Executives

The club’s executives are at your service to create an enjoyable, dance-filled year for you. If you have any concerns or questions, please direct them (via e-mail) to any of the following executives.

Your Executive team for 2018-2019:

Ezra Parker

Major/faculty: Civil Engineering
Years in DC: 3
Why did you join DC? A good friend of mine hyped the club up to me all throughout our grade 12 year, and when I went to the first free class I was instantly hooked.
Advice to new members? We’re all bad at dancing. We just pretend we know what we’re doing. What matters is having the determination to get better, and practicing.
Who is your celebrity crush? Daniel Radcliffe or Chris Pratt
What is the most memorable moment from one of our teachers? Zillion giving the entire summer dance class potatoes.
What song will you always sing to? I want it that way.
What word can you never spell right the first time? I can’t spell. That’s why I’m not in arts.
What is your hobby outside of dance? Singing and acting. Love musical theatre, but my heart lies with farce.
Which discontinued product do you miss? Good super soakers.
What skill do you wish you had? Baking
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Fun

Internal Vice President
ivp@ubcdanceclub.com
Elli Takenaka

Major/faculty: That’s a good question…
Years in DC: 2
Why did you join DC? Was new to Vancouver and needed friends. My mum encouraged me to join a club to meet people.
Advice to new members? Go to events and get involved! It’s a great way to get to know other people in the club, especially if you’re shy like I was.
Who is your celebrity crush? Michelle Obama and Sasha Velour
What is the most memorable moment from one of our teachers? BOX!
What song will you always sing to? Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
What word can you never spell right the first time? I’m actualy realy good at speling
What is your hobby outside of dance? I dabble in playing the ukulele and run a little (not simultaneously, unfortunately); I also like books and memes…
Which discontinued product do you miss? Tamagotchis
What skill do you wish you had? I wish I could wiggle my ears.
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Purple

External Vice President
evp@ubcdanceclub.com
Veronica Bui

Major/faculty: Speech sciences
Years in DC: 2
Why did you join DC? Had an impulse to learn ballroom in highschool, so I did. I knew that this was the club I wanted to join in university.
Advice to new members? You’ll be fine 🙂
Who is your celebrity crush? Osric Chau
What is the most memorable moment from one of our teachers? Zill’s Dances of the Day
What song will you always sing to? Stop and Stare by OneRepublic
What word can you never spell right the first time? Identify
What is your hobby outside of dance? Learning languages!
Which discontinued product do you miss? Vine
What skill do you wish you had? Social skills
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Silly

Victoria Huang

Major/faculty: Political Science & Economics
Years in DC: 2
Why did you join DC? Seemed kind of interesting among the 500 UBC clubs that I was researching before coming to university.
Advice to new members? Dance club helps you grow as a person, in so many ways more than you can imagine.
Who is your celebrity crush? Benedict Cumberbatch from Sherlock
What song will you always sing to? Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
What word can you never spell right the first time? Cooperation/ Corporation?
What is your hobby outside of dance? Singing, playing the piano, doing chores, and…. studying.
Which discontinued product do you miss? Wait French Toast Crunch is being discontinued???
What skill do you wish you had? I wish I can dance better…….
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Family

Elliot Chong

Major/faculty: Food, Nutrition, and Health
Years in DC: 3
Why did you join DC? I used to do hip-hop when I was younger, and wanted to branch out into other forms of dance when I got into university. A couple free classes and a sign-up form later, ballroom became a regular thing.
Advice to new members? This is a club of opportunity. There are a plethora of ways you can improve your dancing, involvement, and character. It is just a matter of you realizing the chance is there and taking it.
Who is your celebrity crush? Matthew Gray Gubler or Hayley Williams
What is the most memorable moment from one of our teachers? We were given potatoes as part of a summer dance class joke from Zillion.
What song will you always sing to? 20 Dollar Nose Bleed by Fall Out Boy ft. Brendon Urie
What word can you never spell right the first time? Accomadation. Accommodation.
What is your hobby outside of dance? I sculpt, do other artzy things, listen to an absud amount of music, try to get up to date with Twitch memes, cook, eat, and sleep
What skill do you wish you had? Telepathic communication with animals so I can amass an army and rule the world.
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Community

