Jimmy Bergner is honored (and petrified) to be a featured dancer in BMA Foundation's Dancing with the Stars representing Bags of Fun KC. Bags of Fun was started in memory of Gabby Krause who sang, danced and laughed her way through chemotherapy, inspired by Gabby's spirit Jimmy hopes to bring laughter and joy to everyone with his dancing.
Jimmy and his wife Angela are the proud parents of three Rockhurst High school Hawklets, J.T. (21), Jake (19), and Danny (18). When Jimmy is not traveling the country selling paper, he can usually be found playing a round of golf, hitting a tennis ball or watching his boys play rugby for the Kansas City Jr. Blues. Other than dancing, his hobbies include enjoying a good cigar and a nice scotch with friends.
Jimmy is grateful to have the privilege to help raise money for all the fantastic charities BMA supports.
Jimmy will be dancing with Jessica MacAuley.
Jessica began dancing at a young age in a rural Kansas town and followed her dreams to earn a B.A in Dance from Kansas State University, and then finally to Kansas City where she fell in love with her husband and ballroom dancing. She and her husband have a combined experience teaching of over 30 years, and often teach and perform together. In 2010, they formed their own independent business, Paramount Ballroom Company. Jessica teaches couples, singles, and youth dancers from the true beginner to the competitive student, with a positive, fun, and relaxed teaching style. She believes that anyone can learn to dance and that everyone can benefit from it. Jessica knows first-hand that learning to dance can be a life changing experience, after all it changed hers.