INDIANAPOLIS – Hannah I. is the youngest member of the Colts' Cheerleaders squad, but she has been dancing since age three and has a wide variety of experiences and styles.
The 2014 season will be her first with the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders.
Questions and Answers with Hannah I.:
What is your educational background and occupation?
College: Attending Purdue University in Fall 2014; Degree pursuit: Hospitality Management; Occupation: Student.
Images of Hannah through the cheer audition process.
What is your dance experience? **
I have been a dancer at Curtain Call Studio for the Performing Arts since the age of three. Ballet, tap and jazz have always been my core classes, but I also have experience in modern and hip-hop. Aside from Curtain Call, I was in the Advanced Dance program and Show Choir at my high school, North Central.
What are your significant awards/achievements?
I was the Vice President of National Honor Society and received the Leadership Award all four years at North Central. I was a dancer in the 2013 Yuletide Celebration and a singer/dancer in Hairspray in Concert at the Hilbert Circle Theatre.
What is an interesting fact about yourself?
I am the youngest woman on the 2014 squad!
What is your favorite thing about Indianapolis?
My favorite thing about Indianapolis is renting bikes and taking a picnic to the canal.
Why did you decide to audition for the Colts Cheerleaders?
I auditioned to be a Colts Cheerleader because it has always been a dream of mine. I also wanted to have the opportunity to get more involved in my community, and I have always wanted to perform at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sundays!
What was the most difficult part of the audition?
The most difficult part of the audition process was definitely the football test. I knew the basics of football, but there were so many extra little details to the game that we were tested on that I wasn't prepared for.
What did you take away from the audition process?
From that process, I learned to always give 110 percent effort because you never know who is watching. I also learned if one part of the audition doesn't go your way, come back even stronger with another part of the audition.
What are you looking forward to the most being a Colts Cheerleader?
I'm really looking forward to gaining 27 sisters to love, laugh and perform with on and off the field.
Explain your feelings and thoughts about your first game day.
On the first game day, I will wake up with those nervous butterflies and tons of excitement. I will be ready to pump up the fans and cheer on the Colts!