Dr. Lisa Rhine
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Dr. Lisa RhineCelebrity Dancer
What happens when a “total Tomboy” learns to shimmy and shake for the first time in her life? Well, besides a very real fear of falling, breaking a bone or losing a false eyelash, 2021 Dancing For The Stars contestant Dr. Lisa Rhine gets to live her childhood dream. That’s right, the one-time high school firebird mascot who eschewed ballet and tap lessons in favor of field hockey and track, secretly dreamed of pop stardom as a young girl. “I wanted to be Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Madonna and Prince,” she recalled. In college, her music tastes u-turned to Led Zeppelin. She claims to be the band’s No. 1 fan and a longtime and still-frequent Robert Plant pen pal. And so, the free-spirited Yavapai College president expects, as a DFTS contestant, to test her career judgment and her capacity for local stardom. All dreaming aside, she hopes her participation in DFTS is a catalyst for new and enduring support for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona. Let the competition and (possibly) the reinvention begin!
Daniel was born and raised in Prescott and graduated from Tri- City Prep High School before moving to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University. While there he acquired an interest is the local Latin social dance scene and quickly became a fixture and eventual officer of the NAU Latin Dance Club. While visiting home for the summer in 2012 he quickly realized the void in Prescott when it came to a social Latin Dance scene. He decided to remedy this by hosting weekly dance classes and socials on the patio of The Taj Mahal Restaurant for the summer. Upon graduating in December of 2013 he returned to Prescott and decided to set up the classes on a more permanent basis. So in the spring of 2014 he started Downtown Latin Dance and began teaching free classes in Salsa and Bachata every Sunday night hosted at The Taj Mahal Restaurant. Today he teaches regular classes at The Taj Mahal every Wednesday and The Elks Performing Arts Center every Sunday. He graduated with a BS in Biology and a Wildlife Management and Ecology Certificate and has also worked and volunteered at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary.