Meet the Execs!

As a student-led organization, Dance Horizons depends on the time and hard work of many different students. A huge thank you to all volunteers, dancers, organizers, and instructors for their help in bringing Dance Horizons to where it is today. We would also like to take this time to give a huge thank you to all the executives who work all year long to keep the organization running!


Jasmine Koh

Jasmine Koh

President

Favourite dance style: Hip Hop/Tap
Why did I join DH? Dance has always been a big part of my life, and with DH, I have been able to keep it as such. Over the years, I’ve come to believe in the things that DH and its members stand for – a passion and commitment towards dance, a willingness to learn, a warm and encouraging atmosphere, a group of friends, and a family. DH is more than just a dance club, and I’m proud to be a part of it.
Meha Powani

Meha Powani

VP Internal

Favourite dance style: Awkward
Why did I join DH? I’ve always loved to dance (even though I can’t, really) and DH welcomes anyone and everyone who wants to learn. I stayed because the DH family is one of the friendliest and most supportive groups of people I have ever met.
Cindy Zhao

Cindy Zhao

VP External

Favourite dance style: Classic Chinese, Contemporary
Why did I join DH?  DH is the perfect intersection for me where I am able to both excel my learnings in Sauder and enjoy my time dancing with a group of passionate dancers at the same time!

Catherine Yu

Catherine Yu

Treasurer

Favourite dance style: K-Pop/Burlesque 
Why did I join DH? Well… 
Ever since I saw the DH members perform at Jumpstart 2014, I knew that I had to be a part of DH when I would start my UBC first year experience later that fall. After becoming acquainted with DH members through DHC, making my own dance group called OHMY!, and eventually being a part of the DH team when I became a DH representative, I figured out along the way that being a part of the DH Executive Team would fulfill a small dream of mine. I love dancing and being able to help out the dance community by promoting and letting others grow into better dancers makes me feel out of this world!

Stephanie Purificacion

Stephanie Purificacion

Events Coordinator

Favourite dance style: Hip Hop
Why did I join DH?  I’ve always wanted to join the dance community, but my friends never had an interest of it. Upon entering UBC, I told myself to join a dance club. I was deciding on which dance club I should join, and the gifs from the DH newsletter won me over so here I am.
Rachel Tan

Rachel Tan

Events Coordinator

Favourite dance style: Street Jazz
Why did I join DH? I joined DH because they Best deals for dance classes on campus! Classes also range in difficulty level, which is perfect for a beginner like myself.
Jenny Song

Jenny Song

Events Coordinator

Favourite dance style: Hip Hop
Why did I join DH? I love to dance! And after a year to try out different dancing clubs, I found I love DH the best, especially the dance classes and the atmosphere which is like a big real family. It is so much fun to be a part of it.

Ben Jeon

Ben Jeon

Events Coordinator

Favourite dance style: Contemporary
Why did I join DH? My name is Ben. My favourite dance style is probably contemporary. I joined DH to be involved in the dance community more and DH just seemed like the perfect place to be involved in.
Samuel Jing

Samuel Jing

Marketing Director

Favourite dance style: Macarena
Why did I join DH? When I first came to university, I was missing dance a lot. When Vanka, our current videographer, told me about Dance Horizons, she encouraged (read: dragged) me into a class to give it a try. I went along with it, but it turned out to be fun, so I kept coming back for more!!
Ti Wu

Ti Wu

Public Relations (Newsletter)

Favourite dance style: Contemporary/Hip Hop
Why did I join DH? I started dancing in university and I really liked it. DH made me feel comfortable (even with my awkward dance moves) and people were so friendly towards each other. I guess that was why I wanted to be part of the team
Meha Powani

Meha Powani

Public Relations (Social Media)

Favourite dance style: Awkward
Why did I join DH? I’ve always loved to dance (even though I can’t, really) and DH welcomes anyone and everyone who wants to learn. I stayed because the DH family is one of the friendliest and most supportive groups of people I have ever met.
Vanka Salim

Vanka Salim

Videographer

Favourite dance style: Contemporary and Traditional Dances
Why did I join DH? Because Dance is fun, Humans are fun therefore DH is fun. Dance+Humans=DH….get it :) But really DH is fun and everyone here is awesome so yeah joined because of these beautiful people and the dance opportunities
Felicia Tjeng

Felicia Tjeng

Graphic Designer

Favourite dance style: Contemporary/Hip Hop
Why did I join DH? Was interested in dancing but I’ve never done any before so I decided to try it out in university. It was something very out of my comfort zone but the open and friendly atmosphere in DH helped me grow out of my shell :3. Over time I got more involved and slowly found myself being a part of the DH family :D
Linda Ding

Linda Ding

Graphic Designer

Favourite dance style: Hip Hop
Why did I join DH? I joined DH because I love dance and the beautiful/awesome people who run it. Their passion, enthusiasm and commitment to dance really won me over! :)
Samantha Wong

Samantha Wong

Booking and Teachers Representative

Favourite dance style: Random
Why did I join DH? I love how dance connects people–there is something powerful in all kinds of dance that could somehow touch the very core of both the dancers on stage and the audience watching them dance. I am also here for the music, the laughs, and this amazing family that is getting bigger day by day
Vincent Chan

Vincent Chan

Webmaster

Favourite dance style: Hip Hop
Why did I join DH? Always found myself getting too into a song whenever I’m studying or just about any other time my headphones are plugged in. Dancing all out like no one is watching is incredibly fun so I might as well get better at it right? (maybe then people will want to watch!)
Caitlin Lee

Caitlin Lee

Sponsorship Coordinator

Favourite dance style: Ballet
Why did I join DH? I was looking for a place to continue dance when I moved to BC and the Dance Horizon family’s awesomeness was unmet by any other. The club members are all so warm and there are so many different style’s; anyone can try anything.

Justine Dimou

Justine Dimou

DHC Captain & DHX Co-Captain

Favourite dance style: Hip Hop/Contemporary
Why did I join DH?  I joined DH because I’M OBSESSED WITH DANCE and will not settle for just one style. The club offered me the opportunity to practice, perform and learn something new. Overall, it has been ridiculously fun.
Larissa Lau

Larissa Lau

DHCo Captain & DHX Co-Captain

Favourite dance style: Contemporary
Why did I join DH? Primarily a contemporary dancer but open to all sorts of dance styles! Coming from a competitive dance background, I joined DH so I could reconnect with my dance roots and explore new dance styles that I was never trained in.