Raffy Nelson was born in Dominican Republic, there he was raised by his mother who also taught him how to dance. Migrated to US in the early 2000’s and for over 15 years, he, his husband Bruce and the Nelson Family have supported Candlelighters of Brevard as Title Sponsors for their annual event, which raises funds to help families affected by childhood cancer. Children’s Hunger Project and Space Coast Early Intervention are among the local charities that are also beneficiaries of the 72 Miles of Giving, a fund created by Brevard County Hyundai Dealers.
Raffy has worked in various fields including banking, hospitality, travel and customer services, he currently works at Cocoa Hyundai. A lover of holidays and activities that involve nature. After practicing Yoga for five years and being a witness to the positive change it created in his life, he was inspired to become a Yoga Teacher, for which he was certified on December 2018.
Raffy is honored to participate in Dancing with the Space Coast and represent Candlelighters of Brevard.
Instructor Amber Crandall
Amber started her ballroom dancing journey as a student. She started attending parties at Melbourne Ballroom and fell in love with the fun and joy of dancing. It wasn’t long before she was being noticed for her natural talent on the dance floor, and her welcoming and
outgoing personality. She started her teaching career in 2016, and is quickly becoming an accomplished teacher, performer, and competitor. This is Amber’s first appearance in Dancing for the Spacecoast and she looks forward to many more!