Touchdowns and Tutus


Get ready for a brand new dance event as Northeast Ohio’s local high school football talents are paired with Canton Ballet dancers to perform before a panel of celebrity judges at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Campus.  This fun and family friendly event includes a separate admission VIP Tailgate Party with a Celebrity Meet and Greet followed by a tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Videographers will document the journey of the players with rehearsals, behind-the-scene footage and interviews by David Lee Morgan, Jr., author of LeBron James: The Rise of a Star at the event. It will also be shared with the community through social media and Canton Ballet and Pro Football Hall of Fame websites.

Celebrities Appearing
*  Cleveland Browns Daily, co-host, Matt Wilhelm
*  Mrs. #88, Sylvia (John) Mackey
*  Laura Alonso international ballet celebrity and director of Cuballet in Havana Cuba
*  Professional dancer Dacia Biletnikoff, daughter of Oakland Raiders legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Fred Biletnikoff
*  Elec Simon, cast member Stomp and Cleveland Cavaliers Q Sticks
*  David Lee Morgan, Jr., author of LeBron James: The Rise of a Star
*  Tempy Moore, professional artist and first female artist licensed by NFL for the Deacon Jones Foundation

Participating Players
Tyler Adams    img_2118
• Louisville High School
•Wide Receiver #15
• Harvard University Commit

Griffin Baumoel   img_0200
• Canton Central Catholic
•Linebacker #24
•Navy Commit

Trey Carl
• Minerva High School
• Defensive Tackle #56
• Two Year Letterman

Jaret Holzopfel   img_2112
• Perry High School
•Tightened End and Defensive End #85
• ” Big Time Sports Offensive Line Player of the Week” and Letterman in Football and Baseball

Gary Parsons
•Jackson High School
•Offensive Linebacker #14

Francisco Pedrozo   img_2122
• St Thomas Aquinas
• Offensive Tackle #76
• Eastern Michigan Commit

Dean Sarris         img_2119
• Glenoak High School
• Kicker #21
• Two year letterman football, soccer and track

Clayton Tabler
• Canton McKinley
• Wide Receiver #88

Gerard Berroteran
• St Vincent St Mary
• Tightend #82



Donors and Sponsors to date
James Waters of Canton Film Fest
Robert J. Catering
Canton Repository
Old Caroline BBQ
Kats Bake Shoppe
Bomba Taco and Tequilera
George’s Lounge