hometown: stillwater, ok

hometown: moore, ok

hometown: okc, ok

hometown: overland park, ks

hometown: okc, ok

hometown: okc, ok

hometown: coppell, tx

hometown: yukon, ok

hometown: owasso, ok

hometown: madison, wi

hometown: chickasha, ok

hometown: okc, ok

hometown: houston, tx

hometown: del city, ok

hometown: fresno, ca

hometown: bartlesville, ok

hometown: mustang, ok

hometown: san antonio, tx

hometown: okc, ok

hometown: okc, ok

addie

Addie


HOMETOWN, STATE:  Stillwater, OK
YEAR ON TEAM:  Second
OCCUPATION:  Legal Assistant 
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S): Travel the World 
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Graduating from college; Oklahoma State University
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL:  My Dad 
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  Thunder Reading Timeouts; we go to elementary schools in the community and read to children.   
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING:  Spending time with family 
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW:  We have many opportunities to go into the OKC community, the state, and all over the world.  We love meeting die hard Thunder fans and seeing so much support for our team everywhere we go.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL:  Dancing and cheering in front of the best fans in the NBA! 
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY:  Winning our game to send us to the Western Conference Finals. There was so much excitement and love in the Chesapeake Arena.  
addie
alicia

Alicia


HOMETOWN, STATE: Moore, OK
YEAR ON TEAM: Second
OCCUPATION: Thunder girl/dance teacher/pageant coach/online boutique manager
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S): To not have to set an alarm, check price tags, or count calories. Follow your dreams.
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Winning the title of Miss Oklahoma 2012 and placing 2nd runner up at Miss America
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: Very cliché- but I would have to say my mom. She is the most hard working individual I've ever known and has taught me to be resilient and always give my absolute best effort in all I do. I would not be the person I am today without her.
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION: Boys and Girls Club-Prom Dress Giveaway.
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: Teaching young students. Also shopping. I’m a big believer in shop therapy.
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW: One of the more rewarding things about being a Thunder Girl is the personal growth required to do it. There is a lot of hard work and time requirements that no one else outside of the team sees. Coupled with the game and appearance schedule, at times being a Thunder Girl can put a lot of physical and emotional strain on us. However, it's all worth it because we are given the opportunity to make a difference in someone's day. It might be our 100th game, but it could be a fan's first and only game and that's makes it all worth it. Fans may think it's wonderful to take a picture with us, but I think it's an honor to be in a picture with them.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: Being part of a team. At any given point, I have 19 other sisters I can count on. We are always there for each other.
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY: My favorite memories are spent in the daily conversations I have with my teammates. They are my family. They are there for me when I'm down and are constantly making me smile.
alicia
alyssa

Alyssa


HOMETOWN, STATE: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
YEAR ON TEAM: Rookie
OCCUPATION:  Assistant Manager/Personal Trainer/Bootcamp Instructor for OneHealthyBod Fitness
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S): To make an impact and be impacted by those I come into contact with and to continuously live a happy, balanced, and healthy lifestyle.
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Earning my Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and becoming an OKC Thunder Girl
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: I don't believe I have any one specific role model but strive to emulate valuable and admirable characteristics in many of the individuals I surround myself with.
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  Teaming up with Tenaciously Teal to provide care packs for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: Working out and napping
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW: Throughout the season, we get the opportunity to make approximately 200 appearances at charities and in the community.  We make so many special connections with people from all different walks of life. 
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: Being a positive role model and influence for so many young girls in our community.
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY: So far, my favorite memory is this season’s  home opener, which was also my first regular season game.  Not only did the guys play a great game, the energy from the crowd through out the entire night was unreal!
alyssa
alyvia

Alyvia


HOMETOWN, STATE:  Overland Park, KS
YEAR ON TEAM:  Rookie
OCCUPATION:  Student at the University of Kansas completing my Master's degree in Sports Management
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S): To work for a professional sports organization or ESPN in marketing or events and entertainment.  
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Graduating college with honors and a double major, being accepted into graduate school, as well as making the Thunder Girls.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL:  My mother. She's brilliant, creative, gorgeous, and can accomplish anything she sets her mind to. She has helped me become the person I am today by continuously pushing me to my greatest potential as well as supporting me in all that I do. I wouldn't be where I am today without her and I'm extremely thankful to have her in my life.
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  The Ronald McDonald House Charity. It was my sorority's philanthropy and I'm fortunate enough to continue working with them today.  
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING:  Traveling and reading. I love experiencing new things to continuously grow as an individual as well as intellectually and I aim to do so through my hobbies.
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW:  I've never been pushed more physically or mentally before in my life. Being a part of Thunder Girls has challenged me to find who I am as a person and embody that through everything I do each day.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL:  Giving back to the community. I absolutely love that I get to mix my passion of dancing with an organization that is formed on the foundation of giving back.
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY:  Our home opener! That was my first time ever experiencing a regular season NBA game and it was absolutely amazing! The energy throughout the arena was electrifying and the people were so wonderful! Opening night was such a magical moment and made me so thankful to be a part of the Thunder organization.
alyvia
anna

