Kelly Newman & James Wyke
Meet Kelly & James
STAR: Kelly Newman
Originally born and raised in Alaska, she is a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage and a former schoolteacher from the Anchorage School District.
She and her husband, John, (also from Alaska; Inupiaq and Athabascan heritage), have 4 children and a grandson!
Moving to Bend in 2010, landed them far from all their extended families so they feel fortunate to have built relationships that feel like friendship/families in Central Oregon.
Kelly is an enthusiast by nature and a forever learner and is always looking for ways to learn new things and create joy through movement. In the last few years, since the older kids have grown, she has found a new sport and hobby in pole dance, (shout out to Altius Pole Studio). She also loves to support other small businesses, attend sporting events, and to travel whenever she can.
She is an advocate for all children and has seen what Sparrow Clubs can do for local kids. She is excited to learn a new way to dance while raising money for a worthy cause!
PRO: James Wyke
When not dancing, you can find James spending time with his daughter, Hazel, floating the river, and enjoying the outdoor Central Oregon lifestyle.