Ian Riley - Coached by Kelsey Plaa
Ian Riley- Most of us feel like we’ve known this outgoing and energetic star for years without ever meeting him face to face! He’s the one and only Ian Riley from KHOP’s “Mornings With Madden & Riley”! Yep, that’s right, for the past 8 years this guy has kept us entertained every morning on our way to work! And though Ian has no prior dance experience AND a secret fear of dancing, he’s sure to entertain us! Ian is married and has two beautiful children, Sean, 9, and Jackson, 7, that keep him busy when he’s not on the radio. He enjoys treasure hunting and gold panning but tonight he’s only got his eye set on one thing…the Mirror Ball for 2019!!!
Kelsey Plaa - Choreographer Kelsey, 30, has been dancing for 27 years and is passionate about dance education. Growing up, she spent majority of her time at Backstage Academy of Dance where she competed and performed in their performance company. After high school, she earned her BA in Kinesiology from CSU Stanislaus and her Masters in Kinesiology from Fresno Pacific University. Currently, she is entering her seventh year of teaching at Blaker Kinser Junior High School where she teaches dance and serves as the Activities Director. She is also entering her fourth year as an Adjunct Professor at CSU Stanislaus where she teaches Jazz Dance courses as well as Theory and Analysis of Dance and Gymnastics. She feels blessed to be able to share her passion of dance to all ages! In her spare time, Kelsey loves to spend time with her husband, Austin, and their three dogs!