Celebrity dancers volunteer their time to compete in Dancing with the Carolina Stars and raise money to support the mission of Senior Action. Dancers work with their professional dance partners from June until September to perfect their dance routines and raise money. Ultimately working toward the coveted title of Dance Performance Champion and Fundraising Champion. Support your favorite dancing duo by voting online through your ticket purchase, sponsorship, or individual vote. Use the buttons below or on the ticket and sponsorship pages or contact DWCS@senioraction.org.
Steven DeLisle is a real estate agent in the Greenville area. He has been fortunate to serve the community for 8 years now and has loved every minute of helping people navigate their next phase in life. This is his first time learning how to dance and he could not be more excited and nervous to be performing for you. He would like to thank his incredible wife, Sarah, and his three beautiful children for dealing with him while he practiced this dance all around the house. And a big thank you to his coach Ciara and Senior Action for inviting him to participate in fundraising for this amazing organization.
(dancing with Ciara Ikein)
Andrew King was born and raised in Greenville, SC. Since graduating from Clemson University in 2014, he has been in the senior health industry for almost 8 years: Patriot Hospice for over 7 years and recently took a new job with CenterWell Senior Primary Care.
He has played sports his entire life. He grew up a runner and picked up cycling a little over 13 years ago, which he also rode for Clemson and continues to ride for a local team. His introduction to the senior health industry came in 2011 when he participated in a 3-day cycling ride, from Simpsonville to Charleston, called A Ride to Remember (currently Ride to End Alz), benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association, and has done so ever since. In college and a few years after, he volunteered with Roger C. Peace Paracycling. Another charity ride he participates in is the Challenge to Conquer Cancer, a relay style bike ride from Greenville to Lewiston, ME. You can always find him running around town and riding his bike all over the upstate. This will be his first attempt at putting those muscles to use on the ballroom dance floor.
Andrew believes wholeheartedly that staying active and being social are the keys to longevity, which he takes to work every day in the senior community. “They took care of us. It’s now our turn to help take care of them.”
(dancing with Diana Barrera)
Casey moved to Greenville from Southern California in 1980 with her husband Walter Kozlov. They are now owners of Pip Marketing, Signs and Print. They originally moved here to help their aging parents whom came to South Carolina in 1980 as immigrants from Kiev, Ukraine. The intent was to help them navigate and communicate with healthcare professionals and help with their living needs, but in reality, Casey believes she has benefited more from the relationship with her in-laws. Casey says, “how fortunate we are to have this incredible relationship with these amazing people (my In-laws). I look forward to every visit we have with them, I get to learn about a different life than the fortunate one I have lived here in the USA.
Now here’s the truth! Casey has ZERO experience in ballroom dancing, the only dancing she claims to have is “to dance until the bar/club closes. So this will be the biggest challenge to date (Dancing With The Carolina Stars). Her hobbies are simple: wine tasting, food, and board games. She is not a big workout fanatic like some of the other contestants, but she does enjoy water sports like kayaking and swimming.
Casey loves Greenville, she loves the diversity in the community, and loves being involved with charities. She has recently become involved with “The Period Project” and Senior Action. She enjoys not only raising funds for these projects, but being involved with the people that are a part of it bring her so much joy.
(dancing with Cesar Jaramillo)
Manisha is a first generation Indian-American and was born in Spartanburg, SC. She attended Duke University for undergrad and medical school, University of Pennsylvania for residency, and Emory University for my cardiology fellowship. She moved back to Greenville in 2011 to start the first Adult Congenital Heart Disease clinic in the Upstate. She has two boys that are 10 and 12, and two amazing dogs. She has a very active family and lives on soccer fields or basketball courts.
Manisha is also very involved in our community. She and her family started “Books for Boos” 5 years ago, where they give out over 4000 books instead of candy at Halloween from their front porch in North Main. She also serves on the boards for Pendleton Place and the Urban League.
She has always had a passion for dancing. She grew up performing Indian classical dance. It is very different from ballroom dance, so She is looking forward to the challenge. She truly appreciates the impact Senior Action has within our community, and it’s an honor to be a part of such an important fundraising event for them.
(dancing with Sasha Rondol)
Adam was born and raised in Upstate South Carolina. He graduated from North Greenville University as an accomplished collegiate baseball player, achieving all American twice. He graduated with a Business Administration degree in 2013, MBA 2015, and was inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame in 2022. During this time he married the love of his life, Kimberly. After graduation, Adam followed his passion to become a pro baseball player (Gary SouthShore RailCats, Florence Freedom, High Point Rockers). He did this while underwriting at TD Bank to support his family. In 2017, Adam was led to pursue real estate like his successful grandfather, but had an equal desire to serve his country. So he believed and achieved both. Today, Adam serves as an officer in the Army National Guard. He is a father to two girls, Violet and Audrey while also being a full time Mega Agent and investor with Keller Williams Realty. In this short time, Adam has climbed to the top 1% in his MLS of over 5k agents. #5 Individual Agent in NC/SC in 2020.
He founded the first KW expansion office in his hometown of Laurens, SC to drive growth where his heart is. During all of this Adam has also built a 40 million dollar team.
(dancing with Diana Barrera)
Sherrie Turner, born and raised in Greenville, SC. She has been in the financial industry for more than 20 years and her current role is Vice President, Relationship Manager with Commercial Banking at PNC Bank. Sherrie is dedicated to being involved with local non-profit organizations by volunteering her time, but also helping with fundraising efforts. Sherrie enjoys a very active lifestyle, which include Cycling, Strength Training and HIIT. You can find her riding her bike on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, or sweating it out most days at Burn Bootcamp.
Sherrie was recently honored as one of GSA Business Report’s Women of Influence for 2021.
Sherrie is proud to call Greenville her home and is committed to making a difference in the community for years to come.
(dancing with Asangwua Ikein)