Our next featured cheerleader is the tallest member of the Ladies of Ontario Fury…introducing Madison.
Why did you become a professional cheerleader?
Dance has always been an important and special part of my life. I grew up dancing in a studio, which is where I developed my love for being a part of a team. There is no better feeling than the energy and encouragement you get when you go out and perform with a group of people who all share the same passion as you. I am about to graduate from college, so I am wrapping up my last few months on a college dance team. I wanted to take that next step from amateur to professional so I can continue to pursue my passion for dance.
What was your favorite experience as a professional cheerleader?
Performing at our last home game with the whole team. The only other time we had performed all together was at our first game of the season, so it was exciting to be with everyone again and to see how much we have grown since the last time we stepped out on the field all together. We even got to perform with our mascot, Stryker, which was definitely a moment to remember!
What is your favorite dance style?
While I love a good sassy jazz number, my strong suits are definitely in contemporary and lyrical. I love being able to express myself through dance and I feel like those two styles allow me to be the most genuine.
What is your favorite dance move? What is your go to dance move?
I’m a “leggy” all the way! Kicks, tilts, and leg hold turns are my go-to’s.
What are the three words that describe you?
Funny, ambitious, creative.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I love school! As nerdy as that sounds, I genuinely love learning, my major, and getting good grades. Even after I get my Bachelor’s degree this spring, I want to keep going to school. Fun fact: I spend about 7 hours a day at school.
What is your favorite music genre? Who is your favorite musical artist?
Hip hop – Atmosphere is one of my all-time favorite artists.
What is your guilty pleasure?
I am addicted to Reality TV. Real Housewives, Vanderpump Rules, The Bachelor… I love it all!
Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? Or some other app. What’s your favorite app?
Snapchat! It’s so fun! You can take the most embarrassing photos of yourself and not worry because they disappear in seconds!
Who is the one person that inspires you the most?
My little brother. Even though he is younger than me, he motivates me to be the best person I can be because I want to be someone that he can look up to.
What is your motto to live by?
YOLO! Haha, but really… it’s true! You only get one chance at life and I believe that life is what you make of it. You get what you give, so you should give it your all.
What advice would you tell someone who aspires to become a professional cheerleader?
Never stop taking classes! Every dancer can learn something valuable from watching others. Taking class is the best way to keep improving on your technique, performance quality, and ability pick up choreography. All of those things are so important, especially on the professional level.
For more information about the Ontario Fury, please visit their website here.