Allie Ard, Co-Captain


Major: Animal Science
Class of 2018
Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif.


Allie started dancing when she was three years old at Jazz N Taps Dance Studio. She joined the competition team when she was seven years old and competed for 10 years. She was also on her high school dance team for her two years and this is her fourth year on the UC Davis Dance Team. She has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, musical theater and lyrical. In her spare time, Allie likes to watch movies, bake, and hang out with friends. Her favorite thing about Davis is the downtown area and all the fun places to eat. She is looking forward to dancing the in the Picnic Day parade this year and the team's showcase!


Alexa Feddema, Co-Captain


Major: Dramatic Art and Dance Emphasis
Minor: Education & Physical Education
Class of 2018
Hometown: Temecula, Calif.


Alexa has been dancing since she was three years old and she danced at Just Plain Dancin' in Southern California. She is trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, modern, and ballet on pointe. She started dancing competitively at age eight, and also danced with a ballet company for five years. In High School she was on the Varsity Dance Team and the Varsity Pom Team, and her senior year she was captain of both teams. After her freshman year at UC Davis, she was able to dance at the Radio City Rockettes' Summer Intensive in NYC. In her spare time, Alexa loves spending time with her family and friends, as well as going to the beach, Disneyland, and other fun places as often as she can. Alexa's favorite things about Davis are all of the friends she has made, the great community, and the many animals on campus. This year she looks forward to performing at all of the Football and Basketball games, dancing in the annual end of the year Showcase, and making amazing memories with her team. .


Tara Choat


Major: Evolutionary Anthropology and Theatre & Dance
Class of 2019
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.


Tara began dancing at age four and competing at age six. She has trained at many studios in addition to her high school dance program, APA (Academy for the Performing Arts). While in the program at APA Tara was nominated for and won the Orange County Register's Artist of the Year competition for Dance for 2015. In her spare time she keeps up an intense relationship with Netflix, teaches dance, and spends time with her amazing family. Additionally, Tara works as a Public Advisor in the Welcome Center and lovings meeting so many future and new Aggies. Her favorite thing about Davis is the welcoming and friendly atmosphere in the town and within the entire student body of UC Davis. The thing Tara look forwards to the most this year is making long lasting friendships and creating some new and amazing memories.


Amanda Christie


Major: Animal Biology
Class of 2020
Hometown: Santa Cruz, Calif.


Amanda started out dancing at the age of four, at Elaine's Dance Studio. She then moved to Pacific Arts Complex during middle school, dancing there for around seven years, four of those years spent on the competition team. This is her second year on the UC Davis Dance Team. She has trained in all styles of dance, including tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, with hip-hop being her favorite. In her free time, Amanda enjoys working out, being with friends, drinking coffee, and being outdoors. Her favorite part of UC Davis is the spirited campus and the hammocks in the quad. She is looking forward to choreographing this year.


Nikki Chun


Major: Psychology, emphasis in biology
Minor: Communications
Class of 2018
Hometown: Morgan Hill, Calif.


Nikki has been dancing since she was four years old at Lana's Dance Studio, dancing a total of 14 years there. She joined the competition dance team at the age of nine, and spent 10 years competing. This is her fourth year on the UC Davis Dance Team. She has trained in all styles of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, and hip-hop. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and dancing. Her favorite thing about Davis is the fact that it is a friendly college campus. She is looking forward to the showcase this year and having the best Senior Year with her team!


Camille Frias


Major: Chemistry
Class of 2020
Hometown: Moorpark, Calif.


Camille started dancing at the age of three and has been dancing ever since at The Dance Company in Moorpark. She competed in jazz, tap, ballet, and hip hop with The Dance Company for six years and competed three tap solos. In her sophomore year of high school Camille joined the Moorpark High School Dance Team and performed with them for three years before joining the UC Davis Dance Team. When she isn't dancing, Camille enjoys reading classic novels, watching New Girl and exploring Davis. She is looking forward to a wonderful year on the team making lots of new friendships and memories!


Julia Ilsley


Major: Psychology
Class of 2018
Hometown: Napa Valley, Calif.


Julia began dancing when she was seven years old at Academy of Dance in Napa. She started competing when she was 13, right around the time she fell in love with contemporary and musical theater. She competed for the following four years until she started school at University of San Francisco as a dance major and focused on modern and ballet. Soon after transferring from USF, she started performing with Applegate Dance Company here in Davis. This is her second year on the UCD Dance team. So far, she loves Davis out of all the places she's been and her favorite thing about it is how open and inviting the community is. While Julia isn't performing at games or working on her psych homework, she loves to teach dance and spend time with her boyfriend. Out of everything, she is most excited about returning to her favorite style of dance, contemporary, while working on the showcase this Spring!


Paige Ingles


Major: Psychology, emphasis in biology
Minor: Education
Class of 2019
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.


Paige started dancing at the age of three and has danced competitively since she was seven years old, training in various styles like ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip-hop at Bobbie's School of Performing Arts. She was a member of Westlake High School's varsity dance team for four years and won 5th place solo champion at USA Dance Nationals in 2015. This is her third year on the UC Davis Dance Team. For fun, Paige loves listening to music (and going to concerts), and cooking. She is also a Research Assistant in Dr. Simine Vazire's Personality and Self-Knowledge Lab on campus. Her favorite thing about Davis is the welcoming community that the school fosters, and she loves hanging out with friends at the quad. She looks forward to cheering on the Ags at the Big West Conference Basketball Tournament in March and to bonding with the team more this year.


