CJ Johnson grew up in Melbourne, attending West Shore Jr./Sr. High School. After graduating, he attended Florida Southern College on a tennis scholarship. Following his passion for the law, CJ decided to go to law school where he studied at Nova Southeastern University College of Law and finished up his degree at Florida State University College of Law. CJ currently lives in Melbourne where he is the Deputy General Counsel for Community Champions and is engaged to his amazing Fiancé Sandra Proctor.
CJ currently sits on the Bridges Foundation Board as Vice Chair where he supports efforts towards helping adults with disabilities. Also, CJ is a YoungLife leader, a member of 321 Millennials, Past President of the Brevard Young Republicans, current General Counsel for the Florida Federation of Young Republicans, and is a board member on the Melbourne Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. CJ is extremely excited to help his community by participating in Dancing with the Space Coast.
INSTRUCTOR – Jemira
Jemira is originally from Indonesia. She fell in love with dancing as a young girl and participated in any and every opportunity for her to perform at school and church. In college, she minored in dance where she received training in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and she choreographed many college showcases. Jemira has explored many forms of dancing, including bollywood, hip hop, lyrical, Hawaiian hula, and Tahitian. In 2011, she met her soulmate at a Salsa dance event, who then introduced her to the world of Latin dancing! Two years later, she joined a professional Bachata team called Bachaddiction in Chicago, IL and proceeded to work with a friend to start a Salsa/Bachata dance company, Soul Salsa, in Grand Rapids, MI. In 2014, She moved to Florida and started working as a professional instructor in Ballroom and Latin dancing. She currently teaches at Dancin’ Dance Studio as well as figuring out this “mom” thing with her 1 year old!