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10 Things To Know About Alyssa

Where are you from?
Connecticut... GO UCONN!

One interesting fact about your home town?
I see a cow/coyote/bear in my backyard on a daily basis.

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Favorite junk food?
Ice cream, any flavor, any topping, any brand.

“Guilty pleasure” TV show?
So You Think You Can Dance! It’s amazing to see choreographers and dancers I grew up with performing on TV and educating America that dancing is A LOT harder than it looks! Bruises all over, sore necks, and tight hamstrings... But they all kill it at every performance!

What would you do if you hit the lottery?
Pay off my student loans! College was fun and all, but the loans haunt me!

Fun fact about you?
I probably own over 50 pairs of sweatshirts and sweatpants from different cities or colleges. Some call me a clothes hoarder but I just like taking a piece of every place with me!

Who is your role model?
My mom. She is a breast cancer survivor, my best friend, and the one who raised me to believe that anything is possible. Also, she dealt with me as a teenager? I owe her everything.

What's the best part about being a Celtics dancer?
The best part about being a Celtics Dancer is being able to represent the best sports team, the best city, and the best dance team I could ever imagine. The second I get into the Garden, my heart starts beating, my eyes light up, and I’m ready to cheer on the future NBA Champions of 2012-2013!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Courtside at the Celtics game wearing my Celtics Dancers jacket from 2012, the year my dreams came true.

What is your favorite Alex and Ani bangle?
The Ribbon of Strength Bangle is the Alex and Ani Bracelet I can't live without it!

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