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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Ben Toth

Hey, I'm Ben, the president for the club. I am a senior majoring in communication and economics. I've been on the ballroom team since the spring of 2014 and have thoroughly enjoyed all of the time I've spent dancing. I'm a silver level competitor for all four styles and my favorite dance is paso doble. If you need help with anything I'm here to help.

Contact Ben (president@uconnballroom.com)

Vice President

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Alex Zaccagnini

Hello everyone! I am currently the Vice President of the UConn Dance Team. I am a senior here at UConn, and I couldn't be happier that I found ballroom. I joined the club at the beginning of my sophomore year on a whim and absolutely fell in love. I had never danced in my life, so I didn't expect to enjoy ballroom as much as I do. Not only has ballroom dancing boosted my confidence, it has introduced me to some of my best friends, and an entirely new part of myself.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. I'd be more than happy to talk with you!

Contact Alex (vice-president@uconnballroom.com)

Treasurer

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Deshauna Hammond

Hi everyone! I'm Deshauna, the treasurer for ballroom. I'm a junior majoring in accounting. I have been on the team for about a year now and it has been a great experience and I couldn't imagine my life without ballroom. I'm a bronze level dancer for all four styles, but I would have to say my favorites are rhythm/Latin. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Contact Deshauna (treasurer@uconnballroom.com)

Secretary

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Francesca Fonzetti

Hello! My name is Francesca Fonzetti and I am currently the Secretary of the UConn Ballroom Dance Team! I am a sophomore who’s double majoring in English and Economics. I joined ballroom last year and I’m loving every second of it! My favorite styles are Standard and Latin, and I’m especially known for my love of Tango. I love the team, so much and would love to meet and help out new members.

Contact Francesca (secretary@uconnballroom.com)

Team Captain

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Heidi Levin

Heidi has been dancing since she was five years old. While she has tried many styles of non-partnered dance, she first discovered ballroom only three years ago when she came to UConn to study physical therapy. Needless to say, it was one of the best decisions she has made. She found awesome friends, gained confidence, and learned a few cool moves. Heidi hopes to share her love of ballroom dance by collaborating with the team and its coaches so that everyone can have an amazing time dancing this year.

Contact Heidi (captain@uconnballroom.com)

Ad-hoc Board Members

Club Director

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Victoria Dumeng

Hello, Dancers! My name is Victoria, and I am so excited to be your new Club Director! This will be my third semester on the UCONN ballroom team/club, and I will be competing Silver in all styles. Finding this ballroom community since my big move to CT has honestly been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Everyone has been so welcoming and supportive, and ballroom dancing has opened up a whole new world for me. It’s motivating, fun, and a great way to bring people together! I’ll be working in hopes that you all get this same amazing experience, so if there is anything you need or if you have any questions/comments/suggestions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll see you all on the dance floor!

Contact Victoria (club@uconnballroom.com)

Club Sports Liaison

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Janna DiVico

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Contact Janna (club-sports-liaison@uconnballroom.com)

Competition Coordinator

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Victoria Gavras

Hi everyone! My name is Victoria and I am so excited to be serving as the Competition Coordinator of the UConn Ballroom Dance team this year! I am currently a Junior studying Communications and Public Relations. I have been dancing on the UConn Ballroom Dance team for two years and I am currently a Silver level dancer in Smooth/Standard and Rhythm/Latin. My two favorites styles would definitely have to be Smooth and Latin. I love helping out new members so please feel free to email me with any questions you might have about the team! Hope to see you on the dance floor :)

Contact Victoria (competition@uconnballroom.com)

Webmaster

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Samantha Tsun

Hey everyone! I'm Sam, and I'm in charge of managing the information that goes on this website. A little bit about myself: I'm a UConn alumna. I graduated from the School of Business with a major in MIS. I spend much of my free time dancing ballroom. This will be my sixth year on the team, and I currently dance open Smooth, Latin and Rhythm, and gold Standard for fun.

Contact Samantha (webmaster@uconnballroom.com)

Faculty Advisor

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George Gibson

Contact George (gibson@phys.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 graciously offered his services to help maintain and develop the website. Adam works professionally as a Systems Administrator and is continuing his education at Central Connecticut State University. When he isn't at work or school, he can often be found dancing at either Ballroom Fever or North American Dance Academy in Enfield, CT. Adam competes throughout the New England collegiate ballroom circuit in Open Smooth and Gold Standard.

Contact Adam (webmaster@uconnballroom.com)