This is Alex, a first year member of the Ladies of Ontario Fury. Let’s get to know a little more about her.
Why did you become a professional cheerleader?
I auditioned for the Ladies of Ontario Fury for a variety of reasons. I have a huge passion for dance. I have been dancing since I was three and have loved it ever since. After my years of high school dance teams and college dance teams, I was looking for more. I wanted to become a professional dancer because it seemed like the next step in my dancing career. I’m always pushing myself to grow not only as a dancer, but as a person as well, and Fury has helped me do that.
What was your favorite experience as a professional cheerleader?
My favorite experience so far has been when I got the opportunity to give back to the community during the 8th Annual Colonies Holiday Miracle Event. This program gives back to families in need and helps spread some holiday cheer. I had the pleasure of taking a little boy shopping around just in time for Christmas. We went to three different stores and he got a lot of cool gifts for his mom and brothers; and of course we were able to cross off a couple of his Christmas list items as well! The whole day was such a rewarding and fun experience! I’m thankful for Ontario Fury for not only giving me three privilege to dance and perform; but also do work like this and with the Fury Foundation!
What is your favorite dance style?
My favorite dance style is fast jazz. I love being sassy and dancing to upbeat fast songs. I grew up in competitive dance, so I love anything that allows me to show off my technique!
What is your favorite dance move? What is your go to dance move?
My favorite dance moves are definitely turns! Fun fact: growing up I competed and often won best turner at competitions!
What are the three words that describe you?
Three words that describe me are sassy, optimistic, and energetic.
What is your favorite music genre? Who is your favorite musical artist?
My favorite music genre is electric dance music. My favorite artist is Yellow Claw.
What is the one thing you can’t live without?
One thing I can’t live without is my family and friends. I’m very fortunate to have the best support system around me and would go crazy without them!
Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? Or some other app. What’s your favorite app?
Instagram! I love editing pictures and sharing them with all of my friends.
Who is the one person that inspires you the most?
The one person who inspires me the most is my mom. She gives the best advice, the warmest hugs, and constantly pushes me to strive to be my best. She leads by example and always has her head held high, even in the toughest of situations. She has overcome so much, yet does everything she can, along with my dad to support and provide for my family.
What is your motto to live by?
My motto to live by is “Carpe Diem” which means “seize the moment”. I always try to remind myself to take full advantage of the opportunities that are given to me and to live everyday like it’s my last.
What advice would you tell someone who aspires to become a professional cheerleader?
Some advice that I would give is to first find confidence in yourself. It’s very hard to go out and in front of thousands of spectators when you aren’t confident. In addition to that I would take as many dance classes as possible. You can never take too many technique classes!
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
In ten years my only wish is to look back and have no regrets. I want to be happy with a degree, maybe my masters, and have a successful job and be a devoted and loving wife, and maybe even a mom!
You can see Alex and the rest of the Ladies of Ontario Fury at their next home game on February 21st at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. For more information about the Ontario Fury, please visit their website here.