Hey Cowboys Fans,
I am so excited for my second season with the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers! I look forward to continuing to be a part of the legacy of the first co-ed dance team in the NFL.
I was born in Matthews, North Carolina and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from The University of Alabama along with a minor in Nutrition. I enjoy getting to know people, being outside, and hope to finish my nutrition degree to one day be a registered dietician specifically for college and pro dance teams.
I am so lucky to have the opportunity to begin my professional dance career with the Cowboys and thank God every day for the blessings I have received to be able to do so. I am also very lucky to have a loving group of friends and family who are always supportive.
Thank you, Cowboys Nation! I can't wait for an amazing season with the greatest fans in the NFL… all while getting to live out my dream with DCRB!
Number of years on the team: This will be my second year dancing with the DCRB!
Prior Dance/Entertainment Industry Experience: I grew up dancing competitively. I majored in dance with a concentration in Jazz at the University of Alabama and was a member of the Alabama Dance Team for 4 years, serving as a captain my senior year. Roll Tide!
Nicknames: I've had a few different nicknames over the years. I've mostly been called Pey, P, P-Sides, and most recently Pey Wey.
Hometown: I'm from Charlottesville, Virginia.
I dance because: I dance because I love to challenge myself and dance is something that will forever be changing and developing, forcing you to step outside of your comfort zone and push yourself to accomplish something new.
What I like to do most besides dance is: Besides dance, I love doing anything active with other people. I'll go to a workout class, walk the Katy Trail with my sister and her dog, or go on a hike with my friends.
I've always wanted to: I've always wanted to be able to speak multiple languages. I tried by taking French and Spanish throughout high school as well as Spanish and Italian in college. Unfortunately, none of them stuck.
Advice to Youngsters: Make sure that whatever you're doing, whether it's a sport, dance, theater, anything at all, make sure it's what you love and feel like is an uplifting experience for you. If it isn't something that makes you happy at the end of the day, then don't be afraid to experiment with other things to find what you're passionate about in life!
My biggest role model is: My biggest role model is one of my teachers from home, Volataire Wade-Greene. He handles hard situations with grace, exudes positivity, and remains humble and dedicated to those who surround him.
What I enjoy most about being a DCRB Dancer is: What I enjoy most about being a DCRB Dancer is being surrounded by a group of diversely talented dancers who are so supportive of each other. It's really awesome to see people lifting each other up and doing what they can to make sure everyone around them is successful.
Favorite Cowboys player past or present: My favorite Cowboys player is Amari Cooper! I had the opportunity to watch him play in college and he has always been a beast on the field.
Favorite Performer: My favorite performer is Chance the Rapper! I saw him live and was amazed by how theatrical his show was and the amount of thought and detail put into his concerts is really apparent.
Favorite Music: My favorite music is alternative styles of rap. I love Tyler the Creator's concept album "Flower Boy" because it has an entire narrative the listener has to decipher.
Favorite Quotes: "It's raining here, but there's a clear sky elsewhere. It's morning here, but it's the dead of night elsewhere. I'm alone here, but I have friends elsewhere. You are reading this here, and there is so much more elsewhere." -Lin Manuel Miranda. I love this quote because it reminds me that, if I'm stressed or feeling lost, I'm not alone and clear skies are coming my way.
"The more one emphasizes winning, the less he or she is able to concentrate on what actually causes success." -Nick Saban. I love this quote because, often, when we set goals for ourselves, we can become obsessed with attaining the goal in mind. Sometimes, we get frustrated when it doesn't seem attainable or question why we haven't reached that goal yet. This quote reminds me to become obsessed with the process of attaining success instead of success itself.
The three guests I would invite to my fantasy dinner party are: The three guests I would invite to my fantasy dinner party are John Mulaney because he would keep everyone laughing, Nick Saban because you can take the girl out of Bama but you can't take Bama out of the girl, and Beyonce, because who wouldn't want to have dinner with Beyonce?