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Rebecca

Rebecca
Rookie
Dallas, Texas
University of Southern California
Development and Program Coordinator | Barre & Dance Instructor

COLLEGE & DEGREE: University of Southern California, Dance Major at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

OCCUPATION: Barre Instructor, Dancer, Teacher

FAVORITES:

Dallas Cowboys: Dak Prescott

Season of the Year: Summer

High School Teacher: Lily Weiss

Food: Peanut Butter and Truffle Fries (separately of course haha)

Color: Pink

TV Show: Friends, The Office

Holiday: Christmas

Sweet or Salty: Sweet, Desserts please! Workout: The Bar Method

WHAT INSPIRES YOU? I am inspired by passion and people. I love seeing passion emulate within individuals and see people go after their dreams! I love the pure joy that radiates when you see people take risks, believe in their journey, and work tirelessly to make it happen. It inspires me to do the same in my life and I am lucky to say I am surrounded by the most amazing family and friends who inspire me daily!

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT? My family, my friends, and dance!

DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS? I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and life works out as it should! I look back and feel nothing but gratitude for all of my experiences as they have brought me here and brought me to being a DCC! That is my biggest dream and something I will cherish for the rest of my life.

BIGGEST MOTIVATION? My boyfriend, sister, and parents! I do it all for them!

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS (IF SO LIST NAMES)? Sadly not right now! But I absolutely love dogs. My dream is to have a Mini Goldendoodle named Nugget!

BEACH OR MOUNTAIN VACATION? Beach! I love the sunshine 🙂

DESCRIBE A PERFECT DAY IN YOUR LIFE: A perfect day in my life would start with a beautiful picnic brunch under the sun with all the people I love most in the world. From there, we would soak up the sun by the pool with lots of games and some charcuterie, and we would end the night with a dance party and lots of laughs and smiles!

HOW DO OTHERS DESCRIBE YOU? Bubbly, kind, big-hearted, compassionate, fun, dedicated, loyal, hardworking, driven, and an overachiever. They would also describe me as a fashion and dress queen!

DO YOU HAVE ANY HIDDEN TALENTS? I absolutely love baking! It is definitely a hidden talent and something I love working on in my free time.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SIBLINGS? Yes! I have one older sister who is also a dancer!

NAME 5 GUESTS AT YOUR DINNER PARTY: Blake Lively, Audrey Hepburn, BritneySpears, Meryl Streep and Julie Andrews

WHAT IS THE THEME SONG OF YOUR LIFE? Dancing Queen

WHAT IS YOUR DANCING BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE? I started dancing at the age of 2! I grew up in competitive dance and trained at Next Step Dance and Performing Arts Center, attending multiple dance competitions and conventions. In conjunction with my studio training, I attended High School at Booker T. Washington HSPVA where I further developed my training and passion for dance. I was fortunate enough to be a YoungArts Finalist Winner and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts Semi-Finalist. I knew I wanted to pursue dance as a career, therefore I attended the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and joined the inaugural class. While in school, I had the privilege to compete on So You Think You Can Dance Season 15, and perform in multiple countries with many professional dance companies. Upon graduation, I worked for Tyra Banks on an immersive dance show called Modelland. My favorite part of dance is that there is no limit to what you can do and achieve with it, and I am so grateful to have had such a surplus of opportunities in different platforms.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR DCC? Growing up in Texas, being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader has always been a dream of mine. The cheerleaders are powerhouse icons in the dance industry and represent everything I want to be as a dancer and as a woman. Not only is every single DCC an incredible dancer, they are also extremely ambitious, genuine, authentic, intelligent, empowering women & contributors to society. It is incredible to see a dance organization that not only has iconic dancing, but also, is such a huge part of the community. I want to make an impact with my dancing and I knew it would be an honor of a lifetime to go for my biggest dream, to dance on the biggest stage in the world, and be part of a community that has impacted our entire world! It is a dream come true that I am part of the DCC community!

WHAT DO YOU ANTICIPATE MOST DURING YOUR ROOKIE SEASON AS A DCC? I am SO excited to wear the uniform and dance next to the most talented, genuine women out there. Learning from my teammates day in and day out has been my favorite part of training camp. Now officially being on the team, having the privilege to dance next to these women I have looked up to in our iconic uniforms will be something I will cherish for the rest of my life!

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My proudest accomplishment is graduating from USC in the inaugural class at the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Additionally, making the team has been my proudest accomplishment. I cried so hard when the team was announced and feel so much gratitude and pride every day at rehearsals!

IN 10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL … Be running my own college dance prep company, be a DCC alumni, and be having a family of my own to raise to follow their dreams 🙂