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Rising Stars: Meet Maria DiMeo & Tiffany Pittman

Today we’d like to introduce you to Maria DiMeo & Tiffany Pittman. 

Hi Maria & Tiffany, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
The CinCity Shakers are a multifaceted, intergenerational dance and parade group that brings people together in the greater Cincinnati area through dance. We are a social parading group, open to all, ready to dance, and here to have fun! 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back, would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
We built this organization in 2019 with a small group of core members who spent every movement of their free time buying fabric, making dances, building our social media platforms, and recruiting new members. This is volunteer, and there are always challenges in finding the time to balance life and fun. During the pandemic like mosts, we struggled to find ways to keep members engaged while dancing safely at a distance. Now that parades in the city are back in full throttle; we’re excited and ready to ‘Shake Up The CinCity’! 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Our members range from nurses to educators, from librarians to lawyers, from moms to mall walkers, and everything else in between. Our members live such busy lives between their jobs, families, and other commitments and they still make time for the shakers. We’re so proud to have members who are continually dedicated to this organization. 

If you had to, what characteristic of yours would you give the most credit to?
If you have a clear understanding of the your goal, the road to success is easier. Our goal is to always have high energy, be entertaining, and have fun while dancing in the street. If we can check those boxes, we have reach our goal for that parade. Rinse & Repeat! 


  • Dues $100 annually

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Felipe N Silva
James Jee
Nina Suzanne

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