of them, whether they think it’s there or not.”
Community Advocate & Charity Fundraiser Born in San Antonio, TX (right across the street from The Alamo), Jamie Barshop worked for Southwest Airlines for 33 years as a flight attendant and on their Critical Incident Stress Management team. During that time she was appointed to The Texas State Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service by Governor Ann Richards. She was reappointed by Governor George Bush and served as the chairman for the Texas AmeriCorp programs. She is an alumnus of Leadership Texas with a certificate in Dispute Resolution. Jamie has also served on several boards of directors such as Center for Battered Women, ZACH Theatre, Austin Smiles and Texas State McCoy College of Business. In Jamie’s spare time, she enjoys nature, traveling, exercising, hiking in the mountains and extreme sports such as helicopter skiing and scuba diving in exotic places. She also enjoys great food and conversations with family and friends and of course, her dog Baldwin. Jamie is passionate about service, a value she learned from her father. To Jamie, service “is a union of strengths, with everyone on equal footing. Service requires compassion but is not judgmental. Service is based on a willingness to learn and the knowledge that giving is also receiving.” Jamie is thankful and humbled for the all the good things she has experienced in life. She continues to grow and experience all life has to offer by trying to learn something new every day. Dancing has definitely been a new learning experience, and Jamie couldn’t be more pleased than to reveal her inner dancer for such a worthwhile group as the Center for Child Protection!
Jamie’s Dance Partner is Rowdy Dufrene! Rowdy Dufrene is from Austin, Texas, and has been dancing, teaching, judging and coaching for over 25 years. He currently teaches in Austin at Go Dance Studio. In March of 2013, Rowdy began competing and performing with Professional Country Western Dance Partner Gretchen Smith from Dallas, Texas, winning both the New Orleans Dance Mardi Gras and New England Dance Festival this summer. Previously, Rowdy danced competitively with professional partner Maryann Harvey, from Albuquerque, New Mexico and consistently placed in the top of their dance field. After a year off, Rowdy is planning to be back on the Swing Dance floor in 2014 and competing once again with professional partner Amanda Warren. Rowdy travels extensively around the US and Europe coaching and teaching students. Rowdy is thrilled to once again be a part of this year’s Dancing with the Stars Austin event, and wishes all dancers and performers the best of luck!!!
BECKY BEAVER Attorney at Law
Becky Beaver is widely regarded as one of Texas’ preeminent family law attorneys. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Ms. Beaver has practiced law for over 36 years, and handles all aspects of matrimonial and marital property litigation, including conservatorship of children and complex property issues. Her reputation as one of the best lawyers in the state is highlighted by Texas Monthly’s recognition of Ms. Beaver as a ‘Super Lawyer’ for the last seven years. Ms. Beaver has been an active force in developing and nurturing Austin’s culture and community, currently serving on the Boards of Directors of Ballet Austin and the Peoples Community Clinic Foundation. She also served on the Boards of Directors of the Austin Children’s Museum, Austin Women’s Center, Mexic-Arte Museum, Planned Parenthood, Travis County Dispute Resolution Center, Austin Bar Association, and University United Methodist Church Foundation. She has chaired events and served on committees for many other community organizations and bar associations.
Becky’s Dance Partner is Randy Ferguson! Randy Ferguson began ballroom dancing in Virginia Beach, Virginia. During his 17 years of professional competition, he and his partner, Lynn, won numerous titles in both American Rhythm and American Smooth divisions. They were three-time undefeated United States American Style, nine-time Dance Champions and 12-time United States American Smooth finalists. They were known for the elegance and passion they brought to the American style of dancing. Randy still dances with and trains many nationally ranked Pro/Am competitors. He loves teaching anyone from the basic beginner to the most competitive professional. He is best known for his ability to teach good, solid dancing while at the same time keeping the atmosphere fun and stress-free. This is his fifth year with Dancing with the Stars Austin.
