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A Supernatural Evening with Ghost Hunter Amy Bruni | Mon., Oct. 24 | Music Hall Ballroom

CAA_Amy Bruni logoLIFE WITH THE AFTERLIFE:
A Supernatural Evening with Ghost Hunter
Amy Bruni

October 24, 2022
Music Hall Ballroom

Tickets on sale Friday, August 26 at 10:00 AM

CALENDAR INFORMATION

WHAT: LIFE WITH THE AFTERLIFE: A Supernatural Evening with Ghost Hunter Amy Bruni

WHEN: Monday, October 24, 2022 – 7:00 PM

WHERE: Music Hall Ballroom

PRICE: $45.00 | $35.00.  10% Group Discount (10 or more). Additional service fees may apply.

INFO: Paranormal investigator, author, podcaster and star of Kindred Spirits and Ghost Hunters, Amy Bruni shares hair-raising tales from her countless hours hunting ghosts at America’s most haunted locations.  Amy shares her unique approach to interacting with the spirits of the dead and those who encounter them. By the end of the night, you will question everything you thought you knew about the spirit world, and life after death.

TICKET INFORMATION – on sale Friday, August 26 at 10:00 AM

  • www.CincinnatiArts.org
  • (513) 621-ARTS [2787]
  • Aronoff Center Ticket Office
  • Group sales (10 or more): (513) 977-4157

CINCINNATI, OH – Paranormal investigator, author, podcaster and star of Kindred Spirits and Ghost Hunters, Amy Bruni, shares hair-raising tales from her countless hours hunting ghosts at America’s most haunted locations on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Music Hall Ballroom. Seating will be cabaret style with tables and chairs. Drinks and concessions will be available for purchase.

Amy will discuss her unique approach to interacting with the spirits of the dead and those who encounter them. By the end of the night, audience members will question everything they thought they knew about the spirit world and life after death. The event is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association’s 2022-23 Season.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 26 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. Group discount tickets for 10 or more are available by calling (513) 977-4157.

Amy Bruni started her professional ghost hunting career just over a decade ago, but her experience with ghosts started when she was very young. She started working professionally as a paranormal investigator in 2007, when she began appearing on Ghost Hunters, of which she starred in 116 episodes. Now, she’s the co-star and executive producer of The Travel Channel’s Kindred Spirits, one of the longest-running and highest-rated paranormal television shows, which is currently airing its sixth season and is in pre-production for its seventh. Amy is also the host of the wildly popular Haunted Road podcast, which just wrapped its second season and is in pre-production for its third. In support of these shows, Amy has appeared at numerous conventions, like San Diego and New York Comic Cons, and has many event appearances planned in 2022 and 2023. In addition, Amy is the owner of Strange Escapes, a company offering paranormal excursions to some of America’s most notoriously haunted destinations. A native of northern California, Amy now lives in Newport, Rhode Island with her young daughter.

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS

SEASON SPONSORS: AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), CINCINNATI-NORTHERN KENTUCKY HONDA DEALERS, LOCAL 12 WKRC-TV, The P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS: 21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Fairfield Inn & Suites Cincinnati Uptown/University Area, Graphic Village, Heidelberg Distributing, Kinley Cincinnati, Pepsi, Skyline Chili, TriHealth

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Aronoff Center and Music Hall Job Fair – Wed., Aug. 10

WHO SAYS WORK CAN’T BE FUN?

CAA_Job Fair

ARONOFF CENTER & MUSIC HALL
JOB FAIR

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Aronoff Center for the Arts · Otto M. Budig Lobby
650 Walnut Street

Be a part of the team of guest services professionals at the Tristate’s premiere arts venues – the Aronoff Center and Music Hall. The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is pleased to present a JOB FAIR on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM at the Aronoff Center’s Otto M. Budig Lobby (main lobby), located downtown at 650 Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets. Job seekers may attend either of two convenient shifts to learn about available part-time employment opportunities and interview on the spot. We are looking for people with outgoing personalities and an interest in guest services, and offer flexible schedules based on your availability.

Starting in September, part-time positions at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall will be available in the following guest services areas:  Bartending & Concessions, Front of House/Audience Services, Event Safety, Ticketing Services, and Custodial Services. Interested job seekers will be able to speak with venue supervisors and members of CAA’s Human Resources Department to learn more about specific jobs.

