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Cheerleader of the Week 2014: Leanna

Meet Leanna, our Cheerleader of the Week!





Hey Colts fans, are you ready for some football?!  I know I am!  I'm Leanna, and I'm ecstatic to be back for my second season as a Colts Cheerleader!

Born and raised in Indiana, I grew up loving all of Indiana's pro sports, especially my beloved Colts! When I was younger, I had an unforgettable experience of performing at the RCA Dome with my high school dance team during a Colts game. It was then that I knew I wanted to be a Colts Cheerleader.

After high school, I attended Purdue University where I danced on the Purdue Dance Team (better known as the Boiler Babes) and graduated with a degree in Health and Human Sciences. I currently work in the behavioral and mental health field as an outpatient case manager. Although my job can be very challenging at times, it is also very rewarding to see a positive difference in the lives of my client's.

When I'm not busy with my obligations as a case manager or a Colts Cheerleader, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as well as staying involved in church and throughout the community. I love trying new things, seeing new places and meeting new people. Thanks to the Colts, Sky Dive Indy and Canopies for Kids, I was recently able to intrigue my passions for helping others and trying new things by sky diving to help raise money for Riley Hospital. This was one of the most exciting and unforgettable experiences that I'd love to do again!

My faith, family and friends are what I value most in life. After all, it was by the grace of God, as well as the love and support of my family and friends that helped get me where I am today. I love them, and I am truly grateful for their presence in my life.

What is your favorite part of the new uniforms that were unveiled at the Calendar Release Party?
My favorite part about our new uniforms is our brand new jackets. I love the blue and white fringe on our sleeves. They are fun, flashy and a fresh addition to our new look! Annette, the designer, really put in the time on our new uniforms, and she did an amazing job!

You are a Junior Cheer instructor. What made you want to be a part of that and how has that been an impact on your Colts Cheerleading career?
It's an honor to have been selected to be a Junior Cheer instructor again this year! Our Junior Cheer program combines my passion for dance, working with kids, helping others, and spreading joy. My involvement with Jr. Cheer has made a positive impact on my Colts Cheerleading career by enhancing my responsibility and leadership skills.

What are you looking forward to most this football season with the pre-season opener being this week?
The thing I look forward to most is seeing all of our die hard fans and feeling their energy throughout Lucas Oil Stadium on game days! When the fans are loud and passionate about the game, it fuels me and makes me dance 10x harder!

What's your biggest fear?
Not making the 2015 Colts Cheerleading Squad. Ahhhhhhh!!!!

What no one realizes about me is…
…I'm very artistic and creative. When I have the time, I enjoy drawing, painting, and crafting DIY projects that I find on Pinterest!

Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader: Leanna

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