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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Joseph Irizarry

Hey, Everyone! I'm Joe and I'm excited to be our new President. I'm a Junior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I joined ballroom dance in the fall of 2016 and I'm really glad to have been able to come down week after week and dance with you all. Currently I'm a Silver level dancer in all four styles, but favorite ones are Standard and Latin.

Feel free to reach out to me about anything; questions, suggestions, comments, etc. Hope to see you on the dance floor!

Contact Joseph (president@uconnballroom.com)

Vice President

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Francesca Fonzetti

Hello! My name is Francesca Fonzetti and I am currently the Vice President of the UConn Ballroom Dance Team! I am a junior who is double majoring in English and Economics. I joined ballroom my freshman year and I’m loving every second of it! My favorite styles are Standard and Rhythm, 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. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

Contact Francesca (vice-president@uconnballroom.com)

Treasurer

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Steven Chick

Hey Everyone! My name is Steven Chick and I am the Treasurer of the UConn Ballroom Team. I am currently a junior studying Computer Science and Engineering and German Studies. I have been with the team for 4 semesters and I currently compete silver in all four styles.

I like all of the styles equally, for each offer really fun dances and because I also love dancing. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting everyone!

Contact Steven (treasurer@uconnballroom.com)

Secretary

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Amanda Blazka

Amanda is a senior from Pennsylvania majoring in Human Development & Family Studies and double-minoring in Sociology and Film Studies. She is extremely thankful to have found her place at UConn within the Ballroom Dance Team and views competition days as the best days of the school year! She has competed since freshman year and her favorite styles are Smooth and Latin. In her spare time, you can find her obsessing over classic film, crafting, playing the Clarinet and eating an obscene amount of junk food. Although she may be an intimidating 5’ 9,” she is extremely approachable and is willing to meet and help anyone on the team. She is super excited to return as Secretary for this year!

Contact Amanda (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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Joseph Irizarry

Hey, everyone! I’m Joe and I’m excited to be our new Club Director. I’m a sophomore majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I joined ballroom dance last year and I’m really glad I’ve been able to come down week after week and dance with you all. Currently, I’m a bronze level dancer in all four styles, but my favorite style is Standard, especially Tango and Quickstep.

Feel free to reach out to me about anything; questions, suggestions, comments, etc. Hope to see you on the dance floor!

Contact Joseph (club@uconnballroom.com)

Webmaster

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Harrison Burr

Hello there everybody! I'm Harrison, the nerd behind the site for the club. I'm a sophomore majoring in Digital Media and Design (concentrating in Web Design, so this is fitting). I've long since had an interest in ballroom and thanks to UCONN got a chance to try it out and love it for everything I imagined it was and is. I joined in the fall of my freshman year of 2017 and have been on the team since. I look forward to learning so much more and continuing to improve what I (think) have already learned. My favorite dances are Tango, Foxtrot, and Waltz. I'm a Bronze level competitor. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions! Harrison Out.

Contact Harrison (webmaster@uconnballroom.com)

Competition Coordinator

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Scott Loescher

Scott joined the UConn Ballroom Dance Team as a freshman in 2006, and has been hooked ever since. He currently only competes in Open Standard, but has competed in Open Smooth as well as Gold Rhythm and Latin. Outside of ballroom, he teaches Biology at several colleges in Connecticut.
If you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming 2017 Husky Classic Ballroom Dance Competition, please don’t hesitate to contact Scott. He compulsively checks his email and will respond within 24 hours, if not sooner

Contact Scott (competition@uconnballroom.com)

Quartermaster

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Helen Bian

Hi everyone! My name is Helen and I’m the quartermaster for UConn Ballroom. I am a sophomore on the pre-med track, and I am double majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology and Spanish. Currently, I am a bronze level dancer and I honestly can’t imagine a life without ballroom or my incredible teammates. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Contact Helen (quartermaster@uconnballroom.com)

Community Outreach Chair

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Rebecca Chalmers

Hey there everyone! My name is Rebecca Chalmers and I am the Community Outreach Chair for UConn Ballroom. I am currently a Sophomore studying Technical Theater and Design with a focus in Costume Construction. I joined Ballroom last year and I am currently dancing in the bronze level. I can honestly tell you that it didn't take me very long to find a place here in ballroom and I love every minute of being here with everyone.

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

Contact Rebecca (community-outreach@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 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)