Ambassador of the Urban Lifestyle Kevin Burns is the visionary behind Urbanspace; downtown’s premiere luxury residential real estate, commercial real estate and interior design firm. Urbanspace was born out of Burns’ passion for downtown and the exceptional lifestyle it provides, and has remained focused on the revitalization and development of Austin’s urban core for nearly fifteen years. Through his entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering vision, Kevin has evolved the Urbanspace service offering, and in turn, heavily impacted the landscape of downtown. Urbanspace is the only turnkey real estate firm offering exclusive interior design capabilities, and has intimate familiarity of every corner of Austin’s urban core. Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Burns is actively involved within his alma mater, the University of Texas, and serves as a leading voice in the Austin urban community. He is currently a board member of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), and member of the Downtown Austin Alliance, Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA), Urban Land Institute (ULI), prestigious Entrepreneurs Organization of Austin (EO), Elite 25, and one of Austin Business Journal’s Top Producers. Kevin is passionate about his beautiful wife, Paula Burns, and his darling daughters.
Kevin’s Dance Partner is Sarah Berens! Sarah Berens moved from her native Oregon to Austin in 2007 after she was given the opportunity to work at Go Dance Studio and attend the University of Texas, where she graduated with a degree in mathematics. Sarah is a two time UCWDC world champion and is currently competing in the American Smooth style with Matt Stewart. This is Sarah’s fourth year with Dancing with the Stars Austin.
DOUG GULLER CEO, ATX Brands LLC
Doug Guller is originally from the Midwest but has been living in Austin for the past 8 years. Doug moved here to start a company called ATX Brands, and he now owns & operates 25 restaurants, bars and live music venues. He loves traveling (with an upcoming trip to Southeast Asia), getting involved with the community (Entrepreneurs Organization, Operation Turkey), and spending time with his family (15 nieces & nephews). Doug is excited to be supporting the Center for Child Protection, a fantastic organization. ”Please say a quick prayer that I don’t drop my partner. Cheers!”
Doug’s Dance Partner is Amanda Warren! Amanda Warren began by competing at the national level in both Hustle and West Coast Swing, in the Showcase and Classic Divisions. She has taught a combination of Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and Country throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. After completing her degree in Arts Management, she has seen a different side of the dance business by managing a studio, marketing events, and coordinating competitions. Amanda finds great joy in working with organizations such as the Center for Child Protection and is glad to be back. Most of all, Amanda is thrilled to be working with Doug this year and hopes to give you an “interestingly entertaining” performance this evening!
Managing Partner, Continental Automotive Group Born and raised in Austin, Will Hardeman is a proud Austinite and Texas Longhorn. Will embraces the notion of working hard and playing hard. He is the Managing Partner of Continental Automotive Group (CAG), his family owned and operated business that includes Mercedes Benz of Austin, Austin Infiniti, First Texas Honda, and Austin Subaru as well as Continental Collision Centers and Parts Wholesale Direct. CAG contributes to many worthwhile Austin charities and organizations, including the annual Paddle for Puppies and Pedal for Puppies that benefit Austin Pets Alive!. Will is a member of Bachelors of Austin and Young Presidents Organization as well as a committee member of the March of Dimes Signature Chefs event. In addition, Will is an athlete and outdoorsmen who competes in multiple disciplines including cycling, triathlons, competitive shooting, paddle boarding, skiing, and car racing. Did he mention he was the captain of the ski team at UT? When not working or leaping tall buildings in a single bound, Will has a pretty strong domestic streak as well. Any given night of the week, Will can be found at home with his girlfriend (and love of his life, Anna Anami) and his dog Nash hosting a home cooked meal for their respective families and playing the guitar. Will is excited to be a part of Dancing with the Stars Austin benefiting the Center for Child Protection and learning ballroom dancing. He loves Austin, stakes his future here, and is proud to be part of such a great organization that supports and provides for fellow Austinites.
