STEP UP: SEAN O’SHANNASSY!
The spirit of legends like Fred Astaire and Napoleon Dynamite dance on at Waples, as Director of Media Sean O’Shannassy braves this year’s Stars of Wollongong Dance For Cancer.
One of 14 Illawarra personalities who hail from all walks of life, Sean will partner with expert dancer Phoebe Todman from Kazzajazz Modern Dance Studio to perform a routine under the lights of the WIN Entertainment Centre on June 2. The cast are coming together for a wonderful cause – Cancer Council NSW and their initiatives within the region. But before he can ponder a life of red carpets, autographs and paparazzi, Sean is focused on his charity fundraising campaign that’s already kicked off.
“I’m originally from Canberra, home of the Fred Astaire Dance Academy, and in my younger days I never attended any classes there,” Sean says, showcasing his flair for riddles. But don’t let that fool you into thinking he isn’t serious about taking part. “I was actually meant to participate in the original Dance For Cancer event three years ago however, unfortunately had to withdraw. I feel like I’m making amends and with an Aunt who was diagnosed with cancer last year it has even greater significance for me now.”
A member of the Waples team since November 2017, Sean was formerly Station Manager at Wollongong’s number 1 radio station, i98FM, a role he held for three years. He continues the agency’s proud participation in the event. And for the third year running, Waples and Bluejuice Events is a partner of the Stars of Wollongong Dance For Cancer event, providing marketing, PR and event management support.
Keep up to date with Sean’s campaign, including his fundraising efforts, rehearsal feats (and fails!), beauty and training regime, plus more insider news to get your spirit fingers moving!