THE BABBLE TEAM 2015
Jenny Sowden (Director/Registration/Website)
Photography by Braden Nesin
Every ship has her captain, and the Good Ship BABBLE is no exception. Skipper Jenny Sowden has sailed 7 years with BABBLE, including 6 years at the helm. She charts a course by starlight and, with NYC’s dance organizations, bands, and her faithful crew, joyously steers us swashdancebucklers to where x marks the spot for the three treasures of legend: Blues, Balboa, and ye olde Lindy Hoppe. Run up the Jolly Roger--BABBLE sails again!
Stalk her at JennySowden.com
Questions: nycbabble at gmail dot com
Stephanie Robinson (Marketing Mistress)
We here at BABBLE are committed to transparency. We share information that other events keep mysterious. Information like: When is it? Who’s playing? How can I buy tickets?* Marketing Mistress Stephanie Robinson defies information-suppressors by getting these vital details to you, no matter the cost. Just one more way BABBLE is fighting for the greater dance good.
You don't have to work for the NSA to know the latest on BABBLE.
Photo (c) 2014 by Byron Hon
Michael Blank (BABBLE Designer)
Michael Blank is the most BABBLEicous Michael we’ve ever met. Perhaps it’s because his name, Michael Bob* Blank, is an anagram for Macho BABBLE Link (clearly). Whatever the reason, when we need an amazing designer to create the art that will embody this year’s awesomeness, we think of only one man. One Michael. Michael Blank.
*Not his actual middle name.
Andrea Deck (Housing Coordinator)
B is for BABBLE, that’s good enough for Andrea Deck! She’s the Housing Coordinator and our very own Cookie Monster. For years now Andrea’s been welcoming guests to NYC and treating our hosts to baked goods. You couldn’t find someone more friendly or caring to pair up new friends for a fun weekend experience--not even on Sesame Street.
Red LaBonte (Sponsor Coordinator)
If you’ve got your eyes on the prize for BABBLE’s comps, then Red LaBonte is in your peripheral vision. Red lines up all the excellent prizes we give out to our fancy-footed competition finalists. She also builds community like a dance-masonry badass, offering BABBLE passes at other events as well. At BABBLE, you can be glad to be seeing Red.
For More Info: www.sarahlabonte.com
Kristin Walker (Product Master)
You might say there’s a steely edge to BABBLE Product Master Kristin Walker--a steely guitar pick edge, that is. She’s the genius behind last year’s beautiful weekend passes-as-jewelry, and she’s set to repeat this artistic feat in 2015, engraving each pass-holder’s name on their own pass. Knowing a modern-day smithy has never been so cool.