Paramount Theatre Dancing Like the Stars

16 - Garry Peterson & Olga Cansino

Celebrity Couple


Garry Peterson is a world traveler, retired corporate executive, entrepreneur/business owner, business consultant and financial counselor. He is a Vietnam Veteran and volunteers at the V.A. serving as a surgical liaison; Harbor Light (Salvation Army) conducting financial classes and one-on-one personal financial development. Additionally, Garry serves on the Fishers Police Corps. He began ballroom dancing two and one-half years ago minus one year during the COVID shutdown. Garry wants to support the ongoing efforts of the Paramount Theatre’s service to the community and to continue to be challenged in life.


Olga Cansino began studying ballroom dancing at the age of 17 at the prestigious Moscow State University in Russia.  While in Russia, she competed in International Style Ballroom dance and was part of the college formation team for several years.  Olga began teaching dance lessons at the age of 20. For 25 years Olga has been performing, choreographing and teaching International and American styles of ballroom dance as well as Formation/Team dance and Cabaret Style dancing. Between 2005 and 2010, Olga was a dance instructor and co-owner of Simply Ballroom.  She became a co-founder of Dance Factor Club in 2011. She currently teaches group and private ballroom dance lessons for beginning and intermediate levels, for both children and adults at Carmel Ballroom Dance Studio, as well as other events in Indianapolis, Fishers, Westfield and Carmel areas.  Olga is proud to take part in numerous dance fundraisers benefiting local communities, including Special Olympics’ Big Ballroom Bash; Anderson’s Paramount Dancing Like the Stars; and Hamilton County’s Meals on Wheels Dancing With Our Stars.