2017-2018 TEAM ROSTER

Name: Kennedy Hall

Position: Third Season as President; Third Season as Team Captain; Third Season as Safety Officer
Hometown: Champaign, IL

High School: Judah Christian School
Year: Senior
Major: Elementary Education
How long have you been dancing?: 18 years
Favorite food: Tortilla Chips with Queso Dip
Dance training history:
3 years ISU CDT, 2 years Debbie's Dance Studio, 12 years Art in Motion Dance Studio

Favorite singer/band: Ed Sheeran

Favorite style of dance: Hip Hop

Looking forward to most this season: Enjoying my last time performing and continuing to grow as a dancer.

Name: Annie VanGrondelle 

Position: Second Season as Treasurer; First Season as Team Captain

Hometown: Palatine, IL

High School: Palatine High School

Year: Junior 

How long have you been dancing?: 15 years

Favorite food: Any type of pasta

Dance training history: 2 years ISU CDT, trained at The Dance Project studio, high school poms/dance team for all four years of high school 

Favorite singer/band: Kenny Chesney 

Favorite style of dance: Jazz

Looking forward to most this season:

Name: Sara Morales

Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL

High School: Hoffman Estates High School

Year: Junior

Major:  Exercise Science

How long have you been dancing?: 16 years

Favorite food: cupcakes

Dance training history: Poms & orchesis, captain, competitive dance team for 2 years, trained in lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and tap

Favorite singer/band: Maroon Five & P!nk

Favorite style of dance: Jazz & Lyrical

Looking forward to most this season:

Name: Erika Marie Hahn 

Position: First Season as Vice President; First Season as Junior Captain
Hometown: Des Planes, IL

High School: Maine West
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology with a minor in Dance
How long have you been dancing?: 16 years
Favorite Food: Sushi
Dance training history: 1 Year ISU CDT, ISU Dance Minor, Des Plaines Park District for 14 years, Artistry in Motion Dance Company, Maine West Orchesis Company
Favorite singer/band: All Country
Favorite style of dance: Modern

Looking forward to most this season: Kelly Muenzing

Name: Grace Barbic
Hometown: Joliet, IL

High School: Joliet Catholic Academy
Year: Sophomore
Major: Journalism
How long have you been dancing?: 16 years
Favorite Food: Anything Italian
Dance training history: Studio; Company; High School Poms all 4 years
Favorite singer/band: Coldplay
Favorite style of dance: Jazz

Looking forward to most this season: Getting back into dance.

 

Name: Haley Harrell

Position: First Season as Safety Officer
Hometown: Lombard, IL 

High School: Glenbard East High School
Year: Sophomore

Major: Elementary Education
How long have you been dancing?: 15 years
Favorite food: Salad and Steak
Dance training history: 1 Year ISU CDT, Competing for 8 years at the Academy of Dance Arts

Favorite singer/band: Any country artist
Favorite style of dance: Contemporary

Looking forward to most this season: Meeting new people and dancing (obviously).

Name: Kelly Muenzing 
Hometown: Plainfield, IL

High School: Plainfield East High School
Year: Sophomore

Major: Criminal Justice with a minor in Chemistry
How long have you been dancing?: 6 years
Favorite food: Pasta
Dance training history: 1 Year ISU CDT, Inspire School of Dance, Plainfield East Dance Team
Favorite singer/band:
Favorite style of dance: Contemporary

Looking forward to most this season: Nationals!

Name: Katelyn Engle
Hometown: Hanover Park, IL

High School: Hoffman Estates
Year: Sophomore

Major: Elementary Education
How long have you been dancing?: 16 years
Favorite food: Chicken & Ranch
Dance training history: 1 Year ISU CDT, Motions Dance Company, high school dance
Favorite singer/band: Florida Georgia Line
Favorite style of dance: Lyrical

Looking forward to most this season: Kicking butt at nationals!

Name: Abbey Harcharik

Hometown: Pontiac, IL

High School: Pontiac Township

Year: Sophomore

Major: Middle Level Education

How long have you been dancing?: 16 years

Favorite food: Italian Beef

Dance training history: 1 Year ISU CDT, 15 years dancing at the Dancer in Pontiac, competitive dance, PTHS Dance Team

Favorite singer/band: Florida Georgia Line

Favorite style of dance: Contemporary 

Looking forward to most this season: Meeting new people and having a great year!

Name: Lauren O'Brien
Hometown: Itasca, IL

High School: Lake Park High School
Year: Sophomore

Major: Special Education
How long have you been dancing?: 17 years
Favorite food: Spaghetti
Dance training history: 1 Year ISU CDT, Dance Xplosion Competition Team, Varsity Lancettes Dance Team, UDA Instructor
Favorite singer/band: Ellie Goulding
Favorite style of dance: Contemporary

Looking forward to most this season: Nationals (:

Name: Morgan Watson
Hometown: East Peoria, IL

High School: East Peoria Community High
Year: Sophomore

Major: Child Life Studies
How long have you been dancing?: 14 years
Favorite food: Mozzarella Sticks
Dance training history: 1 Year ISU CDT, Miss Laura's School of Dance Competition Team member for 4 years, DDP Competition Dancer for 9 years
Favorite singer/band: Ed Sheeran
Favorite style of dance: Lyrical

Looking forward to most this season: The memories!

Name: Emilee Miller

Hometown: Bloomington, IL

High School: Normal Community High School

Year: Sophomore 

Major: Marketing Analytics and Spanish

How long have you been dancing?: 16 years

Favorite food: Anything Mexican

Dance training history: Danced on competition team from ages 3-18

Favorite singer/band: Chance the Rapper

Favorite style of dance: Lyrical

Looking forward to most this season: Making friends and competing!

Name: Taylor Howard

Hometown: Bloomingdale, IL

High School: Glenbard East High School
Year: Sophomore
Major:
Elementary Education

How long have you been dancing?: 17 years
Favorite food: Corn

Dance training history: Competitive dance team, school dance team

Favorite singer/band: Maroon 5
Favorite style of dance: Jazz

Looking forward to most this season: Dancing!

Name: Amy Stolz

Hometown: Oak Park, IL

High School: Oak Park-River Forrest High School School
Year: Freshman
Major:
Special Education 

How long have you been dancing?: 15 years
Favorite food: Mac & Cheese

Dance training history: Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Pointe

Favorite singer/band: Chainsmokers
Favorite style of dance: Ballet

Looking forward to most this season: Getting to know everyone and being a part of the competitive dance team!

Name: Katelyn Knoll

Hometown: Tinley Park, IL

High School: Tinley Park High School

Year: Freshman

Major: Elementary Education

How long have you been dancing?: 15 years

Favorite food: Pasta

Dance training history: Jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, pointe, modern

Favorite singer/band: Sam Hunt

Favorite style of dance: Jazz or Lyrical

Looking forward to most this season: Getting to make new friends!