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2014-2015 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
2014-2015

Kenzie Brancato
President

kjb5450@psu.edu


Hometown: Conneaut Lake, PA
Year: Senior
Major: Food Science
Hometown Dance Studio: Allegro Dance Arts
Favorite Style of Dance: Jazz and Contemporary
Favorite Orchesis Memory: Everything THON, spending every Martin Luther King weekend in NYC with my girls, and showcases!
Plans after graduation:
Grad school for Viticulture & Enology so I can someday own a Vineyard!

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Elise Deming
Vice President


Hometown: Murrysville, PA
Year: Senior
Major: Nutriton / 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!


Katie Krause
Treasurer

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


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Kathryn Earls
Secretary (Homecoming Chair)

Hometown: New Freedom, PA
Year: Junior
Major: CSD
Hometown Dance Studio: Greater York Youth Ballet/Light of Life Performing Arts
Favorite Style of Dance: Ballet
Other PSU Organizations: NSHLLA, HHD Student Council
Favorite Orchesis Memory: New York City trips!

 

Erika Lee
Junior Officer(Social Chair)

Hometown: York, PA
Year: Junior
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: Treasurer of 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!

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Marin Merge (THON Chair)

Hometown: Murrysville, PA
Year: Junior
Major: Accounting
Minor:
International Business
Hometown Dance Studio: Larry Cervi's School of Performing Arts
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary
Other PSU Organizations: Smeal Student Mentors, Penn State Finance Society, Best Buddies,
Favorite Orchesis Memory: New York City!

Samantha Chou (THON Chair)

Hometown: Severna Park, MD
Year: Sophomore
Major: Supply Chair / Minor: International Business
Hometown Dance Studio: The Dance Academy of Severna Park
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary

;Other PSU Organizations: Valley Magazine, R & R Committee Favorite Orchesis Memory: Taking classes at Broadway Dance Centre and spending the weekend with the girls in NYC!

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Cecilie Broussard

Hometown: Prince Frederick, MD
Year: Freshman
Major: Nuclear Engineering
Hometown Dance Studio: Abigail Francisco's School of Classical Ballet
Favorite Style of Dance: Ballet
Other PSU Organisations: SWE, ANS
Favorite Orchesis Memory:

Savannah Cranford

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Year: Sophomore
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!

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Daniella DeLacruz

Hometown: Belle Mead, NJ
Year: Freshman
Major: Biobehavioral Health
Hometown Dance Studio: Dance Exposure II
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary
Other PSU Organizations: Pre-Dental Society, Global Medical Brigades

Patricia DeTomas

Hometown: Garnett Valley, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Mechanical Engineering Minor: Dance
Hometown Dance Studio: The Rock School West
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary/lyrical
Other PSU Organizations: SWE, WEP, SHPE, Millennium Scholar

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Laurel Hyneman

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


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Brenna Farley

Hometown: Mendham, NJ
Year: Freshman
Major: Kinesiology
Hometown Dance Studio: Art of Dance
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary

Other PSU Organizations: Pi Beta Phi

Alyssa Kresge

Hometown: Nazarith, PA
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology
Hometown Dance Studio: Miss Tanga's Expression of Dance
Favorite Style of Dance: Jazz
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Avery Felty

Hometown: Orwigsburg, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Biobehavioral Health
Hometown Dance Studio: Horizon's Dance Conservatory
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary
Other PSU Organizations: Pre-Med Society, Yoga Club
Favorite Orchesis Memory: Dance classes

Ashlee Fisher

Hometown: Athens, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: General Sciences
Hometown Dance Studio: Pat Haggerty Dance Studio
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary/Jazz
Other PSU Organizations: Whiplash Dance Team, AED Science Club
Favorite Orchesis Memory:

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Amanda McKaig

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

Lauren Oeste

Hometown: Downingtown, PA
Year: Sophomore
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown Dance Studio: The Dance Center, West Chester PA
Favorite Style of Dance: Ballet/Jazz
Other PSU Organizations: Kappa Delta Sorority, WEP
Favorite Orchesis Memory:

Gabi Omatick

Hometown: Connellsville, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Industrial Engineering
Hometown Dance Studio: Houck Dance Studio
Favorite Style of Dance: Ballet
Other PSU Organizations: SWE Favorite Orchesis Memory: Every and all the socials!


Lauren Pruyne

Hometown: Athens, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Food Science
Hometown Dance Studio:
Perkins School of the Arts
Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary
Other PSU Organizations: Dancer Relations, Food Science Club


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Ann Rodden

Hometown: Media, PA
Year: Sophomore
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

Breanne Rowe

Hometown: Arnold, MD
Year: Junior
Major:
Hometown Dance Studio:
Favorite Style of Dance:
Favorite Orchesis Memory:

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Finlay Young

Hometown: Glenn Mills, PA
Year: Sophomore
Major: Public Relations/Entrepreneurship
Hometown Dance Studio: Kicks Academy of Dance
Favorite Style of Dance: Jazz/Lyrical

Other PSU Organizations: Delta Gamma
Favorite Orchesis Memory: Joining this year!


Michelle Stedman

Hometown: Garnet Valley, PA
Year: Junior
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!

 

 

 

 



Kelli Zaino

Hometown: Londonderry, NH
Year: Freshman
Major: Finance
Hometown Dance Studio: Melissa Hoffman Dance Center
Favorite Style of Dance: Lyrical/Contemporary
Favorite Orchesis Memory: Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity