CELEBRITY: NADINE SHEPPARD
Nadine enjoys her work as the Office Manager at Castleton Integrative Health which she and her husband, Dr. Ron owns and they have lived in the Indy/Fishers area for over 35 years. Their three grown children all live in Denver, CO as a result of frequent family ski trips through the years. Nadine graduated from West Lafayette HS and earned her BS (Biology) from Purdue where she also cheered her Boilers on the field as a Purdue Pep Squad member. After college, she ran the Immunology Department at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis and also was one of the first Research Scientists at Boehringer Mannheim Corp. Hobbies include tennis, golf, skiing and photography…but music and dance have always been a big love in her life. When the kids were young, she found an adult tap class and refreshed the lessons she’d had as a little girl. About five years ago she joined the TimeSteppers, a tap group who perform for Retirement facilities in the central Indiana area. It was an honor when the group won the Judges Choice trophy at the 2020 DLTS show. Nadine is excited to be performing in the couples’ competition tonight and raising money for the beautiful Paramount theater.
PROFESSIONAL: ROB JENKINS
Rob Jenkins has been a fixture in the Indianapolis Ballroom community since 1999. He was involved in professional competition in the American Smooth division, but he also teaches American Rhythm, International Standard and Latin, Argentine Tango, etc. Rob also loves to study other forms of movement including Tai Chi and Alexander Technique. His latest venture is a YouTube channel of instructional videos that he plans to continue to add to for the coming years. (Just search Rob Jenkins-Dance Tips) Rob has done Dancing Like the Stars every year, and he looks forward to another win this year with his partner Nadine!