The Dancing with the Denver Stars Gala is the premier fundraiser for CPRD. This year Gala funds will be used to support our newest pillar – Arts-in-Wellbeing. 100% of proceeds from this event will support our work in the community, including offering paid internships, and funding health, movement and well-being events not only in Denver Metro but numerous rural areas around Colorado.

For the past 5 years this has been a SOLD-OUT event! We hope you purchase your ticket or table soon and join us for what has been called “The very best, and most fun, fundraising event in Denver.”

Individual tickets are $300 per person.

Dinner committee and corporate tables of ten are available, pricing ranges from $5000 to $15,000. Please contact Hillary Harding to find out more about sponsor benefits.

Sponsorship Information

2024 Stars

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is pleased to announce this year’s Gala STARS:

Dave Aguilera
Chief Meteorologist; CBS4

Michelle Barnes
Executive Director; Colorado Department of Human Resources 

Makesha Boothe
President; Sistah Biz

Brian Fitzpatrick
VP General Manager, Denver; Mortenson

Jocelyn Hittle
Associate Vice Chancellor; CSU

Robert Kenney
President; Xcel

LaTonya Lacy
Deputy Chief of Staff; City of Denver, Mayor’s Office

Andrea Miller
Director of Environmental, Social, and Governance; Delta Dental  

Mahes Prasad
SVP; US Bank

Dr. Dedrick Sims
CEO; Sims Fayola Foundation 

Samantha Unell
Senior Manager of State & Higher Education; Southwest Airlines



This year we also bring back 6 alums for a special group performance! Albus Brooks, Terrance Carroll, Elias Diggins, Bruce Johnson, Charles Johnson and Huy Pham will be in a group dance celebrating The Bad Boys of Rock ‘n Roll!

We asked our Alumni Stars why they wanted to dance…. a few of their responses below:

“Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company has been a legacy  institution within the Denver community for many years. Dance, culture, and the arts are important vehicles that both connect and fuel our humanity.” Ivan Burwell, StreetSource

“Cleo & I partnered back in the late 70’s. Now almost 35 years later, Cleo has offered me an opportunity to put a pause as a physician for a few hours, so I can learn the art of the dance…  But in the words of Bernie Mac…  I’m not scared.” Dr. Johnny Johnson, Western OBGYN


“I am honored to share the stage with one of Colorado’s most valuable treasures – Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. The dance and performing arts are very special to me because they give color, life, movement and inspiration to our communities – most especially our children. Marcia Romero, CoBizBank

“I didn’t understand the importance of dance to my own mental and physical well-being until I reached my 20s– but I’ve been dancing ever since.  CPRD’s arts-in-education program helps youth of all ages develop self-confidence, address stress, promote health and receive other benefits through the joy of dance.” Bruce Johnson, Polsinelli

Corporate Sponsorship

2024 Gala Sponsors

Our full list of sponsors will be announced in July.

Corporate Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this year’s gala. Please see our 2024 Dancing with the Denver Stars sponsorship brochure for opportunities. You can also call or email for more information.