DWTS Peta Murgatroyd & Maksim Chmerkovskiy To Autograph Original Nicolosi Portrait at 10th and Final Dancing with our Stars Gala
Guests attending this Saturday’s 10th and final “Dancing with Our Stars” (aka DWOS) for the American Red Cross can win several prizes including an autographed piece of iconic American pop culture.
Frequently featured on Entertainment Tonight, Celebrity Artist Nicolosi has now been commissioned to create one of his signature style original mixed media acrylic on canvas masterpieces of professional ballroom dancers Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy right here in Green Bay.
This original artwork was created exclusively for DWOS and will be unveiled & autographed live by Peta, Maks and Nicolosi. The retail gallery value of a Nicolosi original is $30,000.
This portrait will be unveiled & autographed by the trio on Friday night at a retro Disco Dance Party fundraiser (7pm-midnight). It is the featured “Super Star” item of a high-end raffle the following night at the traditional ballroom dance show. Both events will take place at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay and will feature appearances by Peta and Maks.
Limited Edition Art Prints of the portrait (valued at $3,500 each) will also be on sale at a special charity benefit price of $500 apiece with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross. Each comes with it’s own Certificate of Authenticity.
These signed Art Prints will be on sale at the Gala and are now available for purchase online by clicking HERE.
Another big-ticket prize is a trip for two, including airfare and hotel accommodations, to the Monday, October 8th episode of “Dancing with the Stars” in Hollywood, California. Someone else will score two VIP tickets to the “Maks, Val & Peta Tour: Confidential” for Sunday, April 22nd in Chicago. Other prizes include dances with the celebrity couple.
While this is the first time Maks will be part of DWOS, it marks Peta’s third appearance as she previously participated as a celebrity judge in 2014 and 2015. Murgatroyd is well known for teaming with Green Bay Packers legend Donald Driver to win Season 14 of “Dancing with the Stars.”
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Billed as “Dancing with Our Stars 2018: All-Star Edition, presented by the Schneider Foundation”, local community members who participated in previous years are returning to once again be Star Dancers.
The goal of this final DWOS campaign is to raise $600,000. In its nine-year history, DWOS has raised more than $2 million. All funds raised support disaster prevention, preparation and relief, the life-saving training of first aid, CPR/AED classes, collection and testing of blood and blood products, support to military members serving around the globe and international programs.
Rane Cegelski, Ballroom by Jay, Simply Ballroom of Green Bay, TC Dance Club of Appleton, Arthur Murray Dance Centers of Madison and Get Out and Dance are the participating professional dance partners for the event. Associated Bank, Bay Industries, BayTek Games, Belmark, Broadway Automotive, Festival Foods, Green Bay Packaging, Green Bay Packers, Hyatt Regency Green Bay, Jack’s Maintenance, Khrome Agency, Kimberly-Clark, Plae Bistro, Rally Man Entertainment, Sanimax, Schneider, Shift Visuals, Simply Ballroom, Three Three Five, Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, WBAY-TV 2 and 101 WIXX are proud sponsors of Dancing with our Stars.
More event details can be found on the following Red Cross platforms:
Donation page: www.crowdrise.com/redcrossallstars
Dancing with Our Stars blog: http://redcrossdwosblog.org
Use #RedCrossAllStars and #DWOS18 to join the conversation on social media!
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Join us in saluting this amazing team and our sponsors for their dedication to community service. Props also to Harle Photography LLC for designing yet another awesome poster. #DWOS18 #RedCrossAllStar
People interested in purchasing tickets to either the Friday, Feb 23 Disco Ball event or the Grand Event on Saturday, Feb 24 (limited seating available) should send an email to: email@example.com.
Heather Wudstrack is a DC Everest graduate and has been an instructor with Get Out & Dance since 2009. She enjoys teaching both social and competitive students and is passionate about her dancing. She loves the creative and challenging aspect to dancing and loves sharing her passion for dancing with her students. She is a nationally-ranked teacher on the World Pro-Am circuit and is a current Professional Smooth competitor with her professional partner, Jay Morth. In her free time, Heather enjoys training with Jay and spending time with her friends, family and her husband, Lee.
I’m very excited to be returning as a Pro-Dancer for this year’s “Dancing with Our Stars.” I’ve enjoyed meeting and working with so many amazing people throughout the years.
I was first introduced to ballroom dancing from watching “Dancing with the Stars” on TV, and got started from the local Dancing with Our Stars as a volunteer the first year.
I recently spent a few months in the Twin Cities learning and working with some of the country’s best coaches and dancers. This year will be my 9th year dancing in this event, and the first year I volunteered. When I’m not ballroom dancing I enjoy spending time with friends, family, collecting vinyl, being outdoors, and traveling.
Charles Michaels is the dance director and co-franchisee of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Madison, WI. Competing with his favorite partner, his wife Sarah, he has made the finals in numerous One-Dance competitions. He has also gone on to win multiple Future Champion titles with the Arthur Murray organization. Charles and Sarah’s dog Obi is at the studio with them every day and would love to learn to dance, but is limited due to his two left feet.
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I have been married to my husband, Dana, for 17 years and together, we have four children; Alexandra, Broderick, his wife Kaeleigh and our twins, Gabrielle and Mason. It is with my family’s love and support that I am able to participate, once again, in Dancing with Our Stars, the All-Star Finale. When I am not training for DWOS or taking care of my clients and team, I enjoy running, biking, reading, traveling and attending all my children’s many activities. As Senior Vice President and Private Banking Group Manager at Associated Bank, I work with an amazing team that provides high-value products and services to our clients, while building long-lasting relationships. For the past eleven years I have been very fortunate to work for an organization that supports its colleagues to give back to the communities in which we serve. I am grateful for their support as I go through this journey once again.
Born and raised in this community, I am proud to be part of a place that is large enough to have its own NFL team but feels small enough to always come together and help those in need. I feel it is my duty to give back to the community that raised me which is why I am involved with our children’s activities, serve on the committee for the Gourmet Wishes Dinner, grant wishes on behalf of Make A Wish of Wisconsin and why I support the American Red Cross.
My favorite parts of the DWOS 2017 experience was the moment I realized that I could actually ballroom dance without falling and the moment I was announced as the team Mirror Ball winner for raising more than $65,000 with Chelsea Anderson for the Red Cross. At that moment, I realized the hard work was worth it. Through this experience, I have formed everlasting friendships that I will treasure for a lifetime.
Why did I decide to take part in DWOS All-Stars? First of all, I was honored to be considered a DWOS “All-Star” and was excited to join the team that is committed to raising the most dollars for the Red Cross. Supporting this organization is a necessity for our community and its mission is inspiring. By participating in the upcoming #DWOS18 and supporting the Red Cross, I feel I can, in some small way, contribute to a much larger mission to help many others in a time of crisis.