Regina, Sk

How long have you been dancing/cheering?
I grew up dancing competitively and then joined the University of Regina Dance Team while completing my Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree. This past year I coached the U of R Dance Team with fellow cheer team member Sam!

What are your career aspirations outside of being on the Cheer Team?
I am a dance teacher and an analyst for the hospital.

What are your favourite performace styles?
Contemporary Dance

What football position would you play?
If I were a player for the riders, I’d want to be a wide receiver!

What is a cause you are passionate about?
A cause that I’m passionate about is embracing and showcasing different body types within dance. I think that it is easy to look at a thin/pretty girl and say that they could have a future in dance. While I do think that there is beginning to be more diverse bodies being seen in dance, I don’t think that they are always welcomed as they should be. Every dancer has something special inside to be showcased and if we are only watching and casting those who fit into a perfect box, we will be missing out on so much other talent! I also think that seeing bodies of all shapes and sizes successfully represented within the industry is important in order to inspire the next generation of young dancers to know that they can do it too!

What does the Cheer Team add to Rider Game Days?
The Cheer Team contributes to game day by performing for and engaging with the fans! We try to make sure that everyone has a positive experience as we cheer on our team!

What advice would you give to an aspiring Cheer Team Member?
My piece of advice to someone who wants to audition for the cheer team would be to be prepared but more importantly to be yourself! Authenticity and having confidence in yourself shine more than you think!

What is your favourite thing about Saskatchewan?
My favorite part of Saskatchewan is that the people and community always make it feel like home.