“GO MO!” yelled out the close to sold out audience as Maureen “Mo” King, 68-year old President of Scripps Hospital Foundation, engaged in aerial lifts, death-defying drops and all sorts of acrobacy in her rendition of the lindy/jive to be declared winner of the 4th Annual Malashock Thinks You Can Dance event held this past Saturday, October 9th at the Birch North Park Theatre.
Chaired by San Diego Latino Film Festival Host and Celebrity Judge for the evening, Yolanda S. Walther-Meade, the event showcased ten local luminaries who were paired with dance professionals from Champion Ballroom Academy, performing a 1.5 minute piece in a variety of dance genres to electronic votes cast by the audience. Joined by TLC “Chefaree” Brian Malarkey and San Diego Radio Personality Jerry Cesak, the three judges provided comedic commentary and insightful critiques.
Additional contestants included Mitch Mitchell, Executive V.P. of SDGE; Danitza Villanueva , Creative Director for GB Magazine; Carlo Cechetto, Anchor, KFMB; Tania Luviano, Spokesperson, Procter & Gamble; John Gomez, Trial Attorney; Alex Salazar, Alexander Salazar Fine Art Gallery and Lee Ann Kim, Executive Director, San Diego Asian Film Foundation; and John Weisbarth, Channel 4 Padres Sports Commentator.