Ali and her husband, Ben, met while attending The University of Kansas. They reside in Overland Park, KS with their two boys, Connor (8) and Hudson (6). Ali was raised in Wichita, KS and attended Bishop Carroll High School where she was heavily involved in dance & cheerleading. She now works full-time as a Regional Account Executive for Bentley Mills.
With a deep rooted passion for volunteerism, Ali has served on numerous non-profit boards over the past ten years, including the International Interior Design Association and The Dream Factory. She is the Director for Boulevard of Dreams; the largest annual fundraiser for The Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City, which has raised over $620,000 in just the past 9 years.
Ali enjoys reading and traveling but most importantly, she enjoys spending time with her family and rooting on her children in their many sporting events and activities!
Ali was introduced to the Anselmo family and their great cause through a mutual friend at a Boulevard of Dreams event. Ali is extremely proud and honored to be representing The BMA Foundation in this year's event!
Ali will be dancing with Johnny Francoviglia .
Johnny is thrilled to be an official part of the Dine and Dancing with the Stars event this year after performing last year as a last minute stand in. He is a well respected coach and choreographer both locally and nationally with over 25 years of dance training in many styles including tap, jazz, ballet, modern, and ballroom. As a competitive ballroom dancer, he is a two time Blackpool Exhibition finalist, a four time US and World Professional Cabaret finalist, and a Professional Rising Star American Smooth champion.
When he's not rehearsing or competing, Johnny can be found teaching many styles of partnership dancing to all levels of students. From beginner to advanced, Johnny helps his students push themselves to achieve their very best.
In addition to his passion for dance, he finds great joy in giving back to the community. Being a part of this fantastic event is a way for him to give back not only to Kansas City but also to continue his philanthropic efforts as a Rockhurst alum.