Samantha Kiley, Executive Director, AtlantiCare Foundation

In her role at the AtlantiCare Foundation, Samantha Kiley oversees the strategy and operations of all fundraising and community initiatives for AtlantiCare. Samantha also serves on numerous boards in Atlantic County, including the Atlantic City Day Nursery and the Community Advisory Board for Jewish Family Services. Outside of work, Samantha enjoys cooking, reading and watching movies, as well as spending time with her family. A fan of seeing Broadway shows, Samantha also has her own background in the arts from high school drama productions, and she was introduced to the work of Bob Fosse at Villanova University. It has, however, been a long time since she’s performed in front of a crowd, so she’s very nervous about her performance in Dancing Under the Stars.

Ron Curcio, Professional dancer and surfing instructor

Ron Curcio was born in Atlantic City and raised in Ventnor City. At 21, he received a ballet scholarship under the direction of prima ballerina Phyllis Papa, founder of Atlantic City Ballet. His training also included: jazz, modern, character, flamenco and Hindu, thus molding him to be an all-around performer. Ron danced at Merv Griffin's Resorts International under the direction of Rodger Minami for several years; went abroad with dance partner Katya Surrance to be featured at Princess Casino in Freeport, Bahamas; was choreographed by the legendary Jerry Jackson; performed on "Star Search" and at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. Ron "struck gold" when he landed a job with Legends in Concert in Oahu, Hawaii, and eventually joined forces again with Katya to tour the world as lead dancer on Silversea Cruise Line. Now back in A.C., Ron has danced in such productions as "Andrea McArdle's Christmas Special," "Untamed Illusions" and "The Diva Show." Ron is very excited to be part of this fundraising event and can't wait to hit the stage with his new dance partner Samantha.

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