Our Team

Yagmur Halezeroglu

Co-Executive Director & Co-Founder

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Yagmur is a dancer, do-er and lover. She is passionate about community work and bringing dance back to the people. Yagmur's passion for non-profit work started in high school when she volunteered at Six Dots Foundation for the Blind in Istanbul, Turkey. Since then, she has volunteered and held coordinator positions in Berkeley Free Clinic and San Francisco General Hospital. She also facilitated and taught a student-run Lindy Hop class as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley.

Tess Hanson

Co-Executive Director & Co-Founder

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Tess is a dance lover, a practical dreamer, and a reliable problem solver. She's been making up dances since she was three years old and has continued to make dance a significant part of her life since that young age. She's managed cooperative living spaces, performing arts venues, and with Dance for All Bodies, she's now managing her first nonprofit venture. She cares deeply about people, the wellbeing of the planet, and using creative expression to ward off despair. 

Jenny Herges

 

Content Writer

Jenny is a lover of dance, a free spirit, and an advocate for change.  She works in Special Education in The San Francisco Bay Area.  Jenny has always had a passion for the arts.  Growing up, she engaged in ballet classes, modern dance, and was a violinist in the school and community orchestra.  To date, she works with local community organizations to create change for people with disabilities.  She also volunteers her time by providing communication access through ASL interpreting at a local drag show to support transition-aged students.      

CC Huang

 

Social Media Coordinator

Amanda Lojeski

Event Outreach Coordinator

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CC is a dancer, an explorer, and a good team player. Dance has been a part of her life since she started learning classical Chinese dance at the age of three. She loves to see everyone’s face when they are enjoying dancing and she hopes more people can join DfAB’s classes! She is responsible for social media (Facebook and Instagram) and tries her best to build a better community on social media for DfAB.

Amanda has a love for dance, art, music and theater.  Theater has been a part of her life since high school. She has been in many of musicals over the years. She loves seeing how much joy dancing can bring to people.  She enjoys creating events for DfAB’s on the website and loves being apart of DfAB’s.

Amy Lin

 

Graphic Design Coordinator

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Amy is an extroverted optimist who wishes to be a part of a positive change. She is a lover of all forms of creative expression—from dance to music to even baking pastries and sweets. Amy is involved in her dance group on campus as Choreography Chair and enjoys spreading the joy of dance to everyone.

Shauryn da Silva

Graphic Design Coordinator

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Shauryn loves art, design, music, and hiking. She likes being connected to nature. She joined DfAB because she wanted to meet new people, familiarize herself with different life experiences, and work at making her designs for accessible.

Allison Jones

Volunteer Recruitment and Communications Coordinator

 

Allison is a former professional dancer with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet who felt herself moving away from "dance for dancers" post-career, in search of the raw joy of movement for all. During the coronavirus pandemic she has sought to expand her work with marginalized communities and is happy to have found DfAB. In her spare time Allison plays keyboard in a rock band, knits, and is in training to become an Intimacy Coordinator for Film and TV.

 

Lina Moysis

Graphic Designer

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Lina is a designer and illustrator with a curiosity for stories and how we tell them. She loves being active, whether it's training at the gym or cycling around Boston. She has been taking dance classes since she was little, learning traditional Greek dance as a way to stay connected to her culture and community. She joined DfAB for the same reasons! She's excited to be a part of a community that offers connection and culture to everyone.

Roma Leffmann

Instructor Coordinator

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 Roma loves many kinds of exercise including dance, cycling, and rock-climbing! She always feels amazing after exercising and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to thrive and flourish, especially in difficult times. She joined the Dance for All Bodies team because she wanted to help more people have access to that kind of community. 

Erin Lilly

Service Designer and

Performance Analyst 

 

Erin is a user experience researcher with a passion for making technology more accessible for others. Her work primarily centers around helping non-profit organizations improve their digital products by studying how their users interact with them. A lover of both professional and casual dance classes, Erin joined Dance for All Bodies to help them share the joy of dance with others.

 

Cara Liebowitz

Community Engagement Coordinator

 

Cara is a disabled activist and writer who is passionate about expanding access to dance for people with disabilities.  By day, she works for a national disability rights organization.  In addition to her work with DfAB, Cara is a freelance sensitivity reader, reading and providing feedback on disability representation in unpublished manuscripts. In her increasingly limited spare time, Cara likes to read, knit, and watch sci-fi.

 

Rachel Shon

Class Host

 

Rachel loves dance, music, and playing guitar. She played soccer for 13 years and always turns to dance or sports to relieve stress. Rachel joined Dance for All Bodies to help share the beauty of dance and its ability to empower people. She is currently a student at UC Berkeley, studying cell biology and psychology. 

 

Kristin Stepanek

 

Corporate Outreach

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Kristin is a communications specialist and program manager with a passion for corporate responsibility. She has worked with non-profits and corporations to create mutually beneficial partnerships that positively impact the communities and environments in which they work.

Passionate about accessibility in both the tech and physical world, Kristin joined Dance for All Bodies to increase access to the mental and physical benefits of movement through dance.

Kristin enjoys learning about different cultures and music through dance, fitness, and nurturing rare orchids from across the globe.

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