Our 2023 Dancing Stars Lineup

Amaani Grant


Amaani Grant is a professional dancer from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She currently teaches as a hip-hop instructor at Zoika's Dance in St. Augustine and on occasion Indulgence Dance Studio in Jacksonville. She also collaborates with other dance studios and choreographers to create dance films with Three Hearts Dance Company and popular artists. Amaani is also actively involved in the community, putting on performances and showcasing her talent such as participation in the Jacksonville Carnival and The World of Nations cultural festival. In addition to her dance career, Amaani is currently pursuing her second bachelor's degree in nursing.

Christie Morgan


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Jackie Heller


Jackie Heller is a Florida native and proud graduate of UNF. She works as a Support Coordinator at Business Builders and is very grateful to her coworkers for nominating her for this exciting Dancing Stars of St. Johns County opportunity. Jackie's passion for performing began in her childhood and has continued through her adult life, having spent many years performing in musical theater. At home, Jackie is a dedicated pet and plant parent to her cat, rabbit, and an ever-growing collection of plants. In her spare time, Jackie loves to go paddle boarding, check out local restaurants and coffee shops, and garden.

Liz Boyett


Liz Boyett was born and raised in New Jersey but has lived in Florida for more than 25 years. Her love of dance began at the age of six when she saw her first ballet at Lincoln Center. She went on to take ballet, tap, and jazz lessons throughout her childhood. Liz is an alumna of Flagler College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree, as well as the University of Central Florida, where she earned her Master of Education degree. A veteran Exceptional Student Education teacher, Liz teaches students with learning disabilities, autism, and other special needs at Bartram Trail High School. Aside from her passion for education, Liz enjoys teaching belly dance, caring for her five pets, fostering kittens, reading, thrifting, and spending time with her husband David and their 17-year-old. She is the proud team leader for the annual St. Augustine Shimmy Mob event, which raises funds and awareness for the Betty Griffin Center.

Michael Brooks


Born a 7th generation Texan in Houston, Michael was raised south of Austin in Lockhart, the Barbecue capital of Texas. His family moved to Colorado where he spent his teenage years in Grand Junction, graduating from Grand Junction High School. Michael moved to Gainesville, Florida in 2002. After discovering St. Augustine in 2003, he relocated there and met his beautiful wife, Kelly. They were married in 2009 and have 2 great hard working-boys, Kayden and Mason. Michael and Kelly also have a cat, Merle, dog, Haggard, 2 goats, Blu and Belle, and 6 chickens. The whole family enjoys being outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, and more. Michael started County Road Provisions in 2014 with a barbeque pit on the side of CR 13 S., serving neighbors, farmers, field hands and anyone else who happened upon them. The business has grown to serve St. Johns County residents quality barbeque for over 9 years. Michael and the family look forward to the future and what the good Lord has in store for them.

Beth Wilder


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Brittany Helwig


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Dr. Arun Gulani


Dr. Arun C. Gulani, M.D., M.S., is a world-renowned eye surgeon, founding Director of the internationally famous Gulani Vision Institute, and Global CEO of Gulani Vision Surgical Suites, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Adjunct Clinical Professor and Externship proctor at Midwestern University, Chicago, and Fellowship Faculty at Universitas Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain; he is also faculty for International Researchers F1000Prime, London, UK. Inventor and pioneer of Next Generation LASIK, & Cataract surgeries, he helps people of all levels of Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, Astigmatism and even reading vision problems to see without glasses and contact lenses. Patients from more than 90 countries in Europe, Asia, Far East, Africa, Middle East, Canada and from all states of the U.S. have consulted with Dr. Gulani, setting a record while putting Jacksonville on the global map as the vision destination for the world. Dr. Gulani is an internationally acclaimed, master eye surgeon, award-winning inventor, and teacher who has pioneered, trademarked, and patented, next generation Lasik, Cataract and Corneal surgeries while developing a niche of being the world’s final eye surgeon in receiving second opinions and correcting eye surgical complications for a global clientele of patients while teaching at international podiums and welcoming visiting eye surgeons and eye care industry to Northeast Florida. With his "High Tech"- "High Touch" custom-tailored approach to each individual eye and patient, he has revolutionized the doctor-patient relationship providing personalized care for every patient, challenging the very business model prevalent in the world of medicine today.

RaShonda Love


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