Will’s Dance Partner is Klair Van Slyke! Klair Van Slyke began dancing at age five, performing in The Nutcracker like so many other little girls. As a teenager, she fell in love with ballroom dance. “For me it was all about the dresses” she says, “I wanted to learn so that I could wear those beautiful gowns!” Klair danced for the USC ballroom dance team and competed at events nationwide, winning a US 2007 Pro/Am Championship before becoming a professional. She has worked with the Dancing with the Stars team in Los Angeles and her television appearances include WE Channel’s Dirty Dancing Reality TV Series. This is Klair’s second year with Dancing with the Stars Austin.
Mother, Designer & Humanitarian Katie’s love of philanthropy started early. At the age of 12, she became a volunteer for Candlelighters, a cause committed to helping children with cancer. Continuing her commitment with children’s causes, Katie became involved in Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children through her college sorority. She is also involved in the March of Dimes, a nonprofit supporting the research of the problems that threaten the health of babies. Over the years, Katie has committed herself to helping several local and international charities and nonprofits, helping children and animals around the world. A graduate of the University of Texas, Katie studied Government with a special interest in International Relations, spending much of her time volunteering at the Capitol for various politicians and political efforts. She met her husband, Jordan Jaffe, at UT with whom she has two beautiful daughters, Jennifer and Juliet. As Creative Director of aviation company Comtran, Katie has aided in the design of several high profile aircraft interiors. Currently, she is leading the marketing and design effort of an emerging overseas airline. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Katie is currently studying French and Mandarin Chinese with her daughters. She is an avid traveler, inspiring her to write children’s books with the mission to donate proceeds toward promoting education in developing countries.
Katie’s Dance Partner is Matt Stewart! Matt Stewart started dancing in 2002 when he entered a teacher’s training program at a studio in Nashville, TN. After having spent many years involved with theatre, the transition to dance was relatively natural. Matt performed at the 2008 Country Music Awards for Taylor Swift’s hit country song, “Love Story,” and has performed in a wide variety of music videos, such as Steel Magnolia’s “Last Night Again,” Jewel’s “Satisfied,” Taylor Swift’s “Love Story,” and the Mavericks’ “Born to be Blue.” Matt is also a national competitor in American Smooth. This is Matt’s second year performing in Dancing with the Stars Austin.
Business Development, Dragon Products Jeff was born on the Lake Charles campus of McNeese State University to parents David and Karen. He grew up in Beaumont, TX and moved to Austin in 1990. He graduated from Baylor in 1995, and walked on the golf team ala “Rudy” his senior year. Jeff’s 15 minutes of fame came and went in 2005 when he played a match play event against Justin Leonard on ESPN in “People vs the Pros” at Barton Creek Country Club. Jeff is a Business Development Manager with Dragon Products, an oilfield equipment manufacturer. Jeff’s wife of 17 years Julie (Aggie, Rockstar, SuperMom, Entrepreneur and inventor of the world’s only breast milk alcohol test - Milkscreen) and kiddos Grace (13) and Reece (11) just returned from a two-year adventure in Perth, Australia. Jeff worked with EnerNOC to help manage peak demand on the Western Australia electric grid. While in Australia, Jeff also won two meaningless office contests including Movember 2013 and the 10 Kilo Weight Loss contest of 2013. When not on the road to the oil and gas hubs of Houston, Permian or Eagle Ford, Jeff can be found on the golf course or on the Lost Creek cul-de-sac relaxing in a lawn chair with family and friends. He is honored to have been asked to help the Center for Child Protection and can only hope that Taletha’s toes can heal properly after repeatedly being stepped on.
