Caroline is President. She is a senior studying Communicative Disorders and Sociology. This is her fourth year in Optima and her third year on the Exec board. Her favorite styles of dance include jazz, lyrical and hip hop. She is so excited to be president of the organization she truly loves! Outside of Optima, Caroline enjoys baking, long boarding and sleeping. She can't wait to work with the new board throughout the upcoming year and meet even more amazing and beautiful dancers! You can contact her with questions that do not fit any other board member's descriptions.
Vice President- Apparel
Elizabeth is VP Apparel. She will be a Sophomore this fall from the Northern Chicago suburbs. She is studying English with a Creative Writing focus and is getting a certificate in Digital Studies. Besides loving to dance, she absolutely loves art-- especially drawing and digital art, and loves to bake and be with friends. She is thrilled to be able to design the apparel for this year and is so excited to be part of the Optima Board! You can contact her with questions regarding apparel or DVDs.
Amy is the VP of Communications. She is currently a Senior majoring in Human Resources in the Wisconsin School of Business. Amy has been a part of Optima for the past three years, and is so excited to further her commitment to Optima this year by being a part of the Executive Board. She is from Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been dancing since she was 4 years old. While she is trained in a variety of dance styles, her favorites include contemporary and jazz. Outside of the studio, you can find Amy watching How I Met Your Mother or hanging out with friends on the Memorial Union Terrace. She is excited to meet new, amazing dancers, and see what the next year in Optima will bring! :) You can contact her with questions regarding the weekly emails and clarification questions.
Gabrielle is VP Finance. She is a Junior majoring in Management & Human Resources. Her hometown is Edina, Minnesota. This is Gabrielle's third year in Optima and her favorite styles of dance are contemporary and jazz. Besides dance, she enjoys listening to music, working out, and watching TV. She can't wait to get to know more members and is excited for another amazing year in Optima! You can contact her with questions regarding dues or our budget.
Stephanie is VP Membership. She is currently a Junior majoring in accounting. This will be her 3rd year in Optima. She has been dancing for many years and enjoys all styles, but her favorite is contemporary. Her two favorite things next to dancing are The Office, and Justin Timberlake. Stephanie is excited to be apart of the Optima board and make this year one to remember! You can contact her with questions/clarifications about the good/bad standing spread sheet.
Vice President- Performance/Advertising
Kimberly is VP Performance/Advertising. She is currently a senior studying Communicative Disorders. This will be her 4th year in Optima and is very excited to be a part of the Board this year. Kimberly has been dancing since she was twelve and her favorite styles of dance are lyrical and jazz. In her spare time, she is a television addict (specifically addicted to Gilmore Girls and Mythbusters) and loves to hang out with friends. She is super jazzed to meet lots of new faces and to get another fantastic year of Optima under her belt! You can contact her with questions about extra performance opportunities and the finale.
Vice President- Service
Anna is VP Service. She will either be studying Accounting or Retail. She is from Chanhassen, Minnesota. This is her third year in Optima Dance and has been dancing since she was 4 years old. Her favorite style of dance is contemporary. She is thrilled to be a part of the Optima Executive Board this year and get to know everyone! Outside of dancing, she enjoys hanging out with friends, working out, and going to concerts. You can contact her with questions about how to complete service hours and if you forgot to sign in to a fundraiser/performance.
Vice President- Technique/Social
Sophie is VP Technique and Socials. She is a junior majoring in Nutritional Science with a certificate in Global Health and is from Rochester, MN. She has been a member of Optima since her freshmen year and has been dancing since she was two years old. Her favorite styles of dance are contemporary and hip hop. Outside of dance she is active in the ASM governing board of the SAC, volunteers at Meriter hospital, and enjoys working at the front desk of the residence halls. Feel free to contact her with questions or ideas about technique and master classes and Optima socials! :)
Vice President- Theater
Jeanette is VP Theater. She will be a Senior this year with a Secondary Education-Math major and dance certificate. She has been dancing forever and loves all types of dance! She also enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies and tutoring. She is looking forward to getting to know everyone and having another great year with Optima! You can contact her with questions regarding the show such as theater rules, day of show events, how the show is run, choreographer questions, reserving studio space, and show order (for both the showing/dress rehearsal, and the day of show).
Vice President- Webmaster
Kate is VP Webmaster. She is currently a Sophomore majoring in Biology and Life Science Communications. Her hometown is Garden Prairie, IL. This is Kate’s 2nd year in Optima, and she is so excited to serve on the board this year! She has been dancing since high school and loves all styles of dance, but her favorites are hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary. When she’s not dancing, Kate loves watching Dance Moms, listening to country music, and hanging out with friends around Madison. She’s very excited to meet this year’s beautiful, talented dancers and make this year of Optima the best yet! ! You can contact her with questions regarding the website, Facebook, YouTube channel, Twitter, and photos.