Jackie Baker

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What is your favorite dance style and when did you start dancing?
I began formally dancing (tap and jazz) when I was about six years old. I had the opportunity to help with the choreography for our middle school musical last spring which confirmed tap is still my favorite! With respect to ballroom dancing, I was a DWTSOTB star in 2015 which is when I was introduced to partner dancing and Salsa, which is my favorite ballroom style to date. I have enjoyed learning new styles and hope to keep up my ballroom training!

What is your favorite music?
I have an eclectic taste in music, with 90s hip hop and country being among my favorites.

Where are you from?
I was born in upstate NY, moved to CT when I was in 5th grade, and came to JMU as an undergrad. After a brief stint in NOVA, I came back to the burg and have been here ever since!

What is your occupation? Any other community service you are involved in?
I am a middle school assistant principal with Rockingham County Public Schools by day and teach Group Fitness at the Sentara RMH Wellness Center in my "free time". I serve on the local advisory board of Girls on the Run and help coach a team of adolescent girls at MMS. I also volunteer to assist with the choreography of our musical productions each year.

Fun facts about you?
Name that tune (and artist) is my favorite game; I am rather competitive so sometimes find it difficult to listen to music casually as I am usually playing solo mentally if not challenging those around me. I also enjoy reading and outdoor sports such as hiking, kayaking, and paddleboarding.


Total Money Raised


$144,975

 

Team Totals

Team Aubrey $25,294
Team Debbie Brown $12,503
Team Driller $21,598
Team Kelly May $25,302
Team Mandy $16,535
Team Rockingham County Public Schools (RCPS) $21,444
Team Smith $22,299

Previous Winners



In 2018, the event’s ninth straight sellout crowd saw Zack Lokey of Nielsen Builders and his USA Dance partner Libbi Fitzgerald win the championship.


Corri Loan, representing Tropical Smoothie Cafe and her USA Dance partner Don Barstow were awarded the People's Choice Award in 2018.