Jessica P.

3 Year Veteran - 2012, 2013, 2014

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA

Occupation: Financial Analyst

Education: B.S. in Finance

Dance Background & Experience: I have been dancing since I was three years old. I am studio trained and have experience with numerous styles such as lyrical, jazz, tap, ballet and hip hop. In high school I was a four-year member of our nationally competitive varsity pom squad, and I was a captain my senior year. In college I was an NBA dancer; I cheered for the Indiana Pacers (we were called the “Pacemates”) for three years. I have also taught dance classes and choreographed many routines over the years.

Words to live by/favorite quote: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Five words that describe you: Caring, Giving, Optimistic, Friendly, Gracious


  • Former Player: Emmitt Smith
  • Movie: Avatar
  • DFW Area Restaurant: Del Frisco’s Steakhouse
  • Article of Clothing: My Lucchese boots
  • Phone App: Twitter
  • Cartoon Character: Hey Arnold
  • TV Show: Dallas
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • Charity: Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Junk Food Weakness: Anything with sugar! I have the BIGGEST sweet tooth.

One thing most people would be surprised to learn is... I have double jointed arms! It’s kind of gross.

Biggest Fear: Spiders! Eeeek!

What would be your superpower?: The ability to fly.

Most Embarrassing Moment: I was once accidently hit in the face with a basketball while I cheered in the NBA. Tons of fans saw it happen… My face was numb.

Dream Job: I would love to coach a dance team someday; either high school, college, or pro.

Dream Vacation Destination: I dream of going to Brazil someday! The beaches are AMAZING.

Why did you decide to audition for the DCC?: This is something I have dreamed of for a long time, and it’s hard to describe the pull I felt towards this organization. I feel as though every step in life has prepared me for the DCC, and now that I am here it’s as if the puzzle pieces are finally together! I have never felt more at home than I do in Dallas, because I know that this is where I belong and where God has planned me to be. It is truly a blessing to be a part of something that is so special, well respected, and honored.

What are some of your DCC highlights?: I can honestly say I have met some of my very best friends through DCC. This sisterhood is something that is so special to be a part of. Once you are a DCC, you are ALWAYS a DCC!

Advice for someone who dreams of becoming a DCC: Don’t give up on your dreams! Take as many dance classes as you can, but also make sure you try hard in school! DCC is not only about dancing; they look for well-rounded women that are intelligent, well-spoken, and can represent the world famous Cowboys brand!