Mike NacheCelebrity Dancer
Mike Nache and his wife Joy moved to Prescott Valley from Chandler in 1998. He started his State Farm insurance agency in December of 2000, also in Prescott Valley. Mike and Joy love the “rural town” feel, and they have been involved in building community through their Parish, St Germaine’s, by supporting local small businesses, and through coaching youth sports. Mike and Joy also took on a “little brother” through Yavapai County Big Brother/Big Sister in 1999. So, it seems a natural progression to (at last!) become involved with the Central Arizona Boys & Girls Club. Mike is extremely excited to share his talents on the stage! His acting/singing credits include lead roles in “Les Miserables” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at the Prescott Center for the Arts. Through Yavapai College, Mike has also performed in “Phantom of the Opera, “White Christmas”, and “The Secret Garden”, again all lead roles. Lastly, Mike has been a regular tenor soloist with the Prescott Pops since 2010. The opportunity to finally DANCE on the stage is a new challenge that he looks forward to take on, with his incredible dance partner Carie Hughes. But above all, Mike looks forward to meeting other community members who are looking to be involved with supporting kids. It’s all about the children!
Carie HughesProfessional Dancer
Carie brings a smile and a gift of energy. She's a retired surgical dental assistant and is the owner of Cherry Creek Ranch Event Center in Dewey. She is a Realtor with Keller Williams Biltmore, a dancer, singer and choreographer with Prescott Center of the Arts for over 33 years. She has performed with local bands, movies and commercials. A professional dancer returning for the 5th year with Dancing for the Stars. Carie continues to volunteer her time raising money for scholarships and for charities. Her 2nd year as Arizona State Cowbelle President takes her to local, state and nationwide events. Her position has allowed her to donate beef products this year to our local First Responders, Boys & Girls club and other org. throughout our community. She serves as Sergeant at Arms w/ RWOP, Area 2 Director w/YavGOP, Sergeant at Arms w/AzFRW and is the First lady to her husband John Hughes the Mayor of Dewey-Humboldt. Her strong faith, her loving daughter and her supporting husband is what drives her passion to dance.