Dancing With the Massillon Stars – Annual Fundraiser for the Lincoln Theatre

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Dancing With the Massillon Stars – “Hooray for Hollywood”

An all-new dancing competition with local celebrities!   This annual fundraiser will benefit the Lions Lincoln Theatre.

The competing dancers are listed below, along with a link to vote for your favorites.

Tickets for Dancing With the Massillon Stars are $10 for all seats.

Meet the dancers before the show at the VIP Cocktail Party to be held at Massillon Museum from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm on May 13!  Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and open bar.     Tickets for the Cocktail Party are $40 each.    The Party ticket does not include admission to the Dancing with the Massillon Stars show.   A separate ticket for the show must be purchased.




Dr. Shelly Boss

Shelly L. Boss D.D.S. is a general dentist practicing in Canton, OH for over 27 years. Dr. Boss is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, OH.    Dr. Boss received her Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University, and is also a Massillon W.H.S. Alumni.

Dr. Boss is a member of the Ohio Dental Association, the American Dental Association, Stark County Dental Association, Massillon Chamber of Commerce, The Junior League of Canton and the Stark Chapter of the Seattle Dental Club.

She is an instructor in the Hygiene Clinic at Stark State College, and has served as President of the Stark County Dental Society in 2004. Locally, she is a member of the Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Boss is married to Dan Call and has one daughter Courtney, who is attending O.S.U. graduate school of Audiology. Shelly enjoys book club, flower gardening and travel.

When asked why she wanted to be a part of DWTMS fundraiser to preserve Lion’s Lincoln Theatre, her response was:  “I owe my ‘characteristic trait’ of always wanting to ‘give back’ to my community, to my parents. To this day, I observe them always giving and helping others in any way they can. Being a Massillon resident all my life, attending W.H.S. and the memories of fun movie nights downtown, also made me want to participate in this event and help raise awareness and support one of Massillon’s historic landmarks!”

Cast your vote NOW by clicking on the photo of Dr. Shelly Boss or using the link below.   Minimum donation – $10.00.



Evan T. Hannon

Evan T. Hannon is presently the Deputy Bailiff at the Massillon Municipal Court.  In this role, he maintains courtroom security, and is the liaison between the Judges of the Massillon Municipal Court and local/state agencies and the community at large that has business within the Massillon Municipal Court district.     Evan served his community for ten years on the Massillon Board of Education.  He was twice named the Massillon School Board President and was named three times as Board Vice President.  In 2003, while serving on the Board, Evan was invited to represent the Massillon City School District at the Oxford Round Table at St. Anthony’s College in Oxford, England.      Evan holds an Associate Degree in Business Management – Sales and Marketing from Stark State College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing from Walsh University.     Evan has served on many committees of community organizations.  He is the Vice-Chair for the Hall of Fame First Play/Ambassador Committee and is a Trustee of Friendship Baptist Church.  He also enjoys golfing, exercising and spending quality time with his wife Kristin, daughter Morgan and dog Diego.

When asked why he took part in this event, he replied:  “I’m truly humbled and honored to have been asked to participate and show my support for a great and historical cause – the Lions Lincoln Theater.  While I’m not 100% comfortable doing this, I believe when opportunities like this present themselves, you should take the chance to confront your fears.  What is the worst that can happen?  You fall down, look like you have two left feet, or you step on your instructor’s feet and she says you should never dance again!  Wow, I think I just talked myself out of doing this!!!  Seriously, this is a chance to have a great time, let the spectators and friends have fun at your expense, laugh and be surprised by talent they never knew you possessed, all in the name of a good cause.  This even gives me a chance to impersonate the Nicholas Brothers, Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr., and Michael Jackson all in one night.  I know that won’t happen, but it sure sounded good.  Remember, vote for Evan T. Hannon!”

Cast your vote NOW by clicking on the photo of Evan T. Hannon or using the link below.   Minimum donation – $10.00.