Jeff’s Dance Partner is Taletha Jouzdani! Taletha Jouzdani has been teaching partner dancing for over 15 years and is known for her ability to create the perfect balance of technical and playful in her instruction. Currently, Taletha teaches independently in Austin, Texas, where she is a member of the staff at Austin City Dance Club. She also conducts workshops and private lessons at West Coast Swing events around the world. Her goal as an instructor is to be approachable and teach entertaining, but educational, lessons for her students. Common themes in her workshops are musicality, creating a balanced dance, and dance as a conversation. She has extensive training in various partner dance styles including Country, Latin Social, Hustle, Ballroom and of course West Coast Swing. Taletha currently competes in Jack & Jill and Strictly Swing at the Champion level (placing 2nd in the NASDE Tour for 2010). She also competes in the NASDE Classic swing division with Luís Crespo and is a 5 time US OPEN Finalist. When she isn’t dancing or teaching, Taletha likes to spend her free time creating theme parties, eating sushi, writing poetry, and snuggling with her cat Fuzz Fuzz.
MARY HERR TALLY
Retired Arts Fundraiser, Child & Animal Rights Advocate Since retiring in 2007 after two decades fundraising for the arts (Long Center for the Performing Arts; Austin Museum of Art; Austin Lyric Opera; and the Art Museum of South Texas / STIA at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi), Mary began her second career as a volunteer fundraiser, focusing on abused children, homeless animals and the arts. Mary currently serves on the boards of the Center for Child Protection, ZACH Theatre and Citizen Generation. Mary co-chaired the Dancing with the Stars Austin gala in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012; chaired Emancipet’s Free Love Luncheon in 2011 and 2012; co-chaired ZACH Theatre’s Red Hot & Soul gala in 2009 and 2010; and co-chaired the Lyle Lovett & Shawn Colvin Concert benefiting Marathon Kids in 2011. Mary is a member of Dell Children’s Hospital Women’s Trust and is a founding member of The Austin Children Shelter’s Women of Hope and also supports Austin Pets Alive! and Animal Trustees of Austin. In 2011, Mary was recognized for her volunteer work at the annual “Women on their Toes” luncheon hosted by Ballet Austin. When not volunteering, Mary can be found at PURE Bikram Yoga or wherever she can find Bikram while traveling, golfing, flyfishing, biking, or whitewater rafting in CO with her best friend, Rusty. Mary is most proud of her role as a single mother to her accountant/surfer/all-around-great guy, son Micah, who currently lives in Newport Beach, CA, and is probably one of the few people who (like all good sons) “gets” her idiocyncratic ways.
Mary’s Dance Partner is Gary McIntyre! Gary McIntyre was influenced from a young age by a combined love of sports and dancing while growing up in Saskaton, Canada. Today a few of his accolades include: many time World Ballroom Smooth finalist; 7 time World titleist in the UCWDC ; U. S. Open Swing Cabaret Champions; West Coast Swing Champion; director and choreographer of the recreated version of the Broadway musical “Swing” in 2003; featured performer at the Vail International Dance Festival in 2004; dance performances in the films Shall We Dance, Brokeback Mountain and Dance Double to the lead role in Love ‘n Dancing. Gary’s passionate love for dance encompasses teaching, choreography and competing. This is Gary’s second year performing in Dancing with the Stars Austin.
meet the DIRECTOR & EMCEE SABRINA BARKER-TRUSCOTT
Co-Owner, Satori Method Academy
Sabrina Barker-Truscott has been a dancer and fitness enthusiast for the past 20 years - beginning at the tender age of four with ballet, jazz and gymnastics. Sabrina studied Performance Arts at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York where she worked on Broadway, in commercials, on soap operas and in films. Eventually Sabrina became a professional Latin and Ballroom dancer/instructor and founded All Ways Dance and Austin Wedding Dance. She loves the flow of energy between two people and the way that it can be expressed through dance, theatre and sharing. Sabrina has teamed up with her husband Tristan to cultivate the expansion of The Satori Method Academy - a way to merge a clear and engaged mind with a vibrant and energetic body, igniting one’s true presence, power and potential. She brings an amazing amount of knowledge, excitement (and of course humor) to this comprehensive Mind-Body-Spirit system, creating fitness bootcamp workouts and mindbody products that are extremely unique and get results. Sabrina also teaches daily Westlake Zumba classes. Since directing and emceeing the original Dancing With the Stars Austin in 2007, Sabrina has continued to follow her passion for creating quality, heart-based productions and products that that can change lives. She is living proof that being fit, thinking positive and living from the heart can keep you young, healthy, happy and constantly joyful. “For it is in giving that we receive.” - St. Francis
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS Volunteers are the heart of the Center for Child Protection, and without the help and support of volunteers, our programs would not be possible. Last year alone, over 12,633 hours of service were donated. Tonight, more than 130 volunteers are working to make this a show to remember.
