2014-15 Dance Team Information

Marissa
Marissa LeBrett
Class of 2015
Major:
Psychology with a minor in Sociology

Hometown: Brentwood, CA

Marissa started dancing at the age of 3. She competed with East County Performing Arts Center in jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, and musical theater. She was also on her high school dance team. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, drinking coffee, cooking, and traveling. Her favorite thing about Davis is the friendly community and beautiful campus. She looks forward to performing at our sporting events.


Sarah
Sarah Worrell
Class of 2015
Major:
Environmental Policy and Planning

Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA

Sarah started dancing at the age of 8 at the Academy of Dance. She also danced for the Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo and the San Luis Jazz Company both for 4 years. Sarah has performed annually in the Nutcracker, and has danced all across California with the San Luis Jazz Dancers. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, eating froyo, and watching movies. Her favorite things about Davis are the beautiful campus and the friendly people. In her last year Sarah is looking forward to bonding with her fellow dancers and supporting Aggie Athletics.



Juliet
Juliet Dinkins
Class of 2015
Major: Exercise Biology

Hometown: Visalia, CA

Juliet started doing ballet when she was 4, and then in high school began jazz, tap, lyrical, modern and musical theatre. She competed for 3 years in high school with Sierra Performing Arts Center in Visalia, CA and was also on her high school's dance team her senior year. She loves photography, going to the mountains and the river, exploring, drawing, reading, writing, doing art, drinking tea and coffee, making people drinks, eating cereal, being with her family, cuddling with her cat, and listening to good music. Her favorite things about Davis are biking, relaxing in the Green Belt, and exploring new places. This is her fourth year on the dance team and she looks forward to showcase this year.


Nicole
Nicole Foust
Class of 2015
Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Hometown: Cypress, CA

Nicole started dancing in high school and was on the Cypress High School Varsity Song team her junior and senior year. She also did cheer for a year at UC Santa Cruz before transferring to UC Davis. Her hobbies include cooking and drinking coffee. A fun fact about Nicole is that she loves chocolate, but only dark chocolate. What she enjoys about Davis is being able to walk everywhere. This year Nicole is looking forward to the many halftime performances.



Linnea
Linnea Edholm
Class of 2015
Major: Biological Sciences with emphasis in NPB

Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA

Linnea started ballet in 4th grade, then joined her high school dance team during her sophomore year. In her spare time she enjoys watching Netflix, cooking, reading, and crocheting. Her favorite thing about Davis is the Wednesday Farmer's Markets because of the live music. This season she looks forward to basketball season.    

Tracy
tracy carr
Class of 2016
Major: Communication and Dramatic Arts with emphasis in Dance

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Tracy began ballet at the age of 3, and grew up to become a dancer with South Bay Ballet. She performed in various places, and spent time training with Kansas City Ballet. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with loved ones. Her favorite thing about Davis is the community and nature that surrounds the campus. This is her third year on the dance team and she looks forward to bonding with her wonderful team.       


Rachel
Rachel LeBrett
Class of 2017
Major: Viticulure and Enology 

Hometown: Brentwood, CA

Rachel began dancing when she was 4 years old. She decided to become a competitive dancer at the age of 9 and began competing with East County Performing Arts Center. She competed in tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theater but her favorite was always contemporary. She danced on my high school dance team for three years at Heritage high school and was also a part of the Brentwood Children's Ballet theater for 11 years. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, baking, and traveling with her family. Her favorite thing about Davis is the friendly atmosphere and beautiful nature around campus. This year she looks forward to building new friendships and performing at all the events.          


Marissa
Marissa Chemotti
Class of 2017
Major: Psychology with a minor in Human Development

Hometown: Murrieta, CA

Marissa started dancing in the 6th grade, but began her serious training at Just Plain Dancin’ in Corona, CA in 9th grade. She has competed in the styles of jazz, modern, and lyrical dance along with training in ballet. Her favorite style of dance is contemporary or modern. In her spare time she loves to take pictures, explore new places, go to beach, have movie days, and spend time with her loved ones. Her favorite thing about davis is all the greenery and the friendly people. She loves riding through campus and searching for eggheads. Marissa looks forward to supporting the Aggies, and getting closer with her dance team family.



Alexa
Alexa Feddema
Class of 2018
Major: Dramatic Arts and Education

Hometown: Temecula, CA

Alexa has been dancing since she was three years old and trained at Just Plain Dancin' in Southern California. She is trained in every style of dance; Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Ballet on Pointe. She started competing at age eight and throughout High School she danced in all of the Musical Theatre Productions. She was also on the Varsity Dance Team as well as the Varsity Pom Team and her senior year, was named captain of both teams. In her spare time she likes to sing, act, and model, as well as hangout with friends, go to the beach, and spend time with her family. Alexa's favorite thing about Davis is the friendly people and going to Cream. This year she looks forward to making new friends and performing at all of the many sports events.    


Allie
Allie Ard
Class of 2018
Major: Animal Biology

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA

Allie has been dancing since she was 3 years old at Jazz N Taps Dance Studio. She has been competing since she was 7 years old, and has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical. She was on her high school dance team for her junior and senior year. In her spare time Allie likes to hangout with her friends, watch movies and dance. Her favorite thing about Davis is the downtown area and all the fun places to eat and hangout. She looks forward to meeting new people this year and performing in front of the school at events. 
 


Nikki
Nikki Chun
Class of 2018
Major: Biological Sciences

Hometown: Morgan Hill, CA

Nikki has been dancing since she was 4 years old at Lana's dance studio, dancing a total of 14 years there. She joined the competition dance team at the age of 9, and spent 10 years competing. 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.      


Marikin
Marikin Ziegler

Class of 2018
Major: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

Hometown: Aptos, CA

Marikin has been dancing since she was 3, but officially started dancing at Dance Synergy Studio at age 8. She has trained in hip-hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary and lyrical, as well as musical theater. She began competing at age 12 with Santa Cruz Dance Company. Through high school, Marikin competed with Steps Dance Studio and as a member of the Aptos High School Varsity Dance Team. Marikin also performed in many productions with the Aptos High Drama Department. When she is not dancing, Marikin loves listening (and singing way too loudly) to music, going to the beach, camping, and spending time with her family and friends. She also teaches Tae Kwon Do as a second degree black belt at Freedom Tae Kwon Do Studio. Her favorite thing about Davis is the beautiful weather and having such wonderful teammates. This year, she is looking forward to starting as a freshman at Davis and performing at all the events on campus!

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