Hustle Hall of Fame - Dance & Disco
Hustle Hall of Fame


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Mission -- Lifetime Achievement -- Legends -- First Generation -- Champions -- Top of the Class -- Competitors --
-- Street Dancer -- Honorarium -- More Spots

Hustle Dance Teams - Click on Vintage pixs

Mission Statement
- To recognize and honor those dancers that have laid the ground work for the hustle dance
and to acknowledge those dancers that continue to keep the spirit of the hustle alive today.

Dear DanceTalk® Readers,
We are excited to launch the DanceTalk Hustle Hall Of Fame. We have an incredible nominating panel. Together we have created and developed this site for all of our readers. The nine-panel members, make up over 100 years of hustle experience. We come from the early days of hustle and we are committed to staying on the cutting edge of the hustle today. We come from different cities, different backgrounds and experiences to identify the eligible candidates for the Hall Of Fame. We have created the Life Time Achievement, Legends, First Generation, Dance Champions and Honorarium Divisions. Our readers will nominate the candidates for the divisions: Competitors and Top Of the Class. The Competitors division, constitutes any dancer that is actively competing in the hustle today. The Top of the Class identifies those dancers that excel in the hustle whether they are from back in the day or are a current social dancer.
Any member of the Hall of Fame can submit pictures of themselves for posting on the website. Mail to dannsirs@yahoo.com
To nominate a candidate please send the dancers full name to ron.bess@comcast.com
and please put Hall Of Fame in the subject box. ---

Special thanks to Marty Angelo, who created the first "Hustle Dancers Hall Of Fame in 2000".

History & Key
Dates after names are when that person passed on - Dancing in Peace
= Spot Light - complete videos are here
= Video = "V'


Nominating committee ---
Ron Bess - NJ - Image - Short Bio - V1 - - V2 - - V3 -
Mark James - LI - Image - - V1- V2 -
Bobby "O" Ossias - FL - Spot Light -
Susan Marolda - NJ & FL - Image - Spot Light - V1 -
Juan Hernandez - VA - Image -
Lisa Nunziella - CA -w/Eddie -w/ Deano - Spot Light - V1 - V2 -
Luis Rivera - NY - Spot Light -
Mary Ann Rosa - NY -
Lynn Heyden - Spot Light

Lifetime Achievement

- The most elite group of dancers, the best of the best. These superbly talented men and women attained and sustained the ultimate level of success in competitions and performances. Some blazed a trail as pioneers in the creation and development of Hustle as a dance form, but all have left their unique and indelible mark on the dance. We honor the significant impact they each made by being in the forefront of the Hustle and recognize the inspiration and motivation they have provided for their peers and future Hustle dancers - each year new members will be added. -



--- Class of 2017 ---
Ricky Quintana Image Spot Light
Maryann Rosa - Image
Scott Nurse
Luis Rosa - Image

--- Class of 2016 ---
Donna Shelly
Billi Marti Image - Spot Light
David Padilla - Image - Image - Image Spot Light
John Merisier

--- Class of 2015 ---
Luis Rivera - Spot Light
Donna DeSimone - Spot Light
Kenny Gonzales - V1 - V2 - V3

--- Class of 2014 ---
Paul Pellicoro
Joyce Szilli

--- Class of 2013 ---
Hector Berrios - Image - Spot Light
Dean Georgio aka Dino - Image - Spot Light

--- Class of 2012 ---
George Velazquez - Dancing in Peace 2012 - Image - Spot Light - V1 - V2 - V3
Donna Boyle - Image - Image - Spot Light
Debbie Rosado Ferro - Spot Light

--- Class of 2011 ---
Roberto Pagan

--- Class of 2010 ---
Lourdes Jones - Image - Short Bio
Danny Llaurado - 2003 - Image - Spot Light

--- Class of 2009 ---
Sandra Rivera- Short Bio
Lori Brizzi - Image

--- Class of 2008 ---
Arte Phillips - Dancing in Peace 2008 Spot Light

--- Class of 2007 ---
Diane Nardone - Short Bio
Maria Torres - Image - Short Bio - V1 - V2 - V3
Franc "Perico" Reyes - Image - Spot Light
Jeff Shelly Spot Light

--- Class of 2006 ---
Susan Marolda - Image - Spot Light - V1
Tony Marolda - - Spot Light
Ralph Lew - Dancing in Peace - Spot Light

