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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!


Harvard 2018

March 31 – April 1, 2018
Harvard University campus, Northwest Building

List of team finalists
Congratulations to Giorgio Gaglia and Anna Gavrilman, who won Champ Latin!
Congrats also to Cedric Delmy and Rachael Schwartz for placing out of Gold Latin; and to Charlie Hirst and Laura Aravena for placing out of Silver Latin!


MITBDT at NDCA Nationals

MITBDT sent three couples to the United States National Amateur Dancesport Championships. The event was held on March 7th – 10th, 2018, on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah.

Congratulations to Giorgio Gaglia & Anna Gavrilman, who were recalled to the third round of the Adult Pre-Championship Latin (CSR) event! Giorgio and Anna, as well as MITBDT couple Evan Sadler and Alisa Zosin, also competed in the prestigious U.S. National Amateur Latin Championship 5-dance event against the best amateur Latin dancers in the nation.

A shout out to MITBDT’s faculty adviser Luca and his partner Jen, who competed this weekend in the U.S. National Senior I Latin Championship 5-dance event.

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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!