2019 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
- Former Dallas Cowboys: Deion Sanders
- Movie: White Christmas
- Quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.” -Mahatma Ghandi
- Food: Greek food!
- Article of Clothing: My dad bought me a leather jacket when I was in high school and it’s still my favorite item of clothing I own!
- Phone App: National Geographic Magazine App
- Cartoon Character: Giselle from Enchanted
- TV Show: Seinfeld
- Holiday: Christmas
- Charity: Wounded Warrior Project
- Ice Cream: Pistachio
WHAT IS YOUR JUNK FOOD WEAKNESS?
Dark chocolate covered almonds
WHO IS YOUR “CELEBRITY CRUSH”?
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
Being a DCC is a dream job come true! Dancing in a Broadway show is also another dream of mine!
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
Snakes. They creep me out!
WHAT IS AN EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
I once was in a musical, and fell on stage during a performance and broke my wrist. Because I was determined that the “show must go on”, I stood back up and tried to keep dancing. I immediately passed out and had to be carried off stage mid-show!
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS (IF SO LIST NAMES)?
I had pets growing up including a pet duck named Arnold. I don't have any at the moment, but I have my heart set on getting a husky puppy soon!
WHO IS THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My mom. She never stops setting goals for herself and she is determined to accomplish them! Just recently, she got her PHD, she writes and illustrates children’s books, works at an art museum, and is a college professor! She is incredible. She also was an NFL cheerleader. I aspire to be as goal oriented and hard working as she is!
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM VACATION DESTINATION?
South Africa! I’ve heard it is beautiful and would love to see animals in the wild on a safari!
IF YOU HAD TO PICK TWO CELEBRITIES TO BE YOUR PARENTS WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
No way! My parents are my favorite people! They are the most supportive, caring, patient, open-minded people I know. I lucked out, so I wouldn't trade them in for anyone else!
LIST 5 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU:
loyal, honest, dedicated, open-minded, adventurous
WHAT IS ONE THING MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I went to middle school and high school in Europe! My dad served in the Army, so we were stationed all over the place! While living in Italy and Belgium, I had the privilege of going to school with peers from all over the world! It was an amazing learning experience!
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES?
Savy, Sav, and Vannah
WHAT FAMOUS PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH? WHY?
Andy Warhol. I am an art history nerd so I would love to pick the brain of a fearless leading figure of a whole art movement!
WHAT IS THE MOST EMBARRASSING SONG ON YOUR IPOD RIGHT NOW?
I don’t get embarrassed by my music tastes!
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
Having a lazy day, and either reading a good book or watching movies on the couch
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SUPER POWER?
FINISH THIS STATEMENT: I am most proud of….
taking a chance and packing up my whole life in NYC and moving to Texas for DCC training camp!
WHAT IS YOUR DANCING BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE?
I grew up Irish step dancing and studying ballet. I received my B.F.A. in dance from Florida State University. While living in New York, I cheered on the New York Jets Flight Crew for three years. Contemporary dance and ballet are what I feel most comfortable doing, but I love challenging myself and learning new styles of dance! I also have a passion for choreographing, and had the honor of one of my dances being chosen to be in a dance festival in New York City!
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR DCC?
I have always loved being in a team environment! Being a part of something bigger than yourself is incredible. It keeps me constantly motivated to be my best self, so that I am an asset to my team.
The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have the reputation of being the best of the best and I knew I had to give auditioning a shot! I also love how supportive the Cowboys organization is of our troops. Coming from a military family, this was a huge reason why I wanted to be a part of this world class organization!
IF YOU CAN SAY ANYTHING TO COWBOYS FANS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
Thank you for being the best fans in the league!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE WHO DREAMS OF BECOMING A DCC?
Keep working hard, stay focused, and come prepared to auditions! Most importantly, don’t let those who doubt you stand in your way of pursuing your dream! Believe in yourself!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF DCC?
I love the friendships that I have formed while being on the squad. It is such a rush to perform on the field in front of thousands of fans. To be able to perform with my best friends by my side is pretty amazing!
I also love that being a DCC isn't only about dancing and performing. Whether it’s inspiring a little girl at one of our DCC camps, bringing cheer to our Military and their families, or brightening someone’s day with a signed photo, being a DCC is about making a difference in our community. I am truly honored to be a part of an organization that strives to make a difference!