Dana Heffner    

Employed by FirstEnergy for over 16 years with the past 3 years spent in the Massillon area, Dana is the Area Manager representing Stark, Portage and Wayne County. In this role, she manages the relationships with local elected officials, key business and civic leaders along with industrial and commercial customers. She serves as the communication liaison for power outages, construction projects, reliability issues and concerns for the counties indicated. She also serves on a number of boards including Massillon Rotary Club, Massillon Development Foundation, Portage County Development Board, Alliance Area Development Board: At-Large Member, and Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County. In addition, Dana regularly volunteers at the Jackson Belden Chamber Music Fest and United Way Day of Caring.

She has a 22 year old son Austin, who is attending Stark State and a 2 year old grandson named Easton who is mastering his “cuteness”.

She enjoys travelling, spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, working out, hiking and dancing.

Dana wants to be part of this event because the Lions Lincoln Theater is a beautiful and historic asset in the heart of downtown Massillon that she wants to help support for its continued longevity and she also loves to dance!

Cast your vote NOW by clicking on the photo of Dana Heffner or using the link below.   Minimum donation – $10.00.




Jason Neel

Jason Neel is currently in his 11th year as the head band director in the Massillon City School District which includes being the director of the Massillon Tiger “Swing” Band.  He and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married for 19 years and have three children (Emily-15, Lauren-13, and Michael-10).  He is very involved at Whipple Heights Church including being a guitarist and worship leader there.  His hobbies include music, movies, and sports (especially watching Ohio State football).  He is glad to be a part of this “Dancing with the Massillon Stars” event, because he thinks it will be fun and help out a local landmark in Massillon.

Cast your vote NOW by clicking on the photo of Jason Neel or using the link below.   Minimum donation – $10.00.


Dr. Shishuka Malhotra

Shishuka Malhotra, MD, is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Northeast Ohio College of Medicine), Akron-Canton, OH.  With over fifteen years of research, clinical and administrative experience, Dr. Malhotra has conducted more than 70 clinical and experimental trials as Principal and Co-Investigator.  She is the President, Medical Director and founder of Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research, Inc.

Dr. Malhotra has widely published research papers in reputable psychiatric journals and remains a highly active researcher.  She regularly presents her findings at national and international scientific conferences and meetings.

Dr. Malhotra also operates the Center for Mind, Brain, & Behavioral Medicine, a private clinical practice.

She is happily married and fortunate mother of two gentle, kind kids who inspire her every day.  Her passions are mental health advocacy, decreasing stigma towards mental illness, and support, celebrate women.

Cast your vote NOW by clicking on the photo of Dr. Shishuka Malhotra or using the link below.   Minimum donation – $10.00.


Anna Mavrakis

Anna is the owner of Cottage Draperies & Interiors, and Mavrakis Construction, Inc.  She is an Interior Designer and has been in business for over 30 years.

Anna is married to Bill Mavrakis, has two daughters: Chris & Sara, and is a proud grandmother to Jake, Josh, Mary Rose and Rory.

She currently serves as President of Quota International of Massillon, is President of Mercy Service League, and is past National President of the Interior Design Society.  Anna is a member of the Massillon Woman’s Club and the Massillon Heritage Foundation.  Her hobbies include reading, quilting, cooking and boating.

As a professional Interior Designer, she works to help people create beauty in their environments both residentially and commercially. She says it is an honor to be part of this fundraising effort for the theatre.  Historical preservation is important to her and she wanted to participate in “Dancing with the Massillon Stars” to help raise funds for the Lincoln Theatre. “It’s important that we preserve the architecture from the past for future generations”.

Cast your vote NOW by clicking on the photo of Anna Mavrakis or using the link below.   Minimum donation – $10.00.


Bob Senkar

Bob has been the owner of Buffalo Wild Wings in downtown Massillon since it was built in 1995. He also owns two other Buffalo Wild Wings in Brooklyn and Fairview Park. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and baseball/softball. Prior to Buffalo Wild Wings, he was in Law Enforcement for over 20 years, as a State Trooper and then as a police officer in the City of Brunswick.  He has also owned several other businesses over the years.

