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Lamalfa Conf Centre

5785 Heisley Road

Mentor, OH 44060

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The eleventh annual Dancing Under the Stars event is Friday, August 2nd at LaMalfa. This unique event pairs twelve local civic, political, and corporate personalities with area dance professionals to compete in a dance contest. Over 450 people attend this swanky and fun affair!

Since its inception, the event has raised nearly $425,000 for Family Planning Association of Northeast Ohio, a division of Signature Health, and Lifeline. Both organizations provide critical services to families in poverty, with the goal of helping them achieve self-sufficiency.


This year’s celebrity dancers

  • Jay McDonald, Program Manager, Leadership Lake County
  • Shawn Barbo, Service Representative, Brunners Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home
  • Michele Johnson, Financial Adviser, Lighthouse
  • Zak Benmerzouga, Global Project Manager, Lubrizol
  • Ryan Gilkerson, On-Air Talent WUVO 95.9 FM
  • Sanjay Parker, Founder and CEO, Knowtion
  • Kristen Sironen, Receptionist, Jennifer and Company
  • Jennifer Ross, Chiropractic Physician, Aligned Chiropractic
  • Ric Selby, Partner, Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.
  • Deborah Hardy, Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning and Dean of Faculty, Dean of Health Technologies, Lakeland Community College
  • Roger Principe, Community Volunteer
  • Dina Campola, Community Volunteer

This year’s professional dancers

  • Shannon Taylor, Fred Astaire Chagrin Falls
  • John Thompson, Studio J
  • Hannah Elizabeth Green, Rabbit Run Community Arts Association
  • Aleksei Minaev, Fred Astaire Willoughby
  • Elena Minaev, Fred Astaire Willoughby
  • Maggie Runyon
  • Frank Anthony, Fred Astaire Willoughby
  • Bobby Ford, Savelli Dance Studios
  • Ethan Konig, Fred Astaire Chagrin Falls
  • Shari Smith, Fred Astaire Chagrin Falls

Our emcee is Maurice Coffee, Assistant Pastor at Union Community Church and Subrogation Specialist at Progressive Insurance.

Our honorary chair is couple Miguel and Tanisha Solivan (2018 People’s Choice Award Winners). Our judges will be: Anthony DiBacco (past dancer), Probate Judge Mark Bartolotta , Ryan Callender (past dancer), Heather Felden (former pro dancer and 4 time Judge’s Choice Award Winner).

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Lamalfa Conf Centre

5785 Heisley Road

Mentor, OH 44060

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