My name is Jocelyn and I am a UC Berkeley graduate with BA degree in Linguistics/Rhetoric. I have been the DeCal Facilitator for a few semesters, and grown richer from the experience. I cherish the time I’ve spent with my students in the classroom — for both the great devotion I’ve learned to give and the openness with which I’ve learned to listen.
My name is Ashley, and I am a UC Berkeley graduate with a BA degree in English. I began dancing tango in the Fall of 2012, and fell in love. Since then, I’ve become more involved with the club, and made wonderful friends. I was the treasurer of the ATCB in Spring 2013. I’m always happy to help wherever I can, and excited to help the club out.
The name is Gregory, Chemical Engineer from Cal. Started Tango in fall of 2012, on a whim, ignorant of what I was getting into, unaware of the amazing experiences yet to come. The community is great and the joy is endless. Outside of tango, I love playing games, hanging out with friends, and I don’t think I’m ever not listening to music. If you’re down to play tag, Settlers of Catan, or just philosophize about life, I’m the one to do it with.
Linette and I am a UC Berkeley graduate in Political Science and Italian Studies. I was introduced to tango through the DeCal program offered at Cal in the fall of 2010 and became involved in the club as secretary the following year. I find myself very fortunate to have stumbled across this dance out of sheer happenstance, and am even luckier to have met all of the amazing friends that it has brought me. When I’m not dancing or doing class work, I stay busy with work; but in my free time I like to run, bike, be outdoors, indulge in good food and sweets, and enjoy all things Italian.
My name is Katherine and I am a UC Berkeley graduate in Political Science — hoping to go into policy-making or diplomacy in the future. I began dancing through the DeCal in the spring of 2012 and have become steadily more obsessed with tango since then, especially tango shoes. Besides tango and school, I spend most of my time working, looking for internships, playing music and generally being busy.
Casey Young graduated Cal with a degree in English Literature (2000). He started Argentine Tango in 2008 at the Metronome Dance Studio in San Francisco, purely on a whim. Today, he is a frequent Tango Festival Attendee and keen to evolve his skills as a social dancer in the Milonguero and Nuevo styles of Argentine Tango. He looks forward to spreading the joy and magic of the dance to a younger generation by promoting it to University Tango groups locally and around the country.
A DJ and dancer at venues all around the San Francisco Bay Area, Israel is one the founding members of the Argentine Tango Club of Berkeley. He is a regular DJ at ATCB, Stanford Tango Club, and Alberto’s Nightclub in Mountain View. His style focuses on cultivating an interflow of energy between the dancers and the DJ, constantly adapting to changes in the environment and the crowd to provide everyone with the best possible atmosphere for dancing. He spends much of his free time listening to tango music and learning about the history of tango.