A sophomore studying the health side of International Relations and minoring in German, Madeleine came to Ballroom last year with no dance experience aside from a less than exciting attempt at kindergarten ballet. On any given day, you could find her practicing quidditch or soccer, hiking, tutoring at the Medford Boys and Girls Club, playing French Horn and Guitar, learning languages, exploring, or, of course, dancing. After a year with Tufts Ballroom, she cannot get enough of it and is thrilled to be co-captaining this year!
Adam Greenspan is a political science major who is a sophomore at Tufts this year. He was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He first got involved at the GIM of his freshman year, officially trying ballroom dance for the first time, though his grandma had pushed him to do it since a very young age. He is proud to serve as one of the Ballroom Captains for 2014-2015. When he’s not dancing in Hill Hall, you can find him at Hillel or Tufts Democrats meetings, both of which he is an avid member, or exploring Harvard Square and Downtown Boston.
Amanda is a junior majoring in mathematics and economics. When she isn’t playing with numbers for school, she plays with numbers for the ballroom team as treasurer. She joined the ballroom team with her freshman year roommate to switch things up from fifteen years of ballet and modern/jazz. Her favorite ballroom dances are the tango, for the drama, and foxtrot, for the music. When she is not on the dance floor, she likes to find good eats in Boston and find excuses to bake chocolate chip cookies. Be careful what you say around her, because it will probably remind her of a song to sing or a pun to make.
Skye Lewis is a Junior studying Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Having done a combination of ballet and modern dance since the age of 3, Skye decided to take up ballroom her freshman year. It was during that first semester at Tufts that she became partners with our trusty webmaster, Max! Skye was Team Captain last year, and this year she hopes to organize a great competition with Clare as Competition Coordinator. Her favorite things about being on this team are bonding time with her fellow dancers, the hours of practice before a competition, and Samba!
Junior Competition Coordinator
Clare is from the best state in the world (Minnesota) and is a sophomore at Tufts. She has been involved in dancing her entire life (aka since the age of 18), and absolutely loves it. She also spends her time reading, playing tennis, and researching every possible major. Her favorite dances are Samba and Foxtrot, usually simultaneously.
Nicki is Computer Engineering major (which is what you get if Electrical Engineering and Comp Sci had a baby), and spends most of her free time explaining to people that she is not a Comp Sci major. Her favorite dance is Jive because it is so fun and energetic. When not social coordinating and dancing, Nicki can be found singing with the opera ensemble, roboting with the robotics club, or in Halligan where she intends to establish permanent residence.
Max Greenhouse is a Drama major and Film Studies and Dance double minor studying how in the world one actually acquires a job. When he is not dancing, which is highly infrequent, he can be found performing in some other form or fashion elsewhere; sometimes a stage, usually everywhere. His favorite dance is the Paso Doble because Max clearly was a large Spanish bullfighter in his previous life.