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Rosemarie Ballard, 77, is a super entertainer, emcee, actor, dancer, singer, mime, clown, speaker, teacher and writer. Rosemarie is the founder and director of Imagination Express All Aboard since 1998. Her book “Silence is Golden” is a best seller. Rosemarie’s goal is to keep the art of Mime alive. She has been with the Rhinestone Grannies since 2018.
Patee Spurlock, 75, has two children and three grandchildren. Patee is a singer, dancer, actress, model, baton twirler extraordinaire, and a beauty consultant. She has been with the Rhinestone Grannies since 2019.
Terry Ghianni, 77, has two children and four grandchildren. She has been dancing for over 50 years including jazz, acrobatics. ballet, live dance and enjoyed dancing en pointe. Terry has won gold medals in ballroom competitions and dancing at the Senior Olympics. Her other interests include acting and clowning.
E. Lousie Smith, 76, has been married for over 50 years and has three children and seven grandchildren. She has appeared in several films, TV shows, and commercials. She performed at the Old Globe, Welk Theater, Christian Community Theater and starred for a year and a half in “Dressing Room Divas” as Elizabeth Taylor, in L.A. She also appeared as Ms. Taylor in Japan, Montreal, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and San Diego. Louise believes that “Laughter is the best medicine” And “The Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need.”
Janet Piatek, 75, has two sons and three granddaughters. She is a dancer, actress, emcee, standup comedian and has appeared in the television series “Pitch”, several Festival short movies, the San Diego Follies, Vaudeville Theater and portrayed Phyllis Diller at On Stage and Grugio Studios Telethon. Janet currently serves as president of the San Diego All Star Clowns and Family Entertainers.
Michael Aronstein, 79, is married to Adrienne Hart, has two children, two step children, five grand children and nine great grands. He has been dancing for nineteen years. He has performed in the Senior Follies, Infinity Dance Arts productions, Spotlight Dance Arts recitals and Center Stage Players Musical Comedies. He is the Rhinestone Grannies audio and video engineer, photographer, web designer, and dancer since 2008.
John James, 80, John has two children and one grandchild. He is a Native of East Orange, New Jersey and graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Law and Theater Arts, and a proud Army Veteran. John was an original singer with the world-famous Platters and has also performed with the Temptations. He has been in show business over 60 years! John still performs virtually all around the world. Although he says he is retired, he still manages to perform over 100 shows a year in tribute to the Platters and others. “I guess it’s in my DNA to perform.” John has performed with the Rhinestone Grannies since 2012.