2017 celeb deborah hamilton
I am proud to say I’m a Virginia Beach native. At about 12 years old I took a ballet classes at Kempsville Recreation Center for 1 year; while I loved it, I was not able to continue at that time. I married a career Navy man and raised my family right here in VB. At age 34 I started ballet classes at a local studio and for several years I was involved in a local Passion play. I led both an adult and a children’s’ dance ministry at my church for 7 years. I was a pioneer missionary to the Antakarana tribe in Northern Madagascar for 6 years. When we returned to the states, I worked at a local fabric store until I was offered a position at a top-end upholstery shop, I’ve been making custom boat upholstery (I call it, wrestling octopus) now for 4 ½ years, and I love it! In February 2017 I started taking Ballroom dance at DanceSport VA. It is fabulous. Hard work, but absolutely fabulous. Why didn’t I do this earlier! I am being sponsored by Beach Upholstery, Signature Canvas, Simply Fresh Cafe and Market, Young’s Upholstery, and my family and friends.