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The Carolina Theatre of Durham and Adam Dickinson Realty Group Present
Dancing With The Carolina Stars
Dancing With The Carolina Stars brings together Durham’s best for a night of fun and fundraising. Join us as stars from the Triangle are paired with professional dancers to compete for your vote! The event features live and silent auctions, plus an option to upgrade your ticket to join the VIP after-hours event, a multi-level experience throughout the historic Carolina Theatre.
VIP Add-On Option
Join us for a wildly fun VIP after party. VIP ticket holders are invited to a multi-level theater experience in a “Choose Your Own Adventure” style party. There will be Latin dancing on the Fletcher Hall stage with live music provided by Caique Vidal & Batuque with Wesley Nóog or you can head up to the Donor Lounge, where DJ Gemynii will spin club music. Attendees can also enjoy delicious food by Chef Paris, a complimentary beverage, listen to the music stylings of jazz trio, Dreamroot, and meet the performers.
Your support of our fundraiser, Dancing With The Carolina Stars, enables our nonprofit to continue bringing high-quality live events, thought-provoking film, and educational programs to Durham and the Triangle. Each year, the theater provides more than 16,000 children and their families with low-cost tickets, introducing young audiences to the joy of live entertainment.
Silent Auction and Raffle Now Open!
Bid on an exciting array of performance tickets, artwork, and one-of-a-kind dining and vacation packages through our silent auction! Enter the online raffle for the chance to win a private cinema rental! Invite up to 30 guests for a film screening of your choosing. Popcorn and beverages included!
Hurry! The silent auction and online raffle close Friday, May 26 at 8:00 pm. Attendance is not required to participate in the silent auction or online raffle.
Meet the Stars and Special Guests
Orlando AguilarDurham Star
Orlando is a co-owner of H2O Hair Salon and Spa with a vision of diverse employees, non-gender services, and a safe space for all.
Vernetta AlstonDurham Star
Vernetta served on the Durham City Council for two years in 2017 and was elected to her first full term in the House of Representatives in 2020.
Keely ArthurDurham Star
Keely is a consumer investigative reporter for WRAL News. She’s recovered more than $250,000 for Triangle residents in the last year.
Shannon HealyDurham Star
Shannon has 25+ years of bartending and cocktail crafting experience, which led to the opening of the craft cocktail bar, Alley Twenty Six, in 2012.
Andrea MooreDurham Star
Andrea is a prizewinning opera singer who lives, sings, and teaches full-time. She owns Alley Twenty Six with her husband Shannon Healy.
Pain FondaSpecial Guest
What's more Durham than the Beaver Queen? Pain Fonda will make a special appearance at Dancing With The Carolina Stars!
Wool E. BullSpecial Guest
Everyone's favorite Durham Bulls mascot, Wool E. Bull will make a special appearance at Dancing With The Carolina Stars!
Meet the Dancers and Judges
Michelle DorranceProfessional Dancer
Michelle was mentored by Gene Medler (North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble), she was fortunate to study under many of the last master hoofers.
Norberto HerreraProfessional Dancer
Norberto teaches at Carmen’s Cuban Café, in a partnership that has helped create a vibrant dance scene in the Triangle.
Willie HintonProfessional Dancer
Willie toured nationally and internationally with The Rebecca Kelly Dance Company, Jubilations Dance Company, and more.
Nicole OxendineProfessional Dancer
Nicole is the founder of Empower Dance Studio, which provides accessible dance instruction for students.
David TherrellProfessional Dancer
David has traveled Europe and South America competing with his students, who hold international championships titles.
Jennings is the owner of several eclectic retailers, including Parker and Otis, Chet Miller, and Tiny.
Stormie is a daughter of the city's first family of drag, The House of Coxx. She performs at The Pinhook and reads to children for Drag Story Hour.
Adam is a Durham real estate agent who has served more than 500 happy clients.
Jack is a teacher and board member at Mettlesome, a Durham-based comedy collective.
VIP After-Party Performers
VIP Add-On Option
Join us for a wildly fun VIP after party. VIP ticket holders will be welcome to enjoy multiple levels of the theater in a “Choose Your Own Adventure” style. There will be Latin dancing on the Fletcher Hall stage with live music provided by Caique Vidal & Batuque with Wesley Noog or you can head up to the Donor Lounge, where DJ Gemynii will spin club music. Attendees can also enjoy delicious food by Chef Paris, listen to the music stylings of jazz trio, Dreamroot, and meet the performers.
DJ GemyniiVIP After-Party Entertainment
Gemynii is a sound curator, event producer, and visual artist based in Durham, who spins to raise and celebrate the divine feminine energy.
DreamrootVIP After-Party Entertainment
Dreamroot is a Durham based band/musical collective with a jazz performance style that combines pre-written and improvised sections.
Wesley NóogVIP After-Party Entertainment
Wesley has a 20-year career and is one of the most respected Samba Soul artists in Brazil. Wesley will be performing with Caique Vidal.
Caique Vidal & BatuqueVIP After-Party Entertainment
Caique and Batuque fuse the sounds of samba, reggae, salsa, pop, rock and Bossa Nova into riveting dance grooves.
Thank you to the following sponsors:
If you have any questions about Dancing With The Carolina Stars, please contact Development Coordinator, Cheyanne Murdock at (919) 560-3040 ext.247.