Orlando Magic Dancers
Christy - OMD
Christy Nicholle Bartholomew
Years with the Magic: 4th Year Veteran
Birthdate/Age: September 3 — will turn 28 years old the day we depart for Singapore!
Other Talents: Trained Vocalist and Pianist
Started Dancing at the age of: The minute I could stand up straight!
Loves Most About the NBA: The ability to network with others that share the same passion for the arts, the energy from the fans, and working with kids that look up to you as their HERO!
Hobbies: Cooking, playing and watching sports, collecting inspirational quotes, photography
Future Dance Goals: To become a certified health and fitness consultant in the dance industry and council underprivileged youth in the arts.
“I never travel without my…” Lip gloss, cell phone, planner, “smell goods” (body spray)
One place in the world I hope to visit someday: Africa
Danielle - OMD
Danielle Marie Berger
Years with the Magic: 4th Year Veteran
Birthdate/Age: July 31 — 28 years old
Professional Dance Experience: 2001-2002 Cleveland Cavaliers Dance Team; 2002-2005 Atlanta Hawks Dance Team; 2005- Present Orlando Magic Dancers
Other Talents: Fashion/Costume Design
Started Dancing at the age of: 3
Loves Most About the NBA: Fan Interaction and anything involving Children!
Hobbies: Reading, Working Out and Spending time with my Loved Ones
Future Dance Goals: To continue dancing for as long as my body allows (funny how that changes the older you get!)
“I never travel without my…” Digital Camera, iPod and Cell Phone (I sound like such a nerd!)
One place in the world I hope to visit someday: We've been SO very blessed to visit so many places. I would never even have HOPED to have seen in my lifetime but I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Greece.
Megan - OMD
Megan Clementi
Years with the Magic: 5th Year Veteran/Team Leader
Birthdate/Age: October 30 — 24 yrs old
Professional Dance Experience: Danced at Tokyo Disneyland in Tokyo, Japan
Started Dancing at the age of: 5
Loves Most About the NBA: The Fans!!!! They are enthusiastic and so much fun to perform for!
Accomplishments with the Magic: NBA All-Star Dance Team Nominee 2007, Has traveled on 2 Armed Forces Entertainment Tours to entertain troops overseas, performed in the Orlando Opera's 'Salome', selected by Capezio as a feature model/performer in their Orlando and Vegas shows, is a dunking dancer and has performed in the 2006 NBA All-Star Game, the Hong Kong Celebrity Game, and the 2006 NCAA Final Four Weekend events.
Hobbies: I love scrap booking, watching movies, and going to the beach!
“I never travel without my…” Date book! My whole life is in it!
One place in the world I hope to visit someday: Australia
Deanna - OMD
Deanna Mireille Clover
Years with the Magic: 5th Year Veteran/Team Leader
Birthdate/Age: November 26 — 29 years old
Other Talents: I use to play Basketball, Run track, Swim Team, Softball, and Soccer, I am pretty athletic… I can also touch my tongue to my nose!
Started Dancing at the age of: 4
Loves Most About the NBA: We do have great seats! And the Orlando Magic is a great Organization as well!
Accomplishments with the Magic: Featured on ESPN's reality show 'I'd Do Anything', has traveled on 4 Armed Forces Entertainment Tours to entertain troops overseas, performed in the Orlando Opera's 'Salome', is a dunking dancer and has performed in the 2006 NBA All-Star Game, the Hong Kong Celebrity Game, the 18th Annual China Sports Convention, and the 2006 NCAA Final Four Weekend events, was selected to perform in the BEKO All-Star Game in Istanbul, Turkey and in NBA Madness events in Taiwan and Puerto Rico.
Hobbies: Teach Sunday School with my Husband, I love to go flying with my husband (Husband is a private pilot)
Future Dance Goals: Own my own dance studio!
One place in the world I hope to visit someday: Egypt, I would love to see the pyramids or go on a Safari!
Shana - OMD
Shana Lea Henning
Years with the Magic: 5th Year Veteran (non-consecutive)
Birthdate/Age: August 18th — 32 years old
Professional Dance Experience: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Hardrive Productions, Hong Kong Disneyland
Other Talents: Playing the Piano
Started Dancing at the age of: 4
Loves Most About the NBA: I have the best seats in the house!!
Other Accomplishments: Living and working in Hong Kong Disneyland for 15 months!!
Future Dance Goals: I would love to own and operate my own Dance Studio one day!
“I never travel without my…” Camera
One place in the world I hope to visit someday: Africa
Tara - OMD
Tara Nicole Pescatore
Years with the Magic: 2nd Year Veteran
Birthdate/Age: July 28 — 25 years old
span class="category">Professional Dance Experience: Singer/ Dancer aboard Holland America Cruise Lines, Assistant Choreographer at America's Jr Miss Pageant, Taught master classes for Dance Masters of America, and Fire and Ice Dance Convention. I teach at many dance studios around the state of Florida.
Other Talents: I know how to sew and make clothes. I used to work as a casino dealer. I dealt black jack and Texas Hold Em.
Loves Most About the NBA: I love the support that the NBA draws through its fans. The way that the thousands of screaming fans fill the arena, and cheer for their home team is so exciting.
Hobbies: Dancing, obviously. I love going to the beach. I also like to play poker with friends.
Future Dance Goals: I would like to own a dance studio for professional -adult dancers, because there aren't many dance studios around for adults who are auditioning, or for people who want to take class with other adults. I would also like to design dance wear and sell it in my studio.
“I never travel without my…” Lip gloss and my IPOD.
One place in the world I hope to visit someday: I would love to go anywhere in Australia, and see the beautiful beaches and the kangaroos.