3 Year Veteran - 2011, 2012, 2013
Hometown: Denton, Texas
Occupation: Dance Teacher, Student
Education: General Studies Degree with focus in Marketing, Merchandising and Dance
Hobbies: Spending time with my fiancé and family, shopping, and planning for my wedding!
Dance Background & Experience: I have taken dance since I was 5 years old. I took jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop and tap while growing up. I was on my high school drill team for three years, where I was Captain my senior year. During college I served as Captain and Co-Captain of the University of North Texas Dancers. We performed at pep rallies, football games and basketball games.
Words to live by/favorite quote: Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
Five words that describe you: Joyful, hardworking, positive, dedicated, compassionate!
- Former Player: Emmitt Smith
- Movie: Girls Just Want To Have Fun and Pretty Woman
- DFW Area Restaurant: Mi Cocina or anything Mexican
- Article of Clothing: My DCC Uniform
- Phone App: I have recently become addicted to Candy Crush!
- Cartoon Character: Nemo
- TV Show: The Vampire Diaries and The Americans
- Holiday: Christmas
- Charity: Children’s Advocacy Center
- Ice Cream: Mint Cookies and Cream
- Junk Food Weakness: Jalapeno chips!
One thing most people would be surprised to learn is... I have never been upside-down on a roller coaster!
Biggest Fear: Bugs - Anything creepy or crawly!
What would be your superpower?: Super Flexability!
Most Embarrassing Moment: When I was little I accidentally went up to a man who I thought was my dad and held his hand. I was so mortified and have never been able to forget it!
Dream Job: My dream job would be to host a TV show where I travel and taste food all over America!
Dream Vacation Destination: Italy
Why did you decide to audition for the DCC?: Growing up as a dancer, I always looked up to the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. During high school I dreamed of becoming a DCC, but was not old enough to audition out of high school. I decided to audition for the North Texas Dancers where my director, Jennifer Jones Cloutier, was a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Our team had a very similar style to the DCC, and I was able to learn so much my three years dancing under her. After serving as Captain my third year, I knew I was ready to take a leap of faith and audition to be one of America’s Sweethearts!
What are some of your DCC highlights?: Being able to cheer for America’s Team is so rewarding on and off the field! We are blessed with once in a time opportunities that very few are able to experience. I was given the chance to travel on a USO tour last Christmas with our Show Group. It was my first trip out of the country, and I will never forget the people I met or the memories made with my teammates!
Advice for someone who dreams of becoming a DCC: Work hard, never give up and stay positive! Start taking dance classes now to expose yourself to new styles and teachers and learn something new from everyone you meet!
- 2011 Rookie of the Year
- 2011 & 2012 Show Group
- 73rd & 75th USO Tours