Mathison Takes on Ballet for Charity

He's tackled the waltz, the jive, the mambo and even the Pass Doble, but there is one dance "All My Children" actor Cameron Mathison said he has always been just too intimidated to take on: the ballet.

But when he was called to host the Fifth Annual Broadway Cares Benefit, Mathison knew what he had to do: team with three young dancers from the Broadway hit "Billy Elliot" for a little tutorial.

The "ABC and SoapNet Salute Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS" benefit will be held on March 9 at Town Hall in New York City.

David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish thought they were up to the challenge of teaching him a few steps to impress.

Even though he had the best of the best as teachers, the going was a little tough at first for Mathison.

But soon he figured out the problem was not coordination, flexibility or anything like that. After a quick change, Mathison reappeared, this time sporting a Superman costume and ready to take on the ballet.

Now, with superelegance, he is confident he can keep up with the benefit's headliner, Susan Lucci, with whom he will share a dance.

The Broadway Cares Benefit has to date raised more than $1 million.

For more information, click here for the Broadway Cares Web site.

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