Anna


HOMETOWN, STATE: Oklahoma City, OK
YEAR ON TEAM: Rookie
OCCUPATION:  Full-time student at the University of Oklahoma studying Human Relations and Communication, as well as a part-time student employee in the OU Political Science Department
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S): To graduate college and to travel more
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Being a part of the University of Oklahoma’s Mary’s Meal Organization.  We raised the funds necessary to feed and supply enough meals for the children of Tabwa Primary School.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: My mom
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  Mary’s Meals
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: Photography
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW: The Thunder Girls make approximately 200 community appearances every season. 
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: Having the opportunity to meet and interact with so many people throughout the Oklahoma community.
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY: Going whitewater rafting with my teammates at the Oklahoma City Riversport Adventures during Thunder Girl Training Camp.
anna
chelsie

Chelsie


HOMETOWN, STATE: Oklahoma City, OK
YEAR ON TEAM: 3rd year
OCCUPATION:  Personal Trainer
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S): I hope to become a sponsored athlete.
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: When I became an IFPA Pro Athlete and ACE Certified Personal Trainer
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: My Mother.  She is my best friend. YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  Pets and People Humane Society 
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: Working out!
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW:   A lot goes into being a Thunder Girl.  We have practice 3 times a week, perform a new dance at every home game, make appearances at community events, and stay active and in shape, all while balancing school or a full time job. It is a lot of work but I wouldn't trade it for anything because I get to cheer for the best team in the NBA.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: I love being able to continue pursuing my passion of dance as well as impacting the community. I am constantly growing as a person and coming in contact with amazing people along the way. 
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY: My favorite moment was last season during player introductions and the pregame hype during my first playoff.  The arena was so loud from all of the fans cheering.  I looked around and thought about how grateful I was for my job.  I even got cold chills!  
chelsie
courtney

Courtney


HOMETOWN, STATE: Coppell, TX
YEAR ON TEAM: Rookie
OCCUPATION:    Full-time student at The University of Oklahoma, Senior, Studying Advertising and Criminology
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S): Graduate from college, get a job, and move to OKC!
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Becoming a Thunder Girl
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: My Mom
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  Relay for Life and any organization benefiting our troops and/or veterans.
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: Reading
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW:  Being a Thunder Girl is the hardest thing I've ever done. We are constantly practicing, working out, doing appearances in the community, and performing at 41 home games- it takes up a lot of dedication and hard work
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: Dancing for Thunder home games at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.  The atmosphere is incredible!
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY:  Thunder Girls Final Auditions; being on stage after my name and number was called to be Thunder Girl.
courtney
jaimie"

Jaimie


HOMETOWN, STATE: Yukon, OK
YEAR ON TEAM: Third
OCCUPATION: Group Sales Associate at the OKC Boathouse District WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS:  To be able to look back on my life and have no regrets; to know that I lived my life to the fullest potential, and made an impact along that way. PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma with two degrees; Forensic Science and Strategic Communications.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: My dad.  He is hands down my biggest fan and has taught me what it means to love selflessly, because he does so for me.  I'll always be a daddy's girl but I love you too, mom!
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  The Bella Foundation; an Oklahoma City based non-profit organization created to assist low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care when it cannot be afforded. Every year thousands of animals are euthanized or sent home to die because the people who love them cannot financially absorb the cost of veterinary care.
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: I enjoy being outside. Not quite sure if this counts as a hobby but in my downtime I like to sit on my porch with a cup of coffee and a book. 
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW:  The amount of passion that lies within every one of us. Being a Thunder Girl is so much deeper than just being a part of a dance team. We put in countless hours between practices, work outs, games, and community appearances, however, what we get in return is immeasurable.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: The number of lives I get the opportunity to make an impact on.  As a Thunder Girl we get to meet people from all walks of life and of all ages.  Even if all I can share is a smile, knowing that this experience allows me to potentially touch people’s lives in return changes mine. 
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY:  Traveling to Spain to represent the Thunder Girls at the Global Games in Madrid and Barcelona.  I never would have dreamed that dancing for the Thunder Girls would have taken me across the world.  I have had the honor of traveling to the Philippines, China, and Spain throughout my time on this team.  I get chills knowing that this is truly a once in a lifetime experience. 
jaimie
jennie

