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Steve Thompson

George Tovar

Amy Nic


Steve Thompson is an owner and Managing Director of Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood, KY. After a 40 year career with some of the largest distillers in the nation, Thompson decided to build a small distillery to make a few unique products including bourbon whiskey, rye whiskey and gin. His vision was to use grains and botanicals grown in Kentucky. Thompson contacted some industry acquaintances and brought them on board. These friends included the owners of the Jefferson line of Bourbons and the owner of Highspire Rye Whiskey.

Thompson graduated from Cal Poly, California, with a degree in Food Engineering and Technology. He received his MBA from the University of Hartford, and attended the executive program at Stanford University. During his career he was Vice President of Manufacturing for Heublein/Diageo, whose products included Smirnoff Vodka and Jose Cuervo tequila, and President of Brown Forman Distilling Company, whose products included Jack Daniels, Old Forester, and Woodford Reserve.

Kentucky Artisan Distillery produces 2000 barrels a year in pot stills, grows all of the grains it uses on Waldeck Farm on Crestwood, and now malts its own grains for use in rye and bourbon. Thompson has his own brand, Whiskey Row Bourbon, which is available throughout Kentucky.

George has been performing at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood (The Carnegie Hall of magic) for well over 30 years. His popularity enchanted Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas so much as to hire him as one of the first performers in their $65 million dollar attraction — Caesar’s Magical Empire during the 90’s. George, also an actor in Hollywood has been able to blend his talent of magic with the world of acting—using his magic skills in such TV shows as “Alias”, “ Murder She Wrote”, “Arliss”, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “Columbo”. George also starred as the magician "Buzz Maxwell" in the long running play "Triple Espresso" which toured across the USA and Europe for over 20 years.

With all this experience, it’s safe to say you will have a thoroughly entertaining evening of magic.

Amy Nic - a staple in the radio and television market in Kentuckiana for over 15 years. A Louisville native and a Western Kentucky University graduate. Amy never meets a stranger. She loves people and loves to talk. She is sassy, loves having fun, does not have serious bone in her body and is very adventurous. Amy worked in television for both WAVE 3 TV and she hosted Shopping Kentuckiana. After years in television, she became the morning and afternoon drive time voice on several radio stations. She recently came back to the business after putting her career on hold to stay home to raise her 3 boys who are now in school - ages 13, 10 and 8. Amy is currently the Morning Show Co-Host/Producer for 97.5 Lexington; Corey and Amy Mornings.

Ten local residents, five men and five women, accepted the challenge to compete for this prestigious title at Bill Collins Ford Lincoln. This event benefits the chamber and the ten individual charities the contestants chose. Each “Star” works with a professional dance instructor from “Derby City Ballroom” for 12 weeks before dancing for the title of “Prospect Star”. During the four months leading up to the big night, the stars accept donations on behalf of their chosen charities. Each dollar donated in their name counts as a vote.

Your support of this event benefits one or more of the different charities and the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce.  The chamber uses these resources to give back to the community by promoting member businesses and community events.


Dancing with

Prospect Stars

Viktoria &

Jani Szukk

Viktoria and Jani have choreographed approximately over 300 dance routines and performances just in the last several years and organized dance events in their studio, local country clubs and event halls. The Szukk's are passionate about giving back to the Louisville community and they donate their time several times a year for different charity events and galas to help raise money for great causes. They have been involved with events for MS Center Louisville, FEAT of Louisville, Maryhurst, Deaf Oral School, Southern Indiana Hosparus, Louisville Veterans, The Louisville Orchestra and many more. They also perform and teach dance classes at birthday bashes, major company events and different social events all across the city. With Dancing With Prospect Stars they are also looking forward to serving the community and helping to raise money for great causes while entertaining the precious audience with their celebrity partners and fun dance routines.


Jennifer was born in southern California and have grown up on an Arabian horse training farm. I have shown horses successfully all the way through the National level since I was four years old. The horses are a huge part of my life, always have been, and always will be. In addition to the horses, I started Figure Skating when I was seven years old and competed on the ice for 11 years. I competed through the levels and at my final competition I was just a level below Olympic eligibility. Then college came along and it was too hectic of a schedule to keep up with the skating, which took up to about 4 hours every day minimum. I graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelors Degree in Business with High Honors.


After Damien completed his music degree in 2000, he decided to take Salsa lessons and soon began competing in the 9 American style dances.  A good friend asked Damian to take Salsa lessons with her at Arthur Murray Dance Studios.  After his partner retired to start a family after the 2006 Nationals, Damian continued to dance with several partners in both American Rhythm and Smooth Styles with the hopes of returning to the 9-Dance stage once again.


‘Dancing has just become a way of life for me, I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t dance everyday’.  ‘I love the challenge of working toward the next competition and breaking down each dance.’


Damian owns his own business, called FischerSIPS, where he’s involved in manufacturing energy efficient building materials.

Irirna Morozova

A native of Ufa, Russia, Irirna Morozova started dancing at the age of seven, taking classes at the local ballroom studio.  After three years, she took a short break before starting to study contemporary dance. By the age of 13, she was dancing with Sergei Andriyanov’s contemporary dance company, where she was an active member until she moved to Kentucky in 2003.After meeting Damian Pataluna in 2009, she accepted his challenge to try ballroom dancing. They danced their first competition in August 2009 at the Derby City Dance Sport Championships in Louisville, KY.  From then on, Irina knew she wanted to continue ballroom dancing. They continue to win competitions and also hold two “Star Quality” awards from Carrie Ann Inaba in 2010 and Bruno Tonioli in 2013 for outstanding showmanship.  Irina studied at the University of Louisville where she earned a BA in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy.





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