Megan is a junior from Connecticut studying Clinical Psychology and Child Study and Human Development. Megan joined ballroom her freshman year with 16 years of ballet under her belt, but no ballroom experience. She quickly fell in love with it and sometimes spends more time at ballroom than she does in class. When she isn’t dancing (which is rare), she can be found volunteering with kids through LCS, playing tennis, or attempting to learn how to cook. She is so excited to be one of the Ballroom captains and is looking forward to a great year with the team!
Max Greenhouse started dancing at the Orientation Show his freshman year and has not really stopped since then. He is a senior studying Drama, Film, and Dance at Tufts and enjoys sharing his love of Ballroom with anyone in the nearby vicinity. Max is honored and excited to serve as one of this year’s Team Captains. His favorite dances are International Foxtrot, Smooth Viennese Waltz, Cha Cha, and of course, the Paso Doble. Max also likes Grey’s Anatomy, rare coins, and Chinese food.
Amanda is a senior majoring in applied mathematics and quantitative economics, which is a fancy way of saying that all her classes are about numbers. Naturally, this led her to be treasurer last year, and she couldn’t bear to give it up. Ballroom clicks for her as it combines her passion for dance with an activity that is both social and also very intellectual. When she isn’t dancing or studying, which is rare, she relaxes by baking cookies, singing, or spending time with friends (or combining all three and listening to foxtrot meanwhile). Feel free to ask her about costumes, competitions, and choreography.
Clare is from the best state in the world (Minnesota) and is a Junior at Tufts majoring in Anthropology and Environmental Studies and minoring in Alpaca-wrangling. When not dancing, she can be found reading, attempting to cook, exploring Boston, and having conversations about the meaning of life. Her favorite dances are Samba, Paso, and Foxtrot (usually simultaneously). She is thrilled to be Comp Coordinator for a second year, and to deal with all the craziness the position entails!
Junior Competition Coordinator
Jamie Fonarev is a sophomore studying Quantitative Economics and International Relations. She came to ballroom with a few years of lack-luster practice under her belt. She speaks fluent Russian, so that she can yell at her dance partners in the proper dance language like her old coaches. Jamie is extremely excited to make this Tufts Comp a total romp!
Sarah is a sophomore from Southern California majoring in Community Health (and maybe something else that is to be determined). She has been studio dancing and performing since she was six, and found ballroom for the first time when she came to Tufts! When she’s not dancing, Sarah can be found exploring Boston looking for the best dessert, reading, or attempting to figure out how this “winter” thing works. Sarah is thrilled to be this year’s Show Director, and can’t wait to show the community what Tufts Ballroom can do!
Nellie is a Pre-med Biology major and Dance minor who is super interested in diseases and the human body. Her dance background comes mostly from figure skating (which doesn’t really count, but the amount of glitter is comparable). She spends her time reading,talking about science things, practicing with the women’s club soccer team, walking around in the woods (“hiking”), and cooking yummy things to eat. Her favorite dance is the foxtrot and her ideal date would involve Frank Sinatra as a 20 year old singing to her while they danced into the sunset.