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Melanie Townsend

Melanie is a news anchor and producer for KFDX and has been in Wichita Falls for a year.  When she's not waking up before the crack of dawn to deliver you the news and heckle the weather guy, she loves to cook up some Italian cuisine at home and makes a mean spaghetti, and actually considered attending culinary school. One of her idols happens to be Gordon Ramsey. Growing up, Melanie wanted to be a marine biologist and swim with dolphins or be an Egyptologist.  She loves to swim every chance she gets. Mel is extremely close with her family back in Colorado and is the proud aunt of two adorable nieces and soon to be two nephews. She enjoys all types of music but her favorites are the classics like Frank Sinatra. She also enjoys dancing to hip-hop, jazz, rock 'n' roll, Latin and African dance.  Her favorite quote is from Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only Light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

 

Community Involvement

Melanie is on the board for Backdoor Theatre.

 

Why say yes to DFTS?

“I love to dance! I often daydream about performing on stage in front of a crowd, getting people hyped up and shakin’ my booty!”
 

Eric Luster

Eric has been a dancer for ten years and has performed across the nation and is YPAD Certified. YPAD (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building empowered dance communities and keeping kids healthy and safe in all dance environments. He’s taught numerous dance classes including the past two years at Defining Moments.  Eric is from Wichita Falls and enjoys hanging out at Half Pint or anywhere he can play pool.  He’s passionate about dancing and performing, whether it’s at Defining Moments, miscellaneous recitals or the Wichita Theatre.  Performances include The Nutcracker and Mistoffelees in Cats. He enjoys alternative music and his favorite styles of music to dance to are hip hop and modern.  He also likes to spend time relaxing at home, and playing with his dog, before he binge-watches Netflix

 

Why say yes to DFTS?

“Because I knew it would be so much fun while doing something right for our community.”
 

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