Years on Team: 5
Dance Experience: I first started dancing when I was 3 years old at Young Dance Academy. During the years until middle school, I trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and ballroom dance. When I was in elementary/middle school, I toured with the Kenny Rogers Christmas Tour which involved singing (not my strength!) acting, and dancing. I continued dancing in high school on the poms team and eventually tried out to be a professional dancer in the NBA!
Occupation: Billing and Administrative Support
Alma Mater: UW-Milwaukee
Biggest Accomplishment: My biggest accomplishment on this team was representing the Bucks at the 2014 All-Star Game in New Orleans. Each NBA team sent one dancer and I was fortunate enough to be the Bucks representative on the All-Star Dance Team. It was an incredibly special experience that I won't ever forget.
Interesting Fact People Don't Know About You: I visited every state in the US besides Hawaii and Alaska all before I started high school.
If You Had a "Theme Song" It Would Be: Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
Proudest Moment: College Graduation
Something on your bucket list: I want to become Yoga Teacher Certified.
Who has been very influential in life: My mom has always been the most influential person in my life. She sets a wonderful example for me to be as kind-hearted and hard-working as possible.
An obstacle you have overcome: I wouldn't be the person I am today without a few obstacles. I think coming out the other side of difficulty makes everyone a stronger individual. Even the small obstacles in life help build the person you work to become.
Favorite Workout – Yoga or running
Favorite Dessert – Kopp's Grasshopper fudge
Favorite Holiday - Thanksgiving
Favorite part of Bucks Games: My favorite part of the Bucks games are 4th quarter during a really close game. The fans in the arena give us so much energy and make our jobs even more fun!
You friends would say you are: A good listener.
Name one thing you can't live without: Coffee.
Why did you choose to be a Milwaukee Bucks Dancer? I chose to become a Milwaukee Bucks Dancer because I wanted to pursue dancing and simultaneously get more involved in the community. Being on this team means meeting a lot of new people and collecting experiences for myself I would not otherwise be exposed to.
My advice to young dancers: I've learned dance gives back to me in so many ways. It teaches discipline, it allows for emotional release, it keeps the body active and healthy and creates various stepping stones for different areas of life. For young dancers; work hard, stay positive, and keep dreaming.