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WBTF Board Representative Spotlight on Marina Mihelcic, President CTF - Croatia

WBTF Board Representative Spotlight – 2021

WBTF wishes to spotlight our member representatives to the Board of Directors during the next few months.  We thank each of them for sharing a little information about themselves and what their goals are for the future in baton twirling.

The Spotlight is on Marina Mihelcic, President of CTF Croatia:

Country & Name of Federation:


1. When and how did you get involved in baton twirling? *

I was a dancer, start with majorettes, and then get in love in twirling. That happened 2001 in Spain.

2. What leadership positions have you been part of in your country? *


3. How long have you represented your federation in the WBTF? *

Since 2011

4. What do you believe is your strongest asset as the WBTF representative of your federation? *

That I really want  my federation to make progress in WBTF and help to have one big WORLD ORGANIZATION

5. What do you envision for baton twirling in your country in 10 years? *

I hope we will improve and have twirlers on high levels.

6. Do you have an occupation outside of baton twirling? *

I am a dance teacher and I have my own studio

7. Tell us a little about yourself … (i.e. family, pets, hobbies, awards, interests, etc.) *

I have a husband, son and daughter, 3 grandchildren. One is twirler. I have 6 dogs, my hobby is writing stories, I get an award for work with young people, and twirling as a sport, and I get an award as a coach for dancing. I like to make shows, what I am very often doing.

8. What is one thing that no one in WBTF knows about you. *

That I studied to be veterinarian.