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2011-12 Luvabulls: Meet Lisa

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

Being a Luvabull means so much to me. It means being a part of a family made up of amazing, wonderful and talented women. As a member of the Luvabulls, I am given the opportunity to enjoy something I love, while experiencing being a part of and representing something much bigger.

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

My smile

How has your dancing experience led you to this point?

I started dancing when I was seven years old. I continued dancing throughout my four years of college. Upon graduation, I knew I wanted to continue to dance. I loved dancing as well as the game of basketball, so it seemed like a perfect fit for me to be a part of the Chicago Luvabulls.

Describe the feeling of performing at a Bulls playoff game

It is hard to describe the feeling of performing at a Bulls game. It is like an emotional rollercoaster because of the variety of emotions I feel at different times. I go from feeling nervous to getting really excited, then back to nervous and feeling anxious and happy to a feeling of relief and then a feeling of wanting to do it all over again. Of course, the energy from the crowd always gets me pumped up.

What do you do for a living?

I am a Special Education teacher. I work at a therapeutic day school focusing on students with special emotional needs.

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

My proudest accomplishment is graduating Summa Cum Laude from WMU while being active in a sorority, being a co-captain on the dance team, and studying abroad. When I look to my future, ten years seems quite a long ways away. However, wherever I am or whatever I am doing, I want to be happy, healthy, and successful.

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

This is an easy one for me. I admire my parents. They are the perfect role models with qualities I admire and what I strive for in myself. They support me in any way they can and truly enjoy making our family a priority in their lives.