DEGREE: BFA in Dance
BIRTHDATE: February 1st
Dallas Cowboys: Tony Pollard
Season of the Year: Winter, I love Winter fashion.
High School Teacher: Ms. Tracy Vogt, she always said “don’t try, do.”
Color: Light Pink
TV Show: Grace and Frankie
Sweet or Salty: Sweet!
Workout: Hot Yoga or Pilates
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? People inspire me. It’s great to learn about people’s passions and how one’s role can affect so many others. Our role as cheerleaders is to engage in the community, and simply having a smile on your face can change someone’s day.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT? Music
DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS? Nope, everything happens for a reason.
BIGGEST MOTIVATION? My mom, she raised me on her own and I never felt as though I was lacking or had a need for anything. She worked three jobs for me to be able to thrive and I will forever be thankful for everything she does for me. She taught me that I could have anything if I am diligent.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS (IF SO LIST NAMES)? Yes! My puppy Mr. Chow is a pug, pekingese, and beagle mix.
BEACH OR MOUNTAIN VACATION? Both!
DESCRIBE A PERFECT DAY IN YOUR LIFE: A perfect day in my life would include sleeping in and then going on a long walk or a hike with my puppy. For lunch I would have a Chipotle bowl, while watching my favorite show. I would end the day by having dinner with friends at one of the local restaurants we’ve been wanting to try.
HOW DO OTHERS DESCRIBE YOU? Diligent, Charismatic, Chill, and Funny
DO YOU HAVE ANY HIDDEN TALENTS? I wish!
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES? Kal
NAME 5 GUESTS AT YOUR DINNER PARTY: Shonda Rhimes, Michelle Obama, Jane Fonda, Sarah Tilse, and Patricia Bright
WHAT IS THE THEME SONG OF YOUR LIFE? Fabulous, Baby! By Patina Miller
WHAT IS YOUR DANCING BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE? I started dancing at my local competition studio in middle school. In 11th grade I transferred to South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities which is an arts boarding school (similar to Zoey 101). While there, my focus was dance…and though it was difficult, I grew tremendously as a dancer. I went on to obtain my B.F.A and A.A in Dance from University of Florida/New World School of the Arts.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR DCC? When deciding to audition, my passion for dance was a factor, but admiring the women as ambassadors and role models played a part as well. I’ve always looked up to the women of this organization and admired their talent. I hope to inspire little girls and boys by going after my goals and owning my individuality.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF DCC? The sisterhood, I’ve made lifelong relationships that I will forever cherish.
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: I am proud of myself for constantly going after my dreams and not settling for less.
IN 10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL … be the director of a dance program, while simultaneously running my own business. But most of all, I’ll still be dancing at every opportunity.