DEGREE: Kilgore College- Associate of Arts
OCCUPATION: Bachelor’s Student – Kinesiology (Sports Management/Leadership)
Dallas Cowboys: Michael Irvin
Season of the Year: Fall
High School Teacher: My drill team Director Mrs. Donna Newman
TV Show: Stranger Things
Sweet or Salty: SWEETS!!
Workout: HIIT & Pure Barre
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? I love a good underdog story! When people reach their full potential despite life setbacks, these are the most inspiring to me.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT? A planner
DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS? Not at all! I believe everything happens for a reason, and I try to find a positive lesson in the hard moments. If I can find something good, that will always win over holding on to regret.
BIGGEST MOTIVATION? My family! They are my biggest support system and I am so appreciative to have the loyal, supportive, and caring family that I do. I truly do everything for them!
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS (IF SO LIST NAMES)? Sadly not right now! But I love dogs and have always wanted a bulldog!!
BEACH OR MOUNTAIN VACATION? Beach!!
DESCRIBE A PERFECT DAY IN YOUR LIFE: A relaxing day with my family and friends….most likely swimming, enjoying some yummy food and lots of laughter!
HOW DO OTHERS DESCRIBE YOU? People have often described me as driven, a giver, reliable, kind-hearted, organized, and funny!
DO YOU HAVE ANY HIDDEN TALENTS? I love to paint… specifically portraits of people!
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES? Skittle
NAME 5 GUESTS AT YOUR DINNER PARTY: Walt Disney, Shawn White, Shaq, Jlo, and Gussie Nell Davis
WHAT IS THE THEME SONG OF YOUR LIFE? “Future Looks Good” by OneRepublic
WHAT IS YOUR DANCING BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE?
I started dancing at the age of 14 through a studio in Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, and Pointe. In High School I was selected as a member of the Midlothian HS Pantherettes drill team for 4 years. My Sophomore year I was selected to serve as a lieutenant, and my Junior and Senior year, I had the honor of being of Captain. After high school, I attended Kilgore College where I was chosen as a member of the prestigious Kilgore College Rangerettes. After my Freshman year, I was selected as Lieutenant for my Sophomore year. I was also a member of Industry Dance Company through the dance department at Kilgore College.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR DCC?
Ever since a young age the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders always inspired me to be the best version of myself! The passion and love I have for entertaining is what has driven me to this point! What an honor it would be to have the opportunity to pour my heart and soul into an organization that also has the love and dedication to pour back into me! The DCC organization is true excellence. It gives me such pride to continue my career performing for the world with amazing women to create a true Cowboys experience! And what a dream it is to be a part of America’s Team and hopefully give another little girl the same inspiration I felt to go after their dreams!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF DCC? The DCC Organization holds itself on tradition, hard work, and sisterhood and those are huge key factors in my life! I think it is so special to have the opportunity to honor those Cheerleaders, Directors, and others who have built the foundation of America’s Sweethearts, and to continue the beautiful legacy. Everyone is so supportive, encouraging, and strives to be the best version of not only themselves, but as a team! It is truly so inspiring to dance alongside such impactful women and build a strong community that is an outlet to the dance/entertainment world, and the empowerment of women as a whole!!
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My proudest accomplishment is having represented the United States and Texas in two different countries as a Rangerette! Performing in England at the Birmingham International Tattoo and in the US at The Virginia International Tattoo. These two events brought all different cultures, and performers to one show. Uniting as one, showcasing our artistry as performers was truly such a magical experience!
IN 10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL … Be a HAPPY studio owner/dance instructor with a wonderful, loving family….and bulldog! 🙂