EXEC COMMITTEE 2020/2021

 
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Anna Kendall

President

Year and College: 2nd Year, Trevs

Subject: Classics


What are you most excited for in Instep this year?

Planning the show!


Favourite Instep memory so far?

Meeting so many wonderful people through comp team and classes 

Fun fact about yourself:

I play the double bass!

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Emily Arnott

President

Year and College: 2nd Year, Mary’s

Subject: Natural Sciences


What are you most excited for in Instep this year?

I am so excited to be more involved in the society this year and continue to build on the fantastic work done by last years exec!


Favourite Instep memory so far ?

I absolutely loved DDF as it was my first comp with Instep and great to perform on home turf. I love how supportive everyone is and hope the next year will be filled with as much fun as the last!


Fun fact about yourself:

I have been in Peaky Blinders (only very briefly but still my claim to fame!)

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Claudia Jacob

Vice President

Year and College: 4th Year, Trevs

Subject: French and Spanish


What are you most excited for in Instep this year?

Planning the INSTEP show which is always the highlight of the year.


Favourite Instep memory so far ?

Choreographing the advanced tap dance for the 'Unstoppable' show in my 2nd year


Fun fact about yourself:

I’m a twin!

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Nicole Woo

Secretary

Year and College: 2nd Year, St. Chad’s

Subject: Law


What are you most excited for in Instep this year?

Trying more styles of dance - I picked up tap last year after a long hiatus and fell in love with it all over again, but seeing the fantastic performances at Reconnect made me want to sign up for more lessons and give other styles a go!


Favourite Instep memory so far?

Either watching all the performances during the run-through for Reconnect or attempting to dance the tap choreo at two, three times speed while waiting for our set.


Fun fact about yourself:

I did loads of unconventional PE units back in high school, so now I know how to juggle (with funky tricks!!), how to flip myself in a capsized canoe, and parkour basics. I was also the captain of my school’s dragon boat team!

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Anna Morris

Treasurer

Year and College: 3rd Year, Cuths

Subject: Natural Sciences - Maths and Physics


What are you most excited for in Instep this year?
I’m most excited to be back dancing again, but also the show. That’s always the best part of the year and I can’t wait to help plan it. 

Favourite Instep memory so far?

My favourite memory is also the shows.  Being able to perform in front of people and doing this with my friends. 

Fun fact about yourself:

I’ve met Martin Freeman, and I’ve even got a picture to prove it.

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Tadashi Matsuzawa

Publicity Officer

Year and College: 2nd Year, Hild Bede

Subject: Psychology


What are you most excited for in Instep this year?

I’m excited to meet and get to know people who have a passion to dance, posting lovely photos and clips of our dancers on social media, and trying out new dance styles that I did not get to do in first year.


Favourite Instep memory so far?

Definitely the Kpop performance at the Reconnect show, I really liked the songs and choreography they picked. I love Kpop and I really hope they pick a BLACKPINK song for the routine this year :)


Fun fact about yourself:

I sing, and also play the ukulele and flute.

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Clara Ruddle

Social Secretary

Year and College: 3rd Year, Cuths

Subject: Classics


What are you most excited for in Instep this year?

I’m most excited to explore the great range of dance on offer at Instep and to get to know everyone in the society by bringing them together for fun and inclusive socials


Favourite Instep memory so far?

My favourite memory at Instep is the great sense of community and team achievement as we worked together to produce the Instep annual show


Fun fact about yourself:

I’m a black belt kick-boxer!

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Lucy Francis

Competition Team Captain

Year and College: 2nd Year, Stephenson

Subject: Liberal Arts (English, French and Politics)


What are you most excited for in Instep this year?

Seeing the already incredible choreography ideas for the comp team dances come together when we compete them for the first time!


Favourite Instep memory so far ?

Just getting to know the Instep fam in general❤️


Fun fact about yourself:

My first dance teacher was an 80ish year old bloke - I feel like this is unusual ??!

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Helena Lewis

Competition Team Captain

Year and College: 2nd year, Grey

Subject: Geography


What are you most excited for in Instep this year?

I’m sure that with the current circumstances this year will be quite different to previous years. I’m actually quite excited to see how we can adapt the society to fit the circumstances and possibly even make some positive changes!

Favourite Instep memory so far ?

My favourite instep memory is probably from DDF last year. As it was the first comp of the year it was so fun to watch all the dances for the first time and see them come together on stage! 

Fun fact about yourself:

Last summer I met Harry Styles near Kings Cross and got a picture!

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Katy Redfern

Competition Team Captain

Year and College: 2nd Year, St. John’s

Subject: Philosophy


What are you most excited for in Instep this year?

DDF (assuming it goes ahead🤞🏼)


Favourite Instep memory so far ?

There are too many, but one that sticks out is when Serena, Molly-Rose and I scared our taxi driver because we screamed so loud having found out we won advanced ballet at Newcastle! 


Fun fact about yourself:

I’m basically addicted to Cheerios 

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Emma Redfern

External Performance Coordinator

Year and College: 3rd Year, Trevs

Subject: Geography


What are you most excited for in Instep this year?

I can’t wait to strive to make performances outside of the annual shows more accessible, making the society more welcome at all levels and to showcase even more of our talent to the wider Durham community.


Favourite Instep memory so far?

The two shows I have been in have both been incredible and something that I can’t wait to be a bigger part of by being on the exec this year. I love how the shows not only present each person’s development in weekly classes, but also highlight the diversity of the society!

Fun fact about yourself:

Ice cream makes me cough.

PREVIOUS EXEC 2019/20

President: Hannah Colgan and Lucy McLean

Vice President: Jeremy Lee

Secretary: Serena Conn

Treasurer: Elizabeth Collier-Taylor

Social Secretary/Publicity: Daniel Cheetham and Mia Harris

Competition Team Captain: Molly-Rose Bryson and Helena Gill

External Performance Coordinator: Ava Siena Cohen

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PREVIOUS EXEC 2018/19

President: Natalie Keogh and Lauren Hands

Vice President: Hannah Kunert

Secretary: Theresa Lightbrown

Treasurer: Charlie Penston

Publicity: Bethany Pace-Bonello

Socials: Rachel Dinnage

Competition Team Captain: Serena Conn and Ellie Pratt

External Performance Coordinator: Claudia Jacob

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PREVIOUS EXEC 2017/18

President: Chi Juer and Claudia Mulholland 
Vice President: Bethany Pace-Bonello
Secretary: Izzy Atkinson
Treasurer: Lucy Peel
Socials: Lorna Reston
Competition Team Captain: Megan Clark and Katy Williams

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PREVIOUS EXEC 2016/17

President: Felicity Jones and Charlie Rex

Vice President: Lucy Watkiss

Secretary: Francesca Collier

Treasurer: Re Foster

Publicity: Sapphire Demirsoz

Socials: Natalie Keogh

Competition Team Captain: Lily Pope and Lizzie Blenkinsop

 

PREVIOUS EXEC 2015/16

President: Hannah Fisher and Lucy Wright

Vice President: Jess Smart

Secretary: Lucy Watkiss

Treasurer: Lucy Downes

Publicity: Hannah Stone

Socials: Claire Richardson

Competition Team Captain: Laura Doherty and Sasha Waloff