I have been a performer all my life. My passions for dance and gymnastics started in elementary school and by the time I was
11 years old, I was selected as a team member on a competitive gymnastics team and as a principal dancer with a dance company
in Colorado. I entered my first pageant (Our Little Miss) at the age of 12, won the triple- crown at their state level with
talent, photogenic and beauty and proceeded on to win the national title.
By Junior High, my interests spread to cheerleading, choir and theatre (while continuing with pageants my poor mom was broke let me tall ya). I was fortunate enough to receive the lead role in every theatre production I auditioned for in both junior high and high school and the acting bug was added to my resume of passions. I expanded my cheerleading abilities in High School where I was proud to be a member of a 6x state championship team. We were the first black squad ever to go to a national competition (I was the only white girl!). Can you say Bring it On? We rocked.
I was hooked on pageantry, cheerleading, modeling, singing and theatre and the passion carried on though the next 25 years. By the time I was 18, I had won well over 70 state, national and world beauty and talent titles in various different pageant systems, including the prestigious title of Teen Colorado USA in 1987. After I moved to Texas in 1990, I was crowned National Showbiz USA and also headed into the Miss America system (since being a vocalist was my strong suit). Placing in the top 12 with the Miss America system allowed me to attend Texas Wesleyan University on a full scholarship where I studied Broadcast Journalism and Theatre Arts.
Not wanting to break the cheerleading and theatre addictions, I cheered at Texas Wesleyan University and performed in two theatrical performances before I auditioned for the most elite cheerleading squad in the world, The often imitated, the never equaled, the internationally acclaimed, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders! Being selected for this squad and cheering in back-to-back Super bowls and being a member of the show team traveling all over the world performing in USO Shows has to be some of the best years of my life.
During the 90s, I was also an instructor for the John Robert Powers modeling agency in Ft. Worth, teaching acting for the camera, make up and runway modeling classes. I also continued for many years teaching competitive dance (winning over 25 national titles),coaching and choreography for competitive all-star cheerleading and coaching pageant competitors.
These days, the cheerleading holds only wonderful memories for me, but I continue with acting, singing and dancing and have been in numerous television commercials and professional theatre productions. I enjoy bringing the pageants to life for other competitors now and raising money for charities has become very dear to my heart. I have trained many other pageant competitors in all aspects of the pageant world and am proud to say that every contestant I have trained has won a state and/or national title.
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader
National Miss American Princess Miss Colorado Teen USA
Miss Teen All-American Showbiz USA National Champion