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   It takes a lot to stand in front of people and speak, but it takes even more to dance. That is exactly what these competitors have chosen to do. Learning to chasse, dip, and twirl their way across the dance floor, the contestants of Greenwich’s Dancing Stars are not in it for the prestige, or for any personal gain, they are doing it to support those who are less fortunate. Each of our stars have elected to help fund the wide range of high quality programs and services that Abilis provides to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families need to live, learn, work and enjoy life.

Proceeds from the live and silent auctions, and donations made to the dance teams will go directly to Abilis.  All other costs related to the event and gala itself have been provided by Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Greenwich or one of our great patrons. Each dollar donated is a vote for your favorite dancer. If you would like to make an offline donation, please contact Matthew Ames “Event Coordinator” at 203-775-6588 to make arrangements.

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Alonso Martinez
 
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Alonso is the Chair of the Board of Abilis.  His wife Adriana Ospina was on the board for eight years before him. They have five children, one of which, Alejandra, is served by Abilis and will sing at the gala.
 
Alonso teaches strategy at Columbia Business School, with particular expertise in emerging markets. He is a former Senior Vice President at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, having joined in Brazil in 1982 and moved to the United States in 2000.
 
Alonso loves singing and dancing.

 

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Alonso will be paired with Anna

Following her dreams and passion to dance, Anna moved to the U.S. in June 2015 to represent USA as a Professional dancer in 10 Dance (International Latin & Ballroom) and to join our team. Originally from Moscow, Anna was a finalist in many international competitions in Russia and across Europe. She also participated in the famous TV program, “Dancing with the Stars,” in Russia. Before moving to the U.S. Anna worked and lived in Germany and Switzerland. She has traveled the world extensively and speaks four languages (English, Spanish, German & Russian).


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Recent Contributors

Juan Valle Date Received: 09/17/2019
 
Eduardo Zuleta Date Received: 09/14/2019
 
Magdalena Medina Date Received: 09/14/2019
"Enjoy!!!. muchos besos a todos."
 
MARÍA ELENA MESA ZULETA Date Received: 09/14/2019
"Que orgullo"
 
Janice Rudolph Date Received: 09/14/2019
 
Erik Barillas Date Received: 09/14/2019
"Buena suerte!"
 
Marco Viola Date Received: 09/14/2019
 
Ema, Kansas Y Lollipop Martinez Date Received: 09/13/2019
"De los nietos :) "
 
La Pitusa Aka Hija Favorita Date Received: 09/13/2019
"De tu marketing y design team"
 
Clark Johnson Date Received: 09/13/2019
 
Mariana Moncaleano Date Received: 09/13/2019
 
Niko Ospina Date Received: 09/13/2019
"Vamos Tío!! Shake that pelvis Latino Elvis!!"
 
Miguel Amigot Date Received: 09/13/2019
"Suerte!!"
 
Scotty Trivella Date Received: 09/13/2019
"Buena suerte amigo! Break a leg!"
 
Himelda Martinez Date Received: 09/13/2019
"Alon the best dancer,the best teacher and the best father!"
 
Camila Zuleta Date Received: 09/13/2019
"Estaré haciendo fuerza por Ustedes, MUCHA SUERTE"
 
Eduardo Martinez Date Received: 09/13/2019
"Hip hip hurrah!!! Alon y Ale"
 
Santiago Villamil Date Received: 09/12/2019
"Animo padrino!"
 
Sebastian Villamil Date Received: 09/12/2019
"Vamos tío!"
 
Sylvia Ospina Date Received: 09/12/2019
"Best of luck! What an amazing cause!"
 
Kiara The Filly Date Received: 09/12/2019
 
Javier Villamil Date Received: 09/12/2019
"Lo acompañamos a usted y Ale de todo corazón."
 
Danika Y Enzo The Great Danes Date Received: 09/12/2019
 
Susana Martinez Date Received: 09/8/2019
"Dancing is allways magic "
 
Elisa Martinez Date Received: 09/5/2019
 
Alberto Martinez Date Received: 09/4/2019
 
Inés Lara Date Received: 08/31/2019
"Admirable tu dedicación a esa organización tan maravillosa!"
 
Adriana Ospina Date Received: 08/31/2019
"Way to go!!! Alejandra and her Abilis friends will be cheering you on!!!"
 
Luis And LeAnn Soto Date Received: 08/27/2019
"Good luck and show us your moves"
 
Javier Jaramillo Date Received: 08/27/2019
"Mucha suerte. "
 
MARTINEZ MARGARITA Date Received: 08/27/2019
"If you want to see an angel dance, Alonso, my dear brother will be the star."
 
Alberto Calderon Date Received: 08/26/2019
"Abrazos"
 
Rick And Barbara Goldsmith Date Received: 08/26/2019
 
Alejandro Jaramillo Date Received: 08/25/2019
"Yo quiero ver videos!!"
 
Paula Mesa Date Received: 08/25/2019
 
Cris Martinez Date Received: 08/25/2019
"All the best in the Gala and dance! And in the fund raising- "
 
Santiago Soto Date Received: 08/24/2019
"Let’s see those dancing moves"
 
Julian Jaramillo Date Received: 08/24/2019
"Have a Lot Of Fun for a Great Cause"
 
Nilo The Cat Date Received: 08/23/2019
"Meow"
 
Juan Zuleta Date Received: 08/23/2019
"Go for it!"
 
Felipe Medina Date Received: 08/23/2019
"Good luck Alonso!!!!"
 
Jean-Marc And Mrianne Bara Date Received: 08/9/2019