Meet the Stars
Mike is a long-time resident of the Wiregrass area. He was born and raised in Enterprise, Alabama, and has lived in Dothan since 2009. He is a 2003 graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Molecular Biology. After graduating, he worked for The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and the Dothan Police Department before moving to the wonderful world of pediatrics in 2017 as a Medical Laboratory Technician for Dothan Pediatric Clinic. He and his wife Jennifer were married in 2009, and have two sons, Alden and Emmett. Mike enjoys spending time with his family, camping, playing golf, and the beach. Mike and Jennifer have recently discovered the fun and challenging world of ballroom dancing together. Mike has enjoyed preparing for DWTS Dothan and is proud to support this worthy cause.
Bethany just moved here from Michigan, but is originally from Upstate New York, if you couldn’t tell by her Northern accent. She enjoys the warm southern weather here in Alabama. She is a huge animal lover. Bethany has a Siamese cat named Jasmine, who is pretty much like her child and is way too spoiled. If she could, she would have a home filled with animals. One thing you would never guess about Bethany is she used to play rugby in high school and all throughout college. She is also a huge fan of reality TV shows, specifically the Bachelor and Bachelorette. She even met former Bachelor Arie Luyendyk. If you are a fan of anything to do with Bachelor Nation, you will become instant best friends with Bethany. Bethany loves getting to know you and getting you through the workday every weekday 10am-2pm!
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Heather Barton is a registered nurse at southeast health where she has worked for 8yrs. She is often described as the person who wears MANY hats! She has always enjoyed staying active and has always had a love for dance! She is also a fitness instructor at synergy health and fitness where she teaches silver snickers, Hammertime, and HipHop fitness! She has also participated as an NPC bikini competitor. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Justin Barton, and they have 2yr old twins and 5 dogs! Her family attends Covenant United Methodist Church. She is ready to rock this competition!
Born and raised in Dothan Alabama, Lauren Beauchamp is ready to take the stage. As the youngest contestant and the first-ever graduated youth council member to compete, she is ready to give it all she’s got! Lauren graduated from Dothan High School in 2019 as the last graduating class of Tigers! Lauren went on to attend Wallace Community College where she was part of the choral and theatre departments. She graduated with her associates in May 2021. Since graduating from Wallace, Lauren will be attending FSU in the fall of 2021 seeking a bachelor's and master's degree in Professional Communications. Lauren is currently employed at the Dothan Regional Airport acting as their Marketing Director. She is not a stranger to the stage and is ready to soar circles around her competitors!
Michelle grew up in Dothan, AL and enjoyed the performing arts since she was young. She started dancing at the age of seven and was in SEADAC/SEACT productions. Michelle has been a nurse for fourteen years and graduated with her BSN from Jacksonville State University in 2013. She is employed at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital as the Hospital Educator and Infection Preventionist. She is blessed with two wonderful boys, Aidan and Rylan. It has been a long time since she has been on a stage but is excited to get a chance to dance again!
Robin Saliba is married to Gary Saliba and has two daughters and sons-in-law. she is the proud grandmother of six grandchildren. Gary and Robin enjoy being active at Harvest Church Dothan. Robin recently began painting with watercolor and acrylic. Robin started ballroom dance lessons with Ron DeVane at Dothan Dance Club over 13 years ago. She quickly became a "dance addict"! Robin loves to promote dance because of the benefits: good posture, great exercise, and fantastic social outlet. She loves meeting new people and introducing them to dance. She is a veteran of Dancing with the Stars-Dothan Style, having won in a previous season. She's looking to win this year with an exciting new partner!
Hello, my name is Elisha Burroughs. I am a professional dance instructor/choreographer. I am in my 5th year performing and instructing with Patti Rutland Jazz. I also have instructed and several other studios including Panama City Dance Academy and Elevations Dance studio. I began dancing right after high school in 2012 and began teaching hip-hop in fall of 2013. Although I started off completely self-taught, throughout my journey, I have received hip-hop training in Chicago from Robert Hoffman and Ava Bernstine, as well as training in Atlanta and Birmingham. My training continued to diversify upon joining the company, adding jazz, ballet, contemporary, and modern styles. I look to continue training and meeting new people along this journey. “We are all here for and because of one another.”
Ron is the owner/manager of the Dothan Dance Club on Ross Clark Circle. He has been dancing since the young age of 15, having first trained in ballet, jazz, and tap with Madeline Smith. He danced with the Dance Theater Departments while attending Auburn University. After moving to Chattanooga, TN., he trained and taught with Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance School for five years. After moving back to Dothan, he was the owner of the Center for Arts and Entertainment of Southeast Alabama, and is the director/author of "Grits on the Side". Ron has one Dancing with the Stars-Dothan Style championship under his belt and is looking to get the win this year!
Eddie performs a distinct form of art which entails standing humbly behind a chair to epitomize and radiate self confidence by altering physical attributes. He believes that "elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside." That is why his passion for cosmetology has evolved into his career. He is a stylist at Posh Salon in the ravishing city of Dothan, Alabama. He was born and raised in Dothan. He is also the owner of Crowning Performance, where he is a pageantry specialist. Despite his roots, he is not afraid to fly! He enjoys the enrichment of traveling, seeing new places and meeting new people. He strives to always remember life won't sparkle unless you do!
Coming in hot from Broadway, Zac West is ready to dance his competition away! Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Zac earned a bachelor's in the dramatic arts at the University of South Alabama. While a Jaguar, Zac received extensive training in piano, voice, dance, machine sewing, hand sewing, and much more. He has quite the resume being a dresser for Broadway performances such as "The Cherry Orchard", "Dames at Sea", and "On the Town." Zac also has costumer experience as a part of the television shows "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "The Get Down". While working in New York City, Zac attended multiple acting and dance workshops. Recently, Zac has been keeping his hands tied as a costume designer/assistant director at Chipola college from 2014-2017. Nowadays, he is the lead costume designer and choreographer at Wallace Community College's theater department. Zac is at home on the stage and is ready to show his competitors how they do it on Broadway!
When Rokas left New York City behind to pursue Osteopathic Medicine at ACOM, his love for dance followed. His passion for dance took root in ballroom competitions in 2015—his first year of studying Biology at Stony Brook University. The following year, he became the Stony Brook Ballroom Dance Team’s Dance Captain in order to choreograph ballroom performances for dozens of functions at his university. He then pursued different styles of dance by joining the Indian Graduate Student Association to perform Bollywood while earning his M.A. in Bioethics. His opportunities for performing were suddenly limited when COVID-19 hit, but this has only made him more eager to impress a new audience here in Dothan.