INDIANAPOLIS – Megan R. is a student at Ball State with a wide range of dance experience over a 17-year span. Megan has performed with the Joffrey Ballet and brings a positive outlook to her work.
The 2014 season will be her first with the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders.
Questions and Answers with Megan R.:
What is your educational background and occupation?
College: Current Student at Ball State University; Degree pursuit: Speech Language Pathology;
What is your dance experience?
I have 17 years of dance experience, with styles including ballet, jazz, lyrical, pom, tap, kick, and theater.
Images of Megan through the cheer audition process.
What are your significant awards/achievements?
At the age of 11, I danced with the Joffrey Ballet in the Nutcracker.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
I think my greatest accomplishment is fulfilling my dream to become a Colts Cheerleader.
What is your favorite thing about Indianapolis?
The Colts! Also, how friendly everyone is.
Why did you decide to audition for the Colts Cheerleaders?
Because my love for dance has never stopped growing! Being away from performing and dancing for two years, I really noticed how much it truly meant to me and how passionate I was about it.
What was the most difficult part of the audition?
It was definitely getting used to the HIIT workouts and staying positive and motivated throughout the entire process. It was important not to let the stress and nerves get to me.
What did you take away from the audition process?
To always stay positive! Never let one bad day bring you down. And to never give up on something you love no matter the outcome.
What are you looking forward to the most being a Colts Cheerleader?
Performing at Lucas Oil Stadium. And also having the opportunity to help other people.
What does the Horseshoe mean to you?
Unity and happiness. To me the horseshoe symbolizes unity and happiness because it brings families, friends and fans together.
Explain your feelings and thoughts about your first game day.
I can't even imagine the feelings I will have on my first game. I can't wait! I am going to be very nervous but so excited to go out on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium and perform in front of thousands of people. I am truly blessed to have this wonderful opportunity. I will remember my first game day for the rest of my life.