Get to Know our Dancer Partners: Alyssa Zellner

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I am a senior at UW-Green Bay completing my undergraduate degree in Human Biology with an emphasis in exercise science. I was first introduced to ballroom dancing my freshman year of college. There’s always so much to learn and I love to challenge myself to learn new dances. My first experience with ballroom was at the state competition in Milwaukee, with two other competitions, Wausau’s Fall Ball and Adagio Social Competition in Appleton, recently following. This year will be my third year for dancing for the American Red Cross.

Learning how to ballroom dance and perform was a goal ever since I was little, and now I am so addicted to it. The more I dance, the more I have grown to enjoy the dances and the people. My favorites tend to change, but some that intrigue me are the waltz, tango, cha-cha, and samba. Besides ballroom dancing, I enjoy being outside, helping on my parents’ farm where I grew up, downhill skiing, ultimate frisbee, singing (in the shower sometimes), yoga, traveling, and spending time with all my friends and wonderful family.  I know all the stars will be great for the Red Cross Fundraiser at the 2013 Dancing with Our Stars! The volunteers at the Red Cross do so many wonderful things for the local community every single day, and I am so grateful to be able to support their mission and be part of the team!