Executive Board Members

To find out more about what each board member is responsible for, please see our Bylaws (About Us>Bylaws).

President

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Edward McManus

Edward's Bio will be coming soon!

Contact Edward (president@uconnballroom.com)

Vice President

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Kaitlyn Wallace

Hi Everyone! I’m Katie and I’m vice-president of our team. I’m a political science/ communications double major, so I might be the actual vice-president someday. Until then, you can find me dancing every Thursday night. If you have any questions or suggestions about our team, please reach out!

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.

Contact Kaitlyn (vice-president@uconnballroom.com)

Treasurer

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Erin Shapland

Hey guys! I'm Erin and I'm the treasurer for UConn ballroom. I'm a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. I joined ballroom in the spring of 2017 and I am dancing Silver level this semester for the first time. My favorite styles are Standard and Rhythm, and I love anything in the Swing family. If you need anything don't hesitate to shoot me an email, I'm always happy to help!

Contact Erin (treasurer@uconnballroom.com)

Secretary

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Rosalie Garcia

Hello friends! My name is Rosalie and I'll be your secretary this year! I am a digital media and design major due to graduate in 2021. I'm dancing silver in all styles, and have a leaning toward rhythm and smooth as favorites! You can usually find me counting music, giving tours at the visitors center, organizing events, get togethers, dinners, or trying to get someone to swing with me! Always feel free to reach out to me about anything at all, I'm happy to help!
Happy dancing!

Contact Rosalie (secretary@uconnballroom.com)

Team Captain

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Rebecca Chalmers

Hey there everyone! My name is Rebecca Chalmers and I am the Team Captain for UConn Ballroom.

I am currently a Junior studying Technical Theater and Design with a focus in Costume Construction. I joined Ballroom as a freshman and I am currently dancing in the silver level. I can honestly tell you that it didn't take me very long to find a place here in this ballroom family and I love every minute of being here with everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me or any one of my fellow officers! Thanks and have a great day!

Contact Rebecca (captain@uconnballroom.com)

Ad-hoc Board Members

Club Director

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Owen Mooney

Hello everyone! My name is Owen, and I am the club director. I am a German studies major planning to graduate in 2020. I joined the club in 2017 and have been having a blast of it since. I will be dancing silver this semester, and I'm especially excited for the smooth and standard styles. If there's anything you need or need help with, please feel free to get in touch with me.

Contact Owen (club@uconnballroom.com)

Webmaster

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TJ Dignan

Hello! I studied mechanical engineering here at UConn and Graduated Spring of 2019. I joined the ballroom club in the fall of 2017. I’m now a silver level competitor. East Coast Swing is one of my favorite dances, second only to Viennese Waltz.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or issues you may have!

Contact TJ (webmaster@uconnballroom.com)

Competition Coordinator

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Heidi Levin

Heidi joined UConn Ballroom in 2013 as a physical therapy graduate student at UConn. Since then, her love of ballroom has only grown. She presently competes gold latin and open standard, but enjoys dancing all styles. She is excited to give back to the team as this year's competition coordinator and as a senior mentor. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask!

Contact Heidi (competition@uconnballroom.com)

Quartermaster

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Marissa Kaufmann

Marissa's Bio is coming soon!

Contact Marissa (quartermaster@uconnballroom.com)

Community Outreach Chair

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Rosalie Garcia

Hello friends! My name is Rosalie and I'll be your secretary this year! I am a digital media and design major due to graduate in 2021. I'm dancing silver in all styles, and have a leaning toward rhythm and smooth as favorites! You can usually find me counting music, giving tours at the visitors center, organizing events, get togethers, dinners, or trying to get someone to swing with me! Always feel free to reach out to me about anything at all, I'm happy to help!
Happy dancing!

Contact Rosalie (community-outreach@uconnballroom.com)

Videographer

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Ian Matthews

Ian's Bio will be coming soon!

Faculty Advisor

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Bradley Wright

I do empirical research on the interplay between religion, spirituality, and well-being, mostly in the context of American Christianity.

Contact Bradley (bradley.wright@uconn.edu)

Web Developer

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Adam Peacock

Adam is one of the longest-standing members on the team, and while he isn't around all that much anymore he has continues to offer his services to help maintain and develop the website. Adam works professionally as a DevOps Engineer in Hartford, CT and also performs IT services to various small business in the area. When he isn't at work, he can often be found dancing at Ballroom Fever in Enfield, CT. Adam competes throughout the New England Collegiate, USA Dance, and NDCA ballroom circuits in Pre-Champ and Champ Smooth.

Contact Adam (webmaster@uconnballroom.com)