2008.09 Chicago Luvabulls - Carissa

2008.09 Chicago Luvabulls


Meet Luvabull Carissa

Hi, I'm 24 years old, I'm from Quincy, Illinois and went to the Illinois State University. I work as a Special Education Teacher and some nicknames of mine include Rissa, PC, C-dog, and Kish-ish

Dance experience

I have been dancing for over 18 years. I started studio dancing at the age of 5, with a concentration in jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, and modern. In high school, I was a member of the Quincy Notre Dame Pom Pon Squad for 2 years and a member of the Quincy High Pom Pon squad for an additional 2 years, including captain my senior year.

In college, I was a member of the Illinois State University Dance Team, and was a captain my junior and senior year. I also danced for the Peoria Pirates Dance Team, a semi-professional arena football team. This is my third year as a Chicago Luvabull.

Lifetime goal

To live life to the fullest and follow my dreams.

Three words that describe me are

Compassionate, focused, and outgoing

Quote to live by

"Everything happens for a reason."

My pet peeve

Bad drivers

My claim to fame is...

The Luvabulls!

Most people don't know this about me...

I get road rage.

Years on the squad

This is my third year as a Chicago Luvabull!

Why I chose to be a Luvabull

It has been my dream to dance professionally with the Chicago Luvabulls since I attended my very first Bulls game at age ten. I love to perform and what an awesome way to continue dancing! The memories I have will last a lifetime and I couldn't be more thankful for it.

Favorite holiday


Favorite movie

I enjoy comedies.


Best quality

I am patient.

Book I'm reading now

My textbook for class

Favorite type of music

Hip-hop and R&B

How do friends see you (three words)

Fun, outgoing, and understanding

My proudest accomplishment to date is

Balancing a full-time job, Luvabulls, and school

What is the best gift you have ever received?

The gift of a large family because I have so many people that love and support me.

Ideal job

Teaching dance to children with special needs

Advice to young dancers

Work hard, always go full-out, and follow your dreams!