Kayla Jumig


Major: Cognitive Science, emphasis in neuroscience
Class of 2021
Hometown: San Mateo, Calif.


Kayla began her dance career at age four with ballet and tap dance at Miss Terri's Dance Studio. At six years old, she began her contemporary and pre-professional ballet training with Ayako School of Ballet where she also joined the competition team from 2010-2014. In high school, she moved on to study new types of genres - such as jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, and lyrical - by joining the Hillsdale High School Dance Ensemble and Dance Team for three years. As a freshman, this is her first year on the UC Davis Dance Team! She loves practicing amateur photography, eating Thai food with friends, hiking, and going out for late night drives in her free time. She highly appreciates Davis for its down-to-earth atmosphere and go-green initiatives, and she really looks forward to performing during basketball season!


Kaitlyn Kelly


Major: Economics
Class of 2019
Hometown: San Carlos, Calif.


Kaitlyn started her first ballet class at Menlo Park Academy of Dance when she was three years old and continued ballet for the next 14 years. She also trained in jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, ballet contemporary and pointe. Kaitlyn was on her studio's competition team for 6 years and competed with numerous group and solo pieces at various regional and national competitions. She also performed in annual recitals as well as professional ballets. Kaitlyn joined her high school's advanced dance program for three years, where she had the chance to choreograph dances to be performed at school assemblies and annual winter and spring shows. Here at Davis, in her spare time she enjoys hanging out with friends on and off campus. One of her favorite things about the school is the college town environment and all of the amazing people she has met. This year she is looking forward to making many more memories!


Marillis Lyzette Lara


Major: Global Disease Biology
Class of 2020
Hometown: Delano, Calif.


Lyzette has been dancing for 14 years at her local dance studio, Precision Dance Center, in her hometown. In those 14 years, seven of them have been competitive. She has been trained in all styles of dance including jazz, ballet, hip-hop, tap, contemporary, lyrical, and modern. Her favorite styles of dance include contemporary, lyrical and jazz. During her spare time, she enjoys dancing, hanging out with friends, spending time with her family and loved ones, and volunteering in her community. Her favorite thing about Davis is the diversity of people. She is most looking forward to spending time with the other members on the dance team.


Emma Jane Marshall


Major: Animal Science
Minor: Spanish
Class of 2020
Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.


Emma Jane started dancing six years ago at Carlsbad Dance Centre. Her last year of high school, she was a member of the competition dance team at Carlsbad Dance Centre while also dancing for her high school on the Xcalibur Dance Team. She has trained in a wide variety of styles including jazz, ballet/pointe, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. In her spare time she enjoys netflixing, listening to country music, and hanging out with friends. Her favorite thing about Davis is the inviting community and all the amazing people she has met since starting here. This year, she is looking forward to dancing with her teammates while cheering on our Aggie football and basketball teams from the sidelines.


Ali O'Regan


Major: Clinical Nutrition
Class of 2018
Hometown: Soquel, Calif.


Ali has been dancing since the age of two. She competed for nine years with No Limits Dance and Performing Arts and three years with Coastal Vibe Dance Company. Ali has been trained in contemporary, jazz, ballet and tap. In her spare time, Ali loves to eat, bake, read, and play board games. Ali also loves hanging out with friends at the Davis farmer's market and Yoloberry. Ali is thrilled to return to the team after studying abroad in the Netherlands and to have an exciting senior year filled with many Aggie victories!


Amanda Ormonde


Major: Cell Biology
Class of 2019
Hometown: Arroyo Grande, Calif.


Amanda started dancing when she was 12 years old at Dellos Performing Arts Center, and also Coastal Dance and Music Academy. In high school, she was a member of the Arroyo Grande High School Dance Company and Varsity Cheer team. She has always loved choreographing and learning new styles of dance, but her favorite style has always been hip hop. This is Amanda's third year on the UC Davis Dance Team, and she can't wait for the Big West Basketball Tournament! In Amanda's spare time she likes to watch Netflix or hang out with friends, and her favorite thing about Davis is all the wonderful people here.


Jenna Quan


Major: Biological Sciences
Class of 2021
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, Calif.


Jenna has been dancing since she was three years old at Center Stage Dance Studio. She started taking ballet and tap classes, then joined the tap company at age nine. The next year she joined the jazz/contemporary company and began competing with her studio. She joined the Oak Ridge High School dance team her freshman year, and was captain of the team her junior and senior years. This is Jenna's first year on the UC Davis Dance Team. Jenna loves to hike and hang out with friends in her spare time, and her favorite thing about Davis is meeting so many nice people. She is looking forward to the rest of football season and basketball season.


Rachel Stagi


Major: Animal Science
Class of 2020
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.


Rachel started dancing when she was three years old and danced competitively in junior high and high school. This is Rachel's second year on the UC Davis Dance Team. She has been trained in various styles of dance including jazz, tap, ballet, and hip hop, and she is hoping to improve her contemporary dancing this year. When she's not dancing, Rachel enjoys spending her time watching movies, googling random facts, and going on nature walks. Her favorite part of Davis is the campus environment and the cows on Dairy Road.