“We have been overwhelmed by our past Job Fairs, which attracted hundreds of applicants and resulted in the hiring of many new part-time employees, some of whom are still with us,” said Brenda Carter, CAA’s Vice President, Human Resources. “CAA is committed to serving individuals who are interested in part-time employment in the downtown and Over-the-Rhine area, and who want to work in a fun, artistic environment.  The Aronoff Center and Music Hall have a solid reputation for excellent Guest Services, and now that these venues have reopened, the excitement about joining our team has never been greater!”

CAA employs nearly one-hundred full-time employees, as well as more than 500 part-time employees in the areas of guest services, arts administration, and stagehand labor.

INFORMATION:  (513) 721-3344 or CincinnatiArts.org.

Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of two of the Tristate’s finest performing arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall – and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves upwards of 700,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies, including Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony/Pops Orchestras, and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati, presented by TriHealth. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education and community engagement programs in 1995, CAA has reached more nearly two million students and adults.

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CAA’s DANCING FOR THE STARS 2022 Fundraiser Announces Winners

caa_dancing for the stars 2019 logoSebastian Castillo and Dance Pro Doreen Beatrice
Crowned New Dancing for the Stars Champs

Bret Schneider honored as Fundraising Champion

[CINCINNATI, OH] – Sebastian Castillo (General Manager, Prime Cincinnati) and his dance pro Doreen Beatrice (Independent Dance Instructor) received a perfect score of 30, taking first place at the Cincinnati Arts Association’s fourteenth annual Dancing for the Stars on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the Music Hall Ballroom. Bret Schneider (CEO & President, WOW Windowboxes) took home the Fundraising Champion Award, as the celebrity who raised the most money for the event through ticket sales and donations – nearly $20,000.

Elizabeth Knuppel (President, Skystone Partners) and Josh Tilford (Independent Dance Instructor) took second place, and Jill Jansen (Director of Government & External Relations, Mercy Health) and Jozsef Parragh (Independent Dance Instructor) placed third.

The popular event – on hiatus since 2019 due to the pandemic – welcomed 475 guests. As CAA’s largest annual fundraiser, it raised more than $85,000 in support of the organization’s acclaimed arts education programs, including the Overture Awards – the nation’s largest locally run high school arts scholarship competition. 

The remaining three dance pairs included:

  • Jon Lawhead (Senior Vice President, Sinclair Broadcast Group – LOCAL 12 WKRC-TV) and Maura Garuccio (Independent Dance Instructor)
  • Sara Mirus (Real Estate Agent, eXp Realty) and Jeremy Mainous (Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Cincinnati)
  • Bret Schneider (CEO & President, WOW Windowboxes) and Bonita Brockert (Independent Dance Instructor)

Inspired by the hit TV show Dancing with the StarsDancing for the Stars 2022 featured six Cincinnati celebrities paired with some of the area’s finest professional dancers in a competition program at which the audience vote and judges scores propelled the winners to victory. The competitive dance for the evening was the Foxtrot, and each dance pair had 90 seconds to woo the crowd and the judges. 

Event emcees were Amanda Orlando (Morning Show host, WARM 98.5) and Bob Herzog (morning anchor, LOCAL 12 WKRC and Dancing for the Stars 2013 alum). The competition judges were Michael Betz (Dancing for the Stars 2019 Fundraising Champion), Terry Foster (Dancing for the Stars 2010 alum), and Amy Tobin (Dancing for the Stars 2017 alum).

In addition, Dancing for the Stars 2022 featured:

  • Bourbon & wine tasting (compliments of New Riff Distillery and Ohio Valley Wines) during a meet-and-greet reception with the stars and the pros before the competition
  • Dinner-by-the-bite provided by A Catered Affair, Garnish Catering, Jeff Thomas Catering, Julia’s Catering, Prime Cincinnati, Sebastian’s Bakehouse, Southern Grace Catering, Skyline Chili, Street City Pub, Vonderhaar’s Catering
  • Dance music by popular DJ and 103.5 WGRR personality JD Hughes
  • Open dancing before and after the competition

Event highlights included:

