2017 celeb darlene harrell
Darlene is a Norfolk native, Realtor with Long and Foster Real Estate and Board President, Deep Creek Commons Condo Association. She graduated from Maury High School, earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems, Norfolk State University and Master of Science Degree in Management, Troy State University. She was employed at Metro Machine Corporation for over 25 years, served on the Board of Directors for Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and Norfolk Education Foundation. Darlene has a passion for dancing and with the encouragement of her Zumba Instructor, Cassandra Ivey, she started taking ballroom dance lessons in 2015 at DanceSport VA in Virginia Beach. She began performing in showcases, competing and as an added bonus, has met some fantastic friends. Darlene has won Top Student Awards in Roanoke, Virginia, New York, New York, and St. Louis, Missouri with her amazing Top Teacher and Professional Dance Partner Alonzo “Jay” Leary.