2014 Dancing With Our Stars Shines Bright

Dancing With Our Stars 2014 a Big Success

Nancy Murphy and Luke Aldrich earned the top title of the night: Desert Diamond Casino & Entertainment People's Choice Award.

Nancy Murphy and Luke Aldrich earned the top title of the night: 2014 People’s Choice Award sponsored by Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment and the audience vote for the Foxtrot.

As promised this year’s Stars set fire to the dance floor at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. More than 420 people  filled the room May 2 to cheer on their favorite dance teams and raise money for the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona.

THANKS TO ALL OF OUR STARS: (Click on their name to see their performance) Patti Caldwell, Jenny Carrillo, Debbie Claggett, Michael Duran, DeeAnne Gibbons, Jeannette Maré, Patrick Miller, Michael Morgan, Nancy Murphy, Robert Shaw and Marc Wiesenberger and THEIR PROS: Luke Aldrich, Gigi Burton, John Caballero, Yolanda Corrales, David Cover, Ramona Daniel, Alan Daughenbaugh, Joseph Lettig, Stacey Newman, Andrew Piorkowski and Lannie Sullivan for brightening up our lives and the lives of those we help.

Everyone who participated in or attended this year’s event is truly a winner. There were some who garnered just a bit more recognition May 2nd. Michael Duran earned the top vote from our judges and the audience for his Bolero; Jeannette Maré swung into first place with the judges and audience for her Swing dance; Jenny Carrillo trotted away with  judges’ votes for the Foxtrot; the audience gave Robert Shaw the top vote for the Cha Cha and the judges were partial to Patrick Miller’s Cha Cha.

This year’s Stars went above and beyond fundraising goals, encouraging their supporters to stuff the ballot box in the amount of $24,180 in pursuit of the People’s Choice Award. After a strong competition until the very last moments of the evening, Nancy Murphy emerged as the winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Award sponsored by Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment. Each donation in support of this award helps the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona serve more people in our community.

Click on the photos below to see the beautiful faces of these winners, all our stars, the wonderful pros who stepped up, the judges who volunteered their expertise, our master of ceremonies and our chairperson who toiled tirelessly to pull off this year’s event.

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We want to send a special thanks to:

THE STUDIOS: Shall We Dance; Sonoran Ballroom Academy and Studio West; Pointe of Grace

THE JUDGES Karla Montez, Joseph Rodgers, Joan West

COMMITTEE: Event Chair, Rachele Peterson, Diaper Bank Ex Director: Lindsey Jones, Members: Colleen Bradley, Bonnie Demorotski, Kerry Dufour, Kimberley Hoidal, Carla Keegan, Isabel Kim, Holly Leonard, Jennifer Lohse, Tricia Lohse, Andrea Miller, Kelly Wiehe and Lauren Truss.

 BOARD OF DIRECTORS: President: Bonnie Demorotski, Vice-President: Michelle Anthony, Treasurer: Shelby MacDonald, Secretary: Shannon Murphy, Past-President: Rachele Peterson, Lori Aldecoa, Chrissy Peterson, Brent Pichler, Angie Johnson Smith, and Steve Spain

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Joan West, Linda Lohse, Liz Tang

Sponsors Made It All Possible Thank You!


Title Sponsor:
TMC for Children

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Co-Presenting Sponsors:
Margaret E. Mooney Foundation


People’s Choice Award Sponsors:
Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment

Silver Star Sponsors:

  • Comcast
  • Frances Chapin Foundation

Bronze Star Sponsors: