Meet the Direx

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Rebecca Neuman is a senior in Leverett House concentrating in Statistics. She has choreographed for Expressions a grand total of five times, and is looking forward to choreographing more in the future. Aside form being a director in Expressions, Rebecca teaches for CityStep, dances with the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company, and writes for On Harvard Time. You may spot her around campus wearing her obnoxiously large Sony studio headphones, squinting due to a non-rare eye condition, or eating in the dining hall.

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Kristen Somple is a senior in Winthrop House studying Biomedical Engineering, Economics, and Spanish. She has been dancing with Expressions since her freshman fall, and has choreographed four pieces for EDC, as well as three segments for EXP. In addition to directing Expressions, Kristen enjoys dancing with the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company, teaching for CityStep, long walks on the beach, luxurious bubble baths, and getting caught in the rain. If you can’t find her in the dance studio, she’s probably at Tasty Burger.

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Ivie Tokunboh is a senior in Winthrop House studying Human Developmental Regenerative Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Policy. She has been with the company since her freshman fall and has choreographed once for EXP and once for EDC. In addition to co-directing Expressions, she works as a barista at Café Gato Rojo, is involved with the Catholic Student Association, volunteers with Harvard Alzheimer’s Buddies, and helped organize the Harvard College Dance Marathon to raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital. When she’s not dancing at rehearsal or on stage, she’s most likely dancing behind the counter at Café Gato Rojo, twerking for tips.

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Connor Cook is a junior in Dunster House, studying Architecture and Computer Science. He started dancing only after arriving at Harvard, having previously been a competitive gymnast and cheerleader. He has choreographed two pieces for the company, and looks forward to choreographing more. Outside of Expressions, you can find him upside down, falling asleep, and/or designing things for the Harvard Advocate.

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Joel Bateman is a Junior in Kirkland House, studying Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. Joel started dancing a year ago with Expressions and is looking forward to choreographing his first piece for the company this fall. Outside of EDC, Joel splits his time between limb regeneration research and being a PAF, a member of Crimson Key Society, and a board member of the Woodbridge International Society. In his spare time, you’ll find him eating a copious amount of dessert in a dining hall and/or being self-conscious about his constantly-fading New Zealand accent.

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