Real Estate Agent, Sam McDadi Real Estate Brokerage
Julie and Matthew
Born and raised in North Bay, Julie was a successful competitive figure skater who won numerous awards and medals. Having been accepted to Disney On Ice, Julie travelled the world as a professional skater and later went on to coach figure skating on a recreational and national level for several years. With this background, Julie is keen to bring what she learned on ice to the dance floor as well as test her ability being on the other side – this time as the student. The thought of landing on her partner Matthew during one of their lifts is keeping Julie very focused!
Julie resides in Mississauga where she loves spending time with her two daughters – her main supporters for Dancing with Mississauga Stars! Having worked in real estate for eighteen years, and with Sam McDadi Real Estate for the past three, Julie’s positive, friendly and competitive nature ensures that her clients’ best interests are achieved. This attitude has also helped Julie prep for Dancing with Mississauga Stars and focus her energy towards giving back to the community - not to mention firing up the dance floor!
As Julie notes, “It's a wonderful feeling knowing that you are helping someone else in need. We are so fortunate in one way or another and being able to give back, whether it's by volunteering or by donating, it will have such a significant impact in helping others. The community needs us and together we can make a difference.”
Julie’s dance instructor is Matthew.
Matthew Garthshore has been dancing since his teens. He started dancing first contemporary, jazz, ballet and added some popping and breaking for fun. He joined a varsity dance team and was a part of their championship performance. The same team went on to compete internationally. His love for hustle got him interested in partner dancing and eventually Arthur Murray…. and the rest is history!
Stars Videography Credit: Nairi Apkarian, Stars Photography Credit: Herman Custodio.