When it came to picking a hobby, dancing was an easy choice for Colts cheerleader Sarah S.
"I really was not good at anything else besides dancing," she says. "I played softball when I was really young because my mom played softball and then I just didn't like it. I just wanted to be a dancer."
And a dancer is what she became.
"I started out at a studio in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tiffany & Co. Studio of Dance is where I grew up dancing. And my freshman year of high school, I tried out for the dance team at my high school and I made that and I did studio as well."
She continued her dancing career at the University of Louisville.
"It was great being a part of your university and we got to travel a lot with the team. So, we did pretty much every sport. We did football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, swimming, pretty much anything and everything."
And with it, came some great opportunities.
Highlights from Sarah's 2017 Colts Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar Shoot. (Turkey Run State Park)
"While I was there, we went to the Sugar Bowl, we went to the National Championship and won, Final Four for men's and women's, a lot of tournament games. We had the huge UK - U of L rivalry, so that's always a fun trip to make. We went to lots of bowl games. So, it was just an awesome experience."
One she didn't want to end.
"It was about my junior year of college and I kind of was like, 'I don't want to be done dancing.' I was like, 'I need to figure out what I'm going to do after I graduate.' I looked at a bunch of different teams and the Colts were just the one that stuck out to me the most. I visited different teams, they have clinics and stuff and I just didn't like the atmosphere, it didn't click, and then when I came to the Colts, it was like, 'This is where I need to be.'"
Her first Colts game, she was standing on the sideline as a cheerleader. Now in her second season, Sarah says game days are great, but they're not her favorite part of cheering for the Colts.
"I love our impact on the community. I think that's my favorite part, the really cool things that you don't know are going on in the community – and then you get to be a part of them and help promote them and help those events grow. I think that's my favorite part."
A math major in college, Sarah also works as an underwriter for an insurance company.
"They're actually a Colts sponsor. I'll be on the sideline and I'll look up and see our Seven Corners banner. So, it's like both of my jobs kind of merge a little."
Whether she's cheering on the Colts or calculating risks, Sarah is doing what she loves.
And she hopes to continue to do it for years to come.