Booking Representatives
bookings@ubcdanceclub.com
Kathleen Downey

Major/faculty: Science
Years in DC: 1
Why did you join DC? My friends brought me to a free class and I fell in love with dancing!
Advice to new members? Just have fun, go to as many events as possible, and don’t be afraid to approach the execs!
Who is your celebrity crush? Chris Evans/ Emma Watson
What is the most memorable moment from one of our teachers? Murray telling me that being in classes out of my league was good for me
What song will you always sing to? I’ll sing anything I know the lyrics too
What word can you never spell right the first time? Explanation
What is your hobby outside of dance? Hockey and playing the flute 🙂
What skill do you wish you had? Photographic Memory
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Fun

Maria Lee

Major/faculty: Sociology
Years in DC: 1
Why did you join DC? Started out in UBC Swing Kids and it was only natural to expand my horizon of dance
Advice to new members? Even though it may seem intimidating, compete in competitions! It’s really fun and helps you improve so much!
Who is your celebrity crush? Emma Watson
What song will you always sing to? Any songs I know the lyrics to
What word can you never spell right the first time? priviledge
What is your hobby outside of dance? Singing
What skill do you wish you had? The ability to effectively juggle dance and school work
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Boom.

Graphic Designers
Adrian Lewczuk

Major/faculty: BUCS
Years in DC: 2
Why did you join DC? Janine
Advice to new members? No stress 🙂
Who is your celebrity crush? Alex Hunter from White Collar 😍😍
What song will you always sing to? Calabria 2007
What word can you never spell right the first time? Business
What is your hobby outside of dance? Multimedia (Photo, Video, Animation), Outdoors (Hiking, Kayaking, Biking), Cirque du Soleil, Napping
Which discontinued product do you miss? There’s this champagne I can’t seem to find in BC. And plain boring simple cell phones.
What skill do you wish you had? Any performance art
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Joshua Pablo

Major/faculty: Civil Engineering
Years in DC: 2
Why did you join DC? I’ve always wanted to learn how to waltz/tango since I was little. Didn’t think I would be learning it until I grew super old and was retired. Little did I know UBCDC existed, tried free classes with a couple friends and never turned back.
Advice to new members? Want tips or learn how to do a move? Ask anyone, literally. You don’t to be great at it at the start, have fun with it and let your emotions show through your dance.
Who is your celebrity crush? Chris Hemsworth/Emma Watson
What is the most memorable moment from one of our teachers? Kyryl making the leads practice their frame by forcing us to hold those heavy chairs while in frame doing the waltz
What song will you always sing to? Love Story – T Swift, and that one lyric form God’s Plan
What word can you never spell right the first time? grammer.. or is it, grammar?
What is your hobby outside of dance? Guitar/Photography/Ultimate/Swimming/Overwatch n League/Spreading the word about our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
Which discontinued product do you miss? Bionicles
What skill do you wish you had? To speak a multitude of different languages
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Shenanigans

Social Coordinators
soco@ubcdanceclub.com
Connor Dalton

Major/faculty: Chemistry
Years in DC: 2
Why did you join DC? Wanted to dance coming into college, loved dance club from the first free classes
Advice to new members? Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
Who is your celebrity crush? Michael B. Jordan
What is the most memorable moment from one of our teachers? Zill explaining what rumba is really about
What song will you always sing to? Bye Bye Bye, That’s my jam
What word can you never spell right the first time? Suntharalingam
What is your hobby outside of dance? Brass Musician
Which discontinued product do you miss? Game Boy Advanced
What skill do you wish you had? Not overshooting a titration
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Extra

Dhanya Suntharalingam

Major/faculty: Psychology
Years in DC: 2
Why did you join DC? Wanted to try a new style of dance and ended up staying
Advice to new members? Go to social dances, its a good time to practice and meet people
Who is your celebrity crush? Ruby Rose and Tom Ellis
What is the most memorable moment from one of our teachers? And zoop!
What song will you always sing to? Anything from musicals…
What word can you never spell right the first time? What is spelling?
What is your hobby outside of dance? Reading
What skill do you wish you had? Time travel
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Loud

