Our latest featured cheerleader is Diana, a first year member of the Ladies of Ontario Fury.
Why did you become a professional cheerleader?
The reason why I became a professional dancer is because I never stop pushing myself. I started dancing when I was six years old and I was that little girl that would cry when I had to leave the dance room. Growing up I always had the urge to dance and once collegiate dance was coming to an end I didn’t want it to be over. But I knew what the next step was and that was the Ontario Fury dance team. Although I was very nervous, I knew that I wanted to call this team my next family. I am filled with joy that I pursued my dream to become a professional dancer because I have inspired so many young dancers that want to do the same and I could not be any happier.
What was your favorite experience as a professional cheerleader?
My favorite experience as a professional dancer were all the rehearsals that we had. Having weekly rehearsals with the whole team was a great way to bond with my wonderful teammates and director. Being on a dance team is great but dancing with girls who give it their all and have passion is the reason why I loved this team. Another experience that I really enjoyed with the Fury were the fans. The second the fans would enter the arena they were delighted to see us and I am beyond blessed that we were able to get to know our fans because it completes the whole experience as a professional dancer.
What is your favorite dance style?
My favorite dance style is jazz. I love to express my sassy side through this style of dance because it shows my confidence!
What is your favorite dance move? What is your go to dance move?
My favorite dance move is definitely just a simple hip roll. I love to dance to latin music on my free time so I definitely have to use my hips. My go to dance move when I’m having fun is the classic sprinkler!
What are the three words that describe you?
Charismatic: “Never judge a book by its cover”. This quote always encourages me to meet new people and learn more. I am the kind of person that is very welcoming and will make an effort to get to know you. I never hold back on anyone because you never know what tomorrow might bring!
Courageous: If there is an obstacle, I will overcome it. If there is an issue, will solve it. When I have a goal, I will accomplish it.
Selfless: I have a huge heart for the people that I love and I always consider everyone’s best interest!
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
A fun fact that a lot of people do not know about me is that I have watched every single movie that Leonardo DiCaprio has acted in.
What is your favorite music genre? Who is your favorite musical artist?
I have a very versatile music genre but two of my favorite musical artists are Beyonce and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Anyone who knows me can answer this question off the bat and that is ice cream. My currently favorite flavor is chunky monkey.
What is the one thing you can’t live without?
One thing I can’t live without is Netflix. I always enjoy watching documentaries and movies with friends.
Who is the one person that inspires you the most?
My sister has made a huge impact in my life ever since I was born. We are twelve years a part but we share a bond that is inseparable. Growing up she attend every game, competition and assembly that I was in involved. I hope to be just like her because she is the definition of all of which women is capable. Nothing can stop her and that is why she is a successful business woman.
What advice would you tell someone who aspires to become a professional cheerleader?
To those who want to become a professional dancer all I have to say is that work hard and enjoy every moment. It is very important to keep up with your fitness and your dance technique, but don’t forget about spending time with your teammates because the season goes by very fast!
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
In ten years I hope to become a successful entrepreneur in the fashion industry. I want to complete everything on my bucket list and make a new one. Lastly, I want to share my happiness with my very own family one day and close friends.
For more information about the Ontario Fury, please visit their website here.