Hometown: Media, PA
Previous Dance Experience: Growing up I danced at my dance studio, focusing on ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical. I continued to dance through high school at my studio and also for the dance team in school. At the University of Delaware I was blessed to be on the dance team, where we won three consecutive National Hiphop Championships at the Universal Dance Association in Florida.
What do you do when you aren’t dancing? When I’m not dancing, I enjoy being with my family and friends. Doesn’t matter what we are doing, as long as laughing, music, and food are involved!
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? Despite the fact that I’m a happy person that loves to laugh, my favorite shows and movies always involve action with an intriguing mystery.
Besides dancing, do you have any other talents? Since I’m an accountant, I’d like to think that I’m talented at analyzing situations, especially dealing with numbers.
Describe your favorite memory of dancing: One of my favorite memories of dancing was at the University of Delaware when we won our third consecutive National Championship in Hiphop. Thinking of all the preparation, determination, practice, sweat, and tears that went into perfecting our routine made me so proud that I could be a part of such a huge win with an amazing group of talented ladies.
Words to live by/favorite quote: “Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.” – Vince Lombardi Jr.
What phone app can you not live without? I cannot live with a lot of my iPhone apps, but I think Pandora is one of my favorites. I love the variety of music stations it has to offer and it consistently gets me through my work day.
Describe a typical day in your life: A typical day for me is waking up to go to work. I’m a Staff Accountant, so generally dealing with numbers and reconciling accounts sums up my day. Usually after work we will have practice or a Sixers game. On the off chance we have a free night; I like to see my family or friends to catch up on life.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I would like to be settled down and start a family.
What do you love most about Philadelphia? I love that Philly is such a close knit town with exciting sites to see, sports to watch, and places to go. After all, it is the city of brotherly love!
What TV show would you never miss? Scandal and Graceland
Any big fears or phobias? I’m afraid of heights.
What was your first job? My very first job was a counselor in training at my grade school’s summer camp.
What is the furthest you have traveled from home? The Spain and England trip in October for the Sixers preseason game.
Are any of your family members dancers? My whole family loves to dance, especially at family parties, but my mom is a Zumba instructor and she's definitely where I got my rhythm from.
Favorite guilty pleasure food? Pasta!
What are you some of your Sixers Dream Team highlights? There are so many memories on the Sixers Dream Team that it’s hard to quantify. Between the infinite practices and preparation, it’s an awesome feeling to know that all your hard work pays off when we get to perform at games for all of the Sixers fans. One of my favorite games was two seasons ago at playoffs when we beat the Bulls. The crowd was electrifying and it was such an enriching experience to be a central part of it all. The opportunities seem to be endless after being on the team for only two years. So many doors have opened through the Sixers and I’m so thankful to be a member of the Sixers Dream Team and look forward to the upcoming season!
Who is your favorite music artist? Beyonce!