callie


callie

Occupation: Freelance Dance Teacher, Choreographer, and Performer, Cleveland Indians Striker

Hometown:  North Royalton, Ohio

College: The Ohio State University

Tenure as a Cavalier Girl: 1st Year

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Cavaliers’ Legend (Former Players): Austin Carr

Style of Dance: Jazz and Contemporary

Quote: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” -William Shakespeare

Cleveland Restaurant: Barrio

Article of Clothing: Oversized T-shirts

Phone App: Snapchat

Book: Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Movie: Silver Linings Playbook

Movie Character: Wonder Woman

TV Show: Scandal and Game of Thrones

Holiday: Christmas

Charity: Make-A-Wish Foundation


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What is your junk food weakness? Insomnia Cookies

Who is your “celebrity crush”? Hugh Jackman

What is your dream date? My dream date is to do something active and fun such as Go-Karts or amusement parks, but then maybe top it off with some Insomnia Cookies.

What is your dream job? My dream job is to professionally dance, instruct, and choreograph so I am happily living it out now! I think it would be amazing to dance for Ariana Grande or Katy Perry, though.

What is your biggest fear? Snakes creep me out so much. I shiver just thinking about them.

Do you have any pets? I have a part dachshund, part Pomeranian named Molly and I spoil her rotten.

Who is the most inspirational person in your life? My group of friends from Ohio State are the most inspirational people in my life. We are all extraordinarily different, but accept each other just the same. Each person is ambitious, hard-working, and kind and they inspire me to be better every day.

What is your dream vacation destination? I would love to take cooking classes in Italy.

If you had to pick two famous people to be your parents who would you choose? Tina Fey and Steve Carrell

List 5 words that describe you: Positive, ambitious, driven, strong, accepting

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What is one thing most people would be surprised to know about you? My hand cannot physically form the number 3.

Do you have any nicknames? Cal, Cals, Cavs Cal, Rally Callie

What is your biggest accomplishment? Graduating Summa Cum Laude from OSU and making the Cavalier Girls.

What is a failure you learned from? Over-committing myself. I am the type of person who loves to stay busy and do everything, but I have made a lot of mistakes in putting more on my plate than I can handle. In return, I have missed out on many experiences and run myself dry. I try very hard now to make sure I have a balanced life filled with not just career opportunities, but also with quality time alongside my family and friends.

What famous person (dead or alive) would you like to have dinner with? why? Debbie Reynolds. She does it all! She sings, she acts, she dances, and is so classy. I think her stories and her wisdom would be incredible to learn from.

What is your guilty pleasure? TV time and snuggles with my dog.

What would be your super power? Teleportation.

What celebrity would play you in a movie about yourself? Jennifer Lawrence. She is so real and down to earth, but also super fun.

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I am most proud of: my ability to turn stressful or seemingly negative situations into positive ones. It can be a lot of work, but it helps me appreciate all the ups and downs in life.

I’ve always wanted to: go skydiving.

What is your dance background and experience?  I began dancing at the age of 3 studying a variety of dance styles including jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz funk, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, and African. I competed in competitions and conventions such as Hollywood Vibe, Velocity, and Jump and obtained several scholarships before obtaining a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance alongside a minor in Business from the Ohio State University. I performed at the VANS US Open of Surfing and have performed with Versatile Dance Company, New Vision Dance Company, and worked with artists such as Bebe Miller, Dee Hillier, Lisette Bustamante, and Jaci Royal to name a few. I have attended company intensives with MusEffect under Jessica Starr and Entity Contemporary Dance under Will Johnston and Marissa Osato in Los Angeles and toured in Salvador, Brazil under the direction of Susan Hadley.

Why did you decide to audition for Cavalier Girls? Dance has always been my passion and ambition. There was never another option in my mind. I always look for great challenges amongst the adrenaline of performing in front of thousands. The Cavalier Girls do just that! I saw these amazingly strong women perform on the court and knew that I wanted the opportunity to grow and learn with them.

What do you like most about being a part of Cavalier Girls? There is something so special about the perseverance surrounding Cleveland, particularly in sports. The Cleveland Cavaliers represent our ability to be strong, fierce competitors that do not back down and stand powerfully in our beliefs and goals. The Cavalier Girls give me the opportunity to use dance to support our ability to accomplish anything together and inspire fans to believe.

Most memorable Cavalier Girl moment so far? My most memorable moment thus far was my very first appearance at Cedar Point. I remember performing and talking to fans as a Cavalier Girl for the first time and it warmed my heart so much to see joy spread across so many faces. Their support and love for the Cavaliers was so exciting to see and be a part of.

If you can say anything to Cavalier fans, what would you say? Thank you so much for constantly believing! You have been such an incredible support whose energy never runs dry. It is an honor to be cheering for the Cleveland Cavaliers alongside you.

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