Joshua Holsapple and Nansi Masihi - Coached by Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest
Josh and Nansi have been dating for a year and a half. Josh, 39 is self-employed and owns JHFS Inc. Compost Sales and Custom Spreading. Nansi, 42 is an insurance agent for Farmers Insurance (Deborah Curtis Agency). Josh has three girls Jordan (16), Taylor (10) and Charlie (8); Nansi has one son Jacob (15). Together, Josh and Nansi share of love traveling and adventure! Josh loves the outdoors and enjoys riding his motorcycle, camping, hiking, boating and time spent with friends! Nansi enjoys cooking, spending time on the lake, watching Jacob play football and like Josh enjoys time spent with family and friends. Nansi also enjoys volunteering at Relay for Life and her son’s sporting events. Neither Josh nor Nansi has any professional dance experience …however, Josh is no stranger to the dance floor at the Udder Place and it is rumored that Nansi has mastered her Assyrian Line Dancing skills! Josh and Nansi are both hoping to pick up a few new dance moves by participating in DWTTS but more importantly are excited to be helping a good cause!
Gabrielle, 28, has been dancing for 24 years, ballroom dancing for 14, and is the owner of Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy in Turlock! She began her professional dance career in 2009 at Arthur Murray in San Jose, where she became a certified instructor and competed professionally in Waltz and Tango. She was awarded a Top 20 instructor from Arthur Murray International in 2010. Born in Turlock, she moved back to the area in 2011 to be closer to her family. Passionate about instilling the passion for dance in other people, she can be found teaching a variety of different ballroom dance styles at Alegria, which opened 3 years ago. Alegria, which means “happiness” in Portuguese, is truly her happy place! She is working on starting a vocational school through Ballroom Dance Teachers College at Alegria, where she will be training new ballroom dance instructors every year in 17 different styles of ballroom dance. To add to her long list of endeavors, Gabrielle recently started a new business called Sips & Salsa where wine and dancing go hand in hand for what’s sure to be a fun night with friends! When she’s not dancing her heart out at the studio, you can find her at Aguiar Milk Testing with her sisters or on her family’s new 10 acre Forrest Farm ranch in Atwater. During her spare time she enjoys working on home improvement projects and spending time with her husband and 2 boys.