  • Entertaining and amazing exhibition dances by the Dancing for the Stars talented pros.
  • An inspiring video about the Overture Awards featuring interviews with the six student winners of the 2020 Overture Awards finals competition.
  • Two big screens that featured live video of the competition and engaging video introductions of the stars and pros (interviews and rehearsal footage) before their dances.
  • Humorous, astute, and supportive comments from the Dancing for the Stars panel of judges.
  • Lots of laughs and fun from the evenings entertaining emcee’s – Amanda Orlando and Bob Herzog.
  • Exceptionally responsive, raucous, and energetic audience reactions, which included large cheering sections holding signs with various messages in support of their favorite Stars.
  • The evening’s champs – Prime Cincinnati’s Sebastian Castillo and his dance pro Doreen Beatrice  earned one of the competition’s two perfect scores of 30 with a routine that was filled with personality and well-executed dance moves. The deafening response from their large group of supportive family and friends gave them the edge and the win. The pair danced to “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond – “So Good, So Good, So Good!”
  • Wearing a sparkling 1920’s-era flapper dress, second-place finisher Elizabeth Knuppel delivered a very polished Foxtrot with her pro Josh Tilford that included beautiful lifts and fun Charleston steps. The pair danced to “All About That Bass” by Postmodern Jukebox and received the only other perfect score of the night.
  • Looking beautiful in a floor-length pink evening gown with a starburst design, Jill Jansen sparkled in an elegant Foxtrot with her dance pro Jozsef Parragh as they danced to “I’m Shakin’” by The Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout.
  • Real Estate Agent Sara Mirus transformed into a pretty-in-pink Material Girl as she danced with her ever-smiling pro Jeremy Mainous to Madonna’s “Material Girl.” Near the end of the dance there was an explosion of faux $100 bills to the surprise of the crowd.
  • LOCAL 12’s Jon Lawhead – dressed as Michael Jackson with the iconic single white glove, white socks, embroidered jacket, hat, and sunglasses – wowed the audience with his dance moves (and drum playing).  He and his pro Maura Garuccio danced to Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel.”
  • Fundraising Champ Bret Schneider and his pro Bonita Brockert performed a crowd-pleasing series of dips, kicks, and turns to Barry Manilow’s version of “Dancing in the Dark.”

Dancing for the Stars 2022 Presenting Sponsor: TriHealth 

Dancing for the Stars 2022 Event Sponsors: Arthur Murray – Cincinnati, Doreen Beatrice, Bonita Brockert, Maura Garuccio, Graphic Village, Jozsef Parragh, Punky’s Pixels, Josh Tilford

Dancing for the Stars 2022 Libations Sponsors:  Heidelberg Distributing, New Riff Distillery, Pepsi

Dancing for the Stars 2022 Event Committee:  Amal Daoud, Terry Foster, Ginger Loftin, Rosemary Schlachter, Phil Schworer, Tracey Skale

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION’S EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGMENT PROGRAMS

CAA’s Education & Community Engagement Department cultivates diverse, inclusive, and accessible arts engagements, seeking to remove barriers preventing arts participation. Committed to a practice of antiracism, the Education and Community Engagement Department encourages the use of CAA venues, develops diverse arts supporters, and fosters an appreciation and understanding of diverse arts disciplines, while encouraging and supporting practicing arts educators and administrators, audiences, and aspiring artists.

SchoolTime presents a series of programs that feature nationally recognized artists at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall. The Artists on Tour program brings a variety of arts experiences directly to schools, community centers, and other organizations. The finest local teaching artists in the region enhance learning with unique programs that vary in culture and art form.

The Arts in Healing Initiative integrates the performing and visual arts in medical and community healthcare settings and other non-traditional settings to promote community wellness and encourage the community to explore the arts as an active part of their healing and ongoing wellness.

The Overture Awards is a program that recognizes and rewards excellence in the arts among Greater Cincinnati students in grades 9-12. Its mission is to encourage arts education as an integral part of a student’s academic experience and to create an environment that encourages training in, and appreciation of, the arts. The Overture Awards is the area’s largest solo arts competition and offers awards in six artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual art, and vocal music.

Now in its 26th year, the Overture Awards has granted over $950,000 to youth and schools in the Tri-state region. The Overture Awards was launched in 1996 by the Cinergy Foundation and Leadership Cincinnati (a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce program).

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of the Tri-state’s finest performing arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall – and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves upwards of 700,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies.

