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Belluso dances for Arizona foster children

Davidson Belluso (D/B) co-owner Michela Belluso is putting her best foot forward to support a vital community charity by performing at Dancing For Arizona’s Children. The event, supporting the Arizona’s Children Association, will be held Dec. 1, and Belluso, a North Central resident, has been get in some last-minute practice time.

North Central resident and business owner Michela Belluso practices her dance steps with partner Daniele Cavalo of Dance Starz AZ in preparation of her first public performance as part of Dancing For Arizona’s Children, an event supporting the Arizona’s Children Association set for Dec. 1 (submitted photo).

There are nearly 15,000 children in Arizona’s foster care system. Arizona’s Children Association (ACA), one of the oldest and largest nonprofit child welfare and behavioral agencies in the state, provides a range of services including support to families, both in and out of the foster care system.

“When I was asked to support the children in our community, I immediately said yes,” recalled Belluso, managing partner of D/B, a full-service marketing communications first located at 4105 N. 20th St., Suite 155. “So many kids are in really bad situations and the ACA provides options that they wouldn’t otherwise have.

“Later, I learned I had to perform in front of more than 500 event attendees, which is terrifying to me,” added Belluso with a smile. “But if the money we raise can help free children from fear, I’ll gladly get over mine.”

Belluso will be one of 16 community and business leaders who will be paired up with a professional dancer to perform at the event. All funds raised at the Dancing for Arizona’s Children event, held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa, will go directly to Arizona’s Children Association’s “Strengthening Families” Fund.

Belluso has long been an advocate for the less fortunate in the Metro Phoenix area through numerous volunteer and marketing efforts. The community can support Belluso’s and the ACA’s efforts by attending the event or purchasing a vote for People’s Choice performer. Learn more at https://www.arizonaschildren.org/michelabelluso/.

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