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Meet The Team

2015-16 Lionettes
The Penn State Lionettes Dance Team is a group of 24 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 has placed in the top 5 at Nationals for the past 7 consecutive years and won three consecutive National titles in the D1A Dance Division at NDA Nationals in 2012, 2013 and 2014. 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 2015-16 Lionettes

nicole_berezo

Nicole Berezo -Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
Studio: Elite Dance by Damian
Birthday: January 29, 1994
Major:Childhood and Early Adolescent Education
Minor:Special Education
Activities: Activities: THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2016, Schreyer Honors College, Student Teacher

Najah_Brown

Najah Brown - Sophomore

Hometown: Upper Marlboro, MD
Studio: C&C Dance Company Birthday: April 20, 1996
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Minor: Business
Activities: THON Public Relations Committee Member 2016

katherine-ching1

Katherine Ching - Senior

Hometown:Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Studio: Palos Verdes Ballet Company
Birthday: June 30, 1994
Major: Kinesiology, Movement Science
Activities: THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2016, Penn State Athletes Take Action, Kinesiology Biomechanics Lab Research Assistant

Angela_Connors

Angela Connors - Senior 

Hometown: Northport, NY
Studio:
June Claire Studio of Dance
Birthday:December 22, 1993
Major:
Kinesiology Movement Science
Activities:
Lionettes Music Coordinator & SAAB Representative, Athletic Director's Leadership Institute, Penn State Athletes Take Action, THON

Maggie-Crombie

Maggie Crombie - Freshman

Hometown:Pittsburgh, PA
Studio:
Elite Dance by Damian
Birthday: November 13, 1996
Major: Nursing
Activities:
THON Hospitality Committee Member 2016

Patricia-De-Tomas

Patricia De Tomas - Sophomore

Hometown: Garnet Valley, PA
Studio:
The Rock School West
Birthday: December 2, 1995
Major:
Biological Science and Health Professions
Activities:
THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2016, Schreyer Honors College, Millennium Scholars Program, Orchesis Dance Company, Computational Biomechanics Research Assistant

Amy-Doering

Amy Doering - Senior

Hometown: Bowie, MD
Studio:
: C&C Dance Company
Birthday: September 28, 1994
Major:
Kinesiology Movement Science
Activities:
Lionettes Alumni Chair, THON

Carolyn-Duffett

Carolyn Duffett - Senior

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Studio:
Elite Dance by Damian
Birthday: August 6, 1994
Major:
Industrial Engineering
Minors:
Business, Liberal Arts and Dance
Activities:
Lionettes Captain, THON Hospitality Committee Member 2016, National Organization of Business and Engineering (NOBE) Treasurer, Schreyer Honors College

 

Rebecca-Evans

Rebecca Evans - Freshman

Hometown: Hainesport, NJ
Studio:
Core Academy of Movement
Birthday: July 28, 1997
Major:
Film
Minor: Video
Activities:
THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2016

Jackie-ferre

Jackie Ferre - Junior

Hometown: Millstone, NJ
Studio:
Freehold Academy of Performing Arts
Birthday: December 16, 1994
Major:
Public Relations
Activities:
: Lionettes Captain, THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2016, Athletic Director's Leadership Institute

ashlee-fisher

Ashlee Fisher - Sophomore

Hometown: Athens, PA
Studio:
Pat Haggerty Dance Studio
Birthday: October 25, 1995
Major:
Engineering
Activities:
: THON Rules and Regulations Committee Member 2016

Madison_fox

Madison Fox - Junior

Hometown: Cranberry Township, PA
Studio:
Studio 19 Dance Complex
Birthday: February 15, 1995
Major:
Public Relations
Minor:
Business
Activities:
THON Public Relations Committee Member 2016, Athletic Director's Leadership Institute, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Alexa-Gambuti

Alexa Gambuti - Sophomore

Hometown: Wyckoff, NJ
Studio:
Studio L Dance Company
Birthday: February 15, 1995
Major:
Psychology
Minor:
Business
Activities:
THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2016, Homecoming Chair for Lionettes

jennifer-long

Jennifer Long- Senior

Hometown: Port Jefferson Station, NY
Studio:
Michelle Ferraro's Dance USA
Birthday: June 12, 1994
Major:
Supply Chain and Information Systems
Minor:
Economics and Information Systems Management
Activities:
THON Entertainment Captain 2016, Lionettes Homecoming Chair, and Penn State Athletes Take Action

Riley-Majiros

Riley Majiros - Sophomore

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Studio:
Studio 19 Dance Complex
Birthday: September 5, 1995

Major:
Secondary Communications and English Education 
Activities: THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2016, Athletes Take Action, The National Society of Leadership and Success

Yahna-McPherson

Yahna McPherson - Senior

Hometown: Jackson, NJ
Studio:
Freehold Academy of Performing Arts Birthday: March 1, 1994
Major:
 Advertising
Minor: Dance
Activities: : Executive Member, Choreographer, and Clothing Coordinator for the National Honor Society of Dance Alliance, Clothing Coordinator for the Lionettes Dance Team, THON

<Madeline-Raccio

Madeline Raccio - Sophomore

Hometown: Hamden, CT
Studio:
Dance Unlimited
Birthday: August 21, 1996
Major:
Kinesiology, Movement Science
Activities:
THON Hospitality Committee Member 2016, PSU Student Athletes Take Action, Kinesiology club

Gabriella-Redaelli

Gabriella Redaelli - Sophomore

Hometown: Little Silver, NJ
Studio:
New Jersey Dance Center
Birthday: December 20, 1995
Major:
Psychology;
Activities:
THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2016, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Veronica-Rossi

Veronica Rossi - Junior

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

Minor:
Business
Activities:
: THON Donor and Alumni Relations Captain 2016, College Fashionista Style Guru, Athletic Directors Leadership Institute, Victoria's Secret Street Team Campus Representative, Penn State Athletes Take Action

Leigh-Sabinsky

Leigh Sabinsky - Junior

Hometown:Nissequogue, NY
Studio:
Chorus Line Dance Studio
Birthday: November 8, 1995
Major:
Childhood and Early Adolescent Education 
Minor:Special Education
Activities:
THON Family Relations Captain 2016, Volunteer for Lifelink PSU, Penn State Athletes Take Action  

Katie-Shearin

Katie Shearin - Senior

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Studio:
Ideal Dance, eMOTION Dance Academy Birthday: December 14, 1993
Major:
Public Relations and Labor & Employment Relations
Activities:
Lionettes Senior Captain, Athletic Director's Leadership Institute, Penn State Athletes Take Action, THON

Hayley-Simpson

Hayley Simpson - Sophomore

Hometown: Manalapan, NJ
Studio: The Dance Stop Dance Education Center
Birthday: January 4, 1996
Major:
Engineering
Activities:
THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2016, Penn State Athletes Take Action,Women in Engineering Program

Amanda-Soukoulis

Amanda Soukoulis - Freshman

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Studio:
DanCyn Studio
Birthday: April 24, 1997
Major:
DUS
Activities:
THON Dancer Relations Committee Member 2016

Jessica-Spellman

Jessica Spellman - Senior

Hometown: River Vale, NJ
Studio:
Anita Ehrler's Dance Extensions
Birthday: April 7, 1994
Major:
Human Development and Family Studies
Minor:
Psychology
Activities:
THON Special Events Committee Member 2016, Dance Team THON Chair, Lionettes Social Media Chair

   
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