Emcee, debra alfarone, wusa9
Debra Alfarone is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated TV Anchor, whose live reports and hard-hitting stories can be seen on WUSA9, the CBS station in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Debra anchors the weekend evening newscasts, and on weekdays, tells the stories affecting people in the D.C. area. She covers everything from breaking news to crime to stories of people making a difference. Debra’s known for her conversational, creative, and street-smart storytelling style, and for embracing social media and technology.
Self-Advocate, sean mcelwee, A&E's born this way cast
Sean is a cast member of the Emmy-Award-Winning TV Show, Born This Way, on A&E. He is a self-professed, “ladies’ man.” But beneath a seemingly singular focus on “babes” lies a multi-talented athlete and a caring friend.
Sean is the focus of three books written by his mother, Sandra, detailing Sean’s journey navigating the school system and beyond. Together with his father, Rick, Sean’s parents are devoted to helping him accomplish his goals.
National Anthem Performer, Davison Duo
Davison Duo is a POP/Rock duo based in the Washington, DC area and is comprised of siblings; Madison and Davis Gestiehr, both students at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD. They began performing together on stage at their Elementary school talent show when Davis was 5 and Madison was 8. Davis has been performing the Star Spangled Banner since the age of 10 and has performed numerous times for many Washington area sports teams including the Washington Wizards, The Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles. Davison continues to perfect their musical skills, write music and perform at Restaurants, Charity Events and Venues of all types in and around Washington, DC.
Warm Up, Jackie Zamora & Zamdance
Jackie is the founder of ZAMDANCE in Gaithersburg, MD. ZAMDANCE is a dance fitness program for children and adults with special needs. The classroom introduces a structured environment while allowing the students to be able to move at their own pace. The students are entertained by the music and dance movements. This class also keep students happily engaged while learning different dance steps such as MERENGUE, JAZZ and HIP-HOP! (ages 8+).
Devenio in Motion, dance performance
is a partnership of Devenio, Inc. and Joy of Motion Dance Center that provides rigorous training to dancers age 14 to adult with cognitive and developmental challenges, empowering them with real opportunities to perform independently.