The club officers for 2016–2017 are:

President — Jessica Lacy

Jessica is in charge of coordinating activities within the club. She is also the club’s primary point of contact with Sun Devil Sport Clubs, Campus Recreation, and other university organizations.

Hello, my name is Jessica and I am working towards a Master of Architecture degree here at ASU. I love dance, especially Ballroom, Latin, and Swing. Before starting at ASU in August 2013, I looked for a ballroom dance club, found Devil DanceSport, attended the first practice of the semester, and joined that day. Since then I have enjoyed learning and growing as a dancer, competing, making friends, and being part of this wonderful community. DDS has provided a supportive, friendly environment for the enjoyment of dance which I love being a part of. I enjoy helping and teaching others when I can, as well as learning from others. I am president this year because I love the DDS community and want to give back to it. I enjoyed serving as treasurer last year and am glad to continue serving the club this year. I am excited to do great things with DDS this year! If you have any questions, I’m always glad to help!

Have questions for Jessica? Email her directly!

Team Captain — William Langenbach

William is responsible for managing all aspects of intercollegiate competition for the club. This includes registering the team for competitions, and making travel and housing arrangements. William also helps club members in forming successful, stable partnerships, and in preparing for dancesport competitions.

Hey, I’m William Langenbach from sunny Phoenix Arizona. I’m a Masters student in Biomedical Engineering. After two days of Larry’s Level I Latin, Swing and Ballroom class I was hooked, and I’ve been dancing ever since. This fall with be my 5th semester dancing and I hope to continue to bring home the gold for ASU. I cannot thank Larry and DDS enough creating a supportive and challenging environment in the world of Ballroom dance at ASU. As Team Captain this year I want to amp up the competition training this year and crush U of A’s ballroom team this year. If you ever have a question about the club or about ballroom, I’ll be happy to help.

Have questions for William? Email him directly!

Event Director — Rachel Bath

Rachel is tasked with organizing Devil DanceSport’s large events, such as the Masquerade Balls, and providing the logistical support for the club’s activities.

Hey Devil DanceSport! My name is Rachel Bath and I will be your Event Director for the 2016-17 dance year. I am currently in my third year here at ASU and am studying theatre design and production. Dance has always been a big part of my life and Devil DanceSport has become my closest family over my past three years with them. I hope to give back this year by working with our team to create more fun opportunities to give back and get everyone dancing and having fun. Looking forward to getting to know everyone this semester!

Have questions for Rachel? Email her directly!

Treasurer — Jason Hall

Jason keeps track of the club’s funds, and ensures the club stays financially solvent. Thus, he authorizes outgoing expenditures and receives all revenues from fundraisers and event fees.

Hello everyone, I’m Jason Hall and I will be serving as Treasurer for DDS this year. Originally from Mesa, Arizona and I am attending my third year here at ASU. I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Social and Partnership dance and this will be my third year in DDS. I started dancing ballroom over six years ago and I have been dancing here at ASU for the last two. I have really enjoyed learning from Larry and the others at DDS. I am looking forward to having a great year.

Have questions for Jason? Email him directly!

Secretary — Annalyssa Niedens

Annalyssa is the one in charge of handling the club’s communications with members, and manages the club’s mailing lists. She is the one who will be letting you know about special events, general meetings, elections, and the like.

Hello everyone! My name is Annalyssa Niedens and I am Secretary for the Devil Dance Sport Club for the upcoming year. I am in my third year as a Business Management and Supply Chain Management major within the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU. I was previously trumpet player in the Sun Devil Marching Band and since I started in Larry’s level one Latin, Swing, and Ballroom class two years ago, dance has become one of the best parts of my college experience. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Can’t wait to dance through the semesters with you all!

Have questions for Annalyssa? Email her directly!

Marketing Director — Emma Barber


Emma is the person who handles Devil DanceSport’s social media presence. In particular, she manages our the club’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts.

Hey! My name is Emma and I am a junior studying film with a minor in business. I grew up taking studio dance classes and I joined DDS in the fall of 2014. I have loved it ever since! After being the marketing director for DDS last year I really look forward to getting to continue combining my love for dance and my love for the camera. Devil DanceSport is really an incredible sport club and I can’t wait to serve as the marketing director again. If you have any inquiries or questions regarding DDS media please do not hesitate to contact me!

Now after reading this, subscribe to our YouTube channel! And like us on Facebook! And follow us on Instagram!

Have questions for Emma? Email her directly!

Risk Management — Rachel Price

As Risk Management Officer, Rachel is in charge of ensuring participant safety in all of our activities. Her duties also include managing the club roster, and ensuring that all participants in our DDS lessons satisfy club membership requirements.

Hey there, it’s the other Rachel! I have been ballroom dancing with Devil DanceSport ever since the spring of 2014, but I’ve always had a passion for performing arts for as long as I can remember. I’ve loved everything from competitive cheer, jazz, ballet, color guard, to all that encompasses the theatre. Yet, it wasn’t until I took Salsa 1 with Larry Caves and met the amazing members of DDS that I found my calling for ballroom dance. When I am not dancing (which isn’t very often) I am study for my undergraduate degree in psychology, my other passion. Please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Have questions for Rachel? Email her directly!