Brenna Sweeney

University of Cincinnati Chapter President

Major: Ballet and International Affairs

Year: Junior

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Why did you join Movement Exchange?

The idea of combining dance and service is something that has always been important to me, and the opportunity to put that into action on my campus and in the community is incredible. I also love the idea of combining two of my greatest passions, dance and travel, into one mission. Dance has opened so many doors for me and has had an an incomparable hand in shaping who I am today. I am so thankful that, through Movement Exchange, we can work to make this amazing art form available to our local and global community!

What is your favorite thing about Movement Exchange?

My favorite thing about Movement Exchange is working with a number of different groups and seeing how dance can positively impact each individual regardless of their age, gender, or ethnicity. Whether we are able to work weekly with the group like Boys and Girls Club, monthly like Cincinnati Big Brothers Big Sisters, or yearly with Meteti, we get to watch relationships, personalities, skills and confidence grow with each hour we spend moving together. Movement Exchange has shown me how special dance really is and has allowed me to see first hand the ways in which it can positively impact our youth.

What makes your Move-Ex chapter unique?

Our Movement Exchange chapter is lucky to have the conservatory environment as well as the university itself which has created a diverse group of members offering many different strengths and idea.

Where do you teach weekly and/or monthly dance classes in your community? Who are your community partners?

We teach weekly classes at the the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati and monthly classes at Cincinnati Big Bothers Big Sisters.


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