Shannon Henry, and husband, Phillip, are the owners of Grandmaster Dong's Martial Arts in Morehead City. Originally from Richmond, VA, she came to North Carolina to study Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She is a graduate of East Carolina University and mother to three children: Laurel (6), Liam (3), and Kian (infant). She loves painting and drawing, reading, scuba diving, biking, hiking and snowboarding. She volunteers with Project Superhero ENC, and serves as a board member with the Carteret County Partnership for Children. Shannon has quite a bit of dance experience under her belt, including ballet, tap, jazz and theatrical dance.
Her partner, Rodney Leary, is a native of Carteret County, graduating from West Carteret High School and Carteret Community College. He works full time as a Computer Technician, and part time as an event DJ. Rodney served as our Dancing With Our Stars DJ in the 2015 event, playing a huge role in the event's success. He is also the founder of a volunteer group, "Project Superhero," who he is representing at the event. Rodney is married to his wife of 11 years, Sarah, and has two daughters, Emma and Ava.
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