--- Class of 2005 ---
Floyd Chisolm - Image - Spot Light
Nelly Cotto - Image - Spot Light
Billy Fajardo - Spot Light
Lisa Nunziella -w/Eddie -w/ Deano -Spot Light - V1 - V2
Eddie Vega - Dancing in Peace - Image - - V1 - V2 - Spot Light


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Mission -- Lifetime Achievement -- Legends -- First Generation -- Champions -- Top of the Class -- Competitors --
-- Street Dancer -- Honorarium -- More Spots

Hustle Dance Teams - Click on Vintage pixs

Legends
- Those Dancers that reflected the Highest Level of Love for the Hustle -


Patty Brennan
Cedric Freedom Campbell - Dancing in Peace 2012
Ginger DiMaio - 2001
William Everett - Dancing in Peace - Image - Spot Light
Dagmar Jarvel
James Garcia - Dancing in Peace - Spot Light
Dagmar Jarvel
Dominick Nick Lotiere Lotiere - Dancing in Peace 2012
Ralph Lew - 2004 - Spot Light
Danny Llaurado - 2003 - Image - Spot Light
Dominick Longo
Bobby Maderas
Cody Melin - Dancing in Peace 2012
Elena Nurse - Dancing in Peace - 2008
Freddy Paneda
Eddie Patterson
Carole Phelps - 2013
Arte Phillips - Dancing in Peace 2008 Spot Light
John Roudis
Wanda Soto - 2002 - Image
Tony (Tony & Renee)
Chrissy Toreo - 1993
Gladys Torres - Dancing in Peace 2008 - Image
George Velazquez - Dancing in Peace 2012
Eddie Vega - Dancing in Peace - Image - - V1 - V2 - Spot Light
Tennis Vlado - 1995
Lynn Vogen - Dancing in Peace


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Mission -- Lifetime Achievement -- Legends -- First Generation -- Champions -- Top of the Class -- Competitors --
-- Street Dancer -- Honorarium -- More Spots

Hustle Dance Teams - Click on Vintage pixs

First Generation
- Those Dancers that Helped Shape and Create the Hustle back in the early 70's -


Derrick Allen - Image - Spot Light
Robin Amante - Image
Billy Assmus - Spot Light
Barry Douglas
Hector Berrios - Image - Spot Light
Gail Bloom
Ron Bess - Image - Short Bio - V1 - - V2 - - V3 -
Ray Bogart - Spot Light
Donna Boyle - Image - Image - Spot Light
Lori Brizzi - Image
Annabella Caamano - Spot Light
The Cellifarco Bro's (NY Hustle)
Donna Chaudoir
Floyd Chishom - Image - Spot Light
Jean Chriss
Mia Contardi Image - Spot Light
Jenny Costa - Spot Light
Nelly Cotto - Image - Spot Light
Jacqueline Cruz - Spot Light
Melvin Curry
Julio Diaz
Nelly Diaz
Henry Dior
Teddy "Panama" Dormoi
Eddie Espinosa
Willie EstradaSpot Light
Billy Fajardo - Spot Light
Carol Famigletti - Spot Light
Debbie Rosado Ferro - Spot Light
Chuck Fetta
Gina Figorara
Mary Rose Fontaine - Short Bio
Dean Georgio aka Dino - Image - Spot Light
Maria Gomez
Jose Gonzalez - Image
Marci Gonzalez - Fran - Image
Andre Louis Graves
Debra Hampton
Rodney Harris - Spot Light
Juan Hernandez - Image
Lourdes Jones - Image - Short Bio
Alex Kim - Spot Light
Susan Marolda - Image - Spot Light


Nick Lotiere - Dancing in Peace 2012 Spot Light
Tony Marolda - - Spot Light
Marie Marrone Izzo - Spot Light
Miquel Marrero- Short Bio
Roma "Boo Boo" Moon
Diane Nardone
Lisa Nunziella -w/Eddie -w/ Deano - Spot Light - V1 - V2
Scott Nurse
David Nyce - Spot Light
Bobby "O" Ossias - Spot Light
Dana Ortiz - Spot Light
Bob Ortiz
Tony Pace
David Padilla - Image - Image - Image Spot Light
Roberto Pagan
Donna Marie Pagan - Image
Lisa Ciao Payne
Lilia Parra
Eddie Patterson
Paul Pellicoro
Evelyn Perez
Bobbi Petri
Ricky Quintana Image Spot Light
Sue Quarrez
Dee Quinones
Lee Rafrano - Image - Spot Light
Franc "Perico" Reyes - Image - Spot Light
Douglas Riddick
Luis Rivera - Spot Light
Sandra Rivera- Short Bio
Kelvin Roche - - V1 - V2 - V3 - V4
Linda Rodriquez
Ron Rosario
Lisa Sands - Spot Light
David Sarul - Spot Light
David Seneca
Donna Shelly
Jeff Shelly Spot Light
James Stanford
Joyce Szili
Maria Torres - Image - Short Bio - V1 - V2 - V3
George Velazquez - Image - Spot Light - - V1 - V2 - V3
Cindy Wafsi
Craig Yee
Lisa Zimmerman
Joseph ?


