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Committee Members (Founding Members)

President: Sophie Bocksberger

Sophie, twenty-seven years old and from Switzerland, is a DPhil student in Classics at Lincoln College. She started dancing at the age of seven and went on to do a professional course with “Le Marchepied”, a contemporary dance company in Lausanne. She danced in “La Traviata” in an Opéra de Lausanne production and also likes acting, being a member of a company with a tongue-in-cheek name, “Monsieur Bovary”!

Secretary: Elise Klein

Elise, thirty, is a DPhil student in International Development at Oxford University. She was born in Melbourne, Australia, where she danced until the age of ten. Since coming to Oxford and having a mini crisis with her doctorate, she decided to work towards one of her ultimate dreams—returning to ballet, and dancing on pointe! Alongside her studying and dancing, she runs a community development organisation in Mali. 

Treasurer: Rachel McGuire

Rachel is a Materials Science student at St Anne’s College, Oxford University. She started ballet in 2010 and bravely took to the challenge of performing on stage the following June. 
She is now finishing her degree this academic year and yet finds so much passion for ballet that she joined this founding committee!


IT Officer/Web Master: Helena Jones

Helena is a second year student of Human Sciences at St John’s College. She started dancing when she was eight, followed by ballet when she was thirteen. She is a quarter Italian and would love to return to live in Italy someday. In her spare time she enjoys playing clarinet, making jewellery and leading her college Christian Union . 
This year, she is busy dancing in her second performance in Oxford and working hard to found this newly fledgling Ballet Society.