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MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! Announces 2022 Nationwide Tour

CAA_Masterchef Junior Live 2022Featuring Season Eight Winner Liya, Finalist Grayson, and Fan-Favorites A’Dan and Molly

ARONOFF CENTER – PROCTER & GAMBLE HALL
OCTOBER 5, 2022 AT 7:00 PM

Tickets on sale Friday, July 1 at 10:00 AM

[CINCINNATI, OH] – TCG Entertainment, a leader in live entertainment properties and touring productions, in association with Endemol Shine North America, producer of the hit culinary competition series MasterChef Junior, have announced the ALL-NEW 2022 MasterChef Junior Live! Tour.  Season Eight Winner, Liya, along with finalist Grayson and fan-favorites A’Dan and Molly will all hit the road with returning host Mac Dassatti to serve up a perfectly balanced good time for fans of all ages.

The MasterChef Junior Live! Tour is traveling through 25+ cities and will be at the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 7:00 PM. The event is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association’s 2022-23 season.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 1 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-2787 [ARTS}, and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. Ticket prices are $65.50,  $50.50, $35.50, and $20 for children ages 2-12 (available in select locations). An adult must accompany children. Applicable services fees may apply. Ticket prices/fees subject to change.

Celebrate all things MasterChef with a VIP Experience!  A limited number of packages are available for $125 each and include one ticket in the first three rows of the Procter & Gamble Hall, a pre-show Meet & Greet and Q&A session with the MasterChef Junior Live! cast, signed merchandise, and a photo opportunity.

MEET THE FULL 2022 MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! CAST

CAA_MCJ_LiyaName: Liya
Age: 13
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

What you are looking forward to on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE TOUR 2022?
I am so happy to be on the stage cooking again, and finally getting a chance to meet all our fans.

CAA_MCJ_GraysonName: Grayson
Age:  14
Hometown: Austin, TX

What you are looking forward to on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE TOUR 2022:
Reuniting with my MasterChef Junior castmates and cooking up great new dishes together! I’m also excited to travel and meet other kids who love to cook as much as I do.

CAA_MCJ_MollyName: Molly
Age: 13 (Will be 14 in August)
Hometown: Springfield, MO

What are you looking forward to on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE TOUR 2022?
Traveling to places I haven’t been before, to cook in front of a live audience, to reunite with my friends, and to enjoy the experience.

CAA_MCJ_AdanName: A’Dan
Age: 13
Hometown: Lilburn, GA

What you are looking forward to on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! 2022?
I’m looking forward to cooking on stage with my friends, meeting kids in the different states, sharing my culinary skills and experience, and giving fans a good time and great show.

The 2022 MasterChef Junior Live! tour promises to have all the ingredients for family fun, featuring more mouth-watering cooking demonstrations and challenges to tickle your taste buds and funny bone.

MasterChef Junior Live! is one of TCG’s favorite shows to produce. We are always excited to recreate some of the fan-favorite segments from the TV series and bring it to a live audience. The energy this show brings is contagious,” says Stephen Cook, President of TCG Entertainment and Producer of MasterChef Junior Live!

Whether you’re a foodie or just a fan, the 2022 MasterChef Junior Live! tour is fun for all ages. For more information and to purchase exclusive merchandise, visit www.MasterChefLiveTour.com.

About MasterChef Junior
MasterChef Junior, based on the hit FOX television show MasterChef, blends exciting moments and inspirational stories with talented young contestants. Young home cooks face fun and technical challenges proving that when it comes to cooking, age doesn’t matter!

Produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, MasterChef Junior is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Natalka Znak, Danny Schrader, Elisabeth Murdoch, Georgie Hurford-Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Patricia Llewellyn, and Ben Adler serve as executive producers.

About TCG Entertainment
TCG Entertainment is a leading producer of creative content for live entertainment properties and touring productions. Owning multiple intellectual properties, and partnering with top IP holders and studios, TCG has generated decades worth of live family entertainment.  With a laundry list of productions enjoyed by millions of audience members around the globe, TCG is the leading authority in providing brands a visionary, one-stop source for live touring and experiences. Visit TCGEnt.com for more information.

About Endemol Shine North America
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe.

