DEGREE: BA in Dance
BIRTHDATE: August 28th
Dallas Cowboys: Micah Parsons
Season of the Year: Summer
High School Teacher: Lily Weiss
Food: Truffle Fries
TV Show: Friends, The Office, The Great British Baking Show, F1 Drive to Survive
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 fiancé, my friends, my puppy and dance!
DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS? I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and life works out as it is meant to. I look back and feel nothing but gratitude for all my life experiences, as they have brought me here and brought me to the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders! DCC is without a doubt my biggest dream and I will forever cherish the journey that brought me here!
BIGGEST MOTIVATION? My fiancé, family, and my puppy! I do it all for them!
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS (IF SO LIST NAMES)? Yes! I have a Goldendoodle named Cali J. She is our sweet Cali Bear!
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 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 we would end the night with some dancing 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, Meryl Streep, 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 opportunities in many different platforms of dance!
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, but they are also extremely ambitious, genuine, authentic, intelligent, empowering women & contributors to society. I am inspired every day working with these incredible women. It is amazing to see an organization that not only has iconic dancing, but also, is such a huge part of the community. 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 sisterhood, and I strive every day to inspire the next generation of dancers and continue to impact our community in every way that I can!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF DCC? DCC is truly the most special organization with a legacy that is unmatched. It is a family, a community, and a sisterhood that I am honored to be part of. Every day, I feel so much gratitude to have the privilege to dance with wonderful teammates. These women have become my family and my favorite part of DCC is sharing every moment with my sisters. Learning from my teammate’s day in and day out, as a person, dancer, and a teammate has helped me grow, kept me grounded, and brought me so much joy. It is a gift to honor the legacy of what it means to be a DCC. I will cherish it for the rest of my life!
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: 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 company, be a DCC alumni, and be having a family of my own to raise to follow their dreams 🙂