Occupation: Optometric Technician / Ocular Hygienist
Education: Bachelor of Health Science in Honours Biomedical Science
Home town: Calgary
What is your dance/performance background: I started dancing at the age of 9 after my mom showed me a flyer of a local neighborhood dance studio in our mailbox. After joining a once-a-week 45 min jazz class, I quickly became very dedicated and wanted to do more. I proceeded to do competitive dance for the next 8 years and then naturally became a certified dance teacher. Shortly after completing my final year of formal dance competition, I had the opportunity to dance professionally. I started my professional dance career at 18 where I performed at Calaway Amusement Park with the Calaway Live Cast. During this time, I saw an audition posting on Instagram for the Roughnecks Drill Crew and shortly after heard about the Outriders. Since then, I have continued to dance for both teams and absolutely LOVE IT!
Why did you decide to audition for the Outriders: I initially auditioned to be an Outrider to continue my passion for dance. The more it became a reality I quickly realized that being an Outrider would be a great opportunity to meet new people, stay active, be a role model within the community, and of course meet our amazing Stampeder fans!
What is your top Outriders appearance to attend: Visiting the wonderful kids at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
Favourite charity: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area
Favourite game day song: “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen
Favourite style of dance: Acrobatic Dance
Favourite thing about Calgary: The diversity of both the opportunities and people the city presents. We are such a hard-working population of individuals where there is no shortage of possibilities in finding others that have similar interests and values to make you feel connected and welcomed into a community of like-minded people.
Favourite pastime: Painting
Favourite quote: “Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” —Yoda, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back