Dancer Profile: Janelle
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- Hometown: Weymouth, MA
- Nickname: Jan, Nellie, J, or JJ
- Occupation: Pure Barre teacher
- Tenure: 4th year veteran
- TV Show: Law and Order SVU
- Movie: The Notebook
- Book: Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks
- App: Instagram
- Food: Seafood and breakfast food
- Music: Country, dance, or hip hop
- Place to visit: Any place that is warm and sunny!
- Celtics Player: Gordon Hayward
What is the best thing about being a Celtics dancer?
The best thing about being a Celtics Dancer is getting to dance on the parquet with girls who have become my sisters. I love getting to share my passion with such hard working and dedicated women. Being on a team where everyone supports, encourages, and inspires each other to be the best we can be is the most amazing feeling. My teammates have become my closest friends and I'll be forever thankful for that! Being on this team has also allowed me to be a part of something bigger than myself and it has allowed me to achieve my aspirations as a dancer.
What is your favorite quote to live by?
"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire"
What 3 words best describe you?
Dedicated, perfectionist, anxious.
What is one thing on your bucket list you'd like to accomplish?
I would love to be a dancer on a cruise ship and get to travel and see the world!
If you were a superhero what would your super power be?
I'd love to be able to teleport so I don't have to sit in Boston traffic every night getting to games or practices!
What is your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement is being a part of the Celtics Dancers for the past three years. Growing up I've always wanted to dance professionally. Being a part of this team makes me feel like I've accomplished what I've always dreamed of when it comes to my dance career.
What are your game day rituals and routines?
I always have to get to the game super early to feel on time. The night before games I always wash my hair and I also spray tan to get game day ready!
What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Oreo ice cream or Ben and Jerry's Milk and Cookies ice cream... I always feel so guilty after I eat it but it's my favorite! I also could eat a whole box of Cheezits!
During your free time, what are your favorite hobbies?
In the little free time that we do get, I love hanging out with my twin sister and the rest of my family. I also love spending time with my teammates outside of games or practices! Shopping, getting my nails done, reading a good book, or working out are all things I enjoy doing when I get a second to myself!
What is the best thing about Boston fans?
The best thing about Boston fans is that they are always yelling and cheering for our team. The fans at the Garden make the experience of being at a Celtics game. The atmosphere and the energy at games is indescribable all because of the fans!