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Cindy Runger

 Watch Cindy and Marcelo’s Night-of Performance: the Salsa!


Learn more about Cindy by reading our Q&A!

What is your day job?

I am the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation President and Seattle Rotary Club President-Elect.  I am also a mom to an awesome 10-year old son. I’m proud to say that Seattle Rotary is a big supporter of Plymouth Housing Group.

What is your previous dance experience?

When I first moved to Seattle, about 15 years ago, I took dance lessons at Century Ballroom. I loved, loved it, but unfortunately didn’t keep it up. Now, you may catch me dancing to some Beyonce or Rihanna, or maybe Nicki Minaj or Flo Rida, while cooking in my kitchen.

Why are you dancing for Plymouth Housing Group?

I was introduced to Plymouth Housing Group a few years ago by one of my friends, Jan Laskey. Seattle is my beloved community and if people in my community are living in dangerous conditions without protection, then I feel a responsibility to help. Homelessness is a complex issue, so I help by supporting the experts, like Plymouth, who provide health, hope, dignity, and housing to those who would benefit from it most. There are a lot of generous people in Seattle who need to know about Plymouth. Dancing is my way to raise awareness and funds for their residents.

Where are you going to put your Mirror Ball Trophy when you win?

I’ll own it like a Boss. I’ll trick out my Volvo and use it as a hood ornament.

Meet Professional Dancer Marcelo Garces

Marcelo GarcesMarcelo Garces is a returning Salsa & Bachata Dance instructor. He has represented Seattle by performing, teaching, and competing in Dance Congresses and Championships around the world. By day, Marcelo is a commercial real estate broker for Mohr Partners, Inc.




Watch Cindy and Marcelo’s Interview and Rehearsal!