FAVORITE LIFE QUOTE: Don’t Worry, Be Happy!
OCCUPATION: Special Education Teacher
Sports Team: Chicago Bulls
Cartoon Character: Spongebob Squarepants
Hobbies: Helping people and making them happy, teaching students with disabilities, eating, dancing, wine tasting, going to Costco for free samples, vacationing, and having fun doing new things with friends/ family!
Movie: Napoleon Dynamite
Actor/Actress: Emma Watson
Artist/Band: Britney Spears
TV Show: Teen Mom
Restaurant: All Mexican restaurants
Ice Cream: Chocolate and Peanut butter
Game to Play: Any social game
WHAT IS YOUR DANCE BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE?
I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. Throughout my life I have taken many dance/cheer/ and gymnastic classes. I continued dance into middle school and all 4 years of high school (2 years as captain.) I did a collegiate team as well as danced through my sorority at Northern Illinois University. After graduating college, I moved down to the Bloomington area from the suburbs of Chicago. I then joined the Edge Dance team to continue dancing and make friends. This is my second year as an Edge Dancer. I love every opportunity we receive and have a blast with my new friends!
WHAT ARE SOME PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES YOU’VE PURSUED THROUGH DANCE? Connections to different job opportunities.
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES? Kimmy, Kimbo, Kimbo Slice
MY TEAMMATES DESCRIBE ME AS...Goofy
WHAT IS ONE THING MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I had 7 wisdom teeth removed. I must be part shark.
IF YOU HAD TO PICK TWO CELEBRITIES TO BE YOUR PARENTS WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE? Tom Hanks and Britney Spears
IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? To be able to eat as much as I want and never gain weight.
WHAT IS THE MOST EMBARRASSING SONG ON YOUR IPOD RIGHT NOW? Polka music
FINISH THIS STATEMENT: I am most proud of…Always trying to be positive and that my biggest goal in life is making others feel happy. As long as other people are happy, then I am happy.
WHAT IS YOUR FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY? Going to Disney World with my parents and sister sponsored by Make-A-Wish foundation for my sister. Also growing up with my childhood and current best friend, Lexi.
WHAT BRINGS A SMILE TO YOUR FACE? WAY too many to list. Mostly spending time with my fiancé, friends, family, and golden retriever.
MOST PRIZED POSSESSION? My beautiful engagement ring.
YOUR PERFECT DAY WOULD BE...Spending the day at Napa Valley with my best friends. We would be dressed up and eating cheese/crackers/chocolate all day.
MY LIFE IN ONE WORD...Happy.
BIGGEST ADVENTURE...Snorkeling with sea lions.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB? Working at a day care for children with disabilities.
WHO IS YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH? Zach Effron
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? Watching Spongebob in the morning before work.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM VACATION DESTINATION? Hawaii
FAVORITE THING TO DO IN BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL…Going out to eat.
WHAT IS YOUR JUNK FOOD WEAKNESS? Chocolate and Cheetos
WHO DO YOU ADMIRE THE MOST? My parents
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL? My parents and my fiancé.
WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL AMBITION? To be the best version of myself that I can be. I strive to be positive, always try my best, look on the bright side, and to always help others. I believe helping people is my mission in life and it brings me an abundance of joy.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR THE EDGE? To make friends in the area and to continue dancing.
IF YOU COULD SAY ANYTHING TO THE EDGE FANS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? Have fun and try the nachos.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF THE EDGE DANCE TEAM? Being able to spend time with my friends. I love being social and making new friends. I am so grateful for this opportunity and for everyone I have met. Go Edge!