Jessica Lietzan-Buechel, RN, BSN
ThedaCare and Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner programs
Jessica is an emergency department and sexual assault nurse for Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital and the ThedaCare system. She has been a nurse for 10 years and shows up to work every day hoping to make somebody feel better and maybe even save a life. Jessica is a firefighter wife and mom to two boys, so everything at home is noise and dirt. She loves to sing and perform. She couldn’t do any of it without the support of her husband, Heath; her giant, monstrous, adult-sized kiddos, Caleb and Max; and her parents, who pick up so much of the slack. Jessica is thrilled to support the Sexual Assault Crisis Center through Shall We Dance, especially since she receives so much support from them in her work.
Xander Weiss, Fred Astaire Dance Studios
Xander began professionally teaching ballroom dance in 2016. He was approached by Melinda (owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Appleton) while working as a model for Visual Productions and immediately joined the teacher-training program at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Xander loves life and having a good time. That, combined with his compassionate and easy-going personality, make for a great teacher. Xander does have a flair for the theatrical and penchant for taking the path less travelled. He and his community dance partner, Jessica, have a goal to make their performance at Shall We Dance as memorable and awesome as possible.