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Star: Seth Phillips

Seth Phillips has been a meteorologist for over 4 years in Lexington, Kentucky working for LEX18 News. Before that Seth started his career at KDRV NewsWatch 12 as a weekend and then morning meteorologist.

Seth competed in DWTRVS in 2014, winning the Judges Choice trophy with his partner Kristen Alleman, dancing the Viennese Waltz. It is still one of the greatest memories he has of his time in Medford and loves that he had a chance to help and raise money for Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs.

Seth married his wife Emily in September where he had a chance to show off his dancing skills with a choreographed first dance at the reception. He is excited to be able to help the Sparrow Clubs again in this year’s version of DWTRVS!

Partner: Kristen Alleman

Kristen Alleman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but moved around frequently with her family until she moved to the Rogue Valley at age 11 with her family and never left. She is a graduate of Southern Oregon University and is currently working in Human Resources at Asante.

Kristen has been dancing since she was 6 years old. At 7, she started imitating hip-hop routines from music videos to perform at talent shows. When Kristen turned 13, she started choreographing her own hip-hop routines and performed these at various local events.

At nineteen, Kristen met Brett Alleman, now her husband, at the Evergreen Ballroom and started taking lessons from him. She first learned Latin dances such as Salsa, Cha-Cha, Rumba, and Argentine Tango, then variations of the Waltz, Foxtrot, East Coast, and West Coast Swing thereafter. Kristen dances because it is the best way she knows how to be self-expressive! Kristen enjoys being involved in DWTRVS where she can use her passion for dance to raise awareness and money for an organization as amazing as the Sparrow Clubs organization.