Deirdre

Hometown: Roselle Park, NJ

Number of years on the team: Rookie

How many years of dance experience do you have?
I have been dancing in total for 18 years

What do you enjoy most about being a Sixers Dancer?
As a rookie, we haven't gotten much dance experience with the team yet but I think we have good chemistry. All the girls, especially the veterans, just take you in and really make you feel comfortable and part of the team, even though we have only known each other a month.

What do you do when you aren't dancing?
I go to Villanova University and work at a law firm, so I am juggling a bunch of things right now. I'd like to eventually become a lawyer.

What is something fans wouldn't expect to know about you?
I coach championship cheerleading squads.

Who inspired you to become a Sixers Dancer?
I have been dancing since I was really little and since I danced on my college team for three years I definitely wanted to take it to the next level. I met a few of the girls from the team last year and they really inspired me to try out for the team.

What is one of your favorite Philly hotspots?
This may be cliche, but my favorite Philly hotspot is the Wachovia Center. Since I dance for Villanova, some of our home games are there and it is always really exciting.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to kick box, shop, hang out with my friends, teach dance and I love to coach my cheerleading teams.


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