Mary


Rookie - 2014

Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University

Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, hip hop, writing

Dance Background & Experience: I grew up in studio Jazz from the age of 3, and I started cheerleading in high school. Senior year I was selected as an All-American Cheerleader and All-Camp Best Jumper from UCA. Through college I continued dancing recreationally, trained in hip hop, and danced in the Dallas community at choreography showcases and charity events. I have also worked as an Assistant Jazz/Hip Hop teacher and Zumba instructor.

Words to live by/favorite quote: Happiness is a choice. Choose to be Happy!

Five words that describe you: Passionate, confident, realistic, loving, loyal

Favorites:

  • Former Player: Emmitt Smith
  • Movie: Up in the Air
  • DFW Area Restaurant: Del Frisco’s Grill
  • Article of Clothing: My black leather jacket
  • Phone App: Pandora
  • Cartoon Character: Ariel, The Little Mermaid
  • TV Show: Friday Night Lights
  • Holiday: New Year’s Eve
  • Charity: CASA
  • Ice Cream: Cookies and Cream
  • Junk Food Weakness: Funfetti cookies

One thing most people would be surprised to learn is... I love scary movies!

Biggest Fear: Losing my iTunes music library (it’s happened before, and it’s awful)

What would be your superpower?: Teleportation

Most Embarrassing Moment: In high school I slipped and fell completely in the mud as I was running into school… (It was raining I didn’t want to get my hair wet). I later found out the entire Senior English class watched the whole thing happen!

Dream Job: Motivational Speaker

Dream Vacation Destination: Dubai

Why did you decide to audition for the DCC?: I have always had a passion for dance, and I knew I wasn’t ready to stop performing. I thought to myself, “I’m not getting any younger or any more flexible than I am right now,” so I made the decision to prepare, commit, and give it my all!

What are some of your DCC highlights?: I’ll never forget the day we took our squad photo. I remember thinking “WOW, how amazing to be in this photo and to be a part of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders history!” Also, performing for my family and friends for the very first time at our Meet the Team event was a moment I will remember forever!

Advice for someone who dreams of becoming a DCC: Preparation is KEY. Be confident and always keep a smile on your face! If you believe in yourself, then others will too.