Fordney Foundation Presents the 2017 Team Match

It is our pleasure to present to you the East coast (blue) versus West coast (red) team match.  As you know, this is our annual team match competition which takes place at the Ohio Star Ball.  This year was no disappointment, it was an exciting dance off  to the finish!

We had bear mascots who initiated cheers and claps and waved pompoms. There was a parade of the teams around the perimeter of the dance floor with Mrs. Fordney leading.

Ohio Star Ball, Photo by Alex Havasi

East Coast Team – Blue


Arye Raksin & Emma Tesler

Eric Kashkevych & Daria Andreyev

Matthew Zoladkiewicz & Elizabete Grigalinovica-Leja

Matviy Korsunsky & Alisa Kashkevych

Yusif Amsatr & Naomi Spektor

East Coast Team – Blue


Leo Kolmykov & Alexa Sosna

David Maimon & Raquel Teper

Dave Firestein & Shelly Umansky

Kevin Filipczak & Danielle Malpa

Aleksandr Mitronin & Olivia Agranovich

West Coast Team – Red


Jacob Karasik & Julia Mattos

Nathan Zaytsev & Annika Mugin

Sam Payton & Gem Hersh

Tyler Li & Anjelica Lowe

Danylo Yanchyshyn & Dascha Wright

West Coast Team – Red


Jacob Karasik & Julia Mattos

Daniel Novikov & Mishella Vishnovskiy

Anthony Mattos & Eva Zinchenko

Carter Williams & Anika Baker

Erik Linder & Shelly Meshkausk

Congratulations to the East coast dancers who won this year! Cash awards were given to all members of both teams with the first place team winning a bit more than the second place team.

Thought Of The Week:

Life is the sum of all your choices!



Shane Meuwissen is the Media Specialist for Fordney Foundation.  He is a former dance instructor who know works with his company Slow Motion Dance Videos capture the beauty of dancing. If you would like to learn more about Shane and his video work, visit his website