Photo: Jeff Cravotta

Star Pair – Tera & Addul

Dance Style – Tango
Choreographer – Addul Manzano

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Tera Black

Background:  San Diego State University, Kinesiology.  I was on the 8 (or 9) year plan. 

Professional/Career:   Chief Operating Officer of the Charlotte Checkers.  I have been in hockey for 18 years and have been in Charlotte for almost 7 years.

Interests/Hobbies/Dance Experience:  I am a runner, and love to do anything outside.  I like to dance I suppose, but don’t have any formal training.

Why are you participating in this event?  It is a great cause, and I’m excited to raise some money for our charity as well (Charlotte Checkers Charitable Foundation).

Fun fact:  I was born with 2 teeth.  After those fell out, two more sets came in.  I may or may not be a shark. 

Non-profit/Charity Supporting along with NC Dance Theatre: Charlotte Checkers Charitable Foundation 

Terra will be dancing with:

Addul Manzano

Hometown: Santiago De Cuba, Cuba

Seasons with NC Dance Theatre: 7

Addul began his training at 11, attending the National Ballet School of Cuba in Havana. He was later selected to join The National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of Alicia Alonso. Since moving to the United States, he has   danced with BALLETNY, Columbia City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Terpsicorps and Washington Ballet. He has performed numerous principal roles including George Balanchine’s Agon, Apollo and The Four Temperaments; Jonathan Harker in Dracula; Prince Charming in Cinderella; and Snow King and Sugar Plum Cavalier in Nutcracker. Some of Addul’s favorite performances include George Balanchine’s “Rubies,” Alonzo King’s SALT and Dwight Rhoden’s Artifice.

Pre-event voting has closed. If you are attending Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte, there will be opportunities to vote for your favorite Star Pair at the event.