Longtime Andover resident Holly Trott was among the winners of a recent “2022 Dancing with the Newport Stars” contest held at the Newport Opera House and sponsored by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce.
Trott and her dancing partner Aaron Cherry, a resident of Newport, came in second among the six couples competing for the winner’s trophy. Each couple consisted of a “Pro” – a current or former dance teacher – and a “star.” Trott, a veteran dance teacher, qualified as the “Pro” in her couple, and Cherry as the “Star,” as a first-time dancer and Newport resident.
Trott also danced in two other group numbers during the show: a second-act opening, and the finale, performed by The Newport Ballroom Ladies dance troupe, of which she is a member.
Born in Concord, Trott moved to Andover in 1985 and attended Andover schools. She began teaching dance at the Let’s Dance Ballroom in Concord at age 19.
The contest, now in its 15th season, was a two-evening event, held before a live audience. Megan Mavor, owner of the Newport Ballroom, was the choreographer and creative director for the entire show.