Jennie


HOMETOWN, STATE: Owasso, OK
YEAR ON TEAM: 4th
OCCUPATION:  Office Manager at Paradigm Construction Company WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S): Once I have completed my career as a professional dancer, I would like to devote more of my time to serving others.
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Graduating from college with a degree in dance performance; University of Central Oklahoma
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: My boss.  He inspires me to be the best version of myself every day.
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: Cooking
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW: Unfortunately we do not get to travel to the away games to cheer on our team. We utilize that time to practice and prepare for the next home game.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: Meeting all of our wonderful fans. Whether I am in Chesapeake Energy Arena, at an event in the community, or across the globe, I always notice that we have the nicest, loudest, and most supportive fan base.
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY: During my third season on the Thunder Girls dance team, we were given the opportunity to film a Nike commercial with Russell Westbrook at Chesapeake Energy Arena. That experience is one I will never forget.
jennie
jessica

Jessica


HOMETOWN, STATE: Madison, WI
YEAR ON TEAM: 7th Season 
OCCUPATION:  Personal Trainer and Bootcamp Instructor at OneHealthyBod Fitness
WHAT IS YOUR ASPIRATION:  To be a Dance Team Manager and Choreographer for a professional team. 
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Graduating from Oklahoma City University with a BFA in Dance Performance. 
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: My mom. She's my best friend too! 
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK: One of my most memorable community service appearances as a Thunder Girl was being a part of the Legacy Project Room Dedication at Positive Tomorrows. We spent hours playing with the students; seeing the pure joy and smiles on their faces was priceless. It also reminded me of just how impactful our role in this community truly is. 
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: I enjoy outdoor activities like hunting & fishing. I also love spending time with my family and two dogs Copen and Ranger.
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW: We literally eat, sleep and breath Thunder Basketball.  Not only do we love dancing for the organization, we all equally love NBA basketball! 
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: Being able to cheer on the sidelines and dance on the court at every home game.
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY: Traveling to Madrid and Barcelona  for the 2016 NBA Global Games.
jessica
kalyssa

Kalyssa


HOMETOWN, STATE: Chickasha, OK
YEAR ON TEAM: 2nd
OCCUPATION: Dental Receptionist 
WHAT IS YOUR ASPIRATION: To be the best I can be, every day, at every moment.  I want to live life to the absolute fullest because life is short. 
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Being able to make a living to be on my own at the age of 18. I thank my parents for teaching me their ways, and raising me to be an independent woman. 
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: My role model frequently changes. I always set new goals and therefore acquire new role models. However, I can always say that my parents are true definitions of role models in my life.
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  Chickasha Bible Baptist Heart of Christmas Meal
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: Baking 
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW: How much time Thunder Girls put in, even when not on the court during home games.  If we aren't at a game, we are at an appearance or practice.  At times, it can be hard to not get physically tired because we're constantly on the go.  The hard work and dedication creates a drive within all of us to always be our best!
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: I have developed an undeniable love for the community of Oklahoma through being a part of this team. It has made me a better person and has taught that I can truly affect someone's life.  The joy that comes from others hearts is what I live for every day, and I am so grateful I can make a positive impact.
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY:  Performing our country dances on the court. The outfit, the theme, the songs, the facials-I love it all! You can't live in Oklahoma without a little country!   
kalyssa
kayle

Kayle


HOMETOWN, STATE: Oklahoma City, OK
YEAR ON TEAM: 3rd
OCCUPATION: Waitress
WHAT IS YOUR ASPIRATION: To be happy with my life!
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Graduating College; Oklahoma City University.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: My mother
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  Boys & Girls Club
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: Going to the lake
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW: Some people may not know how much time and hard work we dedicate to the Thunder Girls. There are times when we are busy seven days of the week, but what we get back from our jobs is bigger than I could ever express.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: Dancing at home games, meeting all of the incredible Thunder fans, making lifelong friendships with my teammates.
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY:  Being part of the Thunder Holiday Assist program and having the opportunity to help with the Target shopping spree for three years in a row.
kayle
kim

