Watch People’s Choice Winner Connie Blumenthal perform the Salsa with Marcelo Garces!
What is your Day Job?
I help find people’s dream homes at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. I also publish a blog called SPOTLIGHTseattle that covers the best in our area and showcases what an amazing city we live in.
What is your previous dance experience?
Disco dancing in 8th grade and swing dancing with my boyfriend Cody in college.
Why are you dancing for Plymouth Housing Group?
I’m excited to raise money for those in our community that need the most important thing of all, a place to call home. I’ve been involved in Seattle real estate for over 10 years and know the feeling a home provides–not just a sense of stability but a feeling of belonging. I also grew up in a family business that catered to public service and military personnel, so I feel especially excited to be raising money for homeless veterans in our area.
I’ll put it at my office to inspire me and remind me of how lucky I am to help people find homes, small and large! And to also show Dean Jones (Principal at Realogics and 2011 Celebrity Dancer) I have one trophy that he doesn’t have!
Marcelo Garces is a Salsa & Bachata Dance instructor. His dance company “Salsa Salvaje” has been representing Seattle in Dance Congresses around the world for the last 10 years. By day, Marcelo is a Real Estate Specialist for Colliers International and Luxtom Homes.