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Children of One Planet would like to thank all of our food sponsors of this event.

Children of One Planet would like to introduce the fabulous dancers, musicians, music directors, choreographers, and singers participating in our 22 year anniversary celebration.


Damien Gandel & Ekaterina Shiksheeva
Damien and Ekaterina are fairly new couple, only dancing together for a few months. They dance latin and smooth, where their favorite dance is the fiery Paso Doble. They train at LaDanceSportClub in Los Angeles with their main coaches Andrey Dragunov and Viktoria Fadina as well. Recently Damien and Ekaterina attended their first competition together at Elite DanceSport Championships where they won all first places among the preteen 2 category. Outside of dance Damien and Ekaterina both attend Chatsworth Urban Magnet School.

Adiel Nisali & Hanna Karpus
Adiel and Hanna have been a dance couple for nearly a year now. They train at LaDanceSportClub in Los Angeles with their main coaches Andrey Dragunov and Viktoria Fadina. At the studio both Hanna and Adiel enjoy teaching the younger generation of dancers. Together they’ve attended numerous competitions and won various titles, such as “Super World Cup Latin MixAm Champions” and “Super World Cup Smooth MixAm Champions”. Outside of dance, they both attend Calabasas High School, where Adiel plays waterpolo, while Hanna is on the dance team along with numerous other extracurricular.

Licata Brothers: Bio

The youthful but well-travelled Licata Brothers (Jimmy and Tony), an inspirational rock duo from Arcadia since 2010, are joining us to share some of their music.

Just back from a tour earlier this year of the West Coast and England and Ireland, they perform regularly in the local area.

You can also catch their music on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon as well as several recent music video highlighting their original works through YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and at www.TheLicataBrothers.com.

The Nextdoors are Mika Larson and Russell Mark, a wife and husband duo out of East Pasadena CA, and were awarded “Best Musical Act” of 2024 by Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo. Their Americana stylings and unique cello-infused sound have earned them radio play across the USA and Canada, and charting songs like their debut single “Awaken” which hit #1 at WBSD radio, and features a music video shot in and around the Pasadena area.

They founded Pasadena Neighbor Day, an annual event drawing capacity crowds to Wild Parrot Brewing Co, and have played many SGV venues including Old Towne Pub, U Street Pizza, FoundrSpace, and more – with upcoming shows at Monopole Wine, Taste of South Pasadena Festival, and Children of One World fundraiser in Altadena.

About that gig, Russell Mark of the Nextdoors says: “When we met Azita Milanian, heard about her organization, and read more online about her background and history, we wanted to get involved.

“We are very happy and excited to volunteer our time to perform at her annual Gala event and help draw attention to her cause – and have a lot of fun doing it. Music, dance, great food and drinks – we’re honored to be a part of it.

“We hope to give back even more by donating 20% of our performance fee for any gigs we are hired for in the future that stem from this event.

“Please join us in supporting Children of One Planet on June 1.”






Ela. Adult
Sophie. 12 yrs old
Helena. 10 yrs old
Celine. 7 yrs old
Adam. 16 yrs old
Ian 14 yrs old


Eliseo Zari, tenor has performed in numerous venues in Southern Cal, New York, across the United States and abroad in Europe. He has been hailed by the Glendale News Press as “a brilliant song interpreter - world class clarity who has the brass and the goods to excite exceedingly.”    Past lead roles include Puccini’s La Boheme as Rodolfo and Turandot as Calaf, Turridu in Macagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore; Verdi operas Rigoletto as the Duke, Riccardo in Un ballo en Maschera, Alfredo in La Traviata, and Radames in Aida to name a few.   Mr Zari also created the role of Ray in the LAOpera world premiere of On Gold Mountain in 2000 by famed movie composer Nathan Wang. Extensive oratorio repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Mozart requiem, Faure requiem, and the Beethoven 9th symphony.  For years, He was also a frequent performer at the Hollywood hills home of the late great writer Gore Vidal until his death where he was able to entertain Hollywood royalty such as Joanne Woodward, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Michael J Fox among the notables.  Mr. Zari always feels honored and privileged to share and make music all over the world.

Eli Zari

Children of One Planet

The  Annual Dance For Hope America Annual Gala

A letter from the President/Founder Azita Milanian of Children of One Planet

We are excited to announce our 2023 annual gala for our Dance For Hope America campaign. This is a celebration of our 23 years Anniversary of our Children of one Planet and our effort is to raise money for a Dance For Hope America location in Pasadena/Altadena, CA.

This gala will take place on 
October 7, 2023  @ 5 PM  Ends at 9. PM
Historic William D Davies Memorial Building
568 E. Mount Curve Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001.   

This will be our most vibrant gala yet and will feature local musicians, singers, and champion ballroom dancers. It will include food catered by local restaurants. There will be a live band and complimentary dance lessons.

The Dance for Hope America campaign brings social dancing to neighborhoods in America. Through this campaign we educate children and teens about personal safety, nutrition, physical and mental wellness, and prosperity. It also encourages children and young adults to participate and enjoy dance as a pathway to leading healthier and happier lives.

Thank you for your consideration and I do hope you will help us to help children in need through your donations and corporate sponsorship. I can discuss the corporate sponsor promotion opportunities tailored for your preferences.  Attached is a breakdown of our sponsorship levels.

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