Elise Michaels & Jordan Hunt

Meet Elise

Elise Michaels

Elise Michaels

Elise Michaels Media

Ever since she wrote her first play in second grade, Elise has had a love for dance and performance. That love led her to performing in musicals and summer stock theater, which gave her a major crash course in dance.

She then spent over 25 years in Bend as an on-air radio and TV personality. When she’s not practicing her mad dance skillz in the mirror, Elise builds websites for clients all over the country… including the new site for Swinging with the Stars!

Meet Jordan

Jordan Hunt

Jordan Hunt

Dance Instructor

Jordan, being born and raised in downtown Portland, Oregon was unlikely to become a country dancer. While attending Oregon State in Corvallis, he found his love for the art of country dancing, specializing in Swing and Partner Pattern dances.

After moving to Bend in 2012, he became an instructor and choreographer teaching Country Western Swing, Partner Pattern, Line Dancing and Country Two Step. Some of Jordan’s line dances are Crash and Burn, and Happy. This is his third year competing in Swinging with the Stars and he could not be more excited for this year’s dance routine.

Jordan is also involved in local theater, choreographing for Evil Dead the Musical and starring in the Rocky Horror Picture Show. When Jordan is not dancing, he can be seen riding the slopes of Mt. Bachelor, brewing beer or leading the Timbers Army: Mt. Bachelor Brigade in chants to cheer on the Portland Timbers.

Watch it LIVE and Support Your Favorite Dancer!

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