14th board of ssaw WuBDA


Chair: Rutger de Graaf

Hi, I’m Rutger, the Chair of WuBDA. I study Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning and have been dancing since the summer of 2021. I’ve always been interested in dancing, but when I was young there was a stigma attached to boys dancing, so I went rowing instead. After a while I didn’t find enough satisfaction in rowing and therefore thought to pick up this then distant dream of dancing. When I started, I was overwhelmed with the great people at WuBDA and immediately tried to join everything I could possibly join. This drew the attention of the activity commission, who invited me to become a member of the committee.

When I got a message about potentially joining the board, I saw an awesome opportunity to help the association stay this awesome place that I had experienced and to create even more opportunities for our members to enjoy dancing. With a lot of experience with committees at other associations (Franciscus, Argo and my study association Genius Loci) in my pocket and a great deal of enthusiasm, I went on to join this year’s board.

I hope to see you all at the lessons and during other activities!


Secretary: Marieke Versteegh



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!