Hey, Jets fans, it’s Ashley from the Flight Crew. I am so honored to be a rookie member of the Flight Crew this year. Throughout my career as a dancer I was exposed to many different aspects of dance, which led up to the start of my first season as a Jets Flight Crew Cheerleader.
Coming from a family full of dancers, my life as a dancer began at the early age of 3. Even before that, you could count my sisters’ recitals I slept through in my dad’s arms. Dance was something that started as a hobby that I enjoyed but quickly become a passion I couldn’t live without.
Over the course of 18 years, I continued to take classes at my studio in Connecticut, at the college I attended, and also in NYC. Staying consistent with taking classes was very important for improving and perfecting my technique as a dancer. It also helped to take classes with a variety of teachers and choreographers in order to learn new styles and become a versatile dancer.
Fortunately, I was involved with a dance school that did numerous shows across the tristate area, including fairs, festivals, showcases, recitals, etc. Doing as many shows as I did helped with my performance quality. By this, I mean developing a personality and unique style with my dance.
After perfecting technique and gaining performance experience, I started competing across the U.S. Being a competitive dancer allowed me to become exposed to dancers, choreographers and judges from all over. Through this I gained insight into what else is out there and it kept me striving to become a better all-around dancer.
Not only did I gain fulfillment with dance, it also gave me a chance to give back as well. Throughout the years I danced for charities, raising money for less fortunate families during the holidays as well as supporting people living with HIV/AIDS.
As you can see, I have gained something new with each aspect of my life with dance to help me get to where I am today as a proud Jets Flight Crew Cheerleader!
Thank you to all of my family and friends who have supported me along the way and to all of you Jets fans who make it all worthwhile. J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!
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