Colorado Ballet Balletto Di Gala Dancing with Our Stars draws record-breaking 360 supporters

Joe Maslowski and Lesley Allred

Joe Maslowski and Lesley Allred

By Glory Weisberg

The Colorado Ballet Auxiliary Dancing with Our Stars fundraiser brought 360 guests, from several walks of life, who came to endorse their favorite volunteer dancer, including Cherry Hills Village Mayor Doug Tisdale. Other community leaders: florist B.J. Dyer, banker Joe Maslowski, Denver Ballet Guild incoming president Kathy Konopka, Holly Baroway, 9News traffic and weather reporter Amelia Earhart, actress Terri Lombardi, sports broadcaster and First Choice Bank vice president Scott Sax, were the other Dance Stars. Baroway, a 17-year professional ballet dancer who hung up her ballet slippers to become an investment banker, beat out her dance competition to claim the prize.

Marie Belew Wheatley is Colorado Ballet executive director.

Lawrence French and Gregory Sargowski flank Marie Belew Wheatley

Lawrence French and Gregory Sargowski flank Marie Belew Wheatley

Alyson Graves chaired the gala committee. Auxiliary board members Mary Logan and Cami Cooper were on the event committee, along with Merry Logan, Dee Dee Parker, Monica Hustead, Andrea Stevens, Monica Owens and others.

Colorado Ballet trustee and artist Mary Lou Blackledge Kortz donated a painting for the silent auction.

Proceeds from the gala support Colorado Ballet’s Education & Outreach programs. Their Youth Education Programs include the annual Sugarplum Ball, Esprit de Corps, Backstage and Ambassadors.

For information, visit www.coloradoballetaux.org or www.coloradoballet.org.

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Sandra Brown, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gill Boggs and Holly Baroway. Photos by Glory Weisberg

Sandra Brown, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gill Boggs and Holly Baroway. Photos by Glory Weisberg

Colorado Ballet Auxiliary Board Chair Merry Logan, right, and her husband, Steve Logan

Colorado Ballet Auxiliary Board Chair Merry Logan, right, and her husband, Steve Logan

Sandee and Aaron LaPedis

Sandee and Aaron LaPedis

Competing dancer and Cherry Hills Village Mayor Doug Tisdale and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

Competing dancer and Cherry Hills Village Mayor Doug Tisdale and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

 

Casey Dalton and competitor, BJ Dyer

Casey Dalton and competitor, BJ Dyer

Cami Cooper and Alyson Graves

Cami Cooper and Alyson Graves

 

Kathy Konopka

Kathy Konopka

 

 

 

 

 

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