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Brown 2018

October 28, 2018
Rhodes on the Pawtucket; Cranston, RI

List of team finalists

MITBDT won the Christina Cryan Newcomer Team Match for the thirteenth straight year! We also claimed third place in the team match. Congratulations to our rookies, who had a very strong presence in the Newcomer finals and semifinals.

Congratulations also to Jesse Kirkpatrick and Electra Carzis for placing out of Gold Latin; we welcome you to the Open division!


Harvard Beginners 2018

October 14, 2018
Malkin Athletic Center, Harvard University campus

List of team finalists

Congratulations to all the rookies who competed in their very first ballroom dance competition after only five weeks of practice!
MITBDT won 1st and 2nd places (actually, several others too) in the Rookie-Vet team match!

MITBDT was also represented in the Open showcase performances that took place over lunch. The Latin performance featured Ryan Bisbey & Marissa Pioso, Michael Moebius & Jessica Bernier, and Mikhail Agrba & Christina Jarymowycz. Boris Yelin performed in the Open Rhythm showcase with Tsotso Ablorh and in the concluding Open Smooth showcase with Amanda Hutter.


MITBDT Featured in MIT News

MITBDT was the subject of a featured video in MIT news!

Hear former team captain Corey Cleveland (’17) share what he loves about ballroom dance, and see our team members in action at Latin rounds!

Our gratitude goes to Lillie Paquette for producing this amazing video!

Corey was also interviewed by Meg Murphy. Learn more about Corey’s experiences with ballroom dance in the full article submitted to the MIT News Office in April 2017: Having a ball.


MIT 2018

April 28-29, 2018
MIT campus, Rockwell Cage

There were 90 MITBDT dancers, out of a total of 950 competitors!

List of team finalists

Congratulations to our 11 rookies who completed a grueling 19-dance this year: Constantin Weisser(G), Daria Osipova, Jonathan Tidor(G), Katie Mathison(’19), Miray Omurtak, Nick Ning, Patrik Braun(G), Sonia Zhang, Victor Quach(G), Virginia Faust, and Yuening Zhang(G)! Honorable mention to rookies Zhifen Chen, Rachel Connick(G), Hamid Doosthosseini(G), and Maiya Tracy, who also competed in all four styles this weekend!

Congratulations also to Giorgio Gaglia and Anna Gavrilman, and to Evan Sadler and Alisa Zosin, for finaling in Championship Latin; and to Giorgio and Natasha Struchkova for finaling in Championship Smooth!


BU 2018

February 11, 2018
BU campus, Metcalf Ballroom

List of team finalists
Congratulations to Boris Yelin & Juliana Neves for placing third in Champ Latin!
Congrats also to Jesse Kirkpatrick and Electra Carzis for placing out of Silver Latin!