The Yocum Institute for Arts Education has announces the winners of the popular fundraising event, Dancing with the Reading Stars, which occurred on Friday, April 21st at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Reading.
Inspired by the hit television show, this annual event showcases “stars” representing Berks County’s diverse community during a fun-filled and inspiring evening. The pairs dance and raise money to further Yocum’s mission to provide arts education throughout the county and beyond.
Nine dance pairs participated this year live on the DoubleTree dance floor. This year’s star couples were: Johan Cruz and Jamie Lambert, Scott Davidson and Dr. Glynis Fitzgerald, Jadelyn De Asis and Alexis Frutos, Alaina Hanzl and Dawn Dietrich, Don Maher and Natan Pulido Perez, Ebony and Kelly McNeil, Maille and Ryan McNicholas, Steve and Christina Ohnsman, and Ashley and Andres Ortiz.
Funding was raised through sponsorships, donations, and votes for the dance pairs. Votes were cast in $10 increments. Recognition is given for the “Fan Favorite” and Grand Champions 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on the pairs who raise the most funds.
The winners are: Audience Favorite: Johan Cruz and Jamie Lambert. Grand Champion 3rd : Steve and Christina Ohnsman, Grand Champion 2nd: Scott Davidson and Dr. Glynis Fitzgerald Grand Champion 1st: Johan Cruz and Jamie Lambert
The dance pairs were able to raise over $75,000 to further Yocum’s mission to provide arts education throughout the county.
The Yocum Institute for Arts Education is a multi-arts educational nonprofit organization and Berks County’s leader in community arts education.