Hometown: Erial, NJ
Previous Dance Experience: I studied all dance styles at Dance! By Debra DiNote in South Jersey for 13 years. I was a member of their dance company and competed at a national level. Also, this is my 6th season with the Sixers Dream Team!
What do you do when you aren’t dancing? I am an elementary teacher in New Jersey.
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? graduated from college with a dual degree and with honors. I’m a blonde with brains ☺!
Besides dancing, do you have any other talents? I love to bake, especially around the holidays.
Describe your favorite memory of dancing: When I first became a member of the Sixers Dream Team in 2008. Little did I know, it was going to be one of the best jobs. I have gotten to perform for thousands of fans at Sixers games, travel internationally and meet some of my best friends.
Words to live by/favorite quote: “Expect nothing and you’ll never be disappointed.”
What phone app can you not live without? Pinterest! I find so many great ideas for teaching and the classroom. I could look for hours and easily lose track of time!
Describe a typical day in your life: Teaching all day then driving right to practice or Sixers game and coming home around 10pm to write lesson plans or grade papers. I barely sleep and then do it all over again the next day. Thank you coffee!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Happily married with 2-3 children and continuing to work as a teacher.
What do you love most about Philadelphia? Our Philly fans! No matter what, they support their teams!
What TV show would you never miss? I am addicted to Revenge. I watch it every week with my Mom.
Any big fears or phobias? I hate roller coasters, scary movies and any kind of bug!
What was your first job? I worked at a learning center with toddlers and preschoolers during my senior year of high school.
What is the furthest you have traveled from home? I traveled to Chonqing and Hangzhou,China to represent the Sixers and NBA in 2011.
Are any of your family members dancers? My Nana is a member of a tap dancing group that performs at different senior citizen events. She is in her 80’s and doesn’t miss a beat!
Favorite guilty pleasure food? Chocolate covered strawberries
What are you some of your Sixers Dream Team highlights? Running onto the court when the Sixers clinched a spot in the 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals. I was literally dancing with tears running down my face!
Who is your favorite music artist? Beyonce