Get To Know Alessandra
Hometown: Niles, OH
Tenure as a Cavalier Girl: 2nd Year
Favorites:Former Cavaliers Legends: Mark Price
Quote: “The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.”
Movie: A Walk to Remember
Cleveland Area Restaurant: Town Hall
Article of Clothing: Sweaters
Phone App: Snapchat
Movie Character: Katniss Everdeen
TV Show: Once Upon A Time
Charity: Susan G. Komen Foundation
What is your junk food weakness? Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Who is your celebrity crush? Liam Hemsworth
What is your dream date? Going to a fancy restaurant for dinner then go out to get ice cream for dessert. After I would like to enjoy a nice walk around the city spending time with the person I’m with.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB? My dream job would be anything that involves dance whether its performing, assisting, or teaching.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR? Getting into a plane crash.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? No.
WHO IS THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE? My cousin Fanny because she always has faith in me with anything I do and believes that I will succeed in whatever I put my mind to. Whenever I need some advice, she is my go to person.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM VACATION DESTINATION? Australia
IF YOU HAD TO PICK TWO FAMOUS PEOPLE TO BE YOUR PARENTS WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE? Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey
LIST 5 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU? Athletic, Giggly, Ambitious, Enthusiastic, Genuine
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WHAT IS ONE THING MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Some people might be surprised that I can be very shy, even around people that I know.
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES? Most of my friends call me AL or Ally.
BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT? My biggest accomplishment is becoming a Cavalier girl because it's my first job as a professional dancer and I get to showcase my love of dancing to the 20,562 fans we have at the Quicken Loans Arena!
A FAILURE YOU LEARNED FROM: When I auditioned for other dance jobs prior to being a Cavalier Girl and not being chosen for the position. Sometimes I take it extremely hard when I should be focusing on the next task. One door closes, another one opens!
WHAT FAMOUS PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH? Demi Lovato because she is such a genuine person and I feel like I would be able to tell her anything that’s on my mind and she would listen and give me advice.
What is your guilty pleasure? My guilty pleasure is peanut butter!
What would be your super power? Telekinesis
What celebrity would play you in a movie about yourself: Jennifer Lawrence
I am most proud of: All of my accomplishments thus far. Especially returning as a Cavalier Girl Veteran!
What is your dancing background and experience? I have been dancing for the past 15 years doing Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater and Gymnastics.
Why did you decide to audition for the Cavalier Girls? I decided to audition so I can continue doing what I love while representing this organization in the best way possible. Also getting a chance to perform for the fans is the most exciting part.
If you can say anything to Cavalier fans, what would you say? Thanks for being the best fans in the NBA!
What advice would you give someone who dreams of becoming a Cavalier Girl? I never thought I would become a cavalier girl or even make it if I auditioned but I dedicated myself, worked really hard and brought everything I had to offer to the table. All you have to do is focus on only yourself and believe in your abilities of dance and everyone will be able to see that. You just have to go for it!
What do you like most about being a part of the Cavalier Girls? Being able to perform and grow as a dancer and person. Also the experiences I’ve had so far with everyone on my team and getting so many opportunities to travel and getting involved with the community.
Most memorable Cavalier Girl moment so far? Cheering at The Finals watch party at the Q Arena and becoming the 2016 NBA Champions! I can’t even begin to describe the feeling my teammates and I had when the final buzzard went off. The energy all around us was extraordinary and so surreal. This is a memory I will never forget for as long as I live.
Hardest part about being a Cavalier Girl? The pressure and demand of it all but getting the chance to represent the organization and interacting with the fans all make up for it.