Minnesota Ballet to present Celebrity Dance Challenge

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 of Bent Paddle Brewing Company.
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.

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