Michelle Pearse Set To Strut Her Stuff For the Needy At Dancing For the Space Coast
By Space Coast Daily // April 30, 2016
AT CLEMENTE CENTER ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The second annual Dancing For the Space Coast, a unique competition and fundraising event that benefits three worthy organizations on the Space Coast, will be held at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center on Saturday, June 4.
This year, Dancing For the Space Coast will benefit the Brevard Public Safety Charity, who has earmarked the proceeds to be distributed to the Foosner Art Museum, Sally’s House and AMI Kids.
Among those participating this year is Michelle Pearse, a dance instructor at Heather’s Dance Studio. She teaches all types of dance from ballet to tap ages two years to adult.
Pearse previously worked as a substance abuse counselor for the felony probation system. She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Central Florida, and has completed the Applied Behavior Analysis program at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Although Pearse spent several years as a professional water skier, she has been a dancer most of her life and has competed at ballroom and dance competitions across the state. Pearse also loves to compete and dance with her daughter.
Her passion for dance and helping others made it an easy decision to participate in such a great event for a worthy cause. When she is not dancing, she spends time with her family and enjoys traveling.
The 2016 Dancing For the Space Coast will also feature Space Coast community and business leaders Kent Smith, President and COO of Revolution Technologies; Jim Frazier, President of the Grimaldi Candy Company; Christina Rose of Bansbach EasyLift; Courtney Chavert; Carol Ann Stumpf of Beyond and Back Travel; Brenda Sheets, president of the Harris Foundation and Director of Corporate Relations at Harris Corporation; John Lau, Titusville Police Chief; Lori Scott, Brevard County Supervisor of Elections; Eric Austin, Cocoa police officer and AMI Kids board member; Dr. Desmond Blackburn, Brevard County Schools superintendent; Dr. Kantilal Bhalani of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation, and Bino Campanini of the Florida Institute of Technology.
Several sponsorship levels are available, including: Grease Sponsor for $25,000, the Flashdance Sponsor for $15,000, the Footloose Sponsor for $10,000 and the Saturday Night Fever Sponsor for $5,000.
Tables are available at the following levels: Front Row VIP Dinner Table, $5,000; Second Row VIP Dinner Table, $2,500; Third Row Dinner Table, $1,750; and Fourth Row Dinner Table, $1,250. Individual seats can be purchased for $150 per person.
Dancing For the Space Coast is presented by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and sponsored by Harris Corporation, Revolution Technologies, Florida Institute of Technology and Space Coast Daily.
For more information, or to make a donation in the name of your favorite dance pair, log on to DancingFortheSpaceCoast.com