Special Performances

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    Ballet Move Is Underway

    The Minnesota Ballet is moving to new quarters:
    Minnesota Ballet Conservatory
    Wells Fargo Building
    230 W. Superior St. Suite 50 55802

    Office phones are scheduled to be working on Wednesday, May 30. Until then, you may contact the Ballet through:
    Mary Gummerson, Executive Managing Director

    Free Trial Classes Saturday, June 9

    Ballet Depot Studios, 506 W. Michigan St.
    10:00 – 10:30 Creative Movement (age 3-5 yrs)
    10:30 – 11:00 Pre-Ballet (age 6-7)
    11:00 – 11:30 Ballet Technique (age 8-10)
    11:30 – 12:00 Ballet Technique (age 11-adult)
    12:00 – 12:30 Beginning Tap (age 10-adult)
    12:30 – 1:00 Jazz (age 12-adult)
    1:00 – 1:30 Modern (age 12-adult)

    No reservations needed. It’s great chance for children, teens, and adults to try a free class or two and for ballet students new to the school to be placed at the most appropriate level.

    No need to wear special dance wear for the Sampler; come in comfortable clothing.

    For more information: Call the Ballet, 218-529-3742

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    Celebrity Dance Challenge

    Date: February 8, 2018

    Time: 7:00 pm.

    Presenting Sponsor:

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    Jete Sponsor



    CDC 2018 general seating

    2018 Popular Choice Award

    2018 Judges’ Choice Award

    2018 Celebrity Dance Challenge Contestants

    Erin Aldridge
    Concertmaster, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
    Best Stage Presence, with partner Daniel Westfield








    Martha Bremer
    Director, Fuse and Leadership Duluth
    Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce
    Most Sensuous, with partner Alec Roth








    Jared Broadway
    Neurosurgeon, Essentia Health
    Best Partnering, with partner Brigid Duffin










    Kelly Haffield
    Sex Trafficking Investigator
    Fond du Lac Police
    Most Interpretive, with partner Sam Neale







    Steven Kuross
    M.D., Essentia Health
    Most Technically Proficient, with partner Sarah Gresik







    Rick Lubbers
    Executive Editor, Duluth News Tribune
    Most Comedic, with partner Emma Stratton











    Laura Mullen
    Co-Founder/Vice President of Community & Outreach
    Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
    Best Authenticity, with partner Ryo Munakata







    Dereck Murphy-Williams
    Stylist, Grand Cliffs Salon
    Educator/Manager, Cosmetology Careers Unlimited
    Most Dramatic, with partner Emily Reed







    Colin Oraskovich
    Morning Meteorologist, CBS 3 Duluth
    Popular Choice & Most Entertaining,
    with partner Natasha Bryant





    Ann-Marie Stojevich
    Vice President,
    Visual Merchandising, maurices inc.
    Most Elegant, with partner Eric Pagnano








    Emily Vikre
    Co-founder, Vikre Distillery
    Best Use of Rhythm, with partner Nikolaus Wourms











    Jason Vincent
    Owner, Boat Club Restaurant
    Vanilla Bean Restaurant
    Most Enthusiastic, with partner Sarah White











    Mel Winkler
    Director of Corporate & Therapeutic Foster Care
    Northwood Children’s Services
    Judges’ Choice, with partner Alex Loch







    Last year’s winning numbers:




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