Romney Reyes is a Professional Dancesport Competitor, Instructor and Choreographer that began his career in 2000. During that time Romney has experienced success in winning a variety of Professional Rising Star Championships and being a Professional Rising Star finalist at major events such as Emerald Ball, United States Dance Championships and Ohio Star Ball.
In addition, his students, from Newcomer to Advanced, have experienced a great amount of dance success, winning Top Student awards & a variety of Championships.
For Romney, dancing is an activity that appeals to so many because it engages the body, mind, heart, & soul. He believes that the ability to dance exists within all of us, waiting to be liberated at any age or stage of life. This belief is attributed to his experience. While some dancers discover their talent for dance at an early age, Romney began developing his abilities later, as an adult. Since then he has continued to study, train and condition to develop his craft, believing that no matter how great you are you can always be better.
To influence his dance, Romney enjoys drawing inspiration from other forms of art by spending hours in Art Museums, attending Stage Shows, and watching Films that tell great stories. He believes that exposure to varying art forms allows him to approach dance with more creativity.
Currently, Romney, along with his wife Brooke Reyes, professionally compete & perform. Through dance, they enjoy telling their story using a style that is Athletic, Artistic, and Authentic.
Stuart Nichols has been a professional ballroom dancer since 1985. He is a Dual Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and is on the faculty of Rollins College in Winter Park. Stuart is a native of Winter Park.
Brooke Reyes has been dancing, virtually, since the day she learned how to walk. Her years of dance experience have included jazz, tap and hip hop, focusing mainly on ballroom. Brooke has been a Pro-Am Champion and finalist. Currently, she enjoys teaching the American Style of ballroom dancing. Brooke strives to bring the joy of dancing and movement to as many people as possible, and competes professionally alongside her husband Romney.
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Jorge Estevez anchors Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. on WFTV-Channel 9 and Eyewitness News at 10 p.m. on WRDQ TV 27. Jorge began at WFTV in 2001, covering the 9/11 attacks and their impact on Central Florida’s tourism industry. The son of Cuban immigrants, Jorge is from West New York, New Jersey, where he graduated from Rutgers University. He enjoys the warm weather because it gives him a chance to leave the gym and take his five-mile runs outdoors.
Nancy Alvarez joined the Eyewitness News team in May 2010 and currently co-anchors Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Jamie Holmes. Her family is from Cuba, and she was born and raised in South Florida, but considers Orlando a second home. She is a two-time Emmy nominee. When she is not working, Nancy spends time with her husband and two children in their favorite spots, such as Cocoa Beach and a local hangout in Clermont.
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