Jacqueline Kronk’s passion for helping those in need first ignited in an orphanage in Chile, then four years ago brought her to the Center for the Homeless. Since then, she has had the pleasure of meeting and serving the incredible men, women and children who call the Center home. Though she considers it a privilege to work on innovative ways to link the generosity of this incredible community with the hard work of the guests, she didn’t exactly envision herself dancing in front of a room full of donors to get the job done. Her husband assures her that as a competitive person and an athlete, she’ll excel at this, too. Jacqueline puts family first, would rather be on the shore of Lake Michigan than just about anywhere else on earth, and holds a special place in her heart for sushi, triathlons and movies.
Brian O'Day has been dancing Ballroom & Latin for the past 21 years. He has been awarded with numerous top teacher awards throughout the United States & has served on the dance - board of directors - for a major U.S. chain of dance studios for more than11 yrs. In addition to teaching, Brian has competed professionally in the International Latin & the American Smooth division. At the Great Race competition at Notre Dame in 2007, Brian won a local Dancing With the Stars competition with WSBT meteorologist Cari Peugot. Together Brian & Amy have been dancing for the past 10 years. Within the first 6 months they won the Indiana Challenge Championship Professional International Latin . They have also placed in the finals of many major U. S. Championships & finished in the top 18, two years in a row, at the Ohio Star Ball (Championship Ballroom Dancing) the worlds largest DanceSport competition. They have also been successful in the American Smooth Division, winning the 3rd Competition they entered - The Great Race. They also coach other professionals & amateurs many of whom qualify for top awards in DanceSport Competitions.