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Barry BarbeCelebrity Dancer
Originally, from a small town in Ohio, Barry began his dance career as a young prodigy of the Cleveland Ballet Company, touring throughout the mid west at the age of 8 in productions such as Don Quixot, Giselle, and Swan Lake. Things changed however when he was cast in the 1983 hit film Flash Dance with Jennifer Beales. (A small role, which ultimately opened many doors.) A child of the 80's, and with youthful pop influences, he participated in the 1984 Michael Jackson hit Pepsi commercial, which aired internationally for several years. This was followed by a brief appearance in the Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey hit film, Dirty Dancing. A return to his roots allowed him the opportunity to travel extensively with the internationally acclaimed Bolshoi Ballet Company - a lifetime dream come true. However, tragedy struck when preparing for an overseas tour, he was diagnosed with a severe case of Cankles and was unable to travel abroad. None of this of course is true. Barry and his wife Lori, have been residents of Prescott for over 20 years and are proprietors of El Gato Azul, in downtown Prescott. Along with their four soon to be grown children, they participate and support several local organizations and non-profits.
Carie HughesProfessional Dancer
Carie has been entertaining a captive audience her whole life with her first dance solo performance at the age of 3 at the Arizona State Fair. As captain cheerleader during Junior High, Prescott High School and at Yavapai College, she also Coached Cheer for BMHS. She held the Arizona State Line Dance Champion title for 2 years. She has performed at Prescott Center of the Arts Theatre for 30 years as a dancer, actor, singer and choreographer. She was blessed with the PFFA dance scholarship program for 2 years which paid for her YCC education. She is one of many chosen as Prescott Business Women of the year. She wears many hats and volunteers in the community, as owner of Cherry Creek Ranch Venue in Dewey, Keller Williams Realtor, office manager for H&HDiesel, Az State Vice President of Yavapai Cowbelles, RWOP past 3rd Vice President, Ritz Caterer, first lady to the Vice Mayor of Dewey, a new mom to their 11 month old baby girl Bristol and 3rd year Performing with Dancing for Our Stars. Carie is a self taught dancer with bold energy at a level of creativity that delivers a unique style of dance.