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The 10th Annual Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte Gala Recap!
What an incredible evening! On March 4 our Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte Gala raised over $1.4 million for Charlotte Ballet and six charities.
The 10th annual Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte Gala was a fierce competition between six corporate and community leaders who put their all into not only fundraising but perfecting a three to four-minute dance routine with their Charlotte Ballet dancing partner. This year’s benefiting charities include The Harvest Center of Charlotte, Canopy Housing Foundation, Roof Above, Alzheimer’s Association, The Baby J Fund – Levine Children’s Hospital and Crossnore Communities for Children. We are so excited to give back to these charities with the help of our Star Pairs. Approximately $500,000 will be distributed back to the community through the Stars’ chosen charities.
This year’s Gala was presented by PNC Bank and chaired by the 2022 People’s Choice winner, Kim Henderson, and the 2022 Judge’s Choice winners, Jane Lockwood and Stratos Lambos.
We were also joined by two wonderful emcees, former NFL player Roman Harper, who returned for his second year as emcee for the event, and WBTV News Anchor Caroline Hicks.
Our 2023 Judges, Mayor Vi Alexander Lyles, President and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners Michael J Smith and Host of the Maney and LauRen morning show LauRen Merlola Strager were blown away by the dedication each one of these community and corporate leaders and their surprising dance moves!
So how did the competition stack up? Two winners were crowned for the evening.
Community leader Posey Mealy and Charlotte Ballet Dancer Luke Csordas won the title of The People’s Choice and were awarded for most funds raised.
Residential Realtor/Broker with RE/MAX Executive Danielle Edwards and her partner Maurice Mouzone Jr. won the title of The Judge’s Choice for receiving a perfect score on their exciting dance routine for the evening.
TAKE A LOOK AT ALL OF OUR STAR PAIRS FROM THE EVENING
POSEY MEALY & LUKE CSORDAS: PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNERS
Community Leader Posey Mealy danced with Charlotte Ballet’s Luke Csordas to benefit Crossnore Communities for Children.
DANIELLE & MAURICE: JUDGE’S CHOICE WINNERS
Residential Realtor/Broker with RE/MAX Executive Danielle Edwards danced with Charlotte Ballet’s Maurice Mouzon Jr. to benefit Canopy Housing Foundation.
KIETH & SARAH
President of Bank of America Charlotte & Head of Sports Sponsorships Kieth Cockrell danced with Charlotte Ballet’s Sarah Lapointe to benefit The Harvest Center of Charlotte.
ROB & NADINE
Managing Director & Chairman of Banking, Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Bank Rob Engel danced with Charlotte Ballet’s Nadine Barton to benefit Roof Above.
BEVERY & JUAN
Management Consultant Beverly Ladley danced with Charlotte Ballet’s Juan Castellanos to benefit The Baby J Fund – Levine Children’s Hospital.
BRANDON & ISABELLA
Owner/Operator of Victory Chevrolet Charlotte Brandon Gandy danced with Charlotte Ballet’s Isabella Franco to benefit Alzheimer’s Association.