Get To Know Gina

How many years have you spent on the team?
My name is Gina and this is my third year as a Minnesota Timberwolves Dancer and second year as team captain.

Where are you from?
I am originally from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

What's your favorite food?
Favorite food...I'm definitely a carb lover, so I would have to say macaroni and cheese.

What's your favorite movie?
Favorite movie I would say bringing it back old school every dancers gotta love it - Dirty Dancing.

Who is your favorite athlete?
My favorite Timberwolves player would have to be Wayne Ellington. I've gotten to see him a part of the team for the last couple of years and also partially because he has the same name as my dad.

What's something people don't know about being a dancer?
I would say if I could tell one thing to people about what they don't know about us dancers is not that we're just dancers, but we do a lot of stuff outside of this, you know we're either going to school full time or having a full time career, so there's a lot more substance I think to all of us than what people seem to think sometimes.

What's your favorite part about being a dancer?
Getting to interact with fans on a daily basis, whether it be at a game or at an appearance, getting involved in the community - that's really one of the highlights that we get to do as being dancers.

What are your goals as a dancer?
To be more confident in going out on that court and seeing everybody there, because it's a lot of people to perform in from of and people might not think so, but we get the jitters and the butterflies, so kind of just getting over that and filling my own shoes. I'm really excited to see all of you fans at the game and hope that you can make it out at least once this year, if not try to check it out on TV.
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