Ariana is a senior at Rhode Island College majoring in Math Education, specializing in grades 6 through 12. She has been dancing for more than two years and competes at the Silver level. Ariana’s favorite dance is East Coast Swing. When she is not dancing or daydreaming about dancing, she can be found tutoring at the Math Learning Center, practicing American Sign Language, or playing KenKen and Sporcle with her friends.
Office Hour: Thursdays 2-3pm
Vice President - Kate Eminger
Kate is a junior majoring in Early Childhood Education. She started ballroom dancing in the Fall of 2016 and is currently competing at the Silver level. Before starting ballroom, Kate danced jazz, tap and ballet and was a competitive gymnast. Her favorite dances are cha-cha and foxtrot. When she isn't dancing, you can find her coaching at Anchor Gymnastics, singing in the Nazarian Center, or playing Jeopardy! in her dorm.
Office Hour: Mondays 12:30-1:30pm
Treasurer - Derrick Powers
Derrick is a junior majoring in molecular biology. He started dancing ballroom February of 2017 and caught on pretty quick. He enjoys cha cha, bolero and tango the most, but tries his best in any dance he does. When he isn’t dancing, Derrick is playing video games, sleeping in the office or studying for classes.
Office Hour: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm
Secretary - Julia McAdams
Julia is a sophomore at Rhode Island College studying Biology. She has been dancing for one year and now competes at the bronze level. Right from the beginning she fell in love with ballroom! Julia's favorite dance is Viennese Waltz and East Coast Swing. When she isn't dancing, she is either reading a science book, hanging out with friends, or at another club's meeting.
Office Hour: Thursdays 10-11am
Webmaster- Vanessa Coelho
Vanessa is a sophomore at Rhode Island College and is majoring in Psychology. She has always dreamt of learning to dance Ballroom ever since she was younger. This dream came true during the Fall of 2017 and she has loved every moment of it. Vanessa’s favorite dances are Tango and Paso Doble . When she isn’t dancing, you can find her taking pictures, on social media, or rocking out to showtunes in her kitchen.
Office Hour: Wednesdays 12-1pm
Comp. Coordinator- Thomas Yakey Jr.
Thomas is a freshman studying music education and a minor in Italian. He is a newcomer who started dancing just a few months ago. His favorite dances include Foxtrot, Waltz, and International Rumba but he doesn’t dislike any dances whatsoever! When Thomas isn’t dancing, he’s either practicing piano and or singing, at a meeting for another club, or lounging around on his phone.