Pooja is an active member of the Biltmore Country Club and devoted supporter of charities including the Kindness Project for frontline workers and the Scleroderma Research Foundation. When not busy with her family, she loves to paint. Pooja will be joined by her husband Raja, an Uro/Gyn surgeon and President of the medical staff at Advocate Sherman Hospital. He is devoted to his wife, family, and his car collection. Pooja and Raja are the proud parents of two grown sons. One is an orthopedic resident and the other is working from home this year.
Kate identifies as a CrossFit enthusiast and mother of two, but is also a lawyer for Akerman LLP and Village of Barrington Trustee. She will share the floor with her husband Lee, an underwriter at MetLife and Board member of the Atonement Lutheran Church in Barrington. The dancing duo are both graduates of Butler University and when not playing with their kids, they admit following Big East Basketball is their next passion.
Judy, also known as Girl Boss, Momma and Gigi, is a long-time Barrington resident and graduate of Barrington High School. She and her husband Peter have raised their combined five childgren in Barrington, all of whiom are also BHS grads. Judy is an award winning realtor with Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty and feels lucky to be able to help so many folks find their dream homes in the area. She will dance with her husband Peter, who describes himself as Scottish chieftain and Papa. Peter can be found on the golf course most days, unless he is jetting off to a refinery in Thailand. Judy & Peter are active participants in the community through their dedicated support to many charities including the Service Club of Chicago and the Barrington Area Conservation Trust.
Amy is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Saint Anne Catholic Community here in Barrington. When not on the tennis or paddle court, her biggest joy is mothering her blended family of seven children with her husband and now DWTBS partner, Jim. Jim followed in his father’s footsteps to become a General Surgeon and founded Suburban Surgical Care Specialists, located in Hoffman Estates. Although far more comfortable on the golf course than the dance floor, Jim and Amy are excited to bring their athleticism and good sportsmanship to the ballroom.
Angela, a mother of three and active in PTO to support school improvements. She is a devoted monarch butterfly watcher, gardener, and organizes the Nature Lady program for District 220 and works in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Resurrection Medical Center. She will be dancing with her husband, Reinhold "Reiny", who is a family physician in Barrington with AMITA Health and is the President/Chief Medical Officer of AMITA Health Medical Group and AMITA's Chief Population Health Officer. While hobbies include other arts like cartooning, playing piano, and Barrington Play Reading Group (with Angela), dance is new to him. He hopes to incorporate some natural Latino hip moves if he can find them.