About Stephanie Myers and Eric Snyder
This is not just about dancing. It's about fun and fundraising!
Funding is raised by placing votes of $5.00 each for the dancing couple of your choice. Voting closes with the live performance the night of the event.
About Stephanie: Stephanie grew up in the Birdsboro/Exeter area and is a graduate of Reading Central Catholic High School. She is a natural in the water. Stephanie joined the swim team at 6 and earned her life saving certificate and became a lifeguard in high school. She ‘saved ‘a swimmer while guarding at East Reading Pool. Her brother dubbed her ‘a hero’! She didn’t think so, but her desire to help others has never waned.
She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Misericordia University, Masters Degree in Reading at Kutztown University, and an Administrative Certificate from Alvernia University. With an unquenchable desire to learn, she creatively finds ways to share what she has learned to motivate others to be the very best version of themselves by tutoring students, mentoring professionals and volunteering in the community. She currently works in the Upper Merion Area School district but spent the bulk of her career in the Wyomissing Area School District where she also coached the girls softball team.
Stephanie effuses energy AND she is contagious. What a combo! She works her fitness muscle motivating clients of all ages at BLDG7Yoga during her TRX, row and yoga classes. She also motivates and encourages athletes during small group training classes. That’s just her professional life! In her ‘down time’ Stephanie loves to be active, run, ride bikes, race, teach, inspire others and spend time with her family and dogs. She brushed off her old high school dancing skills from the cheerleading squad and the class play productions to participate in this evening’s competition. Stephanie gives special thanks to her brother, parents, Mike, and family who are always her biggest supporters in all her competitions, especially this one!! Many thanks to Missy Shutt, owner of Next Step Dance Studio, friend and choreographer, who worked hard to make this dance fun!!
About Eric: Eric was born and raised in Easton, PA and graduated from Notre Dame-Green Pond High School. Throughout his high school years, he was a star athlete on the basketball and tennis teams at Notre Dame, and would always strive for excellence in his athletic endeavors. He has also always had a passion for music, and thanks his father, Mick, for instilling not only the love of basketball and tennis in his life, but also introducing him to the sweet sounds of Motown, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Who as a youngster. Athletics have always been a huge part of his life and foundation, but the love of music drove him to Millersville University, where he majored in Music-Business and Technology with a concentration in Bass Guitar and Upright Bass.
Upon graduation from Millersville University, Eric lived in Lancaster City and discovered yoga at a power yoga studio there. He has been hooked ever since! Outside of yoga and playing/creating music, Eric enjoys spending quality time with his long-time person and wife, Allison, and their two dogs, Bailey and Beau. He enjoys cooking vegan food, creating experiences with his family, and experiencing moments that take his breath away. He has been to 25+ Dave Matthews Band concerts, traveled across the country in a car, and thinks everyone you encounter can be learned from.
Eric is the current Studio Manager of BLDG7 Yoga. He gives special thanks to his rock and wife, Allison, who has been his better since 2009; his parents, Mick and Kathy, for their love and undying support; his brother Phil, who has been his best friend since he can remember; and the BLDG7 community that has so embraced him since he started there!
Dancing with the Reading Stars raises money necessary to support on-going operations, scholarships, productions, and our many outreach and offsite programs – 50% of which are provided at little or no cost to the community. In addition to its onsite classes and preschool, Yocum Institute outreach and offsite programs impact 30,000 people each year. 80% are under the age of 18 and 50% of those Yocum serves are considered at risk population. Although many do not realize it, Yocum is much more than the bricks and mortar of the building located at 3000 Penn Avenue. Yocum develops and runs programs throughout Berks County.
Thank you for your generosity in supporting the arts!