Co-Captain: Bryce RiceWoolf
Bryce is a senior from Maryland studying Biology, English, and French on the pre-med track! She started ballroom dancing her sophomore year and fell in love with the sparkles, the spins, and more importantly, the amazing community. Although she competes all 4 styles, Tango and Swing will always be her favorite. When she is not dancing her heart out, Bryce can be found baking, reading, or trying out new restaurants in Boston!
Co-Captain: Tyler Thompson
Tyler is a senior from Seattle studying Computer Science and Engineering Management. He started dancing ballroom a year into college with only subpar Just Dance experience to his name. He quickly found that he loved the blend of procedure and artistic expression that ballroom brings to the table – a nice accent to his CS-heavy schedule. Come talk to him about anything related to CS, math, tinkering, gaming, cooking, hiking… I promise he’s not as scary as he appears!
Social Dance Coordinator: Daphne Garcia
Daphne is a senior biology and biotechnology major from the MetroWest area of MA. She joined ballroom her sophomore year in order to learn how to “wiggle properly”. Two years later she has learned, as well as competed, done showdance, and most excitingly, hosted many events to celebrate ballroom with people in and outside of the Tufts ballroom team. She loves the family dynamics of the club and the energy of weekly lessons. She loves many other things, including painting, looking for wildlife, gardening, and going to museums.
Social Events Chair: Oren Cohen
Oren is a sophomore from Massachusetts studying Human Factors Engineering, Psychology, and Dance. He started ballroom dancing in his first year with no experience, except for dreams to be in YouTube dances he would teach himself in his room. Although he needed to be convinced to try ballroom, he quickly fell in love with the incredible ballroom family and developed a passion for choreography. In the day-to-day, you can find Oren running to finish a crochet order, writing poetry, playing piano, teaching, or just maybe making some weird noises.
Showdance Director: Zoe Sunenshine
Treasurer: Annika von Schoeler-Ames
Annika is a sophomore from Western MA studying biotechnology and biology. She joined the team in the beginning of her freshman year to have a good time and feel like a character in a tv period drama. She’s partial to the Rhythm/Latin styles, especially Swing, and loves dancing at socials and shows with the wonderful ballroom community. Outside of ballroom, she enjoys reading and drawing and is a dedicated caretaker to her dorm plants.
Competition Coordinator: Cassie Colmenares
Cassie is a junior from Illinois studying biology. She joined the team in the beginning of her freshman year, and quickly found herself embracing the ballroom community. While she’s particularly fond of the International Standard style, she also has a soft spot for Samba and Paso Doble. Around campus, you might find her writing gothic fiction at Ginn, hanging out with HCAT, or questing for espresso.
Junior Competition Coordinator: Alejandro Forero Rey
Alejandro is from Colombia but grew up in Saudi Arabia. He is a current sophomore at Tufts and is studying International Relations and Economics. He joined ballroom because he reminisces of his childhood filled with Just Dance on the wii. Now he enjoys dancing swing and rumba, all while slicking his hair back on the dance floor. Besides dancing, he likes to explore cities, go café-hopping, and read a good book underneath a shaded tree.