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You are returning for a second year with the TTC. How did your first season prepare you for trying out this year?
Having been through the whole experience before, calmed my nerves. I knew what to expect, and what was expected of me. I was a nervous wreck last year, and this year I was able to just soak it all in, and enjoy it.
What attributes do you bring to the squad that you think enhance the overall image of the TTC?I think I bring positivity to the squad, as well as a sense of maturity.
You are currently one of the team's "over-30" members. What life experiences have you gained that you feel will help the other squad members?
I think I just don't take myself too seriously. I know to just have a good time, in every moment. Having been married for some time, and having a child, I think gives me a clear picture of what is important in life.
Aside from dancing, what are your favorite pastimes?
My favorite pastimes are date nights, playing with my daughter, shopping, hearing live music and getting a great pedicure!
Who is your dance icon and why?
I would have to say Paula Abdul is my dance icon. She was the "it" dancer when I was young. I wanted to be her! I would watch her videos, learn the choreography, and put on a show in my room!
My friends would characterize me as:I think my friends would say that I am a good mother, kind hearted, fun, and a really bad cook!
Go out to a movie or stay in a watch a DVD?
Stay in and watch a DVD.
Talking on the phone or texting?Talking on the phone...it's more personal.
Skiing in Colorado or sunning in Florida?Definitely sunning in Florida.
Fruit or veggies?Fruit.
Treadmill or elliptical?Elliptical.
What do you do during the off season?During the off season, I spend as much time as possible with family and friends. I love to travel, and have mini little getaways. I enjoy down time as much as anyone, but I also can't stay inactive for long. I like to take dance classes, and do Pilates, to stay in shape.
What is the one thing people would never believe you accomplished?
For a girl that doesn't like walking into a room by myself, I would have to say that moving to a town, where I didn't know a soul, and building a life of my own Nashville, makes me pretty proud.
Your advice to young dancers would be:
I would tell young dancers to work hard, never give up, and you can always be better!
Where do you see yourself in five years?In five years, I hope to be a mother of another wonderful child, and continue to have happiness and joy in simple moments.