Captains: James Michielini and Sal Montesdeoca
James is a senior majoring in Biology and Environmental Studies from Long Island, New York. James joined the ballroom team his second semester at Tufts and couldn’t be happier with it! James competes all four styles of competitive ballroom and his favorite dances include Waltz, Foxtrot and Rumba. Although he loves dancing, James’s favorite thing about ballroom is getting to spend time with everyone on the team. In addition to dancing James loves animals and spent a semester studying wildlife management and doing research in Tanzania. If James isn’t dancing you’ll likely find him working in the Crone Lab of the Biology Department or playing board games with friends.
Sal is a junior majoring in Civil Engineering. Originally from Guatemala, he moved to Florida when he was 10 years old and now lives in Massachusetts. Sal first encountered ballroom dancing in his middle school gym class but didn’t pay much attention to it until he got to Tufts. Soon after, he fell in love with the team and now dances at any opportunity he is given. While he dances all four styles, Sal loves American Smooth and Rhythm most, with Mambo being his favorite! Outside ballroom, Sal is involved with the Community OF Faith Exploration and Engagement (COFFEE), the Tufts Interfaith Student Council, and the Non-Denominational Christian Fellowship! During his little spare time, he can be found playing either guitar or videogames in his room.
Treasurer: Graham Bright
Graham is a senior hailing from outside of Philadelphia and majoring in Quantitative Economics. He joined ballroom his first semester of freshman year and quickly became quite involved. Often dancing all four styles, he particularly enjoys Foxtrot, Quickstep and Samba. When he’s not on the dancefloor, Graham turns to Wind Ensemble and Tufts Trading Fund to keep busy. Outside of that he also enjoys practicing his German, reading and playing video games.
Show Director: Julia Bront
Julia is a senior from New Jersey majoring in English and Spanish, and she is Pre-Law. She competes at the Silver level in all four competitive styles, and absolutely cannot choose a favorite. She has wanted to be Show Director since her freshman year, so she’s incredibly excited to finally do it. Outside of ballroom, she’s involved in the Tufts Literacy Corps and the Russian and Slavic Student Association. If you ever see her off the dance floor, Julia can be found singing/playing music, writing, or playing video games.
Outreach Chair: Salt Snyder
Inreach Chair: Nicole Loranger
Competition Coordinator: Isabel 家誼 Liao