Hometown: McFarland, WI
Years on Team: 1
Dance Experience: I’ve been dancing for 20 years studying ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. I have danced competitively with Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts, the McFarland High School Dance Team, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Dance Team. Now I am excited to add Professional Dancer with the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers to my repertoire!
Nickname: There’s too many to list, and to be honest, the ones from my parents are a little embarrassing.
Occupation: Dance Teacher/Choreographer/Coach.
Alma Mater: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Most Influential Person: My Mother. She’s taught me that if you work hard enough, it will surely pay off in the end.
Interesting Fact People Don’t Know About You: I’m sort of a food guru:) I love cooking my meals from scratch--with a little help from the Food Network, of course!
If You Had a “Theme Song” It Would Be: “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones. It makes me happy and makes me want to dance instantaneously!
Aside from dancing, my ideal job would be: I would love to open and be head director of my very own dance studio.
Guilty Pleasure: Close tie between dark chocolate and my favorite pop, Ruby Red Squirt.
Celeb Crush: Leonardo Di Caprio
Who Would Play You In a Movie: I’ve been told that I look like Jennifer Lawrence or Ellen Page, so I’ll go with one of those two.
If I Had One Super Power It Would Be: To fly.
In Five Years I See Myself: Hopefully traveling the world; but if not, I hope that I have a stable job that makes me both happy and successful.
My Friends Would Say I: Am a very outgoing person, but a terrible liar!
My Most Memorable Moment as a Bucks Dancer: Opening Night—It was my first real experience out on the floor for a Bucks Game. I can’t even explain which emotions were running through my head, but it was a very special time in my life that I will never forget.
What Is Something You Would Only Do Once In Your Lifetime: Road trip across the United States, it would be a great experience, but I don’t like being in a car for too long.
One Thing You Can’t Live Without: A night-light, I’m terrified of the pitch-black dark!
Biggest Pet Peeve: When people abbreviate too often, or when people pronounce the word “milk” like “melk”.
Favorite Food: ANYTHING Italian
Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Sport: Football and Basketball—Go Bucks Go!
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing
Quote to Live By: What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.