A division of Banijay, the world’s largest international content producer and distributor, subsidiary production companies in the U.S. include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, 51 Minds Entertainment, Bunim/Murray Productions, and Stephen David Entertainment. Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all original Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including Endemol Shine Brasil, Mexico City-based Endemol Shine Boomdog and Banijay Mexico, and U.S. Hispanic.

Endemol Shine North America is behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Wipeout (TBS), LEGO Masters (FOX), The Courtship (USA/Peacock), Foodtastic (Disney+), Married to Real Estate (HGTV), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), The Real Housewives of Potomac (Bravo), Below Deck (Bravo), Below Deck Mediterranean (Bravo), Below Deck Sailing Yacht (Bravo), Below Deck Down Under (Peacock), Swamp People (History), The Challenge (MTV, Paramount+, CBS), and the upcoming launches of The Surreal Life (VH1), The Real Housewives of Dubai (Bravo), and Ripley (Showtime).

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS

  • SEASON SPONSORS: AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), CINCINNATI-NORTHERN KENTUCKY HONDA DEALERSLOCAL 12 WKRC-TV, The P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS:  21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Fairfield Inn & Suites Cincinnati Uptown/University Area, Graphic Village, Heidelberg Distributing, Kinley Cincinnati, Pepsi, Skyline Chili, TriHealth
  • MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! – TV PARTNER:  FOX19 (WXIX-TV)
  • MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! – RADIO PARTNER:  WARM 98.5 FM

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DANCING FOR THE STARS 2022 | June 18 | Music Hall Ballroom

caa_dancing for the stars 2019 logoCINCINNATI, OH – Who will be voted Cincinnati’s best celebrity dancer?  Which stars have the right moves to rule the dance floor?  Find out on Saturday, June 18, 2022 when the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) celebrates season fourteen of its annual fundraiser Dancing for the Stars at the Music Hall Ballroom to benefit CAA’s Overture Awards – the nation’s largest locally-run high school arts scholarship competition – and Arts Education Programs.

Inspired by the hit ABC-TV show Dancing with the StarsDancing for the Stars will feature six Cincinnati celebrities paired with some of the area’s finest professional dancers in a competition program, at which the audience will vote for their favorite celebrity dancer. The competitive dance for the evening will be the Foxtrot and each dance pair will have ninety seconds to woo the crowd and the judges.

In addition, Dancing for the Stars will feature:

  • Dance music by guest on-air DJ JD Hughes from 103.5 WGRR-FM
  • Pre-event bourbon & wine tasting, plus meet-and-greet reception with the stars and pros
  • Open dancing before and after the competition
  • Lite bites provided by some of Cincinnati’s finest restaurants and caterers
  • Cash bar

Saturday, June 18, 2022

  • 6:00 PM – Bourbon & Wine Tasting / Meet-and-Greet Reception with the Stars and the Pros
  • 7:00 PM – Dancing, Dinner by the Bite, Cash Bar
  • 8:00 PM – Celebrity Dance Competition
  • 9:30 PM – Dance the Night Away

In addition to the winner of the dance competition, Dancing for the Stars will crown a Fundraising Champion – the celebrity dancer who raises the most revenue toward the event’s fundraising goal through table/ticket sales and donations. Fans may add a donation under their favorite celebrity’s name at the time of their ticket purchase, or simply make a donation if they cannot attend the event. These direct donations (outside of the event ticket price) will help one of the fans’ favorite celebrities win the Dancing for the Stars Fundraising Champion award – which will be announced the evening of the event – and are 100% tax deductible.

Tickets are currently on sale at the following levels (a portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible):

  • $150 – Patron (pre-event reception and two drink tickets)
  • $1,500 – Corporate Table (ten Patron level tickets and a half-page program ad)
  • $2,000 – Celebrity Circle Table (premium “first-row” viewing of competition area, ten Patron level tickets, full-page program ad, recognition on event signage)

RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION:

THE STARS:

  • Sebastian Castillo (Manager, Prime Cincinnati)
  • Jill Jansen (Director of Government & External Relations, Mercy Health)
  • Elizabeth Knuppel (President, Skystone Partners)
  • Jon Lawhead (Senior Vice President, Sinclair Broadcast Group – LOCAL 12 WKRC-TV)
  • Sara Mirus (Real Estate Agent, eXp Realty)
  • Bret Schneider (CEO & President, WOW Windowboxes) 

THE PROS (WITH STAR PAIRING):  

