5 Year Veteran - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Hometown: McAllen, Texas
Occupation: Dance Instructor
Dance Background & Experience: I started dancing classical ballet when I was three years old and fell in love with it instantly. I was also a gymnast. I still take and teach ballet.
Words to live by/favorite quote: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes YOU come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” - Howard Thurman
Five words that describe you: Silly, Passionate, Adventurous, Unique, Kind
- Former Player: Calvin Hill and Tom Landry
- Movie: Crazy, Stupid, Love
- DFW Area Restaurant: The Mint on Oak Lawn Avenue
- Article of Clothing: Dresses are my favorite because they can be casual with flat sandals or dressy with a high heel.
- Phone App: Instagram
- Cartoon Character: Arthur the Aardvark
- TV Show: Dancing with the Stars
- Holiday: Christmas
- Song Right Now: "Till Kingdom Come" by Coldplay
- Workout: Cardio
- Meal: Gnocchi with Italian Sausage
- Hidden Talent: Consecutive fouettes on pointe
- Celebrity Idol: Kelly Ripa
One thing most people would be surpised to learn is...I’m not really a big city girl. My dream is to live in a small town that has historic structures, old homes that have been restored, cute shops and restaurants, rustic décor, etc.
Dream Job: My dream job is to be the host of a morning talk show.
Dream Vacation Destination: My dream vacation is to explore many of Europe’s beautiful islands—Sicily, Sardinia, Ibiza, the Sibenik Islands, and many others.
Why did you decide to audition for the DCC?: In 2008, I was approached at a dance competition in Dallas after my solo performance. With a passion for performing and helping others, and coming from a hometown and family of Dallas Cowboys fans, I knew that I wanted to be one of America’s Sweethearts.
What's your most memorable game moment?: My first game as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader was my most memorable game. It was everything I thought it would be and more! From the pregame dance, to the player introductions, to dancing on the sidelines in my group, I felt as if I had to pinch myself every second to remind myself that it was real! I didn’t think my smile could have gotten any bigger, but it did!
What are some of your DCC highlights?: What I love most about being a DCC is the fact that I am able to continue my passion for dance every day at rehearsal, at games, at events and performances, and so much more. I have the opportunity to touch lives, make new friendships, spread cheer, and bring smiles to faces at children’s hospitals, nursing homes, and overseas on USO tours. It is such an incredible experience.
Advice for someone who dreams of becoming a DCC: Of course, stretch and take plenty of dance/performance classes, but most importantly, be yourself.
- 2012 Group Leader
- 2010, 2011 & 2012 Show Group
- 72nd, 73rd & 75th USO Tours
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