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2012-13 Luvabulls: Meet Rachel

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

Being a member of the Luvabulls, to me, means that you are determined, dedicated, and bold. Balancing your work, life, and position on the team means that you have to be focused 100% of the time. Each of the girls embodies this drive, which shows through in the exciting performances the Luvabulls put on.

How has your dancing experience led you to this point?

Growing up, I took all types of dance genres as well as danced competitively for a number of years. Being exposed to all types of styles has been very helpful in picking up each different type of choreography that we dive into for the Luvabulls. I was also a member of the University of Michigan dance team in college. As a member of a college dance team, I learned how to understand a dance team’s role in each game and how to help get the crowd pumped up.

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

My claim to fame, outside of being a Luvabull, is that I am a “Glass Half Full” type of person. I like to see the good in each individual and situation and strive to seek out ways for improvement.

What do you do for a living?

For my career, I work in digital advertising. In my role, I execute paid search strategy for various accounts and agencies. My work is fast-paced, ever-changing, and analytical. It is very rewarding to see the success of your accounts reflected in the numbers.

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

When my number was called at tryouts, I was filled with excitement and relief. I knew that being a Luvabull would be filled with all sorts of great experiences and exciting games. Also, having the opportunity to be a member of the team means I would be able to continue my dancing beyond college.

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

My parents have been most inspiring in my dancing career. From the beginning, my mother has always been there to cheer me on and push me to be the best I can. Both of my parents have been supportive in following my dreams – both in and outside of dance.

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

I am very proud of the fact I was able to move to Chicago, start a fantastic job, and make the Luvabulls all within a few months of graduation. In ten years, I hope to have completed an MBA, to have succeeded in the advertising world, and to have started the beginnings of a family. I look forward to all of the exciting events this season entails and to continue to work hard to make my dreams come true.