2018-2019 TEAM ROSTER

Name: Katelyn Engle

Position: Team Captain & Team Officer - President

Year on CDT: 3rd Year

Year in School: Junior

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Hanover Park, IL

Years Dancing: 17

Dance Experience: Dance Motions, high school dance team

Favorite Style: Lyrical

Favorite Food: Chicken and Ranch

Favorite Singer/Band: Florida Georgia Line

Name: Emilee Miller

Position: Team Captain & Team Officer - Treasurer

Year on CDT: 2nd Year

Year in School: Junior

Major: Spanish Education

Hometown: Normal, IL

Years Dancing: 18

Dance Experience: Dancing since 3 years old, Stacy's Dance Factory competition team, teaching and assistant teaching classes

Favorite Style: Lyrical and Contemporary

Favorite Food: Anything Mexican

Favorite Singer/Band: Kendrick Lamar

Name: Abbey Harcharik

Position: Team Officer - Vice President

Year on CDT: 3rd Year

Year in School: Junior

Major: Middle School Education

Hometown: Pontiac, IL

Years Dancing: 17

Dance Experience: Pontiac High School dance team, The DanCenter Company, competition dance

Favorite Style: Contemporary

Favorite Food: Wendy's 4 for 4 - bacon cheeseburger with only bacon

Favorite Singer/Band: Brett Eldredge

Name: Morgan Watson

Year on CDT: 3rd Year

Year in School: Junior

Major: Human Development and Child Life

Hometown: East Peoria, IL

Years Dancing: 16

Dance Experience: High school dance, Miss Laura's School of Dance

Favorite Style: Lyrical

Favorite Food: Motz Sticks

Favorite Singer/Band: All

Name: Katie Jakubowski

Year on CDT: 2nd Year

Year in School: Junior

Major: English Education

Hometown: Grayslake, IL

Years Dancing: 16

Dance Experience: GCHS Varsity Poms Captain 

Favorite Style: Jazz

Favorite Food: Mac and Cheese

Favorite Song: Stacy's Mom

Name: Katelyn Knoll

Year on CDT: 2nd Year

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Tinley Park, IL

Years Dancing: 16

Dance Experience: Studio and high school dance

Favorite Style: Lyrical

Favorite Food: Pasta

Favorite Singer/Band: Sam Hunt

Name: Brenna Barry

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Speech Pathology

Hometown: Elkhorn, WI

Years Dancing: 13

Dance Experience: Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy

Favorite Style: Ballet

Favorite Food: Waffles

Favorite Singer/Band: Russ

Name: Lexi Decristofaro

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Special Education

Hometown: Itasca, IL

Years Dancing: 15

Dance Experience: Dancing since 3 years old, competing for 10 years, assistant teaching and teaching classes

Favorite Style: Lyrical

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Singer/Band: Country music, Logic, Post Malone, Khalid

Name: Miranda Johnson

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Fashion Design and Merchandising

Hometown: Rockford, IL

Years Dancing: 15

Dance Experience: Recital, competition, and high school dance

Favorite Style: Lyrical and Contemporary

Favorite Food: Mac n Cheese

Favorite Singer/Band: Khalid, Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Xxxtentacion

Name: Kymee Kickels

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Minooka, IL 

Years Dancing: 17

Dance Experience: Studio, company, and high school dance teams

Favorite Style: Hip Hop

Favorite Food: Grilled Cheese

Favorite Singer/Band: Fergie

Name: Brooke LaRocco

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Junior

Major: Special Education

Hometown: Wood Dale, IL

Years Dancing: 15

Dance Experience: Lake Park Lancettes Dance Team and Aspire Dance Company at Center Stage Dance Studio

Favorite Style: Lyrical and Tap

Favorite Food: Italian food, especially pasta

Favorite Singer/Band: Bruno Mars

Name: Arianna Levin

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Addison, IL

Years Dancing: 15

Dance Experience: Dance Xplosion and Inner Prestige

Favorite Style: Lyrical and Contemporary

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Singer/Band: Lana Del Ray and Lil Wayne

Name: Maggie McGrail

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Years Dancing: 15

Dance Experience: High school poms for 4 years, danced at Dance Quest and Vaughn Dance Academy

Favorite Style: Lyrical

Favorite Food: Shrimp

Favorite Singer/Band: Thomas Rhett

Name: Lana Meltzer

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Special Education

Hometown: Algonquin, IL

Years Dancing: 7

Dance Experience: Did ballet when young, dancing at Dancepiration for 7 years, New York dance intensive

Favorite Style: Lyrical and Contemporary

Favorite Food: Pasta

Favorite Singer/Band: Maroon 5 and Thomas Rhett

Name: Anastasia Penczek

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Undecided

Hometown: Addison, IL

Years Dancing: 15

Dance Experience: Competed since 6 years old at Dance Corner and Aspire from Center Stage, Orchesis in high school, teaching classes

Favorite Style: Jazz

Favorite Food: Pastichio

Favorite Singer/Band: Justin Bieber

Name: Natalie Pirovano

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Middle School Education

Hometown: Schaumburg, IL

Years Dancing: 15

Dance Experience: High school dance team, Rise Dance Studio

Favorite Style: Lyrical

Favorite Food: Buttered Noodles

Favorite Singer/Band: Mumford and Sons

Name: Kaitlyn Polakovic

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Dance Education

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Years Dancing: 16

Dance Experience: PNHS poms team captain, Innovation Dance Company, Dream Contemporary of Dance

Favorite Style: Jazz and Contemporary

Favorite Food: Pizza and Ranch

Favorite Singer/Band: Migos and Lil Uzi Vert

Name: Alivia Sidman

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Bolingbrook, IL

Years Dancing: 15

Dance Experience: Dancing since 3 years old, company since 7 years old, high school dance team

Favorite Style: Contemporary

Favorite Food: Ice Cream

Favorite Singer/Band: Khalid

Name: Channing Sparks

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Dance Performance and Integrated Marketing Communications

Hometown: Elgin, IL

Years Dancing: 3

Dance Experience: Elite Academy of Dance Competition Team, Children's Theater of Elgin & Fox Valley Theater Company, Burlington Central Poms Team

Favorite Style: Contemporary

Favorite Food: Pasta

Favorite Singer/Band: Justin Bieber and Rihanna

Name: Emily Stewart

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Dance Performance and Accounting

Hometown: Elgin, IL

Years Dancing: 6

Dance Experience: South Elgin Varsity Dance Team, Duet Dance Academy, D2 performing and competition team

Favorite Style: Contemporary

Favorite Food: Chocolate

Favorite Singer/Band: Justin Bieber

Name: Kelly Tony

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Exercise Science and Dance Performance

Hometown: Peoria, IL

Years Dancing: 16

Dance Experience: Peoria Ballet, Kim's Academy of Dance, Dance Association, Urban Movement, PND Varsity Dance Team

Favorite Style: Lyrical and Contemporary

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Singer/Band: 21 Savage and The Weeknd

Name: Ava Wendel

Year on CDT: 1st year

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Television Arts

Hometown: Joliet, IL

Years Dancing: 13

Dance Experience: High school poms team for 2 years, dance company for 4 years

Favorite Style: Jazz and Hip Hop

Favorite Food: Avocados 

Favorite Singer/Band: Ariana Grande