THANK YOU TO OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT VOLUNTEERS
Austin Police Department Lago Vista Police Department Travis County Sheriffâ€™s Office THANK YOU TO OUR PHOTOGR APHERS
Robert Godwin Jeff Loftin Dale Murphy John Pesina David Wheeler THANK YOU TO OUR DANCE STUDIO SPONSORS
2013 GUARDIAN ANGEL SOCIETY The Guardian Angel Society helps to support the Center for Child Protection by The providing long-term support to ensure that innocent children receive access to justice
and healing. A Guardian Angel’s pledge will benefit children who walk through the Center’s doors today, as well as tomorrow. Guardian Angels pledge a minimum of $1,000 per year for three years.
Member Benefits • Family photo on the Center’s Guardian Angel Wall • Contributions are 100% tax deductible • Recognition at other Center events, on the Center’s website, and in the Annual Report • Two Guardian Angel receptions per year, with the opportunity to invite friends • Guardian Angel lapel pin • Quarterly notes from the Executive Director • Flexibility of pledge and payment options • Exclusive news and invitations from the Center
Testimonials “Being a Guardian Angel allows me to help children who are severely in-need in emergency situations.” -Tama Williamson, Guardian Angel since 2009 & Guardian Angel Committee Chair “I wanted to help give children in our community who’s voices can’t be heard, an opportunity to be heard.” -Laura Gruber, Guardian Angel since 2005
GUARDIAN ANGEL SOCIETY MEMBERS Carol & Bruce Almy Suzanne & Robert Antonowich Mayra & Daniel Artusi Patricia & Robert Ayres Jr. Tsambika Bakiris Carolyn & Ian Ball Cindy & Mike Barron Roger Beasley Greg Bennett Shannon Bennett Ben Bentzin Joanie Schoener Bentzin Teryl & Tony Booth Traci & Craig Briscoe Kay & Jim Broaddus Kelli & Eric Brown Amy & Nathan Brubaker Marjorie Presley Burciaga Cynthia & Bruce Busby Amy & Christopher Carrier Kristen & Luis Casaubon Cecilia & Phil Collins Stephanie & Bob Collins Carolyn & Sam Copeland Amy & Mark Coplen Lynn Cranford Kristie & Matthew Dennis Bill Dickson Fran Driskell Katherine & Scott Duff Charles Duggan Dawn & Randy Eckert Susan & Scott Fairbairn Cecelia & Vic Feazell Lucia & Bill Fields Melissa & Larry Foles Shelley & Tom Forbes Cassie & Creed Ford Christi & Curtis Ford Cindy French Tobie & William Flannery Dana & Mark Ganninger David Garza & John Hogg
Robert Gold Liz & Eric Goldreyer Tanya & Thomas Graham Ronda & Kelly Gray Patti Gray Maria & Eric Groten Laura & Richard Gruber Susan & Clint Hackney Shannon & Michael Haddon Kristin & Steve Harvey Jeri & Jim Houstoun Vicki & Jim Howard III Claudia & Rob Hutton Katie & Jordan Jaffe Sharon & Rick Johnson Ginny & Buddy Jones Joanne Jones Johnna & Stephen Jones Mary & James Kahle Annette & Ralph Keiser Susan Kelly Jenny & David Kim Cindy & Greg Kozmetsky Mary & Paul Kristynik Roxann Lagow Kristi & Dean Leipsner Victoria Li Christi & Julian Lowin Karina & Robert Machnacki Luisa Mauro Toni & Mike McClelland Betsy & Brian McClure Mondie & Mike McFaddin Kate & Cary McNair Karen & Tory Meyer Carol & Geoff Meyer Karen & Don Michalik Nidhi & Tanuj Nakra Rebekah & Jarryd Nolen Scott Oâ€™Brien Maria Orozova & Scott Thomas Jeanne & Rusty Parker Sally & Doug Pendergras Sr.
