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2019-20 Squad

Lexy

Lexy

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
College: UNC Charlotte
Job: Account Manager at an IT Firm
Dance/cheer experience: 15 years
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers
First job: Assistant Dance Teacher
Favorite emoji: ?
Go-to karaoke song: Wannabe by Spice Girls
Last Netflix show: Stranger Things
Dream vacation: Backpacking around Europe
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Kelsey

Kelsey

Hometown: Lake Wylie, SC
College: University of South Carolina
Job: Pre-K Teacher
Dance/cheer experience: 21 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers and South Carolina Gamecocks
First job: Camp counselor
Favorite emoji:?️
Go-to karaoke song: Anything by Ariana Grande
Last Netflix show: Stranger Things
Dream vacation: Bali
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Kyndra

Kyndra

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
College: Liberty University
Job: Athletic Trainer and High School Sports Med Teacher
Dance/cheer experience: 16 years
Favorite sports team: ECU Football
First job: Host at Outback Steakhouse
Favorite emoji:?️
Go-to karaoke song: Bananas by Gwen Stefani
Last Netflix show: Last Chance U
Dream vacation: Spain
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

Hometown: Matthews, NC
College: UNC Charlotte
Job: Hostess
Dance/cheer experience: 15 years
Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers
First job: Nanny
Favorite emoji:?️
Go-to karaoke song: Don't Stop Believing by Journey
Last Netflix show: Friends
Dream vacation: Hawaii
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Haley

Haley Michelle

Hometown: Asheboro, NC
College: UNC Charlotte
Job: Cheer Coach/Tumbling Instructor
Dance/cheer experience: Since she was 4 years old
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets
First job: Selling lemonade at the NC Zoo
Favorite emoji:?️
Go-to karaoke song: Wannabe by Spice Girls
Last Netflix show: That 70's Show
Dream vacation: Bora Bora
Cats or dogs: Both!
Holly

Holly

Hometown: Mt. Airy, NC
College: UNC Greensboro
Job: Office Administrator
Dance/cheer experience: Over 20 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers
First job: Server
Favorite emoji:?️
Go-to karaoke song: Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot
Last Netflix show: Stranger Things
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Cats
Erica

Erica

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
College: LaSalle University
Job: Merchandise Coordinator
Dance/cheer experience: 17 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers
First job: Sales Associate at Delia's
Favorite emoji:?️
Go-to karaoke song: Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard
Last Netflix show: New Girl
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Megan

Megan

Hometown: Newton, NC
College: UNC Charlotte
Job: Paralegal
Dance/cheer experience: 23 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers
First job: Waitress
Favorite emoji:?️
Go-to karaoke song: Wannabe by Spice Girls
Last Netflix show: Continuim
Dream vacation: Barcelona
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Casey

Casey

Hometown: Mt. Vernon, IL
College: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Job: Architectural Designer
Dance/cheer experience: 10 years
Favorite sports team: St. Louis Caridnals
First job: Dance Teacher
Favorite emoji:?️
Go-to karaoke song: I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
Last Netflix show: The Great British Baking Show
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Iryna

Iryna

Hometown: Odessa, Ukraine
College: UNC Charlotte
Job: Business Development Specialst
Dance/cheer experience: 11 years
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Checkers
First job: Cashier at Cookout
Favorite emoji:?️
Go-to karaoke song: Don't Stop Believing by Journey
Last Netflix show: The Office
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Cats
Jess

Jess

Hometown: Germanton, NC
College: UNC Charlotte
Job: Fitness Instructor
Dance/cheer experience: 20 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers
First job: Dance Teacher
Favorite emoji:?‍♀️️
Go-to karaoke song: Anything by Celine Dion
Last Netflix show: New Girl
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Dogs (or Iryna's cat Sassy)
Jada

Jada

Hometown: Indian Trail, NC
College: Wake Forest University and the University of Miami
Job: Data Analyst
Dance/cheer experience: 17 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers
First job: Waitress at Brooklyn Pizza Parlor
Favorite emoji:?‍♀️️️
Go-to karaoke song: Yeah by Usher
Last Netflix show: Stranger Things
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Chandler

Chandler

Hometown: Huntersville, NC
College: High Point University
Job: Business Analyst
Dance/cheer experience: 23 years
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers
First job: Retail Sales Associate
Favorite emoji:?️️️
Go-to karaoke song: Africa by Toto
Last Netflix show: The Ranch
Dream vacation: Australia
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Lena

Lena

Hometown: Clifton Park, NY
College: East Carolina University and Lenoir-Rhyne University
Job: Occupational Therapist
Dance/cheer experience: 23 years
Favorite sports team: New York Yankees
First job: Dog sitting/Babysitting
Favorite emoji:?️️️
Go-to karaoke song: Man, I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain
Last Netflix show: Murder Mystery
Dream vacation: Greece/Paris/Italy
Cats or dogs: Cats
Montana

Montana

Hometown: Forest City, NC
College: Gardner-Webb University
Job: Operating Room Nurse
Dance/cheer experience: 15 years
Favorite sports team: Indianapolis Colts
First job: Selling souvenirs for the Forest City Owls
Favorite emoji:?‍♀️️️️
Go-to karaoke song: September by Earth, Wind & Fire
Last Netflix show: Queer Eye
Dream vacation: Florence
Cats or dogs: Cats