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Meet The Team

2014-15 Lionettes
The Penn State Lionettes Dance Team is a group of 28 talented dancers, dedicated to upholding the spirit and pride of Penn State. The Lionettes Dance Team performs at a variety of athletic events, pep rallies, and community events including, Penn State Dance Marathon (THON), as well as competes at the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida every April. The team recently won their third consecutive first place title in the D1A Dance Division at NDA Nationals this past spring. The Lionettes would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to its friends and family, alumnae and many local businesses for their continuous support.

The Lionettes would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to its friends and family, alumnae and many local businesses for their continuous support.

Meet the 2014-15 Lionettes

Nicole_Berezo

Nicole Berezo - Junior

Hometown:
Wexford, PA
Studio: Elite Dance by Damian
Major:Childhood and Early Adolescent Education
Minor:Special Education
Activities: Schreyer Honors College, THON Donor Alumni Relations Committee Member 2015, Teaching Assistant, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Rachel_Bove

Rachel Bove - Senior

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Studio: Studio 19 Dance Complex
Major: Accounting
Activities: Lionettes Captain, Athletic Director's Leadership Institute, MAcc Program Student Association

Nina_Brajovic

Nina Brajovic - Freshman

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Studio: Ultimate Dance Complex/Borrelli's Dance Gallery
Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies
Activities: THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2015, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Najah_Brown

Najah Brown - Freshman

Hometown: Bowie, MD
Studio: C&C Dance Company
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Activities:THON Rules and Regulations Committee Member 2015, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Allison_chambers

Allison Chambers - Senior

Hometown: Crofton, MD
Studio:
C & C Dance Company
Major:
Health Policy Administration
Activities:
Lionettes Nationals Captain, Athletic Director's Leadership Institute, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Katherine_ching

Katherine Ching - Junior

Hometown:Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Studio: Palos Verdes Ballet Company
Major: Kinesiology, Movement Science
Activities: THON Dance Relations Committee Member 2015, Lionettes Team Mom Chair, Penn State Athletes Take Action, Kinesiology Biomechanics Lab Research Assistant

Andrea_cocolin

Andrea Cocolin - Senior

Hometown: State College, PA
Studio:
Centre Dance
Major:
Labor Studies & Employment Relations
Minor: Socioloy
Activities:
Lionettes THON Chair, THON Entertainment Captain 2015, Member of the Society of Human Resource Management  

Angela_connors

Angela Connors - Junior 

Hometown: Northport, NY
Studio:
June Claire Studio of Dance
Major:
Kinesiology Movement Science
Activities:
Lionettes Music Coordinator, Lionettes SAAB Representative, THON Entertainment Captain 2015, Athletic Director's Leadership Institute, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Mary_doering

Amy Doering - Junior

Hometown: Bowie, MD
Studio:
C & C Dance Company
Major:
Kinesiology Movement Science
Activities:
Lionettes Alumni Relations Chair, Lionettes SAAB Representative, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Carolyn_duffet

Carolyn Duffett - Junior

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Studio:
Elite Dance by Damian
Major:
Industrial Engineering
Minors:
Business, Liberal Arts and Dance
Activities:
Lionettes Treasurer, Schreyer Honors College, Business and Engineering Group (B.E.G.) Treasurer, Engineering Orientation Network Head Mentor, THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2015, Penn State Athletes take Action

 

Jacqueline_ferre

Jacqueline Ferre - Sophomore

Hometown: Millstone, NJ
Studio:
Freehold Academy of Performing Arts
Major:
Communications
Activities:
THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2015, Athletic Director's Leadership Institute

Madison_fox

Madison Fox - Sophomore

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Studio:
Studio 19 Dance Complex
Major:
Public Relations
Activities:
THON Public Relations Committee Member 2015, Athletic Director's Leadership Institute, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Danielle_gallipo

Danielle Galipo - Senior

Hometown: Millstone, NJ
Studio:
Icon Dance Complex
Major:
Industrial Engineering
Activites:
Penn State Lionettes Senior Captain, THON Family Relations Captain 2015, ADLI Member

Alexa_gambuti

Alexa Gambuti - Sophomore

Hometown: Wyckoff, NJ
Studio:
Studio L Dance Company
Major:
Psychology
Activities:
Lionettes Homecoming Chair, THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2015

