My name is AJ Bodnar, but I go by AJ or Arpi. Home for me is Berea except during the summer when home is the Catskills. I am the accompanist for the Berea Country Dancers and Berea College’s dance program. My hobbies are music, the arts, photography, people, and monsters. A fun fact about me is that I speak Hungarian. I have been dancing since my childhood and have done ballet, tap, folk, social, and ballroom dancing. My favorite food is my own egg white omelet with vegan sausage and daiya cheese. My favorite color is red. The entire planet fascinates me.

 

My name is Danielle White. I consider home to be Quincy, Ky. I am a sophomore at Berea College and my major is Business Administration (Finance) and Communications. I am the Circulation Desk Assistant at Berea College. My hobbies are hiking, canoeing, and swimming. A fun fact about me is that my cat’s name is Furry and he has orange fur. I started dancing when I was 10. I’ve done ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling, and aerial arts. I did this through Cirque D’art Theatre. I also did 4 years in marching band color guard. My favorite food is strawberries and my favorite color is blue. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to Japan.

 

My name is Deborah Thompson. I consider home to be Berea, KY. I am the Director of the Country Dancers at Berea College. I have a PhD in Geography. My hobbies are fiber arts, music (especially singing), yoga, and tai chi. A fun fact about me is that my grandmother was voted “most beautiful on the ship” when she sailed from Norway around the turn of the 20th century. I started square dancing in high school, got hooked on contras in college, added English country dance when I moved to Kentucky, and morris dancing when I started leading Country Dancers. My favorite food is a krumkaker (Norwegian cookie). My favorite color is spring green. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to South Africa.

 

My name is Gavin Scruggs. I consider home to be Kentucky. I am a junior at Berea College and am majoring in Music and Asian Studies. My hobbies are Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, and watching anime. A fun fact about me is that I play the saxophone. I have been dancing for about a year, but am now the Country Dance Program’s Costumer. My favorite food is caramel gelato and my favorite color is purple. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to Japan.

 

My name is Joe Wilkie. I consider home to be Berea, KY. I have a degree in Philosophy. My hobbies are tree climbing. A fun fact about me is that I once had a baby squirrel run up my pant leg. I have been dancing for 35 years doing Country Dancing. My favorite food is usually what’s in front of me. I see chicken curry in my very near future. My favorite color is sometimes turquoise. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to Scotland.

 

My name is John Sagor. I consider home to be Berea, KY. I graduated from Berea College in December of 2017 with a degree in Biology. My hobbies are flint knapping. I enjoy country dancing so much that I have danced in a sling. I have been dancing for 4 years doing Country Dancing. My favorite food is mijito sauced chicken and yellow is my favorite color. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to Valenica, Spain.

 

My name is Alexandra Housley, but I go by Lexie. Home for me is Spring City, TN. I am a junior at Berea College and am majoring in Studio Art and Printmaking with a minor in Art History as well as Asian Studies. I am a student supervisor at Berea College. My hobbies are video games and digital drawing. A fun fact about me is that coffee makes me sleepy. I have been dancing with the Country Dancers since my freshman year and that is the only dancing I have done. I LOVE nachos and cheese. My favorite color is black. I want to visit Alaska.

 

My name is Jackson Napier. My hometown is Breathitt County, KY, but I am currently living in Berea, Ky. I graduated from Berea College with a degree in Studio Art. I play the guitar in a Mariachi band and my hobbies are pottery and reading. My favorite color is green. 

 

My name is Bryce Carlberg. My hometown is Berea, KY. I am a Super Senior at Berea College and am majoring in Math with a minor in Computers. My hobbies are math and dance.

 

My name is Siree McRady. I am the Country Dancer Assistant. I consider home to be Chiang Mai, Thailand and Bell Buckle, TN. I am a freshman at Berea College and am planning to major in Elementary Education. I like to dance traditional Thai dance, read, watch movies, cross stitch, make crafts, go thrift store shopping, and work in the theatre running lights for plays. A fun fact about me is that my first language was Thai and I did not learn English until I was about 4 years old. I have never done Country Dancing before, but have been doing traditional Thai dance since the second grade. I was also in a hip hop/kpop dance group for a couple of years. My favorite food is Thai stir fry basil (ผัดกระเพราหมู) and my favorite color is blue. I want to travel the whole world!!!

 

My name is Katrin Arango, but once people know my name, they call me Kat. I consider home to be no where. I am a global citizen or better known as a TCK (Third Culture Kid). Home could also be wherever my dog is which right now, is my dorm. I am a junior and am majoring in Nursing. I am an FA in the Draper Building. I like walking and hiking with my dog. I also like to write and play music as well as sing during my free time. A fun fact about me is that I have a world record for the most meters rowed on a concept 2 rowing machine with an under 18 small Baylor Girls team. I danced ballet for 8 years and danced tap and jazz for a couple of years. I danced contra for the first time in October of 2017. I love lentils and to me, aqua and purple are gorgeous colors. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to Switzerland.

 

My name is Sean Mack. I consider home to be Virginia Beach, VA. I am a junior here at Berea College and my major is Sociology. My labor position at Berea College is Grounds. My hobbies are music, playing the guitar, playing video games, hiking, traveling, and tattoos. A fun fact about me is that I am a TCK (Third Culture Kid). Dancing with the Country Dancers has been my first time dancing. My favorite food is sushi and my favorite color is greenIf I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to South America.

 

My name is Evelyn Perler-Tomboly, but I go by Evy. I consider home to be Mt. Pisgah, Ohio. I am a junior at Berea College and am a Neuroscience major. I work as a Behavioral Neuro TA at Berea College. My hobbies are baking new recipes, jule and hemp, fungi, gems and minerals, dirt, being cute and amazing, screaming, and affection with no hugs. A fun fact about me is that I love donating blood. I danced on point in high school and I danced in one of Berea College’s dance groups AIMM (Artists in Modern Motion) last year. My favorite food is anything with garlic and my favorite color is red. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to Budapest, Hungary.

 

My name is Haylie Taynor. Home for me is Chillicothe, Ohio. I am a sophomore at Berea College and am a Psychology major. I work in the facilities recycling department on campus. My hobbies are reading, writing, and napping. I fun fact about me is that I should not go ice skating! This semester has been my only dance experience. My favorite food is chicken noodle soup and my favorite color is a deep, dark sapphire blue. I want to go to all of Europe. 

 

My name is Kaleb Robinson. I consider home to be Vanceburg, KY. I am a sophomore at Berea College and am majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration. My labor position here at the College is an EHS technology supervisor. My hobbies are playing videos games and I am interested in computers. A fun fact about me is that I have never climbed Mount Everest and never will. I have never danced before, so dancing with the Country Dancers will be my first time. My favorite food is sausage balls and my favorite color is blue. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to Japan.

 

My name is Tom Cunningham. I consider home to be Louisville, KY.