  • Doreen Beatrice (Independent Dance Instructor) – Sebastian Castillo
  • Bonita Brockert (Independent Dance Instructor) – Bret Schneider
  • Maura Garuccio (Independent Dance Instructor) – Jon Lawhead
  • Jeremy Mainous (Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Cincinnati) – Sara Mirus
  • Jozsef Parragh (Independent Dance Instructor) – Jill Jansen
  • Josh Tilford (Independent Dance Instructor) – Elizabeth Knuppel 

THE HOSTS: Amanda Orlando, The Warm Morning Show, WARM 98.5 

THE JUDGES:   

  • Douglas Beal (Independent Dance Instructor)
  • Michael Betz (2019 Dancing for the Stars Alum and Fundraising Champion)
  • Guest Judge – TBA

EVENT COMMITTEE:  Amal Daoud, Terry Foster, Ginger Loftin, Rosemary Schlachter, Phil Schworer, and Tracey Skale

EVENT SPONSORS:  TriHealth – Presenting Sponsor, Arthur Murray – Cincinnati, Doreen Beatrice,  Bonita Brockert, Maura Garuccio, Graphic Village, Jozsef Parragh, Punky’s Pixels, Josh Tilford 

THIRTEEN YEARS OF DANCING FOR THE STARS WINNERS:

  • 2007:    Dr. O’dell Owens (former Hamilton County Coroner)
  • 2008:    Jenell Walton (former WCPO-TV9 Anchor and Reporter)
  • 2009:    Phil Schworer (past President, Cincinnati Bar Association; Environmental Lawyer, Frost, Brown and Todd)
  • 2010:    Donna Speigel (Owner, The Snooty Fox)
  • 2011:    Dr. Tracey Skale (Chief Medical Officer, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services)
  • 2012:    Regina Russo (former Director of Marketing and Communications, Cincinnati Art Museum)
  • 2013:    Chris Seelbach (former Cincinnati City Councilman)
  • 2014:    Neal Schulte (Founder & President, Schulte Financial Group, LLC)
  • 2015:    Johnny Chu (Owner, AmerAsia Kungfood Restaurant)
  • 2016:    Jay Lame (Financial Analyst, Lenox Wealth Management)
  • 2017:    Rohan Hemani (former Procter & Gamble Fabric Care Intrapenuer)
  • 2018:    Dr. Marcia Bowling (Gynecologic Oncology, Oncology Hematology Care, Inc.)
  • 2019:    Halle Quinn (Community Volunteer)
  • 2020:    Event cancelled due to the pandemic
  • 2021:    Event cancelled due to the pandemic

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION’S EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGMENT PROGRAMS 

CAA’s Education & Community Engagement [ECE] Department cultivates diverse, inclusive, and accessible arts engagements, seeking to remove barriers preventing arts participation. Committed to a practice of antiracism, the ECE Department encourages the use of CAA venues, develops diverse arts supporters, and fosters an appreciation and understanding of diverse arts disciplines, while encouraging and supporting practicing arts educators and administrators, audiences, and aspiring artists.

SchoolTime presents a series of programs that feature nationally recognized artists at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall. The Artists on Tour program brings a variety of arts experiences directly to schools, community centers, and other organizations. The finest local teaching artists in the region enhance learning with unique programs that vary in culture and art form.

The Arts in Healing Initiative integrates the performing and visual arts in medical and community healthcare settings and other non-traditional locations to promote community wellness and encourage the community to explore the arts as an active part of their healing and ongoing wellness.

The Overture Awards is a program that recognizes and rewards excellence in the arts among Greater Cincinnati students in grades 9-12. Its mission is to encourage arts education as an integral part of a student’s academic experience and to create an environment that encourages training in, and appreciation of, the arts. The Overture Awards is the area’s largest solo arts competition and offers awards in six artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual art, and vocal music.

Now in its 26th year, the Overture Awards has granted more than $950,000 to youth and schools in the Tri-state region. The Overture Awards was launched in 1996 by the Cinergy Foundation and Leadership Cincinnati (a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce program).

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of two of the Tri-state’s finest performing arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall – and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves more than 600,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of nearly one dozen resident companies, including Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony/Pops Orchestras, May Festival, and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati, presented by TriHealth. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education programs in 1995, CAA has reached nearly two million students and adults.

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