North Central College - Naperville, IL

Kevin Manno '05

Kevin Manno is the host of a new reality show on the cable/satellite network Lifetime, “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition,” which premiered October 9. The show is a spin-off of the popular Lifetime reality series “Dance Moms.” The 10-week program showcases a dozen young dancers between ages 6 and 13, each competing for a $100,000 grand prize and scholarship to New York’s famed Joffrey Ballet School.  Judges of the competition include “Dance Moms’” Abby Lee Miller, Lady Gaga choreographer Richard Jackson and Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin. After taping he will return to Chicago and resume his position with Hubbard Radio Chicago as WTMX-FM 101.9 “The Mix” weekend personality and prime fill-in host. Manno worked eight years at WKQX-FM Q101, starting as an intern while a student at North Central and eventually working his way into a DJ position.