• Birthday: March 24th
  • Nickname(s): Reezie, Rie Rie
  • Hometown: Hart, MI
  • Occupation: Graduate Student
  • Alma mater: Grand Valley State University; Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Years: Rookie


    • Name: Marie
    • An interesting fact about you that no one knows: I usually win the women’s long drive at all of the golf tournaments that I participate in.
    • Aside from dancing, my ideal job would be: I would love to be involved with an Advertising and Public Relations Firm.
    • Birthday: March 24th
    • Complete this sentence "10 years ago I was ...": Touring with a competitive dance troupe, while anxiously waiting for my driver’s license.
    • Do you have any nicknames?: Reezie, Rie Rie
    • During the off season I . . . : Try to spend as much time with my family as possible.
    • Hometown: Hart, MI
    • If you looked in my trunk you would find: A Yoga mat for Bikram Yoga, a Pilates mat for Pilates and outdoor boot camps, and two sets of weights.
    • If you were a superhero what would your super power be: I would love to have the power of teleporting! I love traveling so much, and this super power would allow me to visit all of the countries I am dying to see. I would also teleport to see my family every day.
    • In five years I see myself . . . : Dancing for the Miami HEAT for my fifth season.
    • My advice to young dancers: Take as many dance classes as possible, and soak in everything that your instructors have to say. Also, never EVER give up on your dreams!
    • My dance icon is: Wade Robson; He had such a strong vision at such a young age, his work ethic is unbelievable, and he is always pushing the envelope in regards to his dance style.
    • My friends would say my best quality is: That I am an extremely compassionate person.
    • Name something you would only do once in your lifetime: Doubt myself
    • Occupation: Graduate Student
    • One thing I can't live without: My Bible
    • Quote to live by: There are two quotes I live by; "I have plans for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and give you hope" - Jeremiah 29:11, and also "Dream with your eyes wide open". Both quotes declare that you will be successful, and to always follow your dreams!
    • What are your hobbies?: I love all hobbies that allow me to be active outdoors. Some of my hobbies include scuba diving, snowboarding, snowmobiling, Pilates, sailing, wake boarding, and running. One of my favorite hobbies that surprises most people, is that I love to golf!
    • What book are you reading now?: "Same Kind of Different As Me" by Lynn Vincent.
    • What is your alma mater? (college): Grand Valley State University; Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • What is your background/nationality?: Dutch
    • What is your biggest pet peeve?: My biggest pet peeve is when people bite their nails!
    • What is your dream vacation?: I have always dreamed of vacationing in Fiji, and staying in a private bungalow on the ocean. This way I could plunge into the ocean every morning from my front door!
    • What is your favorite food?: Red Tart Cherries are my favorite food, largely because my family grows cherries, so they have always been in my fridge. Cherries are tasty, healthy, and they also keep me away from other red foods, such as red velvet cake!
    • What is your favorite holiday?: I love Thanksgiving! My mother always cooks a massive meal, and we all sit around the table laughing until our cheeks hurt. We always end the holiday evening with family games and more laughs.
    • What is your favorite movie?: Dirty Dancing
    • What is your favorite song?: "Something Beautiful" by Needtobreathe
    • What is your favorite type of music?: My favorite kind of music to listen to in the car is Christian Rock. Otherwise, I love listening to anything that I can dance to!
    • What place would you like to visit?: I was fortunate enough to visit Sweden for a couple of weeks during high school. I would love to fly overseas again, and backpack all over Europe.
    • What's your guilty pleasure?: I am obsessed with experiencing all different kinds of foods, but my love for sweets leads me to my guilty pleasure. I am known by my friends as the Cupcake Connoisseur. Everyone really wants me to start a cupcake blog, because I am able to tell you all of my favorite cupcake places in every city that I have traveled to.
    • Who is your hero?: My Parents! They are the most dedicated, selfless people I know. They are wise, supportive, compassionate, driven, giving, honest, and full of faith. They truly inspire me every single day! They are responsible for the woman I am today!
    • Why did you choose to be a Miami HEAT Dancer?:Not only is the Miami HEAT the best basketball team in the NBA, they have one of the best dance teams in the world. I wanted to be able to share my love of dance with the most enthusiastic fans, and be able to entertain them and make them smile. I also love what the Miami HEAT Organization stands for and their involvement in the community.
    • Professional Dance Experience: I danced for the Grand Rapids Rampage, which is an Arena Football Team, and also an Indoor Football team, The West Michigan Thunder Hawks. I was also the head coach for the Aquinas College Dance Team for two years.
    • Years on the Squad?: Rookie

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      Miami HEAT Dancer Swimsuit Poster Fitting

      The Miami HEAT Dancers take a visit to OMG Miami Swimwear to get fitted for the 16-17 swimsuit poster.
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      HEAT Dancer Boot Camp 2016: Day 2 (Part 2)

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      Dancer Performance: 5/13/16 (Part 2)

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