Congrats to Mr. Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Mrs. Mandy Kuhn for winning “Dancing with the Las Vegas Stars” at the Palms Casino Resort with their energetic and crowd-pleasing “Greased Lightnin” number! Mr. Mancini’s appearance and performance raised $10,00.00 for the cancer charity “The Caring Place”.
Erik Cyr choreographed and coached the couple on their winning routine and is so proud of their awesome performance and dedication to preparing for the event.
Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini is a former World Boxing Association lightweight champion known for his whirlwind fighting style. After retiring with a record of 29-5, with 23 knockouts, Mancini turned to acting, appearing in as well as producing several films. He also became a fight analyst for Celebrity Boxing, and his life inspired the movie “Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story”. His superior fitness level and competitive experience made him a natural dancing the swing and debuting it in this type of event.
Mandy is one of Erik’s Gold level Latin pro-am competitors and a professional ballet instructor and choreographer. A consummate dancer and performer, being 3 months pregnant didn’t stop her from hitting the floor for this winning number!
With her husband Erik, they are the founders of DanceSport Place and have a passion to help dancesport competitors reach their dancing goals.
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