Saturday, June 11, 2022, 5pm registration/cocktail hour, 6pm dinner/auction at The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

Dine and Dance with the Stars is a competition based on the hit tv show Dancing with the Stars. Local “celebrities” dance to raise money for the charities BMA supports. They are partnered with local professional dancers. The person who gets the most votes ($20 per vote) becomes the grand champion and takes home the coveted mirror ball. Professional dancers from the actual television show join us as judges, as well as perform and auction off dances with themselves. Emcees are 610 Sports Bob Fescoe and Fox 4 Meteorologist Michelle Bogowith.

2022 Dancers

Ashley Fancher - BMA Foundation

Ashley Fancher - BMA Foundation

Bio

Ashley was born and raised in KC. She is ‘clone to the bone’ STM alum, class of 1999. Ashley is known from her family restaurant, Jess & Jim’s Steakhouse in Martin City, where she helps manage and bakes all the apple pies and carrot cakes. Ashley has been a hair stylist in Leawood for 17 years and is known for her bridal work. She has won “Best of Weddings” for The Knot 2017-2022 and won “Best of Weddings HALL OF FAME” in 2020.

Ashley married her Blue Valley North high school sweetheart, Scott Fancher, Jr. They’ve been together 21 years and married 13 and have three crazy and amazing kids, Cameron (15), Dillon (11), and Riley (6). When Ashley gets a break from one of her many jobs, she steps into the role of “chauffer” of the family.

Ashley is extremely honored to be chosen to represent BMA for this year’s Dine and Dancing with the Stars event. She has volunteered for the BMA golf tournament for the last 3 years and loves every bit of it. Ashely knew Brian, although they were in different grades and not friends per se, but he was best friends with her best friend’s brother, and she used to trade Brian and his friends rap CDs for rides to Rockhurst games in 8th grade.

If you know Ashley, she’s a hustler, she doesn’t sit or slow down very often, and is up for the challenge to raise a ton of money for the BMA Foundation in 2022.

Ryan Wiebe - Bags of Fun

Ryan Wiebe - Bags of Fun

Bio

Only the best dancers hail from Dodge City, Kansas!  While working on his grandparents’ farm, Ryan Wiebe perfected the arts of cutting wheat, milking cows, and of course, some good ol’ fashioned hoedown dancing. Ryan’s farm roots and midwestern values have inspired him to always give back to the communities that have given him so much and he couldn’t be more excited to be representing Bags of Fun KC at Dine and Dance with the Stars for the 2022 BMA Foundation event.

After moving to Blue Springs, Missouri, Ryan attended Northwest Missouri State University and graduated with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. His dancing abilities won over the heart of a beautiful girl in Kansas City (who can resist the polka?!).  Ryan and his wife, Maureen, as well as their four amazing children Kellan (12), Oliver (10), Thomas (7), and Rosalie (3), and shih poo, Walter (6), reside in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ryan is the founder, President, and CEO of First Mortgage Direct in Kansas City, Missouri.  He is also the owner and Executive Vice President of Bison State Bank.  His personal mission through both positions is to serve customers with honesty and integrity and help them achieve their American Dream.

Ryan and his family are dedicated to supporting various children’s charities throughout the Kansas City area.  Ryan believes in the power of play and loves a good belly laugh!  Bags of Fun KC is an important organization to Ryan and his family because of the impact they make on children and their families who are going through life threatening illnesses and conditions.   He is excited to bring his farm boy dancing skills to this event in order to highlight this incredible organization.  Ryan is honored to support their cause of bringing joy, laughter, and a Bag of Fun to children who are fighting cancer and other long-term childhood diseases.

Karen Hogan - TeamSmile

Karen Hogan - TeamSmile

Bio

Coming Soon!

Anne Alexiou - STM for All

Anne Alexiou - STM for All

Bio

Coming Soon!

Steve Bessenbacher - BMA Foundation

Steve Bessenbacher - BMA Foundation

Bio

Coming Soon!

Blake Nelson - Dream Factory

Blake Nelson - Dream Factory

Bio
A Star is Born! Blake is a local Real Estate professional with more than twenty-plus years of experience. He is a top producer in Kansas City, achieving the top 20 list consistently. The most measurable part of Blake’s business is not found in the stats; but, rather in the hearts of his clients. As a young man, Blake learned the value of hard work and the importance of giving back. He attended the University of Kansas as an undergraduate, and later the Law School program before deciding that real estate presented a unique challenge and loads of opportunity. Blake loves the human element of leading a team and helping his clients achieve their real estate goals. He always welcomes a challenge, which is why he plans to display his ability to work hard, dance his heart out and give back to this fine city! Blake’s life dance partner Kelly and his two cherished Beagles are excited to be a part of such a great event and cause! He brings a tremendous amount of enthusiasm to everything he does!
Dancer Coming Soon - Kids TLC

Dancer Coming Soon - Kids TLC

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Coming Soon!

Dancer Coming Soon - Noah's Bandage Project

Dancer Coming Soon - Noah's Bandage Project

Bio

Coming Soon!

 

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