Fordney Foundation at the (EMERALD) Ball 2018

Emerald Ball 5-6-18, Photo by Alex Havasi

If you ever dreamed that Cinderella and Prince Charming would one day appear in your life, I’m here to tell you that it is a possibility to set your eyes on literally hundreds of them dancing at the Emerald Ball on May 6, 2018. It was astonishing to not only see young people dressed to the nines in the most lavish dance finery you could imagine (one dress prettier and shinier than the next) but all of these Cinderellas and Prince Charmings were the best dancers I’ve ever seen! The talent was “off the chain.” Please enjoy the splendid memories of this year’s Emerald Ball with exciting moments captured by Alex Havasi, Co-director of Fordney Foundation.

Congratulations to the Fordney Foundation winners at the Emerald Ball 2018:

PT1 Ballroom: Jacob Karasik & Jaslyn Kwan, Santa Clara, CA

PT2 Ballroom: Daniel Novikov & Mishella Bishnevsky, San Dimas, CA

JR1 Ballroom: Anthony Mattos & Eva Zinchenko, San Mateo, CA

JR2 Ballroom: Tyler Li & Anjelica Lowe, San Francisco, CA

Youth Ballroom: Yusif Amsatr & Naomi Spektor, Warminster, PA

PT1 Latin: Kirill Zakirzyanov & Valerie Snitko, Warminster, PA

PT2 Latin: Daniel Novikov & Mishella Bishnevsky, San Dimas, CA

JR1 Latin Ivan Sinelnikov & Gianna Moskalenko, Tarzana, CA

JR2 Latin: Matthew Bezzant & Abigail Werner, Orem, UT

Youth Latin: Erik Linder & Shelly Meshkausk, Lake Stevens, WA

Emerald Ball, 5-6-18, Winners, Photo by Alex Havasi

Sam Sodano, Marilyn Fordney, Emerald Ball 2018, Photo by Alex Havasi

Thought Of The Week:

Just because your past may not have been perfect, doesn’t mean that your future can’t be amazing! – Robin Sharms



Shane Meuwissen is the Media Specialist for Fordney Foundation.  He is a former dance instructor who know works with his company Slow Motion Dance Videos capture the beauty of dancing. If you would like to learn more about Shane and his video work, visit his website