Say hello to Krista, a second year member of the Ladies of Ontario Fury.
Why did you become a professional cheerleader?
When I was Younger I remember watching a Laker game and getting my first glimpse at the Laker girls. I was in awe of how talented and beautiful they were. As a young girl taking dance classes in my small town, it opened my eyes to the possibilities and just how far dance could take me. Since then it was always been a dream of mine to be a professional cheerleader.
What was your favorite experience as a professional cheerleader?
Throughout my time time on the Fury I have met some truly inspiring fans. People who I will never forget and memories that I will cherish forever. Getting to connect with our awesome fans are always my favorite experiences.
What is your favorite dance style?
I have always enjoyed ballet. I love the amount of dedication it takes to master the technique of the style. Jazz is my favorite style to perform. When I’m on the field I feel right at home with a sassy jazz combination!
What is your favorite dance move? What is your go to dance move?
You can never go wrong with a hair whip but I also love showing off some big leaps!
What are the three words that describe you?
Energetic, confident, and ambitious
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
When I was younger I was mistaken for the long lost Olsen triplet! People would always come up to my parents telling them I looked like the twins from Full House.
What is your favorite music genre? Who is your favorite musical artist?
Country is my favorite and is always turned up loud in my car! It’s so hard to pick just one artist. My top favorites are probably Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Chris Young, and Lee Brice.
What is the one thing you can’t live without?
Yoga pants, Oreos, and my favorite book.
Who is the one person that inspires you the most?
Can I cheat and say both my parents?! They are the hardest workers I know and have instilled that same work ethic in me. They have taught me to pursue my dreams and to keep striving for success. I don’t know where I would be without their constant support.
What is your motto to live by?
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t slow down once in awhile, you might just miss it.” This is one of my favorite quotes and it’s from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day off. A lot of the time I think we get caught up in the future and where we think we have to be at certain points of our life. When we are focused too much on that we forget to enjoy the journey.
What advice would you tell someone who aspires to become a professional cheerleader?
Be persistent! It may not happen right away but keep trying and keep taking dance classes. If you are consistently working towards your dreams you can make them a reality!
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I see myself owning my own company and married with kids. I want to be living in Southern California while still traveling the world every chance I get!
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