Anne is one of ten local community and business leaders performing in the California Center for the Arts 5th Annual Dancing With Our Stars fundraiser. Just like the tv show, each volunteer dancer is paired with a professional dance instructor to master a routine and compete for the audience's adoration.
On top of volunteering their time to learn choreography to put on a fantastic show, our dancers join together to help raise $175,000 to benefit arts education and engagement. Support your favorite dancer and help them reach their goal by contributing today!
About the Center
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County. For 25 years, the Center has been bringing people together to enjoy our programs, events, and resources that benefit nearly 300,000 annually.
Anne Middleton serves as the Executive Director for ECOLIFE Conservation, a nonprofit in downtown Escondido. Originally from Montana, Anne moved to San Diego in 2014 from Cameroon, after finishing a contract with Taylor Guitars on legal and sustainable ebony wood procurement. She previously worked at the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) whose investigations in Madagascar led to the first criminal case for the amended U.S. Lacey Act, a ban on trade in illegal wood.
Anne is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara. She enjoys making cakes, taking her dog to the beach, crossfit, and playing guitar.
Anne is dancing with Andre Baltierra from Trilogy Ballroom.