Dancer Profile: Tinaiya
G2O Spa + Salon: Hair: Nadja Vanterpool
- Hometown: Lompoc, California
- Nickname: Naya
- Occupation: Esthetician
- Tenure: 4th Year
- TV Show: Queen Sugar
- Movie: Dreamgirls
- Book: When and Where I Enter by Paula Giddings
- App: Instagram
- Food: Krispy Kreme Donuts
- Music: Neo Soul and R&B
- Place to visit: Any place tropical & beachy
- Celtics Player: Kevin Garnett
What is the best thing about being a Celtics dancer?
The lifelong friendships that you form. It really is a sisterhood.
What is your favorite quote to live by?
"If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." -Maya Angelou
What 3 words best describe you?
Smart. Sassy. Goofy.
What is one thing on your bucket list you'd like to accomplish?
To become a celebrity make up artist.
If you were a superhero what would your super power be?
I wish I had telekinesis like Jean Grey!
What is your greatest achievement?
Graduating from college and becoming a professional dancer. It's what I said I was going to do since I was 12 years old.
What are your game day rituals and routines?
I start every game day with a nice big breakfast and listen to my favorite songs while I do my make up.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Krispy Kreme Donuts and Bravo TV shows.
During your free time, what are your favorite hobbies?
I love cozy nights in with a Classic black and white movie.
What is the best thing about Boston fans?
Boston fans are die-hard! They support their team no matter what.