Jennifer is the Director of Manufacturing at RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. She has been with the company for 24 years and is active in Women’s Leadership both in the company and in our community. Jennifer serves on the Board of Managers for the Piedmont Opera and YMCA Camp Hanes. Her passions include philanthropy, painting, cooking and spending quality family time with her 3 wonderful daughters and loving and supportive fiancé.
Emilio has always had a passion for dance. Before ballroom he performed in musical theatre. With his upbeat and charismatic personality, he was in numerous productions where he developed great love and dedication for the performing arts. Being native to a Latin American culture, he deeply values his Mexican roots and rich history in music and dance. Emilio has received training and coaching from top dance professionals in the US and specializes in American Rhythm, including cha-cha, rumba, mambo, east coast- swing and bolero. He also has a great love for teaching. “Being a dancer is great, but for me it’s not enough. I cannot simply just show my gift. I have a bigger obligation to share my gift and for myself, being able to inspire people through the passion that I have for dance is a lot more fulfilling than anything else,” he says. Today he trains competitive students and is thoroughly involved in the Winston-Salem dance community. He aspires to start a school of dance in the future and continue to share his craft with the next generation of dancers.