Northland notables in medicine to merchandising to meteorology will pair with Minnesota Ballet professional dancers in the Celebrity Dance Challenge on Feb. 8 at Marshall School’s Fregeau Auditorium.
Preparing for the competition in such dance styles as cha cha, country two-step, and jazz are:
Erin Aldridge, concertmaster, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
Martha Bremer, director, Chamber’s Fuse and Leadership Duluth
Jared Broadway, neurosurgeon, Essentia Health
Kelly Haffield, sex trafficking investigator, Fond du Lac Police
Steven Kuross, M.D., Essentia Health
Rick Lubbers, executive editor, Duluth News Tribune
Laura Mullen, co-founder, Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Dereck Murphy-Williams, educator/manager, Cosmetology Careers Unlimited
Ann-Marie Stojevich, vice president, visual merchandising, maurices inc.
Colin Oraskovich, morning meteorologist, CBS 3 Duluth
Emily Vikre, co-founder, president, Vikre Distillery
Jason Vincent, owner, The Boat Club and Vanilla Bean Restaurants
Mel Winkler, director of corporate and therapeutic foster care, Northwood Children’s Services
All will compete for the audience favorite, judges’ choice, and individual awards. While the votes are counted and the judges make their decisions, the Minnesota Ballet will present a sneak peek at ballet.