Carisa Rose

2 Year Veteran - 2012, 2013

Hometown: Apex, NC

Occupation: Dance teacher

Education: Dance studies degree with a general business minor

Dance Background & Experience: I started dancing at the age of 3. For the longest time, ballet was my focus, and I have had the privilege of performing with some great ballet companies. Later on, I realized that jazz was my passion when I joined my high school dance team. I’ve been hooked ever since.

Words to live by/favorite quote: “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy. They just promised it would be worth it!”

Five words that describe you: Passionate, caring, loving, friendly, silly


  • Former Player: Emmitt Smith
  • Movie: Guess Who
  • DFW Area Restaurant: Mi Cocina
  • Article of Clothing: Sweatpants
  • Phone App: Pinterest
  • Cartoon Character: Piglet from Winnie the Pooh
  • TV Show: Say Yes to the Dress
  • Holiday: July 4th
  • Charity: Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Ice Cream: Mint chocolate chip
  • Junk Food Weakness: Taco Bell

One thing most people would be surprised to learn is... I am 22 years old and I’m still scared of the dark!

Biggest Fear: My biggest fear is failure. Failure means more to me than just not achieving my goals. It also means not doing things to the best of my ability. I never want to feel like I’ve settled or have become complacent. I give 110 percent to everything I do in order to be successful.

What would be your superpower?: Flying! I hate traffic.

Most Embarrassing Moment: My most embarrassing moment was during my senior year spring dance concert in high school. I was in the middle of a 15-minute ballet piece, and there was a part where a few of us went down to our knee as some of the other girls danced. I had waited too late to break in my pointe shoes before the show, so by now my feet are KILLING ME! All I could think about while I was down on one knee was my poor feet and how good it felt to finally get off of them. Well, I was so unfocused and in my own little world that I forgot to stand up on the right part! All of the girls had gotten up and were on to the next section. I had no idea until one of them whispered my name to get up! I was mortified. And yes, we have it on video.

Dream Job: My dream job would be to coach a university dance team.

Dream Vacation Destination: The Bahamas!

Why did you decide to audition for the DCC?: I decided to audition for DCC because of my passion for dance teams. As college was coming to an end, I realized that I wasn’t ready for my dance-team experience to be over. I have always had the upmost respect for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and consider them the best NFL cheerleading organization in the nation. I decided that if I was going to take a big chance on something, doing it right after college was the perfect time to do so. Go big or go home!

What are some of your DCC highlights?: The best thing about being a part of the DCC is definitely all of my teammates. All of the girls are amazing people, and we have all gotten so close throughout this whole experience. So much of this great opportunity has to do with the people you share it with.

Advice for someone who dreams of becoming a DCC: Hard work is key in becoming a successful NFL cheerleader. You can never practice too much! Never settle and always push yourself to become a better performer. The more fun you have with the routines, the more fun the crowd is going to have!