President: Jessie Fischer
Hi, I’m Jessie and I’m a master’s student at Catz. I’m the new Cutazz President and I’m really excited for a great year full of fun classes, socials, competitions and another amazing show! I’ve been dancing for basically my whole life and have loved training in various dance styles and being a part of countless shows. Being part of Cutazz has been such an incredible experience and I have loved meeting all of the supportive, wonderful people who make up this family! Being involved in this society by attending classes, being part of the competition team and being on the Committee has been the best and I can’t wait for everything that’s to come! My Cutazz highlight of every year has been taking part in the annual show- it’s an experience that I would no doubt recommend to anyone, whether you’ve been dancing for years or are trying it out for the first time. We welcome everyone and can’t wait for another amazing year with all of you!
Vice President: Alice Miller
Hi! I’m Alice, a fouth year astrophysicist at Tit Hall and this year I’m the CUTAZZ Vice President! I started dancing aged three and have trained in ballet, contemporary and jazz, focusing mainly on ballet and performing as a fairy a few too many times. Joining CUTAZZ is one of the best decisions I’ve made since being at Cambridge and the annual shows have been definite highlights of my time here. The society is filled with so many amazing people who make me smile both inside and outside of classes. I’m so excited to bring you more exciting classes and workshops and make this another amazing year for CUTAZZ!
As Competitions Officers, our role begins in Michaelmas term by selecting and welcoming our new team for 2022-23. From then on, we will organise and support the teams throughout the year, whether that be by assisting choreographers, getting everyone to rehearsals on time, advertising the teams’ talent online or raising a glass or two with you all at the socials! We both can’t wait to lead the amazing Cambridge dancers through another successful year on the competition team.
Competition Team Co-Captain: Poppy Wager Leigh
Hi! My name is Poppy and I’m a third year Geographer at Caius. This year I am one of the co-captains for CUDCT, our competition team! After the success of the past team, Sophie and I are passionate about continuing our winning streak next year. Having been part of CUTAZZ for two years now, it is safe to say that dance has been a huge part of my university experience and I couldn’t imagine my time at Cambridge without the support of the CUTAZZ family. Certainly a highlight of my second year was choreographing for the ballet team and organising fun socials for CUTAZZ members as co social-sec. I am so excited for all this new role has to offer and I am looking forward to welcoming both new and familiar faces to CUDCT next year. If you have any questions about CUDCT, no matter how big or small, please do get in touch with myself or Sophie! See you in auditions in October!
Competition Team Co-Captain: Sophie gibson
Hi! I’m Sophie, a third year lawyer at Trinity, and one of the new co-captains for the comp team! I’m so excited to be working with Poppy for what will hopefully be another amazing year for the team! I’ve been dancing since I was little and have trained in many styles, but contemporary will always be my favourite. Dance has been such a massive part of my uni experience and I’ve loved choreographing and competing this year after everything was cancelled in first year :(. We’re really looking forward to seeing what this year will bring, especially thrashing O*ford for the 7th time in a row #GDBO… We can’t wait to get started and hopefully see loads of you at auditions in October!
Secretary: Emma W-P
Hey! I’m Emma and I’m a second year Spanish and Portuguese MMLer at Clare. I have been lucky enough to become the Secretary for CUTAZZ this year! After being part of the amazing CUTAZZ ‘Rise’ show as well as the Street competition team this year, I have really wanted to continue to get more involved with the CUTAZZ family and I am so honoured to be part of this committee! I started dancing at the age of 3 and have trained in styles such as tap, jazz, choreography and modern and I have combined my love for dancing with musical theatre over the past years. I’m so excited to work with the rest of the committee to build and grow the CUTAZZ community even further! The friends that I have made in dance this year have become some of the best and closest friends that I could ever ask for and I cannot wait to meet many more people through CUTAZZ over the coming years. Looking forward to seeing you in classes! 🙂
Publicity: Megan Hsu
Hi, I’m Megan and I’m a masters student studying world history at Trinity. I’m so excited to be on the committee for my third year in a row! I’ve been dancing Street and Commercial styles since school, and I’m grateful to have been able to continue dancing and choreographing with CUTAZZ throughout uni through the classes, show, and the competition team. Needless to say, CUTAZZ has been a major part of my uni experience and I want to continue making the society as welcoming as possible to all of our members, old and new! This year as publicity officer, I will make sure everyone is kept up to date on everything that is going on with CUTAZZ, from classes to workshops to socials. Can’t wait for another great year together!
Treasurer: Mia BIggs
Hi! I’m Mia, a law finalist at Queens’ College. This is my third year on the CUTAZZ Committee, and my fourth year dancing with CUTAZZ. I am so proud to represent the society as Treasurer this year. CUTAZZ is truly the friendliest society in Cambridge and I am so honoured to have spent so much of my time at University dancing with such special people. I started dancing at the age of two and have trained in various styles, especially Contemporary and Jazz. I was thrilled to be awarded a full blue for dance in March 2022. This year, I am focusing on ensuring CUTAZZ and the Competition Team are as accessible as possible for everyone. The society is very close to my heart and I can’t wait to watch it grow even bigger this year.
Social Secretary: TÉA RYAN
Hi! I’m Téa, a third year at Medwards studying VetMed. I am one of your new social secretaries and I can’t wait to plan more socials to build the Cambridge dance community. I started dancing when I was 2 years old, just doing your general styles and some competitions, however, as I got older I started to love Tap and Contemporary (even going to The Place: London Contemporary Dance School and doing their CAT programm…I regret leaving lol). CUTAZZ has had such a positive impact on my university experience especially since 1st year (miss rona at her prime) was interesting to say the least. The people you meet in this society will honestly become some of your closest friends and help you grow as a dancer through sharing, teaching and encouragement. I can’t wait to see some of you at the socials (drinking and not ;)).
Everyone is welcome!!
Social Secretary: Tayla Hardy
Hi I’m Tayla, a third year PBS student at Trin and one of your new social secretaries this year! I’ve been dancing since I was two, competing around the country and performing on a regular basis so I know how important your dance family is to help get you through classes, long rehearsals and just to be able to relate to experiences that non-dancers may not. I’m super excited to work alongside Téa in organising the socials this year and to hopefully see all of you enjoying yourself at them 🙂
Merchandise: jordan chan
Hey, my name is Jordan and I will be your merchandise officer this year! I am in my third year studying Physical Natural Sciences at King’s College. I have been dancing ballet at the age of three and have trained in jazz and contemporary as well, competing in various international competitions. I will be handling all the stash and costumes for the annual CUTAZZ show, so please don’t hesitate to send ideas or recommendations of merchandise you would like to have as a memento for your time at CUTAZZ, I will do my best to make them a reality! Hope to see you all on stage in beautiful costumes, dancing to your heart’s content~
CUTAZZ Committee 2022/2023 ♡