#3: Kris Berrong & Angela Puleo


Kris Berrong

Kris is a returning dancer from 2016.  He and his partner won the People’s Choice Award and First Runner up in the Judge’s Award in 2016.  Kris wanted to return because he had such a good time in 2016, but this year he is dancing as a celebrity and learning a dance that is totally new to him.

Kris Berrong was born and raised in Hiawassee GA and is the owner/operator of Berrong’s Barber Shop.  He and his wife Chelsea have one daughter, who is slightly over a year old.  Kris enjoys being a dad as well as fishing, playing basketball, racquetball and pickleball.  He currently serves on the Hiawassee City Council.  Kris has been clogging since the age of three and still occasionally performs around the Hiawassee area.

Angela Puleo

Angela Puleo is the Director of Blairsville Dance Project and has 37 years of dance experience in ballet, tap, jazz, clogging, hip-hop, modern and International and American style Latin. She is an American Clogging Hall of Fame inductee, and over the years, has competed nationally in multiple dance styles both as a soloist, and as part of an ensemble. She has also performed at Dollywood, Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Six Flags, World of Coke, on stage at the Grand Ole Opry, and on Premier Cruise line. Angela is also a certified competition judge and workshop instructor. In addition, she owns Compass Sterling, a sales and marketing consulting firm, focused on the tech industry.