Farewell To Leanna

Dance has been a part of Leanna’s life since she was a little girl. And although she’s hanging up her boots, her dancing career isn’t over. She still has one dream to chase – and it’ll take her across the country.

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When Leanna came to Colts Cheer, it was the next step in her dancing career.

"Before cheering, I was on the Purdue dance team and before that, I was on the high school dance team and before that, I was on the middle school dance team," she says.

A five-year veteran of the Colts Cheerleaders, she's hanging up her boots and moving on.

She leaves the team a better place and a better woman.

"I feel like that's why I'm the woman that I am today. That's why I have the confidence that I do, why I'm able to walk into a room and hold my head up and just be who I am, let my light shine – because I know that's how you're supposed to be."

A fun farewell gallery for the Colts Cheerleaders who are hanging up their boots!

On the next leg of her journey, she'll miss having her squad rallying around her and supporting her every step of the way.

"That's all I've known for my whole life," she says. "Having a group of girls who just empower me and lift you up and who want the best for you and want to see you succeed and want to help you succeed and who encourage you and compliment you – we just do that for each other."

And she knows they'll continue to do that for each other – just not in the same way.

"It's just such a sisterhood and I'm really going to miss that."

Dance has opened many doors for Leanna.

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"I'm very fortunate to have had the teams, the memories, the experiences, and the opportunities that I've had."

But there's one opportunity she's still pursuing.

Throughout her career, Leanna has had two goals – to dance for God and to dance for Beyonce.

"I dance for God every day," she says. "Now, I want to dance for Beyonce."

It's a dream she'll chase all the way to L.A.

And it's a dream she never would have had the courage to dream if it wasn't for Colts Cheer.

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