Michael Azeez, Technology and Real Estate Investor

Formerly a builder, owner and operator in the cellular telephone industry, Michael Azeez is an experienced businessman and real estate developer. Currently a private investor in technology business and real estate, Michael is involved in a number of local organizations, including the Sam and Sara Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine, and the Board of Friends of Yemin Orde. Married to wife Kathy for 36 years, they have two children, Zach and Jessica, and three grandchildren. Though Michael doesn’t consider himself to be a dancer, he’s taken a few dance lessons and enjoys being on the dance floor. He’s participating in this event to raise money and awareness for hunger issues in our community. “Plus,” he says, “I couldn’t say no to Cookie Till!”

Janet Chapman, Owner, Instructor at Fitness Connection

Formerly a professional dancer in Atlantic City, Janet Chapman also performed in the long-running production of “Jubilee” at Bally’s Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas strip. For the past 10 years, she has owned Fitness Connection in Linwood, where she is a Pilates instructor who utilizes the Reformer, Wunda Chair and Tower. She also specializes in Barre classes. The proud parent of twins Maddie and Mitchell who are entering high school this fall, Janet is dancing in support of the Community FoodBank to give back to the community and to show her children the importance of volunteering. She believes that one person really can make a difference in another person’s life. It’s been almost 15 years since Janet performed, so she’s a both a little nervous and excited.

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