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2013-2014 Officer Board

President :: Kenzie Brancato (kjb5450@psu.edu)

Vice President :: Elise Deming (emd5246@psu.edu)

Treasurer :: Katie Krause (krk5289@psu.edu)

Secretary :: Kathryn Earls (kee5114@psu.edu)

Junior Officer (and social chair) :: Erika Lee (eml228@psu.edu)

THON Chairs :: Marin Merge and Samantha Chou

Orchesis Dance Company
2013-2014

Megan Lantz
President

mwl5238@psu.edu


Hometown: Murrysville, PA
Year: Senior
Major: Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management
Hometown Dance Studio: Studio G Dance Center
Favorite Style of Dance: Jazz and Contemporary
Favorite Orchesis Memory: Everything THON, Homecoming with Theta Chi, and spending every Martin Luther King weekend in NYC with my girls!
Plans after graduation:
Hopefully aquiring a job with a major Hotel chain working in their catering or banquets department!

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Nicole Signore
Vice President



Hometown: Middletown, NJ
Year: Senior
Major: Rehabilitation and Human Services
Hometown Dance Studio: Kathryn Barnett School of Dance
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary
Other PSU Organizations: OT Club, RHSSO, CARE lab
Favorite Orchesis Memory: THON & NYC!

Plans after graduation: Graduate school for Occupational Therapy!

Elise Deming
Treasurer

Hometown: Murrysville, PA
Year: Junior
Major: Nutrition
Minor: HDFS
Hometown Dance Studio: Dance Expressions by Erica
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary
Other PSU Organizations: Healthworks
Favorite Orchesis Memory: New York City trips!


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Natalie Dapas
Secretary (Homecoming Chair)


Hometown: Dallas, TX
Year: Senior
Major: Chemistry
Hometown Dance Studio: The Rock School West
Favorite Style of Dance: Lyrical/Contemporary
Other PSU Organizations: Sailing Clug, Science LionPride
Favorite Orchesis Memory: Performing in THON!

Plans after graduation: Medical School

Kenzie Brancato
Junior Officer(Social Chair)


Hometown: Conneaut Lake, PA
Year: Junior
Major: Food Science
Hometown Dance Studio: Allegro Dance Arts
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary & Jazz
Other PSU Organizations: Food Science Club
Favorite Orchesis Memory: New York City with all my Orchesisters, performing at THON, and showcases!

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Samantha Caiarelli

Hometown: Franklin, PA
Year: Senior
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown Dance Studio: Studio 22 Dance Academy
Favorite Style of Dance: Lyrical Other PSU Organizations: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Samantha Chou

Hometown: Severna Park, MD
Year: Freshman
Major: Supply Chain
Hometown Dance Studio: Dance Academy of Severna Park
Favorite Style of Dance: Ballet & Contemporary

Other PSU Organizations: Monarch

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Savannah Cranford

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Year: Freshman
Major: Architecture
Hometown Dance Studio: Clark Academy
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary
Other PSU Organisations:Ambitions
Favorite Orchesis Memory: Being woken up Sunday morning to find out I made the company!

Mia DeFrank (THON Chair)

Hometown: Uniorntown, PA
Year: Junior
Major: Elementary Education/ESL Certificate
Hometown Dance Studio: Koza and Company Dance Studio
Favorite Style of Dance: Ballet/Pointe
Other PSU Organizations: SPSEA, NSCS, First Year Royalty Homcoming Committee
Favorite Orchesis Memory: THON!

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Kathryn Earls

Hometown:
Year: Sophomore
Major:
Hometown Dance Studio:
Favorite Style of Dance:
Other PSU Organizations:

Chloe Fu

Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Year: Freshman
Major: Business
Hometown Dance Studio: The Dance Academy of Severna Park
Favorite Style of Dance: Ballet
Other PSU Organizations: Student Red Cross Club

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Laurel Hyneman

Hometown: Reading, PA
Year: Sophomore
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Hometown Dance Studio: Berks Ballet Theater
Favorite Style of Dance: Ballet
Other PSU Organizations: PSNtv, the Penn State Association of Journalists for Diversity

Sarah Koch

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Year: Junior
Major: CSD/HDFS
Hometown Dance Studio: Thomas Dance Studio of Performing Arts
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary


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Katie Krause

Hometown: Matamoras, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Biology/Ecology & Business
Hometown Dance Studio: The Dance Center, P.J. NY
Favorite Style of Dance: Ballet

Alyssa Kresge

Hometown: Nazarith, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Biology
Hometown Dance Studio: Miss Tanga's Expression of Dance
Favorite Style of Dance: Jazz
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Erika Lee

Hometown: York, PA
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biobehavioral Health
Minor: Business
Hometown Dance Studio: Greater York Dance Center & York Area Repitoire of Dance
Favorite Style of Dance: Jazz and Contemporary
Other PSU Organizations: Health and Human Development Student Council, BBH Society
Favorite Orchesis Memory: Spending countless hours with my orchesis girls, hayride, and THON weekend in the stands with everyone!

Ellyn Marant

Hometown: Center Valley, PA
Year: Super Duper Senior
Major: Industrial Engineering/Product Realization
Hometown Dance Studio: Diane Medeiros Academy of Dance
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary & Swag
Other PSU Organizations: THON & Homecoming
Favorite Orchesis Memory: Canning & THON weekends, New York City trips!

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Amanda McKaig

Hometown: Redondo Beach, California
Year: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Hometown Dance Studio: The Studio
Favorite Style of Dance:Contemporary
Favorite Orchesis Memory: Performing at THON!

Marin Merge

Hometown: Murrysville, PA
Year: Sophomore
Major: Finance
Major:
Economics
Hometown Dance Studio: Larry Cervi's School of Performing Arts
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary
Other PSU Organizations: Penn State Finance Society, Best Buddies, Global Business Brigades, Penn State Animal Volunteers
Favorite Orchesis Memory: THON weekend!

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Brittany Miller

Hometown: Hanover, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Childhood & Early Adolescent Education (PK-4)
Minor:
Spanish & Dance
Hometown Dance Studio: The School of Music and Dance
Favorite Style of Dance: Ballet
Other PSU Organizations: Club Cheer, Circle K, SPSEA

Ali Parks

Hometown: Satellite Beach, FL
Year: Junior
Major: Economics
Major:
Media Studies
Hometown Dance Studio: Rythm in Motion
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary

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Ann Rodden

Hometown: Media, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Meteorology focus in Communicatoins
Hometown Dance Studio: The Rock School West
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary/Lyrical
Other PSU Organizations: PSU Storm Chase, Campus Weather Service, EMS Student Council

Emily Sabo

Hometown: Monroeville, PA
Year: Senior
Major: Spanish Education and International Studies
Hometown Dance Studio:
M&M Dance Academy
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary & West-African
Other PSU Organizations: Sign Language Org, Center for Language Studies Lab
Favorite Orchesis Memory:
Ali's First Time teaching.
Plans after Graduation: Possibly teaching English in South Korea or working in Ecuador. Grad School is still also an option in mind.

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Michelle Stedman

Hometown: Garnet Valley, PA
Year: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Hometown Dance Studio: Kicks Academy of Dance
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary
Favorite Orchesis Memory: Homecoming week festivities, NYC trip, and THON weekend!