2022 Celebrity Dance Challenge

Minnesota Ballet Celebrity Dance Challenge

2023 marks the 17th anniversary of this popular event. The Minnesota Ballet pairs local celebrities with their professional dancers for an exciting and dynamic show featuring all types of dance. Come enjoy the show, then cast your vote for the talented celebrity who brings home the People’s Choice Award. Social hour with full bar and hors d’oeuvres starts at 5:30 pm.

This year’s lineup of Celebrity Guest Artists:

Kim Chick Membership & Marketing Director, Kitchi Gammi Club and Duluth East High School Dance Coach
Shaun Floerke President & CEO, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
Sarah Herrick-Smisek Owner, DLH Clothing
Traci Marciniak President, Miller Dwan Foundation
ChaQuana McEntyre Chief Executive Officer, Family Rise Together
Jon Otis Deputy Chief of Life Safety, Duluth Fire Department
Matt Piede Chief Development Officer, Essentia Health Foundation
Chad Ronchetti Planning and Economic Development Director, City of Duluth
Christina Stroup Musical Theater Actress
Maureen Sullivan
Proprietor, Parsonage Farm
Mary Tennis
Director, St. Louis County Depot and Extension
Brandon VanWaeyenberghe Executive Director, Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra
Mitchell Zimmermann Multimedia Journalist, Northern News Now

and Guest Judges:

Linda Carillo Teacher, Minnesota Ballet Academy and Owner, Personal Best Pilates
Alex Loch Physical Therapist, Essentia Health and Owner, motivPT
Don Ness Executive Director, Ordean Foundation


Oct 06 2023


5:30 pm



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Fregeau Auditorium
Marshall School
Minnesota Ballet


Minnesota Ballet
(218) 733-7570