Plymouth Housing Group visit

Desiree Siegfried

Watch Desiree Siegfried and Mark Kihara’s Night-of Performance

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Desiree Hartsock Web HeadshotWhat is your Day Job?

I feel very fortunate that I am able to work for myself as an entrepreneur doing something that I love. My daily job involves managing, curating and marketing my wedding blog to offer new brides advice and inspiration. I also spend my time collaborating on different design endeavors such as my bridal gown collection ‘Desiree Hartsock with Maggie Sottero’ and ‘Desiree for KV Bijou’ jewelry line.

What is your previous dance experience?

The only dance experience I have comes from watching Soul Train and MTV when I was younger along with a short run in with a dance class when I was 9 years old. Let’s just say my dance experience is pretty non-existent.

Why are you dancing for Plymouth Housing Group?

I have been touched by the efforts of Plymouth Housing Group and the passion behind their mission ever since I first learned of their wonderful organization. They continue to grow and help more and more homeless people in our community get a fresh start and that is something I want to be a part of. I’m dancing for the lives I see on the street every day that will be forever changed because of Plymouth and the donations I will raise as a dancer.

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

I’ll make sure to put that trophy front and center in our living room so that I’ll have the privilege of sharing more about Plymouth when guests ask me about the beautiful trophy on the mantle. Also, so that my husband, Chris Siegfried, who danced last year can be reminded of my awesome dance skills!

Meet Professional Dancer Mark Kihara

Mark Kihara HeadshotJoining us for the 7th year in a row(!), Mark has been enthusiastically dancing Swing since 1998. As an avid social dancer, Mark has traveled and danced Lindy Hop in more than ten countries and was a member of the 2002 1st Place American Lindy Hop Championship team.