How has your dancing experience led you to this point?
I have been dancing since I was four years old. My mom enrolled me in a tap and tumbling class and the rest was history. I have trained in tap, jazz, ballet, modern, lyrical and hip hop. I was on my high school dance team, and spent three years on the Loyola University Chicago Dance Team. This is my sixth year as a Chicago Luvabull and my fourth year as a captain.
Describe the feeling of performing at a Bulls playoff game.
Playoff games are the most amazing experience. The feeling and energy in the stadium is something that only happens during playoff season. As soon as you step out on the court you can’t help but feel that you are a part of something very special.
What is your proudest accomplishment to date and where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I am proudest of balancing all of the different responsibilities I have at any given time. It might not be the most exciting accomplishment, but my time management skills are fantastic!!!
"If you want to make God laugh tell him your plans." – Folk Proverb
In 10 years I hope that myself and my family are happy and healthy. I hope that I have been able to do some more traveling. Other than that I am just happy to see where life takes me.
What does being a member of the Luvabulls mean to you?
Being a Chicago Luvabull means being given the opportunity to do something I love at a level I never dreamed possible.
What do you do for a living?
I work for an advertising agency as part of our Marketing team which means my day to day responsibilities include coordinating with my client and helping them with a variety of marketing and advertising needs. I also help to manage my internal team on all types of projects from creative development to strategic planning.
What is your claim to fame - besides being a Luvabull?
In college I was on the Oprah Show. I was one of the Santa’s Helpers for one of her "Favorite Things" episodes.
What people do you admire the most and how have they supported or inspired you as a dancer?
The person I admire the most is my mom. She has always been my biggest supporter in everything I have done in my life. She is the strongest person I know, and always gives me the best and most honest advice, even if I don’t want to hear it.
My mom has always encouraged and pushed me to be the best person I can be. I am so appreciative of everything she has done for me. Love you mom!!