Elmer Palma

Paired with Kelly Roberts

Elmer Palma, a 33 year old father of a beautiful daughter, resides in Memphis Tennessee. Originally from Honduras Central America, he graduated with a Bachelors in Computer Science in 2003. Although he excelled with his degree, he decided to follow his passion by joining a wonderful company called "Cafe Teatral" where he trained in theater and dancing. Elmer was cast in several successful musical projects including "Grease," "Romeo and Juliet," and "Jose the Dreamer" among many others.

In 2007, Elmer made the decision to come to the United States in pursuit of bigger opportunities to further his career in the dance industry. After years of hard work and dedication he was invited to be a part of Salsa Memphis in 2015, which led him to perform alongside other Memphis talent in Orlando, South Carolina, Nashville, Atlanta and Alabama.

In 2016 Elmer was crowned Bachata champion and credits not only that success, but ALL of his success to God and his spiritual beliefs. He currently owns E & Y dance academy studio offering salsa and bachata classes as well as working with Quinceaneras/Bodas.

“I want to thank Dancing For our Stars for this invitation and amazing opportunity. I consider it an honor to be a part of this project.”