15th board of ssaw WuBDA

“Oeps, I did it again!”

Chair: Mark de Haas

Hey hey Everyone! My name is Mark and I’m the Chair of WuBDA.
I graduated with my Master of Food Technology in September 2022, and I’m working at a plant-based food company. Even though I’m a working adult, I still feel like a student at WuBDA. I enjoy the dance classes and all the activities WuBDA organizes, and I try to contribute all I can in making them a success! So, for that reason, I decided to join the board… again hahaha. As I chair I try to represent our association in the best way possible and show how great we are. New people joining the association and seeing them improve and getting to know all the other members is what gives me energy. I’m always open to ideas on the classes, or activities, so please approach me during classes, send a message in our WhatsApp groups, or you can contact me through my email!
My goal is to improve the integration of the various members within WuBDA, but also to show how great we are to the other dancers in the Netherlands by inviting them over to our parties and activities!
I hope to see you in class!


Secretary: Marieke Versteegh

Hello all, im Marieke and will be your secretary for the coming year. I came to WuBDA because a friend dragged me to the trial lessons in 2021. She needed a leader and since I had mentioned once that I found ballroom dances pretty and had nothing planned that evening, I had to go, didn’t I? That same night I got sports rights and a package deal, subscribing for the whole year. I never regretted it once.

Outside of dancing, im a master student Biology and mother of a young cat called Belladonna. If there is still time left between these things and dancing, I fill it up with embroidery, puzzling, reading, playing DND, gaming, woodcarving, writing and stargazing. I also love baking complicated cakes, or Torten, as the people in my home country call them, and singing so if you hear someone vocalizing in the Vlinder, that is probably me.

As a secretary im responsible for the mail and communication, so if there is anything popping up, just ask me and I will help you along. I hope to see you all at the lessons and free dancing hours.


Treasurer: Suzanne Wessel

Hi everyone! I am Suzanne a master student in Animal Sciences and also the new treasurer of WuBDA. Besides WuBDA, I am also participating in kickboxing trainings and a hockey umpire for the KNHB. So to say I like sports is a bit of an understatement.

I started dancing at the age of 15 until I turned 19.   This year I was mentor of an AID group and we got a workshop from WuBDA. After that I realised that I missed dancing a lot, so I started again at the start of this year. I immediately felt very welcome at WuBDA, and right at the time I wanted to become and even more active member the position of treasure opened up. With my weird love for Excel, some finance skill and a great predecessor who I can bother with my questions I decided to take on this challenge! I am also very excited for my board year!


Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Leonie Nijs

Hi everyone! My name is Leonie and I am the Commissioner of Internal Affairs of WuBDA! I am a master Biology student and this is my second time in the amazing board of WuBDA. I started dancing at WuBDA in 2019 because I had seen people dance Ballroom and Latin in Paris next to the Seine and fell in love with it immediately. I have already had so much fun at WuBDA dancing but also with all the activities we organize!

In addition to all this dancing I ride horses, play the harp, go sporting with some friends, dance salsa and kizomba at l’Afrique and drink a beer in the sportspub after dance classes 🙂 I like to attend as much activities of WuBDA as possible and would love to meet you all there!

As Commissioner of Internal Affairs I am here for you as a member and you can always ask me anything! Feel free to contact me via mail or text, or talk to me at WuBDA!


Commissioner of External Affairs: Floor Cromjongh

Hey there! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Floor Cromjongh. I started ballroom dancing when I was 16 in high school. After coming to Wageningen I immediately joined WuBDA, and I’ve been a member of WuBDA for 2.5 years now. I love dancing with everyone here and just hanging out with people on our other events. I also love going to dance events organized by our sister associations. I’ve been the commissioner of external affairs before until I went abroad for a while, and I’m looking forward to picking it up again.
Apart from dancing, I do the bachelor Forest- and Nature Conservation. I’m in my third year and doing a thesis on cognition in guppies at the moment. I also recently joined a choir, so don’t be surprised when I start singing :). Other than that I enjoy baking, hiking, drawing, reading, and skating when the weather is good.
Feel free to talk to me when you have any questions, or just because you want to chat 🙂