Meet the Professionals

February 23, 2014 · by Events Team · 2014 Gala, Featured
Fred Astaire dancers featured

Alex Aillon and Jessi Reynolds Aillon

Alex Aillon, co-owner and dance director of Fred Astaire Dance Studios Portland, started his dancing career with Fred Astaire Dance Studios in 1989 … however, life didn’t begin until May 26th of 2013 when Alex and Jessi became husband and wife. Traveling on the professional ballroom circuit, competing in the smooth division, they recently placed first at the Fred Astaire Dance Studios West Coast Dance Championships in January 2014 and are looking forward to more this year…!  Alex and Jessi’s performance at the 2012 gala is pictured at right.

During his time at Fred Astaire Dance Studio Portland, Uriah Stockdale has won numerous National Scholarship Awards in both the American Smooth and American Rhythm styles. He and his wife Amber also compete, and have won. He is thrilled to be making his PCRI Dancing With the Stars debut and plans to add the 2014 winning title to his credentials!

Kacey Bicking is a professional ballroom dance instructor at Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Portland. Kacey has been an athlete from a very young age. He thrives on helping others achieve their goals through coaching and personal instruction. Kacey most recently placed as a finalist in the Mixed Novice Division at the West Coast Dance Championship in San Diego.

Sydney Weir has been singing, dancing and acting since she was very young. She has been a professional ballroom dance instructor at Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Portland for over two years. Sydney was a finalist a the West Coast Dance Championships in the mixed novice division.

Jessi Reynolds Aillon has been dancing all her life with national and international experience. Jessi joined Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Portland in 2010. She has been honored with numerous National Top Teacher Awards. Jessi and Alex Aillon are the current Open American Smooth West Coast Dance Champions and the 2013 Galaxy Dance Festival Rising American Smooth Champions. Jessi looks forward to another year of success with PCRI, sharing the transformative experience that is learning how to dance!

Enjoy the photos below from the dancers’ performances at this year’s West Coast Dance Championships … and don’t forget to get your tickets to the gala on 3/15!

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