Past Events

The first annual Dancing with the W2 Stars event was held on Saturday, October 8, 2017 at Gesa Power House Theatre. Valley Residential Services enlisted participation from a fantastic lineup of local “celebrities”.

W2 Stars Dancers:

  • Katie Christianson, Dean of Students – Willow Public School
  • Amy Figgins, Leonetti Cellar
  • Terra Luthi, General Manager of Courtyard Marriott Walla Walla
  • Andrae Bopp, Owner of Andrae’s Kitchen
  • Lawson Knight, Co-founder of Intermountain Impact Investments
  • Nabiel Shawa, Walla Walla City Manager

W2 Stars Judges:

  • Janet Byerley, Jazzercise
  • Zachary Fraser, President of Walla Walla Sweets Baseball
  • Roger Esparza, Williams Team Homes
Nabiel 4
Nabiel 2
Amy 4
Amy 5
Andrae 3
Andrae 4
Jeremiah & Alex
Jeremiah 1
Jeremiah 2
Jeremiah 3
Lawson 1
Lawson 2
Amy 2
Amy 3
Amy 1


“While quite terrifying to perform on stage, it was a gratifying achievement for my ‘shy’ self! I also had a marvelous time with the other dancers and it was fun to get to know them. This may be a fierce competition, but in the end, we all wanted success for each other….with no major wardrobe malfunctions.”

– Amy Figgins, 2016 Dancer

“Besides supporting a great cause, Dancing with the W2 Stars was a fun week of practice with talented, patient and nice dancers. It was also a pleasure to spend time with other locals. The full house seemed to enjoy our attempts at stardom on show night, too. While the show may not have changed my life forever, it certainly gave me memories for a lifetime.”

– Lawson Knight, 2016 Dancer