Star Pair – Julie & Pete
Dance Style – Disco
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Background: Born in New York; Have lived in New York and North Carolina; Currently live in Cornelius with husband Anderson, son Gaston (9) and daughter Francesca (6); B.A. from Syracuse University; J.D. from Wake Forest University
Professional/Career: Investment Banker and Head of Structured Finance and Securitized Products at Wells Fargo Securities. Named one of the top 25 Most Influential Women in Banking by American Banker magazine.
Interests/Hobbies/Dance Experience: Cooking and Eating; Wine; Travel; Triathlons; Dance experience – was a cheerleader in high school and college
Why are you participating in this event? To raise money for two great causes and to have FUN!
Fun Facts: I love sunrises, bourbon, practical jokes and the smell of crayons. I hate negative people and raisins. I have done a polar bear plunge, won a sumo wrestling match and a watermelon eating contest with my hands tied behind my back (as an adult), was on an Italian radio program and I once spent the night in the same room as the World Series trophy!
Non-profit/Charity Supporting along with NC Dance Theatre: Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR)
Julie will be dancing with:
Frederick (Pete) Leo Walker II
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Seasons with NC Dance Theatre: 3From Jacksonville, FL, Pete began his training at Dansations Performing Arts Center and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. During his sophomore year, Pete was accepted into Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts on full scholarship. While at Nutmeg Conservatory he performed with MOMIX for Pope Benedict XVI. He also performed Don Quixote pas de deux and Sleeping Beauty pas de deux, both staged by Kirk Peterson, and Diane and Actéon pas de deux, staged by Eleanor D’Antuono. In 2010 Pete joined North Carolina Dance Theatre 2 and was quickly promoted to the first company. His first season with NC Dance Theatre included dancing in George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes pas de deux, Jiri Bubenicek’s Le Souffle de l'Esprit, Sasha Janes’ Last Lost Chance, Dwight Rhoden’s Reflections Of... and Twyla Tharp's The Golden Section. Pete is a 2011 Princess Grace Dance Fellowship Award winner. Read the full story>
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