Unfortunately our 12th Annual Dancing Under the Stars 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Under the leadership of our amazing event chair, Kristina Willey, we pivoted and hosted an amazing virtual raffle event.
The Dancing Under the Stars Virtual Raffle is sponsored by DUTS alum and Dworken & Bernstein attorney Ric Selby, as well as by Lake Health; Brunner, Sanden, Dietrick Funeral Home & Cremation Services; Lighthouse Advisers; Consolidated Investment Corp.; Lakeland Community College; and Lubrizol.
We are incredibly grateful to everyone who donated raffle items and those who purchased raffle tickets! Congratulations to all of our winners. In times of crisis, like this international pandemic, our community needs us more than ever—thanks to the generosity of everyone who supported the Dancing Under the Stars Virtual Raffle, we can continue to support those in need in Lake & Geauga Counties!
It is our sincerest hope that we can return to the dance floor again in 2021—stay tuned!
Thank You to Our 2019 Cast!
See What You Missed at The 11th Anniversary of Dancing Under the Stars
Last year we celebrated Dancing Under the Stars’ 10th Anniversary! In the last 11 years, we’ve had 125 Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula area celebrities compete for our awards and raise valuable funds for our agencies—11 of these brave celebrities even danced a second time in our 2014 All Star Event. Since 2009, we’ve had 56 local professional dancers supporting our celebrities. And thanks to their efforts, this event has raised over $520,000 since 2009! We’re looking forward to the next decade of Dancing Under the Stars!
Thank You to All of Our Program Advertisers!
Videography courtesy of Prelude Photography
Peoples’ Choice Award | New DUTS Fundraising Record Holder
Celebrity Ryan Gilkerson and Pro Maggie Runyon
Tie – Judges’ Choice Award
Celebrity Dr. Jennifer Ross and Pro Ethan Konig
Tie – Judges’ Choice Award
Celebrity Michele Johnson and Pro John Thompson
Star of the Night Award
Boy Band (Ric Selby, Rob Gardner, Jim Fox, Gordon Daughterty & Jeff Tomaszewski)
The 2019 Dancing Under the Stars Cast!
Shawn Barbo | Service Representative | Brunners Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center
Zak Benmerzouga | Global Project Manager | The Lubrizol Corporation
Vaness Purdef | Community Volunteer
Ryan Gilkerson | On-Air Talent | WUVO 95.9 FM
Deborah Hardy | Associate Provost, Teaching & Learning | Dean of Falculty | Dean of Health Technologies | Lakeland Community College
Michele Johnson | Financial Adviser | Lighthouse Advisers
Jay McDonald | Program Manager | Leadership Lake County
Sanjay Parker | Founder & CEO | Knowtion
Roger Principe | Community Volunteer
Jennifer Ross | Chiropractic Physician | Aligned Chiropractic & Physical Rehabilitation
Kristen Sironen | Receptionist | Jennifer and Company
Rick Selby & Band Members | Partner | Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.
Aleksei Minaev | Fred Astaire Willoughby
Frank Anthony | Fred Astaire Willoughby
Elena Minaev | Fred Astaire Willoughby
Andrew Ta | Fred Astaire Willoughby
Erica Kravchenko | Fred Astaire Willoughby
Hannah Green | Rabbit Run Community Arts Association
Shannon Taylor | Fred Astaire Chagrin Falls
Ethan Konig | Fred Astaire Chagrin Falls
Shari Smith | Fred Astaire Chagrin Falls