Owner of Elite Dance Academy recognized for remarkable contributions
Lisa Pevateaux Is Denver’s ‘Dream Achiever,’ WME Live’s Together And State Farm® Announce
State Farm and WME Live’s Together, announce Lisa Pevateaux as Denver’s ‘Dream Achiever’ honoree. Building on her dream to one day own her own dance studio, Pevateaux held firm to her passion making Elite Dance Academy a reality. Pevateaux was honored on the Together stage in Denver, on October 24, for her dedication and hard work.
Grinding away 80 hour work-weeks as a certified public accountant, Pevateaux had a defining moment in her life. “One rare evening, I went to meet friends for dinner to ‘get away’ from the stress of work. My friends took one look at me and said I looked terrible – drained, sleepless and stressed. That was a defining moment in my life. I knew right then and there I had a choice to make a change and live life to the fullest,” said Pevateaux.
With an impressive 25 years of dance performance and instruction, combined with her endless drive and enthusiasm, Pevateaux is in her 13th year owning dance studios. Because of her accomplishments and perseverance, Lisa Pevateaux is Denver’s “Dream Achiever.”
“A ‘Dream Achiever’ is a woman who rejected the status quo and refocused her life to reflect her passion,” shared Michelle Hare from State Farm Marketing. “She is a woman who takes chances, follows her heart and believes in empowering others.”
Together is a six-city tour convening women across generations and backgrounds for evenings filled with storytelling focused on creating community, well-being, purpose and action. State Farm is a primary sponsor of the tour and will honor a Dream Achiever in each city.
“The Together tour is about bringing women together to celebrate love, build community and take action. Through storytelling, Together aims to help people feel less alone in their lives,” said Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, who leads WME’s Literary Division and is producing the tour. “Our work with State Farm to honor Dream Achievers is the ultimate culmination of the Together mission. Lisa is inspiring and courageous -- a true example of what it means to live in your purpose and follow your dreams.”
More than 2,000 women gathered at the Keller Auditorium for friendship, empowerment, and action. Core speakers included Glennon Doyle Melton, Seane Corn, Dr. Jacqui Lewis and Valarie Kaur, with celebrity guest appearances from Abby Wambach and Geena Rocero.
“Together is a movement bringing new ideas, influencers, and organizations together,” shared Hare. “Lisa is the epitome of a Dream Achiever. She personifies what we hope for all the women attending the Together tour.”
Listening and responding to the one moment that defines your dreams may be all it takes. “I got excited about all of the possibilities that could be created in an environment that was constantly nurtured and enriched through amazing programs and people. My defining moment pushed me toward my dreams,” said Pevateaux.
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