Occupation: NBA Dancer for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rock the House Entertainer
Hometown: Louisville, OH
College: Kent State University
Tenure as a Cavalier Girl: Rookie
Style of Dance: Contemporary
Quote: “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” -Malala Youzafzai
Cleveland Restaurant: Barrio
Article of Clothing: Oversized sweaters
Phone App: Buzzfeed
Book: I Am Malala
Movie: Hot Rod
Movie Character: Kip from Napoleon Dynamite
TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy
Charity: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
What is your junk food weakness? Cookie Dough Ice Cream :)
Who is your “celebrity crush”? Tom Hardy
What is your dream date? Going to an apple orchard in the fall and then watching some classic Halloween movies!
What is your dream job? Being an NBA dancer for the Cleveland Cavaliers!
What is your biggest fear? Worms.
Do you have any pets? I have two dogs; a Puggle named Brutus, and a Rotweiler/German Shepherd named Buster.
Who is the most inspirational person in your life? My great grandfather, Everett.
What is your dream vacation destination? Cape Town, Africa.
If you had to pick two famous people to be your parents who would you choose? Blake Lively and Ryan Gossling.
List 5 words that describe you: Goofy, ambitious, passionate, sociable, intelligent.
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What is one thing most people would be surprised to know about you? I’m generally a messy person but when it comes to clothing I have to organize my closet by color, then by style of clothing.
Do you have any nicknames? My friends call me Kota, D or Dakotes.
What is your biggest accomplishment? Putting use to my degree from Kent State University, in Dance Performance & Education.
What is a failure you learned from? Anxiety comes from living in the future, or the past. Live in the now and aim to be care-free.
What famous person (dead or alive) would you like to have dinner with? why? I’d much rather have one more dinner with my great grandparents, rather than any famous person.
What is your guilty pleasure? Binge watching the Jersey Shore.
What would be your super power? The power to heal others.
What celebrity would play you in a movie about yourself? Jennifer Lawrence!
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I am most proud of: my work ethic.
I’ve always wanted to: travel the world.
What is your dance background and experience? I began dancing at the age of three, training in ballet and jazz. I was in the national competition circuit for eleven years. I then pursued dance in college and trained with the pre-professional company, Kent Dance Ensemble. I then went to dance in Eastern Asia, performing with the Suan Sunandtan Rajabaht University.
Why did you decide to audition for Cavalier Girls? After college, I decided I would focus my efforts on becoming a Cavalier Girl. I set a goal for myself and here I am now, dancing for the best fans in the land!
What do you like most about being a part of Cavalier Girls? The best part of being a Cavalier Girl is getting to interact with fans of all ages. I love seeing people come together!
Most memorable Cavalier Girl moment so far? Calling my parents when I found out I made the team was so memorable. They’ve always been so supportive of me achieving this goal!
If you can say anything to Cavalier fans, what would you say? Thank you for being so committed to this organization! This year is going to be like no other.