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!

Get to Know: Alyssa Zellner

Born and raised in the country in the Green Bay area, I have developed a continuous passion for ballroom dancing and hold it very close to my heart. I am a junior returning to UW Green Bay from UW La Crosse, and I am completing my undergraduate degree here in Human Biology with an emphasis in exercise science.  It seems it has been so long since my first lesson as a freshman in my very first lesson. There’s always so much to learn and I will continue to challenge myself to learn new dances. My first experience was at the state competition in Milwaukee, with two other competitions, Wausau’s Fall Ball and Adagio Social Competition in Appleton, following. In my first Dancing with the Stars in 2011, I performed a tango routine. Learning how to ballroom dance and perform in an event 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 certain dances. I have many favorites such as waltz, tango, and cha cha. Ballroom always lifts my spirits; in addition, I enjoy skiing, ultimate frisbee, playing with my dogs, singing (in the shower sometimes), practicing yoga, traveling, and spending time with my friends and wonderful family.  Brad is a great star to dance with for the Red Cross Fundraiser at the 2012 Dancing with the Stars! The volunteers at the American Red Cross do so many wonderful things for the local community every day, and I am grateful to be able to support their mission once again!

Get to know our Dance Partners: Alyssa Zellner

I grew up in a small town and was raised on a farm, and there’s nothing like the feeling of being in the country.  I am a sophomore at UW Green Bay, and I am majoring in Human Biology with an emphasis in exercise science. I plan to continue my academic career at UW Lacrosse double majoring in Physical Therapy and Exercise Science with an emphasis in performance and/or fitness.

I adopted a more busy lifestyle when I joined the ballroom club my freshman year.  I’ve been participating in competitions since my enrollment in the ballroom club. My first experience was at the state competition in Milwaukee, with two other competitions, Wausau’s Fall Ball and Adagio Social Competition in Appleton, following. Learning how to ballroom dance was one of my goals ever since I was little, and now I found myself in love with it. The more I dance, the more I have grown to enjoy certain ones, in which the Tango, Waltz, Swing, and Cha Cha are some of my personal favorites, and I am anxious to master the Quickstep, Jive, and Samba.

No matter what type of day I am having, ballroom always enlightens my mood. Besides Ballroom dancing, a few other activities I enjoy are skiing, Ultimate Frisbee, showing livestock, playing with my dogs, spending time with my friends, singing, and traveling. 

I am extremely excited and honored to be part of the 2010 Dancing with the Stars fundraiser for the American Red Cross. I believe the tasks that the volunteers of the Red Cross perform are so meaningful to the community. I feel it is important to recognize what they do for those in need, and I am glad to be part of such an event to help fulfill their mission.