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Dancing with the Carolina Stars

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In partnership with Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Greensboro, NC, Operation Smile, Carolinas proudly presents the 9th annual Dancing with the Carolina Stars 2017. Celebrities from around the Carolinas will pair up with professional dancers to raise funds and change the lives of children born with facial deformities. In one magical night of performances, Operation Smile Carolinas continues to raise awareness and funds to help thousands of children suffering from cleft lips and cleft palates — making them the real winners.

Dancing with the Carolina Stars 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
6:30 PM
Empire Room
Downtown Greensboro

Support your favorite dancer by donating to their fundraising page online. Click the image of your Carolina Star below to make your donation!

For more information about Operation Smile Carolinas, please contact us at:

Operation Smile Carolinas
502 E. Cornwallis Dr.
Suite L
Greensboro, NC 27405
(336) 691-8188
Wendy.Rothstein@operationsmile.org

Unable to attend the event? Consider making a donation to support Operation Smile.

Showcase Dancers




Carolyn Woodruff and Alosha Anatoliy are Pro-Am Open Smooth competitors who began dancing together in 2006. The duo are current and three time Fred Astaire National Dance Champions in Open Smooth. They are the current National Fred Astaire Pro AM Caberet Champions. They have been finalists in Smooth at Ohio Star Ball. They are current and two time Best of the Best in Gold Showdance at Millennium and Galaxy and were finalists at Ohio Star Ball in the Best of the Best Gold in all ages. They have been champions at many dancesport competitions across the nation. They starred in the Simon Fuller television show called Ballroom Blitz, which aired in several European, Asian and Russian markets. They have made five dance appearances in the New York Show, Dance Legends, and one at Star Duo at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow. Alosha started dancing in Ukraine at the age of 5 and has degrees in ballet and ballroom. Carolyn has been dancing since age 40. She graduated Duke Law and practices family law full-time in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is married to Dwight Ensley, an avid amateur dancer, pilot, lawyer and businessman. When Carolyn is not practicing family law or dancing, she enjoys piloting private airplanes.




Meet our Carolina Stars!

Anne-Christian Johns

Goal:
$10,000.00
Achieved:
$8,703.00

87 percent of goal achieved.

Gisela Hood

Goal:
$10,000.00
Achieved:
$13,216.00

132 percent of goal achieved.

Karen Odom

Goal:
$10,000.00
Achieved:
$8,729.00

87 percent of goal achieved.

Merikay Hunt Tillman

Goal:
$10,000.00
Achieved:
$11,585.00

116 percent of goal achieved.

Sam Tucker

Goal:
$10,000.00
Achieved:
$10,655.00

107 percent of goal achieved.

James (Jay) Wyatt

Goal:
$10,000.00
Achieved:
$15,401.00

154 percent of goal achieved.

Matt Logan

Goal:
$10,000.00
Achieved:
$4,310.00

43 percent of goal achieved.

Justin Outling

Goal:
$10,000.00
Achieved:
$2,065.00

21 percent of goal achieved.

Matthew Wagoner

Goal:
$10,000.00
Achieved:
$5,310.00

53 percent of goal achieved.

Frank Harris

Goal:
$10,000.00
Achieved:
$6,820.00

68 percent of goal achieved.

Joe Curran

Goal:
$10,000.00
Achieved:
$9,045.00

90 percent of goal achieved.