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Mission -- Lifetime Achievement -- Legends -- First Generation -- Champions -- Top of the Class -- Competitors --
-- Street Dancer -- Honorarium -- More Spots

Hustle Dance Teams - Click on Vintage pixs

Dance Champions

- Dancers that have held Prestigious Titles -


Derrick Allen - Image - Spot Light
Ginny Carey
Ronnie Chase
Floyd Chishom - Image - Spot Light
Nellie Cotto - Image - Spot Light
Billy Fajardo - Spot Light
Brian Gallagher - Image
Silvana Gallagher - Image
Dean Georgio aka Dino- Image - Spot Light
Kenny Gonzales - - V1 - V2 - V3
Lori Ann Greenhouse - - V1 - V2 - V3 - V4
Lourdes Jones - Image- Short Bio
Katie Marlow
Susan Marolda - Image - Spot Light
Tony Marolda - - Spot Light
Miquel Marrero - Short Bio
Annette Marrero
Hazel Meade
Daniel McGee
Lisa Nunziella -w/Eddie -w/ Deano - Spot Light - V1 - V2
Roberto Pagan
Arte Phillips - Dancing in Peace 2008 Spot Light
Tybaldt Ulrich
Ricky Quintana Image Spot Light
Kelvin Roche - - V1 - V2 - V3 - V4
The Savoys (David and Sharon)
Maria Torres - Image - Short Bio - V1 - V2 - V3
Eddie Vega - Dancing in Peace - Image - - V1 - V2 - Spot Light


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Mission -- Lifetime Achievement -- Legends -- First Generation -- Champions -- Top of the Class -- Competitors --
-- Street Dancer -- Honorarium -- More Spots

Hustle Dance Teams - Click on Vintage pixs

Top of the Class

-Those individuals that Teach, Perform and are Heads above the Rest -
- -Nominated by teachers and dancers - -


Joe Alexander
Elisa Alverado
Robin Amante - Image
Ava Apple
Simone Assboeck - Image
John Aulicino
Drew Axelrod
Jeanette Axelrod
George Azpura
Rachel Azran
Wayne Bailey
Kerri Bicking
Nan Bohrar - Dancing in Peace
Lisa Choi
Melody Cochran
Noel Colon
Laura Cozik
Jacqueline Cruz
Lisa Daniels
Beth Darchi Spot Light
Donna DeSimone - Image - Spot Light
Susan Fritz
Raluca Georgia
Maryann Gonzales
Carolyn Grimaldi
Fred Guarnaccio
Keith Gussoni - Image
Debra Hampton
Gregory Harrison
Jerry Hobbs
Lynn Heyden - Spot Light
Debra Mitrov Kee
Patricia Korn
Jo Jo Jack - Image
Lucas Jaime
Zina Jurado - Image
Shari Kahn
Dave Lach
Hope Lawrence
Walter Levy
Connie Macdougal
Billi Marti Image - Spot Light
Migdalia Medina aka baby - Image
John Merisier


Steven Mitchell
Bobby Morales
Michele Mikalena Nau - Dancing in Peace
Robert Navarro
Erik Novoa
Louis Orlando
Michael Pagan
Madeline Ossias
Phil Palma
Tanya Palma
Frank Perez
Bobby Peters
Joann Piazza
Karen Pomanger
Andre' Phelps
Stacy Redler
Caesar Rivera
Luis Rivera
Norma Rivera
Yvette Rivera
Ron Rochester - Image
Zulma Rodriquez
Luis Rosa - Image
Maryann Rosa - Image
Minnie Ruiz
Gail Rundlett
John Russomanno
Michelle Russomanno
Donnie Shields
Alex Skutza
Smitty
Jose Solano
Julia St. Marie - Image
Joyce Stoughton-Kim
Tony Thompson
Gladys Torres - Dancing in Peace 2008 - Image
Rainer Trubere
Debbie Tuttle
Kim Vanaman
Robert Vance
Carmen Wright
Kathy Young - Spot Light


