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7th Annual Dancing Under the Stars


This event has been recognized as the 2015 “Best of New Haven Charity Event” winner!  This is the newest of RMHCT’s signature fundraising events and is proving to be a fantastic night of dinner, dancing and competition. 

Thank you to all of our guests who attended Ronald McDonald House of CT’s 7th Annual Dancing Under the Stars, a sold-out event, which was held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven. A special thanks to our dance studio partners at Dance in Rhythm Studio, judges, sponsors, photographer, and volunteers who helped make this a very special event!

Congratulations to our 2016 Winners!

Best Rhythmic Performance – Ava Artaiz

Best Smooth Performance – Carla O’Brien

*2016 Fan Favorite – Stephen Russo

*Overall Winner – Carla O’Brien 

The 2016 Celebrity Cast Included:

  • Ava Artaiz - Yale University - Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
  • Pat Charmel - President and CEO of Griffin Hospital
  • Adam Fox - General Sales Manager of Mercedes-Benz North Haven
  • Domenic Liuzzi - Owner of Liuzzi Gourmet
  • Carla O’Brien - Owner of CrossFit New Haven
  • Stephen Russo - President of Quality Mechanical Corporation

Each dancer was paired with professional dance partners from our wonderful friends at Dance In Rhythm Studio.

Emcee - Gil Simmons  

2015 Fan Favorite Exhibition by Len Matteo - EDGE Technology Services 

For more information regarding the event or for event sponsorships, please contact Kelsey Nawaf at 203-777-5683 x 14 or at