Nicole_logan

Nicole Logan - Senior

Hometown: Pasadena, MD
Studio:
Dancer's Dreams Dance Studio
Major:
Human Development and Family Studies
Activities:
Penn State Athletes Take Action, Athletic Directors Leadership Institute, Lionettes Secretary

Jennifer_Long

Jennifer Long- Junior

Hometown: Port Jefferson Station, NY
Studio:
Michelle Ferraro's Dance USA
Major:
Supply Chain and Information Systems
Minor:
Economics
Activities:
THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2015, Penn State Athletics Take Action, Clown Nose Club Benefiting THON Family Relations Chair

Riley_Majiros

Riley Majiros - Freshman

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Studio:
Studio 19 Dance Complex
Major:
Division of Undergraduate Studies Activities: THON Rules and Regulations Committee Member 2015, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Yahna_mcpherson

Yahna McPherson - Junior

Hometown: Jackson, NJ
Studio:
Freehold Academy of Performing Arts
Major:
 Advertising
Minor: Dance
Activities: Lionettes Dance Team Clothing Chair, NHSDA Clothing Chair, Choreographer, Penn State Athletes Take Action, THON Public Relations Committee Member 2015

Brooke_piccione

Brooke Piccione - Senior

Hometown: Robbinsville, NJ
Studio:
Stewart Johnson Dance Academy
Major:
Public Relations and Labor & Employment Relations
Activities:
Penn State Athletes Take Action, Phi Gamma Nu Business Fraternity, Victoria's Secret PINK Campus Representative

Alicia_popescu

Alicia Popescu - Senior

Hometown: Pittstown, NJ
Studio:
Broadway Bound Dance Center
Major:
Marketing;
Minors: Information Systems Management and Media Studies
Activities:
Lionettes Spirit Chair, Schreyer Honors College, President of Penn State Athletes Take Action, Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity, Penn State Athletes Take Action, Athletic Director's Leadership Academy

Madeline_raccio

Madeline Raccio - Freshman 

Hometown: Hamden, CT
Studio:
Dance Unlimited
Major:
Kinesiology
Activities:
Kinesiology Club, THON Hospitality Committee Member 2015 

Gabriella_Redaelli

Gabriella Redaelli - Freshman

Hometown: Little Silver, NJ
Studio:
New Jersey Dance Center
Major:
Psychology;
Activities:
THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2015, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Veronica_rossi

Veronica Rossi - Sophomore

Hometown: Smithtown, Long Island, NY
Studio:
Chorus Line Dance Studio
Major:
Advertising

Minor:
Business
Activities:
Lionettes Web Coordinator/Social Media Chair, THON Public Relations Committee Member 2015, College Fashionista Style Guru & Intern, Athletic Directo's Leadership Institute, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Leigh_sabinsky

Leigh Sabinsky - Sophomore

Hometown:Nissequogue, NY
Studio:
Chorus Line Dance Studio
Major:
Childhood and Early Adolescent Education Minor:Special Education
Activities:
Lionettes Social Chair, THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2015, Penn State Athletes Take Action 

Katie_shearin

Katie Shearin - Junior

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Studio:
Ideal Dance
Major:
Public Relations and Labor & Employment Relations
Activities:
Lionettes Captain, Athletic Director's Leadership Institute, Penn State Athletes Take Action, Career Athletes On-Campus Rep

Hayley_Simpson

Hayley Simpson - Freshman

Hometown: Manalapan, NJ
Studio:
The Dance Stop Dance Education Center
Major:
Pre-Engineering
Activities:
THON Operations Committee Member 2015, Women in Engineering, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Jessica_spellman

Jessica Spellman - Junior

Hometown: River Vale, NJ
Studio:
Anita Ehrler's Dance Extensions
Major:
Human Development and Family Studies
Minor:
Psychology
Activities:
Lionettes THON Family Relations Chair, Lionettes PR/Social Media Chair, THON Dance Relations Committee Member 2015, Athletic Director's Leadership Institute, Penn State Athletes Take Action, Undergraduate Research Assistant at Penn State's Infant and Child Temperament Lab

   
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