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Mission -- Lifetime Achievement -- Legends -- First Generation -- Champions -- Top of the Class -- Competitors --
-- Street Dancer -- Honorarium -- More Spots

Hustle Dance Teams - Click on Vintage pixs

Competitors

-Those Dancers that are active competitors -
- - Nominated by teachers and dancers - -


Raye Avery - Image
Chris Bates - Image
Tiffany Brown
Tariq Brown - Image
Kathleen Bruni
Rosalie Bucci
Ali Cebollero - Image
Trisha Caballero - Image
Carl Charles - Image - Spot Light
Jim Call
Ginny Carey
Caren Casper
Joey Commentucci
Michael Couris
Elizabeth Craner
Wajih Dalal
Wendy Dalal
Archie Dawson
Allan Denola
Carl Dirks
Mimi Doi
Eileen Erlich
Rob Finocchio
David Flynn
Earl Forte
Susan Fritz
Caroline Gangi
George Garcia
Jeff Gessner
Jenn Gessner
Anita Giacone
Irene Griffin - Image
Keith Gussoni - Image
Punkin Habet
Sam Habet - Spot Light
Joel Halsband
Bruce Haslam
Christopher Harding
Keith Harrison
Wingo Hom
Valerie Hunt
Kathy Johanessen
Mary Keegan
Joe Kernan
Jameson Kilburn


Ettie Kurtz
Robert Lawrence
Michael Leyden
Amy Lefkowitz
Cynthia Lehning
Joey Lulenski
Debra Lynn
Peter Maranan
Billi Marti Image - Spot Light
Jerise Massone
Lana May
Angela McCabe
Patricia McConnell
Danny McGee
Scott Michielli
Frank Mozzarella
Mihoko Ninomiya
Tony Pace
Lisa Paternoster
Kim Marie Pauline
Celeste Pfefferle - Image
Peggy Polk
Fred Price
Tina Price
David Raines
Anita Giacone
Luis Rosa - Image
Catherine Rankel - Image
Richard Rankel - Image
Maryann Rosa - Image
Jenae Rubin
Achim Schmale
Meggy Schymik
Steve Salerno
Jamie Serna
Steve Shaughnessy
Stanley Smalanowicz
Erica Smith
Stacy Suter
Susan Suter
Gary Ulaner
Tybaldt Ulrich
Hazel Ulrich
Rosetta Varoula
Mark Wzorek - Dancing in Peace - Image

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Mission -- Lifetime Achievement -- Legends -- First Generation -- Champions -- Top of the Class -- Competitors --
-- Street Dancer -- Honorarium -- More Spots

Hustle Dance Teams - Click on Vintage pixs

Street Dancer
The Class for 2013
William "Butchy" Everett
Louis Orlando
John "boots" Meriser

The Class for 2014
Smitty
Annette Rivera
Sal Rentas


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Mission -- Lifetime Achievement -- Legends -- First Generation -- Champions -- Top of the Class -- Competitors --
-- Street Dancer -- Honorarium -- More Spots

Hustle Dance Teams - Click on Vintage pixs

Honorariums
-Those individuals that gave so much of themselves to the Hustle -


Ron Bermudez - Spot Light
Pierre Dulaine - Image - Spot Light
Rufus Dustin
Tyrone Ebo - Spot Light
Mark James - Image - - V1- V2-
Jonathan Laub - Spot Light
Ralph Lew - Spot Light
Augie & Margo
Yvonne Marcau - Image
Paul Pelicoro
Rocco
Francois Szony - Image - Spot Light
Denny Terrio
John Travolta

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Mission -- Lifetime Achievement -- Legends -- First Generation -- Champions -- Top of the Class -- Competitors --
-- Street Dancer -- Honorarium -- More Spots

Hustle Dance Teams - Click on Vintage pixs

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Usual Legal Waiver- By sending us (Ron Bess and/or Mark James) your picture(s) to the Hustle Hall Of Fame, you have given us (Ron Bess and/or Mark James) implied legal permission to post and exhibit, in whole and/or in part. - Your e-mailed letter gives us legal use and assurance that you have legal permission to send them to us for posting without payment, worldwide, forever. - Thank you for your involvement. - Ron Bess & Mark James

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