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Elevate awarded BEST ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION 2010 and 2011, BEST EVENT INNOVATION 2011, AND BEST TEAM EFFORT FOR AN EVENT OVER $200K by the International Special Event Society (ISES)


Elevate Owner, Valerie Curran, and Elevate dancers featured on the hit TLC show, "Outrageous Kid Parties"

Elevate Wins Three ISES Trinity Awards and is Nominated for Two International Esprit Awards

Performance Company Wins In Three Categories During Annual Trinity Awards Gala In Raleigh and is Nominated for Two International Awards

RALEIGH, N.C., July 1, 2014 – Elevate, a performance and entertainment company, has announced that it has won three Trinity Awards from the International Special Event Society (ISES) Greater Triangle Chapter. Elevate was awarded in three categories for three events held in 2013, including an over-the-top 50th birthday party in North Raleigh, a corporate holiday party held in Raleigh, and a 25th Anniversary Duke event held in Durham.

Elevate took home the award for Best Entertainment Production for an over-the-top 50th Birthday Party. This Wild Animal Safari themed event took place at the home of a family in North Raleigh. The entertainment provided by Elevate included an exotic bird ballerina at the gated driveway, monkey aerialists over the pool, body-painted lion performers, cocktail serving zebras, wading flamingo performers in the pool, tribal dancers, human jungle trees at the entrance, a snake charmer, and fire performers on the patio.

The second award, Best Team Effort, Budget under $75,000, was awarded to Elevate and three other event vendors in Raleigh including Your Special Day Weddings and Events, Expressions of Love Florist, and Spin who created a corporate holiday event with a Vegas theme. Elevate’s entertainment included Vegas showgirls, aerialists, Rat Pack style tap dancers, an acrobatic duo, an illusionist, and a singer.

The third award, Best Team Effort, Budget $75,000 to $200,000, was awarded to Elevate and nine other event vendors in Raleigh and Durham for an event at the Washington Duke Inn. Elevate provided aerialists and living statues for this event.

The 2014 Trinity Awards Gala was held at the Carolina Country Club on Tuesday, June 17. Elevate has won a total of 9 Trinity Awards since the Awards program began in 2011.

In addition to the local Trinity Awards, Elevate has also been nominated for two international Esprit Awards. The nominations include Best Entertainment Production for the 50th Birthday Party and Best Team Effort, Budget under $75,000, for the corporate holiday party. The 2014 Esprit Awards Gala will be held in August in Seattle, Washington. This will be the 2nd year that Elevate has been nominated for an Esprit Award.

QUOTES: “I am honored to have won three Trinity Awards and to be nominated for two Esprit Awards from the International Special Event Society this year,” said Curran. “I have the most talented company of performers that continually exceed my expectations and go above and beyond to create an entertaining atmosphere at every event we are a part of.”

 Elevate is a performance and entertainment company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Elevate was founded in 2010 by Valerie Curran and Amy Bates on the idea of bringing together talented dancers and performers in the Raleigh area to create an exciting and entertaining atmosphere at any special event. What started out as a shared dream and passion quickly became a flourishing performance company providing entertainment such as dancers, aerialists, living statues, cirque performers, flash mobs, singers, and musicians to an array of events including corporate meetings, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, grand openings, tradeshows, sweet 16 parties, and many other special events. For more information, please visit