Year on Team: 2nd Year Veteran
Birthday and Age: June 6, 1988 - 24 years old
Birthplace/Hometown: Columbus, OH/Winter Park, FL
Nationality: I'm a bit of a mix. There is some Swedish in there somewhere, so I'll claim that.
High School and Location: Winter Park High School in Winter Park, FL
College: University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN
Class, Year, Major and Degree: Class of 2010, Bachelor of Arts in Communication--Summa Cum Laude, Minor in Psychology
Current Occupation: Marketing representative for a radiology facility in Winter Park, and Orlando Magic Dancer!
Professional Dance Experience: Danced behind Hank Williams, Jr in the Monday Night Football intro video
Stylist: Demarco, Stella Luca Salon
Hobbies: Baking, playing with my puppy, anything outside, hanging out with my neat friends
Community Causes I Support: Any sort of child mentoring
Suprising fact about me: When I was little, my brother and I used to sing/perform songs from Grease for fun
Superstitions or Rituals: I make a wish when it's 11:11, and if I find a tails up penny, I always turn it heads up for someone else to find.
Achievement I'm most proud of: Winning nationals with the UT Dance Team
Other Talents: I've been told I can make friends with a tree. I'm also a fairly good whistler.
If I wasn't a Dancer: I’d be a grown up
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Book: The Help, The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Time Traveler's Wife, The DaVinci Code, and anything by Jodi Picoult
Favorite Movie: Stepbrothers
Favorite TV Shows: The Office, Dexter
Right now I'm listening to: LMFAO Radio on my IPod
Most unusual job I've ever had: I once performed a pep rally in the isles of a grocery store.
10 years ago at this time I was: a nerd in 8th grade
I never travel without: planner and a book
Advice for young Dancers: Take ballet! Set big goals, and don't be afraid to try something new.
Favorite Magic Memory during your time as an OMD: 1) The first time we had a practice in the brand new Amway Center. We were all standing in the middle of the court, looking around at this huge, beautiful arena, and thinking, "Wow, I can't believe this is our new home. 2) During the last game we played in the playoffs, most of the team went downtown to watch the game together. It was a super tense game, but we lost. We all cried some, then decided to celebrate what an incredibly perfect year it had been together. It was extremely bittersweet, but it is a night I will never, ever forget.
10 years from now I see myself: with a family and a job planning sports events