Occupation: Equity Sales Associate
Hometown: Avon Lake, OH
College: Ohio University
Tenure as a Cavalier Girl: 3 years, CAPTAIN
Cavaliers’ Legend: Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Style of Dance: Heels
Quote: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
Cleveland Restaurant: Momocho
Article of Clothing: I love shoes- the most important part of your outfit, of course.
Phone App: The Starbucks app. It makes mornings so much easier when I’m in a rush!
Book: The Great Gatsby
Movie Character: Ferris Bueller
TV Show: Mad Men & Grey’s Anatomy
Charity: United Way and Ronald McDonald House
What is your junk food weakness? Ice cream
Who is your “celebrity crush”? Bradley Cooper
What is your dream date? Dinner with a view on the Almalfi Coast.
What is your dream job? To eventually own my own business that incorporates my passion for organic foods and a wholesome lifestyle. I’m a big supporter of the many locally based small businesses on the rise in Cleveland that have come to be a large collaborative and supportive network. I’d love to be a part of that while contributing to the economic and lively growth of my city.
What is your biggest fear? Getting stuck in an elevator.
Do you have any pets? My family has a beagle named Louie.
Who is the most inspirational person in your life? My grandmother. She is 93, the mother of 8, and has the biggest heart I know. She’s been through a lot but still manages to always have a smile on her face while putting a smile on others’. She has rooted in me the true meaning of what it means to be a graceful, strong, humble, and beautiful woman.
What is your dream vacation destination? Italy
If you had to pick two famous people to be your parents who would you choose? Jim Carey and Jennifer Aniston
List 5 words that describe you: Inspired, dedicated, thoughtful, passionate, easy-going
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What is one thing most people would be surprised to know about you? I recently was casted for a feature role in a new film with Matthew McConaughey.
Do you have any nicknames? “Ash”
What is your biggest accomplishment? So far, I would say it has been my proven ability the past two seasons to successfully balance my workload and maintain a separate career while being a Cavalier Girl. I aspired to be a professional dancer my entire life but never thought I’d be here today fulfilling my passion for dance at such a large level while also maintaining a business career.
What is a failure you learned from? The first time I went out for the Cavalier Girls on a whim and got cut after becoming a top finalist. It kept me eager to stay positive, determined, and come back a year later more experienced with a fresh and confident mindset. I trained better for what I was getting into and applied myself. Hard work and a little fuel under your feet go a long way!
What famous person (dead or alive) would you like to have dinner with? why? Audrey Hepburn. She has such timeless elegance and class and I’d love to experience a day in the life of a woman from her era.
What is your guilty pleasure? Carb-loaded Italian food.
What would be your super power? To fly – mostly for everyday convenience but also for pleasure travel to my dream destinations.
What celebrity would play you in a movie about yourself? Mila Kunis
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I am most proud of: To have been a part of the Cavaliers organization for our first ever NBA Championship. As a Cavalier Girl, we put in so much heart and hard work. It was gratifying and humbling seeing the organization work so hard to come together as a whole for a common purpose. I admire this entire company and the continuing heights we have reached together in the past few years.
I’ve always wanted to: Climb a mountain.
What is your dance background and experience? I began dance at age 4 and grew up in my childhood studio training and competing in various styles – ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, lyrical/contemporary. In high school, I was able to be part of my studio’s ballet company as well as my high school’s dance team and in college I went on to receive my minor of Fine Arts in Dance.
Why did you decide to audition for Cavalier Girls? My dance career had come to a halt after completing my Minor in Dance and I really missed it after starting my career. I couldn’t seem to fill the void and was searching to put passion and purpose back into my life. I finally gained the courage to audition and go after my dream of dancing professionally.
What do you like most about being a part of Cavalier Girls? Being inspired every day by my teammates and having the opportunity to live out my passion at such a high level of exposure in my hometown. It’s an honor to be part of something so special that means so much to the city I love.
Most memorable Cavalier Girl moment so far? Without a doubt the night the Cavs made history and became NBA Champions. The town was filled with such overwhelming love and pride and I will never forget how grateful and proud I felt.
If you can say anything to Cavalier fans, what would you say? Thanks for being the absolute best fans in the world. You make our job so much fun and that much more special!