Viktoria Usova


rising 4th year


Artistic Director

Who you are and Relevant experience:

Hi! I’m Viktoria Usova and I have been a member of the University Salsa Club for four semesters. Although I only discovered the club at the beginning of my second year, I fell in love with it immediately. One of the most rewarding aspects is seeing all the hard work and bonding throughout showcase, which is why I am running for Artistic Director. Salsa has become a huge part of my life. When I’m not attending lessons or practicing my leading, you can find me social dancing downtown. Even though last semester was my first showcase performance, I am choreographing a dance this semester. With the perspective of someone who has auditioned, performed, and choreographed, I fully understand the intensity of making showcase a success. My past leadership experience and visual art skills will ensure I am meticulous about meeting deadlines, prioritize efficient communication, and can promote showcase. I want to work with members of the club, both old and new, in order to make the audition process more fair and accepting. To reduce stress for dancers and choreographers, my vision for next year’s showcase includes a way to accommodate those who aren’t able to attend auditions and allows for more members to be included in a dance. Because showcase attracts many people to the club, I hope to make it an enjoyable experience that brings dancers together.

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