Arizona-local celebrities dance for charity

Over 600,000 Arizonans are living with kidney disease. You can help raise awareness for the cause by cheering on local dancers as they strut their stuff at the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona’s 9th annual “Dancing with the Stars Arizona”. The charity dance competition will be held Friday, February 20, at the Arizona Biltmore.

This year’s contestants feature an impressive crop of business and community leaders. They will team up with professional instructors for sensational dance performances with the theme of the evening being “Those Were the Days”. The 2015 Celebrity Dance Champions will be selected by votes cast by professional judges and the audience, which can also be purchased in advance on the foundation’s website, This year’s Co-Chairs: Shauna Connelly, Senator Catherine Miranda, Liz Shabaker.

Celebrity Star Dancers 

Jamie Andersen – Head 2 Toe Therapy, Inc.

Todd Belfer – Managing partner, Canal Partners

Cate Bossard – CATBO Communications

Craig DeMarco – Founding partner, Upward Projects

Linda Gosnell – Editor, Robson Communities

Jonathan Lowe – CBS5 Reporter

Kristin Greene – VP, Molera Alvarez Public Affairs

Jake Mace – Phoenix Longevity Arts

Dr. Mytia McNeal – Valley Surgical Clinics

Jim Ryan – Founding partner, Frazer, Ryan,Goldberg & Arnold LLP

Councilwoman Laura Pastor – Phoenix City Council

Layla Ressler – Chief of Staff

Saylor Sims – Grant Thornton, LLP

Councilman Michael Nowakowski


The event details:

WHO: National Kidney Foundation of Arizona

WHAT: Dancing with the Stars Arizona “Those were the Days”

WHEN: Friday, February 20, 2015. Cocktail hour runs 6:00pm-6:45, with event beginning at 7:00pm. 

WHERE: Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016