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Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

Local dancers perform in Dr. Oz’s gala

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Two dancers from Kim Hohman’s DanceWorks, Kelsea Allenbaugh and Kylie Hohman, were selected to perform at Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz’s HealthCorps Gala.  The dancers attended Dynamite National Talent Dance Competition last May in Columbus and auditioned at the competition. They were selected following an intense audition directed by Stepp Stewart, owner and director of Dynamite, as well as the choreographer for the “Dr. Oz Show”.

Shown are (from the left) Kelsea Allenbaugh, Kylie Hohman, Dr. Oz, Olivia Brown and Kim Hohman. (photo submitted)
Shown are (from the left) Kelsea Allenbaugh, Kylie Hohman, Dr. Oz, Olivia Brown and Kim Hohman. (photo submitted)

This was the ninth annual HealthCorps gala. This year, the gala honored Jordin Sparks, “American Idol” winner, and television personality Montel Williams. The HealthCorps mission is to raise funds to fight child obesity and expand the organizations in school health education programming.  Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz founded HealthCorps and they were the co-hosts of the gala, a black-tie event and a magical evening of dining, dancing and entertainment (Sugarhill Gang and Kat Deluna).

The two dancers, along with studio owner/instructor Kim Hohman and instructor Olivia Brown, traveled to New York City for this amazing opportunity and experience. Kelsea and Kylie attended rehearsals to learn the choreography to perform a jazz number at the event. Hohman and Brown volunteered to help decorate for the event.

“This was such an amazing experience for all of us,” said Kim Hohman.

Kim Hohman’s DanceWorks 19th annual recital will held at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 16, with Stepp Stewart, “Dr. Oz” choreographer, emceeing the shows. Call the studio at 419.232.6505 for ticket information.

POSTED: 05/11/15 at 5:47 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment