Dewana Waters Grillot is a proud native West Virginian who spent her childhood being encouraged and mentored by five older siblings and two loving parents. She was encouraged from an early age to be active in athletic endeavors.
Dewana finished her first degree in Dental Hygiene from the West Virginia Institute of Technology and later finished her second degree at Mountain State University in Organizational Leadership, Management and Development. Her passion for fitness continued to grow as she completed numerous certifications in fitness disciplines. She graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a certified health coach and completed her 200 hour yoga certification.
Dewana is a senior pharmaceutical representative with Takeda Pharmaceuticals. She also greatly enjoys her position with Access Health as a health and wellness coach where she designs health challenges and writes newsletter for the organization. In addition Dewana travels to international resort destinations to teach yoga and other fitness disciplines as a guest instructor.
In 2017 she with the help of her husband Don Grillot, a business partner and friend Andrew Dickens and ten incredible fitness friends opened Beckley’s premiere infrared yoga studio, “Balanced Life Studio”. The studio has opened many doors to help others improve their health and create a tribe of lifetime friendships with commitment to health and community.
Dr. EJ Salon
This next dancer is a WV fan thru and thru – loving both his Mountaineers and his local community. Though born in Montreal, Canada he was raised here in Beckley and is a graduate of St. Francis de Sales, Woodrow Wilson HS and WVU. A devoted husband, son and father to 3 beautiful daughters, he is invested in the future of Southern WV, hoping that his daughters can return home to carry on the family legacy. You are just as likely to find this dancer cycling, running, playing tennis with his family, singing karaoke, playing piano at church, or dj’ing a local party, as you are to find him walking the halls of Raleigh General Hospital all hours of the day and night. He is an internist for Access Health, Vice Chair of the Board of RGH, Recent President of the Raleigh County Medical Society, President of the Philippine Medical Association of WV, and all all-around good guy. His wife says his laughter is infectious, his love of his family is unparalleled and he DEFINITELY has ALL the moves!!! Dr. EJ – the DJ – Salon