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Anne-Marie SzaboCelebrity Dancer
Anne-Marie has been huge fan (the #1 fan arguably?) of DFTS and a volunteer since its’ inception! The idea that creating this event with, by, and for the community that is the most fun-filled night of the year AND allows the BGCCAZ to continue to change lives in this community is the reason for her devotion to it! Thus far the involvement has been behind the scenes. This year, while Anne-Marie has taken some lessons over the years, this is her chance to step out of her comfort zone in order to bring the community together and shower BGCCAZ with a whole lotta love (and donations!). In addition to volunteering with BGCCAZ for DFTS Anne-Marie volunteers for many organizations, including being a Big Sister for 8 years and former co-chair of the annual gala with BBBS of Yavapai County, marketing committee/chair-person for 5 years with Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County , 10k participant over 10 years YMCA WRM, Prescott Women Who Care, Northland Cares and attended PAL class XXVI and Citizens Academy 2019 as well as other local opportunities to join in and give back! Passions include cooking/baking and sharing her love of “making it yourself” with healthful ingredients, hiking, reading, and dancing. Anne-Marie has been an Account Executive with Sparklight Business for the Prescott area for the past 7 plus years.
Growing up as a native Prescottonian, Kevin Smith has always enjoyed dancing, but didn't start studying the art until early 2013. Since that very first class he has enjoyed studying and instructing various dance styles within the ballroom and Latin realm. Kevin feels that dancing is a great challenge on the mind and the body, and being able to share that experience with others is what makes him so passionate in the sharing of movement.