Leslie Woodard Dance Studio

""The Leslie Woodard Dance Studio, located off the student lounge in the college’s lower level, is a fantastic space for dance rehearsals or workout routines with friends.  The studio has an excellent sound system and is equipped with a sprung floor. 

The studio memorializes former dean Leslie Woodard, whose joie de vivre, love of dance and support of students lives on in Hopper College.


Dance Studio Managers

Zanele Nzau


Zanele Nzau is a sophomore from Johannesburg, South Africa. They are majoring in biomedical engineering. Zanele has academic interests in health sciences, African studies and languages. Their time in the dance studio is spent learning Kpop dances and freestyling to neo-soul.

Douglas Shao


Douglas is a senior from Thousand Oaks, California, majoring in Political Science with a certificate in Data Science. His academic interests include political polarization, voting rights policies, and constitutional theory in American politics. You are most likely to find him camped out in front of the gym for an early morning workout, or drinking a smoothie on Cross Campus. In the dance studio, he performs in the styles of hip hop/urban and vogue with Yale Danceworks!