Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge - Team Jackson

Chris Jackson has been an associate attorney with McRae, Smith, Peek, Harman, and Monroe, LLP since 2014. Prior to joining this firm, he was a public defender for the Rome Judicial Circuit and Press Secretary for Congressman Phil Gingrey. His dance experience began when Mrs. Joanna Collier would call him and is brothers in when she needed guys for a number in her dance recitals. Chris also has experience in musical theater, as well as being a part of the Junior Service League of Rome Follies. His favorite radio stations include Georgia football and Country Gold Saturday Night, and his ideal dance would be classic ballroom style put to “Big Band” music. Chris was inspired by his mother’s participation in the RCDC, and hopes to help raise awareness for the SAC with his participation. He is looking forward to working with so many community leaders. His favorite quote is by Abraham Lincoln, who he says had the gift of conveying a deep, inspiring message with just a few words, “Whatever you are, be a good one”.

Tahyna Jones has been in healthcare for the past two years, and says there is nothing more rewarding than serving others. Tahnya is the former owner of Elite Dance Academy; she also toured with That’s Entertainment Productions of New York in 1999, and has choreography experience from DeSoto Theatre, Northwest GA Winds, and GA Mountain Theatre. She enjoys tasteful music and ballet is her favorite type of dance. Tahnya hopes to gain new friendships and to make a difference in the lives of victims during this experience. Her favorite quote comes from Romans 12:11, “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord”.

Team Jackson

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