Shari Aser


Shari Aser, is the IBM Vice President for Digital Sales Americas. She is responsible for Inbound Digital Sales across the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Shari graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She also completed her MBA from Cornell University.

Shari is an active volunteer in both the New York City community and Greenwich, CT. She served as treasurer of The New York Jr League and on the Board of Directors for five years.

Shari served on the Round Hill Nursery School Board and is currently on the Greenwich United Way Board of Directors. She chairs the Community Planning Council of Greenwich and is also a member of the Bruce Museum Development Committee, New Bruce Campaign, and a former chair of the Bruce Gala. She recently chaired the Greenwich Tree Conservancy Tree Party.

Shari is excited to be a Dancing Star in this year's competition as she loves dancing.  Furthermore, as an avid watcher of "Dancing With The Stars" has secretly always hoped to be a "Star" on the show.


Shari is paired with Fred Astaire Professional Elmar


Elmar began ballroom dancing in Germany at the age of 7, and through the years successfully competed in many Regional, National and International competitions. Upon completion of the extensive German training to become a certified dance instructor, he was immediately offered a position as Assistant Manager and Dance Instructor at one of the largest German dancing schools in Munich, Germany.

In January 2007, Elmar joined Fred Astaire Dance Studios as an owner and Director of the Brookfield, CT location and with the success of that studio He and his wife opened a second studio in Greenwich where he continues to pursue his passion for dancing. Under his direction and instruction, the Greenwich Fred Astaire Dance Studio's students and certified instructors have won top placements in competitions and enjoy the magic of dance

Marko Djuranovic
Nicholas Lombardi
Amy Weber
Karen Grund
Bianca Carrillo
Patricia Aser
Paul Straton
Carly Baratt
Diann Rohde