Brooke Bourn – Behind the Scenes
Sat, Mar 8, 7pm
Dancing with Your Stars Contestant Highlight
INTERVIEW WITH DON ASHFORD, KTRT, 97.5FM
Show your support for BROOKE BOURN when she competes for the prize on Sat, March 8th, 7pm at the Winthrop Barn and cast your vote! One of six local stars, BROOKE will be paired with a professional ballroom dancer from Utah Ballroom Dance Co. After only one week of practice she will compete in Dancing with your Stars – Methow Valley style. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch her and all couples compete for 1st place, receive commentary from local judges and dance their hearts out in full costume! Make up and hair will be coordinated locally by Nectar Skin Bar. The second half of the show showcases 22 professional ballroom dancers in a variety of styles and beaming costume. EVENT DETAILS – CLICK HERE
BROOKE BOURN was born in the Omak Hospital and raised in Winthrop on the Chewuch River in what is now called The Bournhouse- a nightly rental in downtown Winthrop- as the eldest of four daughters of Mike and Melinda Bourn. She attended Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Spanish. At age 25, Brooke spent the summer commercial salmon fishing in Southeast Alaska which began a work hard/play hard lifestyle. Summers were spent as a deckhand and cook on a purse seiner in Alaska and winters were spent hiking, biking, sailing, climbing and exploring the lands and waters of Mexico, Central and South America, Southeast Asia and the Western US. After becoming a mother to Rio age 6 and Levin age 5, the work hard/play hard lifestyle continues, still spending summers fishing in Alaska, but winters are now spent sledding, skiing, skating, cooking and reading with her family.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT BROOKE BOURN
I WAS BORN IN: The Omak Hospital (although we lived in Winthrop, WA).
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON THE WEEKEND/SPARE TIME: Cooking, dancing, making jewelry, reading, any outdoor activity: skiing, hiking, biking, rafting, etc..
FAVORITE FOOD: GREEK- lots of feta, garlic, kalamata olives… rich, salty and washed down with retsina (Greek wine – of course.)
BIG CHALLENGE FOR THE NEXT YEAR: Transitioning out of commercial fishing into year-round work in the Methow to be with my children.
MY MOST EXCITING PLACE: I am so grateful for the many amazing places I have visited! Mekong River adventure in Laos, biking the Yucatan to Pacific Coast of Mexico (being awakened at gunpoint one morning!), Sailing through tropical storms off the coast of El Salvador, climbing in Patagonia, dodging motorcycles in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (the most dynamic and vibrant city I’ve ever visited), solo camping on Baranof Island in Alaska and coming eye-to-eye with a black wolf- a very spiritual moment…..
Join Methow Arts on Saturday, March 8th for a spectacular evening showcasing 22 different styles of Ballroom Dance. Ballroom dance is taking our nation by storm and re-igniting a passion for this electrifying style of dance.
The evening starts with a Dancing with your Stars locals competition. What do you get when you take six local stars, pair them with six professional ballroom dancers, and give them one week to practice? A Dancing with your Stars – Methow Valley style. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch these couples compete for 1st place, receive commentary from local judges and dance their hearts out in full costume! Make up and hair will be coordinated locally by Nectar Skin Bar.
Our local stars: Brooke Bourn, Rayma Hayes, Jenn Tate, Sam Naney, Walt Pearce, and Tori Karpenko! And our local judges: Deirdre Luvon, Danbert Nobacon and Carolanne Steinebach. The winner is selected by a combination of judge and audience votes. Play your part and come out to support your favorite. We encourage you to book a PARTY TABLE for optimal viewing ASAP as we expect to sell out! TICKETS HERE.
A big THANK YOU to our local lodging sponsors The Bournhouse and River Run Inn for providing hospitality and comfy beds for Utah Ballroom Dancers all week!
DATE: SAT, MAR 8, 7pm LOCATION: The Winthrop Barn. TICKETS: PARTY Tables/$100 (4 reserved seats)/Reserved Seat/$25 – you will be placed with others at table if you book partial table (We expect to sell out!); Students/$5. Twisp Daily Business, Riverside Printing in Winthrop, Methow Arts and online at brownpapertickets.com. CONTACT: Methow Arts (.org), 509.997.4004, email@example.com