Dancing with the Celebrities of Pittsburgh is an annual event in which Pittsburgh celebrities perform a ballroom dance chosen by their professional dance instructors. At the end of the celebrity competition, our guests are invited to cast the final vote for the winner!
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We are proud to Announce another successful Event - the Sixth Annual Dancing with the Celebrities of Pittsburgh Dance Competition held on May 4, 2013 at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh.
The Celebrities of Pittsburgh, cast with Pittsburgh's prominent Professional Dancers, performed amazing Competition Ballroom Dancing - with Celebrity Emcee, Mike Clark of WTAE TV, and our Judges, Pasha Pashkov with dance partner Daniella Karagach (US 10-Dance Champions) and Christina and Rob Cochran (2012 Event Winner and #1 Cochran owner), entertaining us with their expert commentaries - and the Westin Convention Center 's hospitality completing this night to remember!
Congratulations to our 2013 People's Choice first place winners performing the Hustle - Terry Cellurale (Bangz Modern Salon) with instructor Amy Vint (Independent Dance Instructor), Second Place winners with a Latin Mix - Captain Brian Krug (Gateway Clipper Fleet Captain) and instructor Colleen Shirey ( Salsa Pittsburgh), and Third Place winners with a Salsa - Rachel Booth (RelyOnCreative) and instructor Ryan Mitchell (Salsa 412).
The prestigious 'Judges Award' went to Jill Vertes (star of Lifetime's Dance Mom's) and instructor, Jim Page (Night and Day Dance Studio) performing the Tango.
What has become an 'expected surprise' from event coordinator, Luanne O'Brien, all eyes were focused on judge Pasha Pashkov and his dance partner Daniella Karagach as they performed two spectacular exhibition dances, leaving the audience awestruck by the beauty and perfection of their artful craft.
Our heartfelt thank you goes to our Presenting Sponsor of the Event this year, Federated Investors, and Philip Pelusi, our official hair and make-up styling artists, along with all of our other sponsors, dancers, volunteers and supporters who make this event possible.
All of the efforts to delight the audience are for good cause - beneficiaries of this year's event are Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center and the Kiwanis Club of Pittsburgh, which will share $40,000 in net charitable proceeds. Beneficiaries of Dancing with the Celebrities of Pittsburgh have shared over $250,000 in net proceeds earned through the past 6 events.
Thank you for your participation and support - See you in 2014!