Rookie - 2014
Hometown: McKinney, TX
Occupation: Middle School Teacher
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Austin College (Sherman, TX)
Hobbies: Going on adventures and traveling with my best friend and soul mate. I’m best when I’m moving and grooving!! ☺ Teaching and coaching my students, being outdoors, wakeboarding, snowboarding, spending time with loved ones; preferably on a beach!
Dance Background & Experience: Studio trained since age 3 in all forms of dance, including ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, drill team, tap, lyrical and cheer. Former Dallas Mavericks Dancer, Captain of Austin College Dance Team, 1st Lieutenant & Lieutenant of McKinney High School Marquettes. Currently, I serve as a judge and choreographer for Crowd Pleasers National Contests.
Words to live by/favorite quote: “A day I don’t dance is a day I don’t live!” “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Five words that describe you: Energetic, Passionate, Caring, Loyal, Fun!
- Former Player: Troy Aikman
- Movie: Blood Diamond
- DFW Area Restaurant: Bob’s Steak & Chop House
- Article of Clothing: Yoga Pants
- Phone App: Shazam
- Cartoon Character: Supergirl (I was Supergirl for Halloween!)
- TV Show: Lost
- Holiday: Christmas
- Charity: The Salvation Army, Lost Orphans International
- Ice Cream: Coffee & Cinnamon mixed together… yum!
- Junk Food Weakness: Dark Chocolate
One thing most people would be surprised to learn is... That I’m really smart!!! ☺
Biggest Fear: My biggest fear is being afraid. I don’t like being afraid of things!
What would be your superpower?: To fly!
Most Embarrassing Moment: In middle school I played basketball and shot a basket for the wrong team… oops (and I made it too!).
Dream Job: My dream job is running an organization abroad that helps underprivileged kids achieve their dreams regardless of the challenges they face.
Dream Vacation Destination: Playa Del Carmen in Mexico and Costa Rica
Why did you decide to audition for the DCC?: DCC has been one of my dreams since I was a kid and I wanted to prove to my students that you can accomplish your dreams at any age! Keep living unrealistically!!
What are some of your DCC highlights?: The best part of this experience has been the friendships I’ve made and being part of such an incredible legacy of women. Other highlights include winning the Fan Favorite Vote, changing from blonde to brunette during makeovers, and cheering on the field for the first time!
Advice for someone who dreams of becoming a DCC: Never, ever give up! Believe in yourself and be dedicated to what you want to achieve. Read the DCC promises and commit to them!!