The Team

Meet the 2017-2018 Rice Owls Dance Team:

 

Abby Lawrence

Captain

Abby is a sophomore and this is her second year on dance team. She is majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and her other interests include reading and solving brain teasers. Her favorite part about dance team is performing with her friends.

 

Isabella Gandara

Captain

Isabella is a junior and this is her third year on dance team. She is majoring in Civil Engineering and her other interests include napping, reading, playing board games, and going to coffee shops. Her favorite part about being on dance team is performing! Whether she is dancing in front of 10 people or a stadium full, nothing beats the feeling of giving it everything she has in a performance.

 

Christy Warden

Captain

Christy is a junior and this is her third year on dance team. She is double majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive Science, and her other interests include reading, cooking, finding all the best restaurants in Houston, hiking, and painting. Her favorite parts about being on dance team are the spring show and clapping it up at the end of practice.

 

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Renisa Ramnath

President

Renisa is a senior and this is her fourth year on dance team. She is double majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and Medical Humanities, and her other interests include yoga, running, and cooking. Her favorite part about dance team is hanging out with her teammates.

 

Alexis Williams 

Vice-President

Alexis is a junior and this is her third year on dance team. She is majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and her other interests include photography and medicine. Her favorite part about dance team is performing and being part of a team.

 

Jessica Todd

Secretary

Jessica is a sophomore and this is her second year on dance team. She is majoring in Chemical Engineering, and her other interests include cooking, baking, reading, and sleeping. Her favorite part about being on dance team is getting to know all the amazing people on dance team!

 

Arabella Jenkins

Treasurer

Arabella is a junior and this is her third year on dance team. She is double majoring in Spanish and Managerial Studies, and her other interests include visiting coffee shops, painting, doing makeup, and watching Netflix. Her favorite part about dance team is when the team comes together and pulls off such awesome performances.

 

Taylor Williams

Social Coordinator

Taylor is a junior and this is her third year on dance team. She is double majoring in Cognitive Science and Linguistics with a minor in Business, and her other interests include watching Netflix, napping, and puzzles. Her favorite parts about dance team are the lovely people and the R dresses.

 

Grace Tan

Historian, Social Media Representative, and Public Relations Coordinator

Grace is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She is majoring in Computer Science and her other interests include traveling and hanging out with friends. Her favorite part about dance team is learning new dances.

 

Matthew Lee

Matthew is a senior and this is his fourth year on dance team. He is double majoring in Kinesiology and Studio Art, and his other interests include drawing, painting, and playing the Super Smash Bros. video game. His favorite part about dance team is “performin with mah gurls.”

 

 

Yasmine Rahmat

Yasmine is a senior and this is her fourth year on dance team. She is double majoring in Economics and Policy Studies, and her other interests include baking, painting, binge watching The Office, and trying out new restaurants in Houston. Her favorite part about being on dance team is dancing with friends.

 

 

Joyce Chen 

Joyce is a sophomore and this is her second year on dance team. She is double majoring in English and Asian Studies, and her other interests include reading, traveling, and cooking. Her favorite part about dance team is performing at football games!

 

 

Emily Chang

Emily is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She is double majoring in Computer Science, and her other interests include ultimate and graphic design. Her favorite part about dance team is getting to dance with such amazing people.

 

 

Nikhita Gangla

Nikhita is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She is majoring in Economics and Engineering, and her other interests include reading, watching Netflix, long boat rides, and hanging with friends. Her favorite part about dance team is the sense of community and also being able to challenge herself!

 

 

Emily Hoang

Emily is a junior and this is her first year on dance team. She is majoring in Computer Science, and her other interests include watching movies and wasting time on Youtube. Her favorite parts about dance team are practicing her makeup skills and of course, dancing!

 

 

Stella Peng

Stella is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She is majoring in Material Science and  Nanoengineering, and her other interests include horror movies, jazz music, and piano. Her favorite part about dance team is the energy!

 

 

Nicole Tan

Nicole is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She is double majoring in Electrical Engineering, and her other interests include sleeping, traveling, and eating. Her favorite parts about dance team are performing and dancing with friends.

 

 

Cindy Ye

Cindy is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She is undecided about her major but leaning towards Math, and her other interests include learning new languages, trying to sing, and making food. Her favorite part about dance team are spreading spirit and cheering on Rice.

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