2019 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
- Former Dallas Cowboys: Tony Romo
- Movie: Center Stage
- Quote: "Life is short. Make every hair flip count."
- DFW Area Restaurant: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
- Article of Clothing: Shoes!
- Phone App: Instagram
- TV Show: F*R*I*E*N*D*S, Grey's Anatomy, and Dancing with the Stars
- Holiday: Christmas
- Charity: A Wish With Wings
- Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
WHAT IS YOUR JUNK FOOD WEAKNESS?
WHO IS YOUR "CELEBRITY CRUSH"?
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
Being a DCC! Later, hosting my own talk show.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
Losing a loved one
WHAT IS AN EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
Growing up with two older brothers, I really don't get embarrassed.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS (IF SO LIST NAMES)?
I do not have any pets, but if I did, I'd like an English bulldog named Tutu.
WHO IS THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My mom is the most inspirational person in my life. She continues to inspire me every day by her unselfish love to everyone she knows and meets. She always keeps a positive perspective and encourages me to be my best. She is honest – don't ask her something unless you want the truth! I don't think I've met anyone who does not adore Tina Kalina.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM VACATION DESTINATION?
IF YOU HAD TO PICK TWO CELEBRITIES TO BE YOUR PARENTS WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
J-Lo and A-Rod – the most beautiful couple in Hollywood! Maybe J-Lo would teach me to sing!
LIST 5 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU:
WHAT IS ONE THING MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I can throw the football (in a tight spiral) deep on a dime!
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES?
WHAT FAMOUS PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH? WHY?
I would love to have dinner with Lady Gaga. I find her fascinating! I love her fearlessness and individualism and I respect her passion. The way she works hard and does not let criticism get in her way is priceless. No matter how many times she got knocked down, she got back up again and never gave up.
WHAT IS THE MOST EMBARRASSING SONG ON YOUR IPOD RIGHT NOW?
Agony by Chris Pine and Billy Magnussen from the Musical "Into the Woods" – I know every word and have a special performance for this song…..it's quite comical – LOL
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
My guilty pleasure is going to Barnes & Noble and spending time searching for new books to read and new puzzles to put together.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SUPER POWER?
I would love to be able to read minds.
FINISH THIS STATEMENT:
I am most proud of…the discipline and determination I had to bring a better version of myself to DCC Auditions & Training Camp 2019. The moment I heard Kelli announce the team was a dream come true!
WHAT IS YOUR DANCING BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE?
I began dancing at Top Hat Dance Centre at the age of 2. I spent 17 years there training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre and styles. I spent 10 of those years competing in dance company. During high school, I was also a member of their professional performance company which performed at various corporate events around the metroplex. I loved attending dance conventions to work with different choreographers and competing with my company. I was also a dance teacher at Top Hat during my high school years teaching ballet and tap to elementary dancers. Currently, I am taking classes at The Joffrey Ballet School in Dallas to keep training in ballet and jazz. I'm so grateful to be a DCC to continue my passion of performing on the best stage in the NFL alongside the most amazing women.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR DCC?
I was very fortunate to grow up around the DCC! I spent every summer in Camp DCC and many years as a Jr. DCC. Watching and learning from the DCC as a little girl I knew I wanted to be a DCC because I loved the sparkle of the iconic uniform and getting to dance with pom poms.As I got older, I began to see how they made a difference in the lives of others – USO tours, hospital visits, nursing homes, waving to fans at the games, being a positive role model, etc. and I knew I loved the organization even more. I wanted to be part of the DCC because I respect the organization and I feel very protective of it. It's been a dream of mine since my very first Camp DCC in 2004.
IF YOU CAN SAY ANYTHING TO COWBOYS FANS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
Cowboys Nation, THANK YOU for your loyalty!!! We love meeting you!!! YOU are a VERY important part of gameday and the success of this team! Wear your blue and white and get LOUD at those games. The players feed off your energy and I know the DCC love it too!!! To the fans at home, we feel your energy and appreciate your positive vibes!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE WHO DREAMS OF BECOMING A DCC?
If you dream of becoming a DCC – GO FOR IT WITH ALL YOUR HEART! Take as many dance classes as you can especially jazz technique and take DCC prep classes. Take time to stretch, kick and know how to do the jump splits. Be healthy! Know about football, the Dallas Cowboys Football Club, the DCC and current events. Give it your best and know if you don't make it, you might just need more time. Learn from the audition process and reflect how you can come back better the next time. Believe in yourself and do NOT compare yourself to anyone.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF DCC?
I love EVERYTHING about being a part of the DCC! But what I love the most (as a Rookie) is knowing I have so many great experiences ahead of me with this organization. I promise to cherish every single one of them! AND I absolutely love experiencing this journey with 36 of the most beautiful and supportive sisters who push me to be a better me.