Shall We Dance
The US Cellular Coliseum and Disson Skating are pleased to announce Shall We Dance on Ice coming to Bloomington on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. This event will showcase a journey of dance through the ages with dancing and skating. Music and special effects will create the segments of time and genre of dance, which will be performed by dancers and transition into elegant productions on the ice.
The cast features the most decorated ice dancing team in U.S. figure skating history, 2014 Olympic Champions, two-time World Champions and six-time U.S. Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Following the Olympics, Davis and White competed in the eighteenth season of ABCs Dancing with the Stars. Davis was crowned this years champion with her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy on May 20, 2014.
The star-studded ice dancing cast, in addition to Davis and White, is scheduled to include:
“2006 Olympic silver medalists, two-time World silver medalists, five-time U.S.champions and 2010 U.S. Olympic team members Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto.
“2002 Olympic gold medalists, 1998 Olympic bronze medalists, 2000 World champions and six-time French champions Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat
“Two-time World silver medalists and four-time Canadian champions Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon
“2009 European Champion bronze medalists, seven-time British champions and 2010 British Olympic team members Sinead and John Kerr.
” Five-time U.S. champions Naomi Lang and Peter Tchernyshev
“Two-time U.S. bronze medalists Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre
“International competitors, Isabella Tobias and Ilya Tkachenko
The cast is also scheduled to include the following professional dancers from ABCs Dancing with the Stars:
“Ukrainian-born Latinballroom dance champion, renowned choreographer, successful business owner and instructor Maksim Chmerkovskiy. He was crowned champion with partner Meryl Davis earlier this year.
“Australian ballroom dancer and choreographer Sharna Burgess has won multiple competitions and performed as a lead dancer in a major worldwide tour and on Broadway (in Burn The Floor). She was a semifinalist in the eighteenth season of ABCs Dancing with the Stars with partner Charlie White.
Additional professional dancers will be announced later.
This magical night will be hosted by 1992 Olympic gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars former champion Kristi Yamaguchi, along with Edward Villella, who was the founder and head of the Miami City Ballet and one of the greatest male American ballet dancers of all time. Villella will also serve as the Artistic Director of the event. The show will be choreographed by Douglas Webster, the Artistic Director of the Ice Theatre of NY, and renowned figure skating coach and choreographer, Marina Zoueva, who has coached her students, which include Davis and White, to a total of four Olympic gold medals and nine World championships.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
US Cellular Coliseum
101 S. Madison St.
Bloomington IL 61701