Having been here for almost a third of his life, Bob considers it his second home. He has always been supportive of the Massillon area and surrounding communities.  Supporting the schools, sports teams, the Chamber, Police & Fire, and many other non-profit organizations is his way of giving back to those who have supported his business over the years. He is truly grateful for his staff at the restaurant and the many friends he has made in the Massillon area.

At a young age, Bob was introduced to the theatre by his parents and spent many days performing on stage in dozens of plays and musicals. As a senior in high school, he performed the part of Tony in West Side Story. He can only hope that these experiences will have prepared him for what he’s getting himself into today!

Cast your vote NOW by clicking on the photo of Bob Senkar or using the link below.   Minimum donation – $10.00.


Sammy Kay Smith

Sammy Kay is the Director of Spring Hill Historic Home in Massillon, and where she has also volunteered since 2002.  She is the daughter of Dale and Debbie Smith.

Sammy Kay is a member of the Massillon Rotary, Central Presbyterian Church Choir, Association for Women in Communication (Professional Development and Membership Committees), Ohio Museum Association, and Ohio Local History Alliance.

Her love is history, but also shares her talents as a local independent  singer/writer/performer, and enjoys traveling.

The Lions Lincoln Theatre has a long, beautiful history and has always been a part of her life. She remembers attending shows and movies there as a child. “As a member of the local history community and a local performer, the Lincoln is a great way to preserve our amazing town history and to support our local performers”.

Cast your vote NOW by clicking on the photo of Sammy Kay Smith or using the link below.   Minimum donation – $10.00.


T’Relle Smith

T’Relle was born and raised in Canton and has been working in Massillon for about 2 years at Massillon Chiropractic. He is a Rehab Therapist, showing patients different therapeutic exercises to relieve their pain, and conducts passive therapies such as electric stimulation, decompression, and traction.  He graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and is currently enrolled at Cleveland State University pursuing his doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Some of his activities and hobbies include exercising, hanging out with friends, hiking and playing video games. T’Relle was excited when asked to participate in this event and is looking forward to sharing his dancing skills on stage!

Cast your vote NOW by clicking on the photo of T’Relle Smith or using the link below.   Minimum donation – $10.00.


Vince Spicocchi

        Vince has been a Firefighter/ Paramedic with the Massillon Fire Dept for the past 10 years. He was born and raised in Massillon, and is a 1996 graduate of Massillon Washington High School. Vince currently lives in the Massillon area with wife Amie and their 7 children. In 2010, Vince’s life changed drastically when his wife gave birth to quintuplets! The past 6 years have had its ups and downs and close calls but he’s happy to report that ILah, Paige, Enzo, Ellie, and Gia are doing well and are currently in Kindergarten at St. Mary’s School in Massillon. They also have a 21 year old daughter and 11 year old son. His daughter, Taylor, works for the Massillon School District and attends Stark State College. His son, Gradyn, loves sports and is in 5th grade at St. Mary’s.

In his spare time (which is hard to come by) he helps coach baseball, T-ball, and football. His hobbies include photography, videography, construction and spending time outdoors. Vince is also very active in “The Walk 4 Babies”, which is a fundraiser for the NICU at Akron Children’s Hospital.

The reason he wanted to be a part of Lions Lincoln Theatre “Dancing With the Massillon Stars” is because he wanted to give back to the community that has given him so much. He can remember going to the Theatre as a kid to watch the current movies of the day. The Theatre is a direct link to our past, however today it gives local artists, musicians, and performers a platform to enrich our local culture. The Lions Lincoln Theatre is an iconic landmark in the City of Massillon that could never be replaced.

Cast your vote NOW by clicking on the photo of Vince Spicocchi or using the link below.   Minimum donation – $10.00.