DANCING WITH THE STARS OF CHARLOTTE GALA
2019 Save the Date: March 2, 2019
1.28 million dollars raised at record-breaking Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte Gala!
A record-breaking 1.28 million dollars were raised at Charlotte Ballet’s Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte Gala to benefit Charlotte Ballet and local charities. The Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte Gala, in its sixth year, pairs local stars from some of Charlotte’s most esteemed corporations with the professional dancers of Charlotte Ballet, to raise funds for the ballet company and each star’s chosen charity.
This year’s Most Incredible Gala, inspired by Charlotte Ballet’s premiere of The Most Incredible Thing, resulted in a sold-out performance on March 3 at the Knight Theater.
The gala was presented by PNC Bank and chaired by Drs. Florence and Edward Kim. Star pairs competed for two awards – People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice. David Secrest, Managing Director for Barings, and Charlotte Ballet dancer Elizabeth Truell won the title of “The People’s Choice” and were awarded for most funds raised.
Civic Leader, Patty Lambert and Charlotte Ballet dancer Juwan Alston were awarded “The Judges’ Choice” for the top score received from the judges. The judges for this year’s gala were Charlotte Ballet’s Artistic Director, Hope Muir, Patricia Ward Kelly, wife and biographer of legendary dancer, director and choreographer Gene Kelly, and Charlotte City Council At-Large representative, Braxton Winston.
Special thanks to Special Events & Volunteer Manager, Emily Portal EPORTAL@CHARLOTTEBALLET.ORG
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