Sponsorship Coordinator
sponsorship@ubcdanceclub.com
Simon Chung

Major/faculty: FORESTREE!!!
Years in DC: 3
Why did you join DC? I like dance competitions… dem pens… and bags
Advice to new members? Don’t forget to work on your techniques! Those are the torpedos!
Who is your celebrity crush? Any viral cat sensations ヘ(=^・ω・^= )ノ Meow~~~
What is the most memorable moment from one of our teachers? Zill: “Okay.”
What song will you always sing to? What Maria said. She has a great point haha…
What word can you never spell right the first time? Elephant.
What is your hobby outside of dance? Choir and french horn… and more Ballroom Dancing.
Which discontinued product do you miss? Every good, comfy pairs of dance shoes I owned.
What skill do you wish you had? Power to convince everyone to use the god damn compost bin… it’s like 2 steps over to your right? or the power to poof away CliMatE cHaNGe!
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Noiiiiice

Secretary
Marjolein Ribberink

Major/faculty: Atmospheric Science
Years in DC: 1
Why did you join DC? Imagine Day – campus was plastered with chalk. EVERYWHERE. I came for free classes and never left.
Advice to new members? Come to social dances – they’re the bomb!
Who is your celebrity crush? Dan Stevens and Emma Watson
What is the most memorable moment from one of our teachers? Kyryl: “No, I’ll lead thank you.”
What song will you always sing to? Just about anything Disney
What word can you never spell right the first time? aqueus? Aquos? Aqueous?
What is your hobby outside of dance? Reading. Travelling. Singing along to whatever is playing. Starting art projects and not finishing them
Which discontinued product do you miss? Tim Hortons Dark Hot Chocolate
What skill do you wish you had? Time manipulation
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Late

Photographer
Sorayya Seddigh

Major/faculty: Physiology
Years in DC: 2
Why did you join DC? Saw 10000000000 UBCDC posters persuading me to join each time I walked to class.
Advice to new members? Just do it.
Who is your celebrity crush? Ryan Reynolds
What is the most memorable moment from one of our teachers? Kyryl screaming ‘Ow!’ when I stepped on his foot during a class demo.
What song will you always sing to? (chorus of) Bailando (Spanish version)
What word can you never spell right the first time? maneuver
What is your hobby outside of dance? Photography, reading, cooking, shopping at Costco
Which discontinued product do you miss? iPod nano
What skill do you wish you had? public speaking
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Ohana

Cindy Tan

Major/faculty: Math and CS
Years in DC: 3
Why did you join DC? Volunteered at Robson Square and was inspired by the demos.
Advice to new members? Go to Robson Square Summer Dance Series.
Who is your celebrity crush? Sarah Rafferty
What song will you always sing to? I See Fire
What word can you never spell right the first time? wierd
What is your hobby outside of dance? I draw sometimes
What skill do you wish you had? The ability to fly and/or do samba (equivalent difficulty)
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Extra

Equipment Representatives
Tiffany Griesbach

Major/faculty: Commerce
Years in DC: 1
Why did you join DC? My mother used to ballroom dance when she was younger and I want to learn too! And I love all things purple.
Advice to new members? Have fun and just flow with the music
Who is your celebrity crush? Robert Downey Jr.
What is the most memorable moment from one of our teachers? Joel calling me out by name every time I look down at my shoes when dancing
What song will you always sing to? Hey Soul Sister
What word can you never spell right the first time? Exercise? Excercise?
What is your hobby outside of dance? Cooking & baking, skiing, travelling
Which discontinued product do you miss? Starbuck’s Iced French Vanilla Latte
What skill do you wish you had? Flight
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Tradition

Armin Mukmin

Major/faculty: Civil Engineering
Years in DC: 2
Why did you join DC? Free classes were dope
Who is your celebrity crush? Armie Hammer
What is the most memorable moment from one of our teachers? Joel’s smile literally every day
What song will you always sing to? Piano man
What word can you never spell right the first time? Queue
What is your hobby outside of dance? Lift
Which discontinued product do you miss? Courage the Cowardly Dog
What skill do you wish you had? Stress management
Describe UBC Dance Club in 1 word. Family