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Star: Bailey Aldrich

Bailey Aldrich was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina and moved to Southern Oregon with her family in 2005. Bailey is a sophomore at Southern Oregon University studying Music Education. She sings soprano in the SOU Chamber Choir and participates with the Southern Oregon Repertoire Singers.

Bailey graduated with honors from South Medford High School in 2015. During her senior year she served as Class President and the Sparrow Coordinator where her love of the Sparrow Clubs organization grew. She enthusiastically led and participated in multiple fundraising activities as the coordinator. During Bailey’s junior and senior year, she was accepted into the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy at the University of Oregon where she performed at the Oregon Bach Festival.

Bailey is also currently a contestant in the Miss Rogue Valley Scholarship Pageant where she proudly supports her platform about the Sparrow Clubs. Her goal is to spread regional awareness about Sparrow Clubs. She also currently enjoys working as a barista for Dutch Bros.

Singing is Bailey’s passion, however she is looking forward putting on her dancing shoes for an outstanding cause that is near and dear to her heart.

Partner / Instructor: Anton Drummond

Anton is honored to be invited to be part of such an important fundraiser for Sparrow Clubs. His interest in ballroom dancing began at age ten when Tina Ferris, a local ballroom instructor, asked him if he’d like to dance in a swing competition with her 6-year-old daughter, Ava. They won 1st place! That motivated Anton to take ballroom lessons with a group of homeschool students in Cori Grimm’s classes at the Evergreen Ballroom and with Tina in Rogue River. Competing in the Youth Ballroom Competition at the Evergreen Ballroom is something he looks forward to every year. While he enjoys dancing many dances, the Viennese Waltz has become his favorite ballroom dance—for now.

Anton was born in Russia and adopted by his American parents when he was 2 years old. At that young age he showed a natural ability for music, dance and singing. Now a senior in high school, Anton has always been home-schooled. He works part-time in his dad’s engine building business, and in his spare time, he enjoys archery, drawing, piano and playing with his German shepherd, Freddy.

Anton would like to thank his parents for all their support over the years.