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2011-12 Luvabulls: Meet Alyssa

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What does being a member of the Luvabulls mean to you?

Being a member of the Luvabulls means the world to me. I grew up as a Bulls fan and always knew I wanted to be a part of something so spectacular. It is truly an honor, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Describe the feeling of hearing your number called at tryouts as you made the Luvabulls.

When I heard my number called at tryouts, I had a wide range of emotions running through me. Up until that point, I was excited, nervous and anxious all at once. When that number was called, the nervousness and anxiety all went away, and I was left with pure happiness. I was ecstatic. It was one of those "happy" crying moments.

What is your proudest accomplishment to date and where do you see yourself in 10 years?

My proudest accomplishment to date (besides making Luvabulls), would have to be graduating college while still being able to pursue my dream of dancing. I’ve worked really hard to get where I am today, and I intend on working even harder to keep pursuing my goals. Hopefully in 10 years, I will have accomplished almost everything I intend to, as well as have a wonderful family to come home to every day.

How has your dancing experience led you to this point?

Dancing has always been a huge part of my life, and I knew that it always would be. I think all of the training and different auditions have only helped me grow. You never stop learning and being a part of this team will only teach me more.

What do you do for a living?

I currently have a few different occupations. I cocktail waitress at a very well known steakhouse, and I also choreograph and am a make-up artist. I try to incorporate everything I enjoy doing in my day to day life.

What is your claim to fame - besides being a Luvabull?

My claim to fame would have to be dancing for the AFL for four years with the Chicago Rush, as well as back up dancing for the Jump Smokers. Those two experiences have made me love dance even more, if that is at all possible. They confirmed what I’ve known all along. I need dance in my life.

What people do you admire the most and how have they supported or inspired you as a dancer?

I know most people say this, but my parents are the people I admire the most. They couldn’t be more loving and supportive. They have always known how much dancing means to me, and they’re there every day helping me along the way and pushing me to keep going. Without them, I don’t think I would be the person I am today.