By Glory Weisberg
The Colorado Ballet Auxiliary put its heart and sole into the latest Dancing With Our Stars, pitting reporters and former heart throb Denver Broncos against each other, dancing for dollars to support Colorado Ballet.
Colorado Ballet stars were paired with civilians, giving dance lessons to volunteers, putting each others’ soles, literally, to the test to entertain the 350 or so guests at the Ritz Carleton. A healthy cross-section of ballet funders was noticeable, as we couldn’t tell the difference between Colorado Ballet stars and guests circling silent auction items before the competition got underway.
Ed Venerable, president of Paragon Homes; Carole Buyers, SVP of Investor Relations and Business Development for Boulder Brands; Colleen Ferreira, a 9News reporter; Reggie Rivers, a former Broncos running back, local sports reporter and successful book author; and Zane Beadles, a former Denver Broncos guard, were Community Leader dancers who teamed up with five pros, dancing the salsa, tango, freestyle and something new to us, K-Pop. With event goers casting their votes for the best team, winners were Beadles and partner, Morgan Buchanan, who danced a mean freestyle number; Ed Venerable and partner Maria Mosina were runners-up.
Kris Kerr, Kristen McMullan and Kristen Miner chaired the event committee with support from Anne Marie Anderson, Nancy Boland, Katy Brown, Ghislaine Bruner, Cami Cooper, Kathleen Dammen, Micah D’Hondt, Alyson graves, Jill Hibbeln, Mary Frances Hummel, Monica Husted, Kristen Keller, Sarah Schmittman and Andrea Stevens.
Cupcakes and Cocktails is the auxiliary’s membership event, May 8, at the home of Meredith Coors in Denver.
For more information, visit www.Coloradoballet.org.