Dr. Robert Riley
You may know Dr. Rob Riley as a local family physician, Director of Memorial Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, or WNDU’s favorite TV doctor, but what you may not know is that Dr. Riley is an accomplished musician. He is a current trombonist with the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra and rock musician with “Terry and the Heartbeats” and “Dr. Groovy and the Soul Surgeons.” Dr. Riley also trains as a long-distance hiker. So though a dancing novice, Dr. Riley hopes his musical ability and strong legs will carry him through! He supports the work of the Center for the Homeless and is enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to their efforts.
Nicole Pliske is a 2003 graduate of Saint Mary's College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Dance. She has been dancing for the past 24 years and teaching for 12. Her dance styles include all of the Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing. She competes professionally, with her partner Matt, and Pro/Am with her students. Nicole's dance background also includes tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, musical theatre, lyrical, modern, Andrean High School Pom Squad, and gymnastics. She had the opportunity to teach show choir (singing and dancing) in Amsterdam, Walt Disney World, Ohio, Illinois. Nicole is currently the manager and full-time dance instructor at DanceSport.