Celebs step out for Cincinnati Arts Association’s Dancing for the Stars

Saturday, April 18, Music Hall Ballroom

Who will be voted Cincinnati’s best celebrity dancer?  

Find out when the Cincinnati Arts Association celebrates season 14 of its annual fundraiser, Dancing for the Stars, to benefit CAA’s Overture Awards and arts education programs.

Inspired by the hit ABC-TV show “Dancing with the Stars,” the competition will feature nine Cincinnati celebrities paired with some of the area’s finest professional dancers. The competitive dance for the evening will be the Foxtrot and each dance pair will have 90 seconds to woo the crowd and the judges. 

The evening will feature an online auction, music by DJ “Rockin’ Ron” Schumacher of 103.5 WGRR-FM, a pre-event reception and wine tasting, open dancing, lite bites and a cash bar.

Tickets are $150. Tables are available.

513-977-4188 or CincinnatiArts.org/dfts2020 


Gary Cates, former Ohio senator/state representative
Heric Flores, regional account executive, Western Reserve Medical Group
Missy Hendon-Deters, executive director, Boys Hope Girls Hope
Terry Horan, president & CEO, Horan & Associates
Jill Jansen, director of government & external relations, Mercy Health
Elizabeth Knuppel, president, Skystone Partners
Michelle Riegler Krumpelman, philanthropist and public speaker
Sara Mirus, real estate agent, Keller Williams Realty
Lee Tyson, founder and owner, Lee Side Wellness


• Bonita Brockert, independent dance instructor

• Brandon Etheridge, independent dance instructor

• Maura Garuccio, independent dance instructor

• Desiree Mainous, Arthur Murray Dance Studio 

• Jeremy Mainous, Arthur Murray Dance Studio

• Brian McNamee, Cincinnati Ballroom Company

• Jozsef Parragh, independent dance instructor

• Josh Tilford, independent dance instructor

• Alyenendrov Tsorokean, Phoenix Rising Ballroom

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