2019 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
- Former Dallas Cowboys: Troy Aikman and Jason Witten
- Movie: It’s A Wonderful Life
- Quote: “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill
- Food: Avocado toast with scrambled eggs and bacon on top.
- Article of Clothing: Leggings
- Phone App: Aaptiv. It’s a workout app where instructors talk you through cardio workouts. I get bored so quickly on cardio machines, and it has been a game changer in helping me get through workouts!
- Cartoon Character: Spongebob
- TV Show: Close tie between Parks and Rec and Fixer Upper.
- Holiday: CHRISTMAS!
- Charity: Alzheimer’s Association
- Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
WHAT IS YOUR JUNK FOOD WEAKNESS?
Donuts with vanilla icing and rainbow sprinkles.
WHO IS YOUR “CELEBRITY CRUSH”?
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
I would love to be an Astronaut. Growing up, I always thought being able to explore outer space would be the most incredible experience.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
Losing a loved one unexpectedly.
WHAT IS AN EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
One that comes to mind right away happened when I was in high school. I was at a pool where there were a lot of college kids, and other adults hanging out. My friends went to get food, so I got up from my chair to take a dip in the pool. I hit a slippery spot on the painted concrete, and I didn’t just fall… I went full on baby deer and my legs wobbled around for a few seconds before falling on my back… in a bikini. The worst part was that no one even said anything to me. Everyone just stared, and I remember I was so humiliated.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS (IF SO LIST NAMES)?
My family has two dogs (Jack and Heidi) and one cat (Pumpkin).
WHO IS THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
Definitely my mom and dad. I could not ask for more supportive and understanding parents. The older I get, the more I am in awe of all they have done, and continue to do for me.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM VACATION DESTINATION?
IF YOU HAD TO PICK TWO CELEBRITIES TO BE YOUR PARENTS WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Julianne Hough and Will Ferrell.
LIST 5 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU:
Compassionate, dedicated, quirky, responsible and loyal.
WHAT IS ONE THING MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
My name was actually Megan, not Erin for about a week. My mom could not decide between the two names, and I came home from the hospital as Megan. She decided to change it to Erin just before the deadline for finalizing my birth certificate.
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES?
“Strawberry” (child-hood nickname)
WHAT FAMOUS PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH? WHY?
I would choose to have dinner with Gordon Ramsay. I am a big fan of his cooking shows. Hopefully, I could convince him to cook me dinner, and I could learn a few things!
WHAT IS THE MOST EMBARRASSING SONG ON YOUR IPOD RIGHT NOW?
“A Tooty Ta”… I’m embarrassed just typing that out. I used this song to teach a kid’s creative movement class, and it is pretty hilarious, if you give it a listen.
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
Watching The Bachelor/Bachelorette.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SUPER POWER?
I would love to be able to time travel.
FINISH THIS STATEMENT: I am most proud of….
Coming back to re-audition for DCC a second time. I grew immensely as a person and dancer between getting cut in training camp, and making the team. I would not be the woman I am today without making the decision to continue striving for my dream, after first being told no.
WHAT IS YOUR DANCING BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE?
I began dance classes at the age of 3, and trained extensively in Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Jazz. I attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, where I received incredible training in Ballet and Modern Dance. After high school, I attended The Boston Conservatory, before transferring to TCU. I graduated with my BFA in Contemporary dance from TCU, where I studied Contemporary, Modern, and Ballet.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR DCC?
I knew I wanted to dance professionally from a very young age, and growing up in the DFW area, I always looked up to the DCC. Not only were they talented dancers, but they seemed like excellent examples of the type of woman I hoped to grow into one day. As my time in college was drawing to an end, I realized if I did not audition, I would always regret it. Thank goodness I made the right choice!
IF YOU CAN SAY ANYTHING TO COWBOYS FANS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
THANK YOU! Cowboys fans are incredible, and we couldn’t do what we love without y’all!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE WHO DREAMS OF BECOMING A DCC?
I would say first and foremost, find your confidence, and don’t let fear of failure hold you back from going for it! Once you have confidence in yourself, do everything you can to prepare. Work on projecting power and performance in your dancing, and do not underestimate the stamina you will need! Eat clean, and study Cowboys/DCC history. Lastly, enjoy the process! Regardless of the outcome, you will learn so much, and become an even stronger version of yourself.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF DCC?
This is a tough one to narrow down. There are so many things I love about being a DCC! However, I would have to say my favorite thing about being a DCC is being able to give back to our community, and our military. Because my father and both of my grandfathers served in the military, it is very special for me to be a part of an organization that acknowledges the importance of our service men and women.