This year’s benefit took things to the next level and we are so appreciative to everyone who made this year possible! A big thank you goes out to:

  • Our presenting sponsor, University Hospitals
  • Our venue host sponsor, the Cleveland Museum of Art
  • In-kind sponsor, Microsoft
  • The evening’s co-chairs, Denise San Antonio Zeman & Lev Gonick
  • This year’s committee: Janet Curry, Pamela Esch, Jennifer Highfield, Sally Hirsh, Hallie Bram Kogelschatz, Brittany Neish, Joy Roller and Steven Standley
  • And, of course, our wonderful celebrity dancers: August A. Napoli, Sylvia Perez, Brian Marita, Margaret Richards Frankel, Heidi Gartland, Kristen Morris, Ian Friedman and Matt Zone

Here are a few highlights from the evening:


Denise & Lev kick off the big show


Augie & Felise bring big time swing to this year’s stage


Sylvia & Michael heat things up with a hot, hot, hot salsa number


Brian & Lauren – Blues Brothers in the house


Margaret & Mark pay homage to the original Starman in their David Bowie tribute


The evening’s big winners, Heidi & Damien, shake it with “confidence”


Kristen & David put their cards on the table, but never show what’s behind their “Poker Face”


Ian & Felise get funky with their second-place winning moves this year

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Matt & Annika perform “Swan Lake”…complete with breakdancing


Thanks to everyone for a wonderful show, incredible benefit & heartfelt celebration of dance in Northeast Ohio!