Even though Trent Sellers is the husband of Kim Sellers, dance instructor and co-owner of Commerce School of Dance, he is not a dancer – just ask his wife! Trent is, however, a master set builder, stage hand and backdrop painter; skills which have been put to good use over the years. He worked for 25 years as a general contractor in Atlanta, doing residential remodeling and historical preservation. Along the way, he has written musical reviews for the Atlanta Gazette, published poetry, formed a rock and roll band, and written songs. Trent’s current passion is black and white photography which has been displayed at the Lyndon House Art Gallery and various venues in Athens,
Trent lives in Commerce with his wife Kim, three dogs and two cats. He is extremely happy to be supporting the Humane Society of Jackson County – and learning how to dance!
Melody Nelms is a seventeen year old homeschooled senior who has been dancing since she was four. She has studied under Terry Faust at the Classic City Elite Dance Studio and Kim Sellers at Commerce School of Dance. Melody has taken classes in pointe, ballet, jazz, tap, modern and contemporary dance and performed in numerous recitals, competitions, festivals and fundraisers. This year she is double cast in the Commerce School of Dance’s annual Christmas Spectacular as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Dew Drop Fairy and an Arabian Dancer.
Melody loves all creatures big and small, especially her ten cats, which makes supporting the Humane Society of Jackson County even more special. She is very thankful for the opportunity to be in Jackson County’s “Dancing with the Stars” and is looking forward to working with Trent!
The Humane Society of Jackson County
The mission of the Humane Society of Jackson County is to prevent neglect, cruelty and exploitation of animals. The non-profit insures animal interests and wellbeing are fully, effectively and humanely met by providing care, shelter, spay and neuter service and public education.
The Humane Society recently purchased thirty acres destined to be the location for Jackson County’s first animal shelter. To be a volunteer or to find how you can help, go to www.hsjc.com . By supporting Trent and Melody, you are helping animals that can’t help themselves.