Nancy Peters Tess & Greg Peters Linnie Phebus Tish Phillips Tina & David Putnam Kelly & Eduardo Reash Andrew Rice Susan Lindsey-Rice & Steve Rice Gina & Marty Richardson Margot & Scott Ritchie Faith Roberts Maxine Roberts Cathy & HH Rothell Kristin & Corbey Salyer Karen & Mike Shultz Ludi & Britton Skinner Ann Smith & Ed Tovar Lindsay & Ford Smith Jr. Angela & Chris Smogur Peggy & John Sofyanos Cheryl Solt & Mark Fugina Kelli & Wayne Stickle Teri & Tim Storms Venus & Bill Strawn Mary & Rusty Tally Vicki & Michael Tatelman Theresa & Alan Thomas Shayla Thompson & Alex Galvan Bobbi & Morton Topfer Christine & Michael Torres Lisa & Barry Trickey Karen & Thomas Vaughn Francine & John Webb Mary Weber Dana White & Mike Sasser Mary & Bob Wilbur Linda & Mark Williams Tama & Jodi Williamson Penny Wilson-Browning Betty Woods Brandi & Derek Wright Michelle & Pete Zogas
For more information about the Guardian Angel Society, please contact Jolie Cady at email@example.com.
2014 Event CALENDAR AUSTIN MAR ATHON - February 16, 2014
Sign up to run the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon or Paramount 5k and select the Center for Child Protection as your designated charity. Not much of a runner? You can also create a fundraising page and help spread the word! RIDE
GIVE - March 22, 2014
Circuit of the Americas
Ride in a modified Jordan F1 race car, take your own vehicle out on the 3.4 mile circuit track, ride or drive an exotic car, and put your skills to the test in a timed autocross. CARING FOR KIDS BANQUET - May 1, 2014
Lakeway Resort & Spa
Featuring fantastic auction items, cocktails and dinner. NFL Alumni Golf Classic - May 2, 2014
The Hills of Lakeway Signature Course
Four-person teams, each captained by a former NFL Player, will compete for a trip to the 2014 NFL Alumni Super Bowl of Golf Tournament. PlayBingo Ladies Luncheon - November 1, 2014
Tiaras & Boas, Champagne & Mimosas, Luncheon & Legendary Silent Auction, and of course, BINGO! Dancing with the Stars Austin - December 2014
Join us again next year to see a new group of celebrity dancers compete for the coveted mirror ball trophy! For more information about any of our events, visit www.centerforchildprotection.org.
Giving Them The Chance To Dance Again! Thank you to the following sustaining supporters of the Center for Child Protection, in addition to countless other friends who make our work with children possible: Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, St. David’s Foundation, RGK Foundation, Long Foundation, Lowe Foundation, Austin Community Foundation, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities, Topfer Family Foundation, United Way for Greater Austin, Junior League of Austin and the Shield Ayres Foundation.
a children’s advocacy center
The Center for Child Protection, a nationally accredited childrenâ€™s advocacy center, is the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, serious physical abuse and for children who have witnessed a violent crime. The Center is a child-friendly, specially-equipped facility where children go for recorded forensic interviews, medical exams, counseling and intervention during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. It is the only nonprofit in Travis County involved in the investigation of crimes against children. All services are provided to children and their protective caregivers at no charge in both English and Spanish. In 2012, more than 2,000 children and 1,300 protective caregivers received services through the Center. Visit www.centerforchildprotection.org to find out how you can help. Please follow us on:
a childrenâ€™s advocacy center
8509 FM 969, Bldg. 2, Austin, Texas 78724 Phone: 512-472-1164 | Fax: 512-472-1167