Our Team

Our Board of Directors

Catie Fissel (she/her)


“the sillier you feel, the better you look”

Raised on a strict diet of Big Band Swing, 60’s R&B, and old time Rock’n’Roll from infancy, Catie was primed and ready when asked if she’d like to dance. After attending a drop-in lesson from the University of Victoria Swing Dance Club, she was hooked for life. Catie enjoys being silly, fibre arts, DJing, Balboa, Lindy Hop, and flying through the air with the greatest of sometime ease.


Dave Henderson (he/him)

Vice President

“serious business”

Never wanting to lose a bet with his sister, Dave attended his first dance while at the University of Victoria. After a few rounds with Ballroom, he and a rogue group of swing inclined dancers broke free from the UVic Ballroom Club and started the UVic Swing Dance Club and LindyHoppers Anonymous (now named the Swing Dance Association of Victoria). After exploring to the edge of lindyhop and teaching a generation of Victoria LindyHoppers, he moved to Vancouver, then back to Victoria and has led a relatively quiet life... until now!


Jeff Doyle (he/him)


“tain't what you do (it's the way that you do it)”

Jeff spent most of his life being pretty scared of dancing, until discovering in university that people will actually teach you how to dance! After this remarkable discovery, Jeff signed up for every class, lesson, and dance west of Toronto, and tried to drag every friend, family member, and loose acquaintance with him. Dancing hasn't gotten any less fun in the 6 years since then, so Jeff hasn't slowed down on the dancing! These days Jeff loves a healthy mix of Balboa, Lindy Hop, and Shag to whatever Jazz the band plays! 


Meagan Russell


"you gotta jump, jive, an' then you wail away"

Though Meagan was dragged out to her first lindy hop beginner lesson in Edmonton back in 2010, it wasn't exactly love at first dance. No, it took the second lesson to truly catch her attention. Meagan enjoys goofy dancing in many styles, constantly learning new things in movement and jazz, and cats.


Catherine Cortes

Director at Large


Josefina Koenig

Director at Large


 If you would like to join the Board of Directors, please send us an email at hello@swingvictoria.net