Kim


HOMETOWN, STATE: Houston, TX
YEAR ON TEAM: 4th 
OCCUPATION:  Chiropractic Assistant 
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S): To never stop working on being a better person in all aspects of my life so that I can be ready for whatever opportunities come my way. 
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Being chosen to represent the Thunder Girls at the 2016 All Star games in Toronto, as part of the All Star Dance Team.  
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: My mom, she taught me to always work hard and strive for my absolute best. 
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION: Animal rescues and organizations that take in homeless pets. 
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: Reading, watching movies, and spending time with my dog Beau. 
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW: As Thunder Girls we are required to balance very busy and often hectic schedules. We all have full time jobs or are full time students, we participate in numerous events and appearances around the community, and we dance at every home game. Being a Thunder Girl requires hard work, dedication, and a true love for what we do. 
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: Interacting with the fans on game days.
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY: My very first game as a Thunder Girl will always be my favorite memory. Walking onto the court for the first time was an experience I will never forget. 
kim
kimberly

Kimberly


HOMETOWN, STATE: Del City, OK
YEAR ON TEAM:  2nd Year
OCCUPATION:  Merchandising supervisor at Victoria's Secret
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S): I aspire to help children by being able to really have an impact on foster children and those that have been abused. 
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:  Last year I created, organized, and hosted a Back to School Bash for Pepper's Ranch fostering community.  Through my connections at work, I reached out to a number of our stores and was able to get school supplies donated.  We also raised enough money for the girls to get clothing items from our sister store, PINK.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL:  Currently, Ellen DeGeneres. She believes in giving back and enjoying every aspect of life by living with a childlike personality. I also admire how she is accepting of people from every background, color, religion, etc.
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  Salvation Army's Angel Tree and Toys for Tots
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING:  Crafting and crocheting.
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW:  The Thunder Girls are a dance team designed for the fans.  Adults and children can approach us to take pictures, get to know us and experience the Thunder game on a more personal level.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL:  Being a Thunder Girl has helped me to grow in to the strong, courageous, hardworking, and giving woman I always wanted to be, but didn't exactly know how to become.
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY:  Experiencing my first playoff game at the Chesapeake arena.  Everyone was cheering in sync, all wearing white, giving each other high fives and hugs the entire game. It was so loud and in that moment I was able to see 18,000+ people come together and be unified as one.  
kimberly
kourtney

Kourtney


HOMETOWN, STATE: Fresno, CA
YEAR ON TEAM: 3rd
OCCUPATION:  Physical Therapy Technician
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S):I hope to graduate with a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree and hopefully travel with a professional sports team as their physical therapist. I also want to have a family, travel, and inspire others in some way.
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: The proudest moment in my life was moving 1500 miles away from home to attend college at The University of Oklahoma and graduate in just four years with a Health and Exercise Science major.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: The most influential person in my life is my dance teacher, Jenny Cornelison. She has always been my biggest supporter and has taught me to chase my dreams and never give up.
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION: When I lived in California, I was involved in a program called kNOw MORE that promoted awareness about abuse in various relationships, along with advice on how to get out of unhealthy relationships. I became really passionate about this issue through this organization.
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: I enjoy reading and spending time with my friends, family, and cats.
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW: Being a Thunder Girl is not an easy job! Balancing bootcamps, practices, games, appearances, and college or other jobs is exhausting and can be overwhelming at times. You really have to pick and choose your priorities and use your time wisely.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: I absolutely love having the opportunity to serve Oklahoma City in a way that very few people can. Whether that consists of signing a young fan’s jersey, taking photographs, or letting a little girl sit on my lap and wave my poms around, I get to leave work knowing that I have had the privilege of impacting someone’s life for the better - an irreplaceable feeling that I hope to emulate for the rest of my life.
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY: My favorite Thunder Girls moment was experiencing and dancing in the playoffs last year with my teammates while cheering on the best team in the NBA.
kourtney
lauren

Lauren


HOMETOWN, STATE: Bartlesville, Ok
YEAR ON TEAM: Rookie 
OCCUPATION:   University of Oklahoma. Major: Broadcast/Journalism 
WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS: To work for ESPN someday as a sports broadcaster. I would also love to have my own talk show someday. 
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Proudest moment in my life so far was making the Thunder Girls during my first time auditioning.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: My dad 
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty and Make A Wish Foundation
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: Cooking and taking my dog to the dog park.
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW:  We put in a lot of time and hard work to prepare for our Thunder season both on and off the court. Outside of practices, games, and workouts, we are also giving back to the community by attending approximately 200 appearances throughout the community. 
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: Giving back to the community. Whether that be through appearances or just by simply putting a smile on a fans’ face, this job is so rewarding.  
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY: I have two!  Hearing my name called at Thunder Girls final auditions and then sitting on stage with all my other new teammates and getting a win at my first Thunder game as a Thunder Girl.
lauren
mckenzie

