Meet Luvabull Carissa
Hi, I'm 24 years old, I'm from Quincy, Illinois and went to the Illinois State University. I work as a Special Education Teacher and some nicknames of mine include Rissa, PC, C-dog, and Kish-ish
I have been dancing for over 18 years. I started studio dancing at the age of 5, with a concentration in jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, and modern. In high school, I was a member of the Quincy Notre Dame Pom Pon Squad for 2 years and a member of the Quincy High Pom Pon squad for an additional 2 years, including captain my senior year.
In college, I was a member of the Illinois State University Dance Team, and was a captain my junior and senior year. I also danced for the Peoria Pirates Dance Team, a semi-professional arena football team. This is my third year as a Chicago Luvabull.
To live life to the fullest and follow my dreams.
Three words that describe me are
Compassionate, focused, and outgoing
Quote to live by
"Everything happens for a reason."
My pet peeve
My claim to fame is...
Most people don't know this about me...
I get road rage.
Years on the squad
This is my third year as a Chicago Luvabull!
Why I chose to be a Luvabull
It has been my dream to dance professionally with the Chicago Luvabulls since I attended my very first Bulls game at age ten. I love to perform and what an awesome way to continue dancing! The memories I have will last a lifetime and I couldn't be more thankful for it.
I enjoy comedies.
I am patient.
Book I'm reading now
My textbook for class
Favorite type of music
Hip-hop and R&B
How do friends see you (three words)
Fun, outgoing, and understanding
My proudest accomplishment to date is
Balancing a full-time job, Luvabulls, and school
What is the best gift you have ever received?
The gift of a large family because I have so many people that love and support me.
Teaching dance to children with special needs
Advice to young dancers
Work hard, always go full-out, and follow your dreams!