McKenzie


NAME: McKenzie
HOMETOWN, STATE: Mustang, OK
YEAR ON TEAM: Rookie
OCCUPATION:   Junior at The University of Oklahoma. Major: Health and Exercise Science/Pre-Physicians Assistant
WHAT IS YOUR ASPIRATION: I want to be a Physicians Assistant that works in orthopedics, specifically sport related injuries
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Accomplishing my dream of becoming a Thunder Girl is a moment I am very proud of.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL:
My mom is my role model because she has taught me the importance of perseverance, and to never give up on my dreams.
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  My favorite charity work/organization is Girls on the Run.  It is an after school program designed to instill confidence in young girls by teaching them healthy habits.
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: Painting and baking
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW: There is so much more “behind the scenes” actions that the Thunder Girls partake in than most people realize. It is by far the most challenging job I’ve ever had, but it has taught me the most about myself as a person.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL:  Getting to meet and make connections with new people every single day.
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY: My favorite Thunder Girl memory was getting to find out who my Storm Sister was.  A Storm Sister is someone on the team that can be your mentor and someone that you can count on, which is something I am thankful to have during my rookie season.  I am so fortunate to have my Storm Sister as Stephanie!
mckenzie
pilar

Pilar


HOMETOWN, STATE: San Antonio, TX
YEAR ON TEAM:  Rookie
OCCUPATION:  Full time nanny to a sweet nine month old boy
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S):  To be a wife and a mom.  I have such a heart for children.
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:  Booking jobs while living in Los Angeles.  The audition process is brutal and there are so many talented dancers to go up against.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL:  Any person who steps out in faith to fully go after their dreams.
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING:  Cooking.  I am a such a “foodie” and I love to be in the kitchen.
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW:  Being a Thunder Girl is extremely hard work.  We all put in so much practice time and hard work to be prepared to perform for the Thunder and our remarkable fans. 
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL:  The relationships that you make with all of these amazing women, both current and Alumnae.  We are able to leave such a wonderful legacy within the organization and in the community of Oklahoma. 
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY:  Putting on my uniform in the locker room and looking in the mirror seconds before stepping onto the court for home opener.  In that moment I thought, "WOW, I'm an Oklahoma City Thunder Girl! 
pilar
rachel

Rachel


HOMETOWN, STATE: Oklahoma City, OK
YEAR ON TEAM: 2nd
OCCUPATION: Student, University of Central Oklahoma, BFA, Dance Performance
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S):Continuing my professional dance career
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Finally achieving my dream of becoming a Thunder Girl after auditioning several times! 
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL: My Papa 
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  One Church, One Child 
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING: Singing
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW: Being a Thunder Girl is more than just a job for us. It's a lifestyle. It takes a positive, can do attitude with hard work and perseverance.  It is all worth it in the end, to be able to take part in making appearances and game days special for all Thunder fans.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL: Knowing that there are young girls who look up to us and I can be a positive role model for them.  
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY: As hectic as our schedule is, we still find time to laugh and enjoy each other's company. All of those moments shared with my teammates are my favorite. 
rachel
stephanie

Stephanie


HOMETOWN, STATE:  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
YEAR ON TEAM: Third
OCCUPATION:  Barre3, Edmond Manager 
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR ASPIRATION(S):  To become a role model to other girls.
PROUDEST MOMENT AND/OR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:  Graduating college in four years, University of Oklahoma  
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL:  My Mom
YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY WORK/ORGANIZATION:  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
FAVORITE HOBBY, OUTSIDE OF DANCING:  Traveling 
TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE THUNDER GIRLS OR THUNDER GIRLS PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW:  We make lifelong friends.   Whether it's through the alumnae or the current team, my closest friends are Thunder Girls.   
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A THUNDER GIRL:  Having the opportunity to be a role model to other girls and being  involved in the Oklahoma community. 
FAVORITE THUNDER GIRLS MOMENT OR MEMORY:  I will never forget the feeling  I had stepping out on to that court my rookie season.  The excitement I felt while dancing in front of thousands of fans for the first time is unforgettable.    
stephanie