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Ashleigh

Ashleigh

Hometown: Christian Pass, MS
College: Queens University of Charlotte
Job: Emergency Department Nurse
Dance/cheer experience: 18 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers
First job: Food Runner at Dairy Queen
Favorite emoji:🙃️️
Go-to karaoke song: Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield
Last Netflix show: Friends
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Asya

Asya

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
College: UNC Charlotte
Job: TMS Technician
Dance/cheer experience: 10+ years
Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers
First job: TJ Maxx associate
Favorite emoji:🥰️️
Go-to karaoke song: If It Isn't Love by New Edition
Last Netflix show: Imposters
Dream vacation: Paris
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Lexy

Lexy

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
College: UNC Charlotte
Job: Account Manager at an IT Firm
Dance/cheer experience: 15 years
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers
First job: Assistant Dance Teacher
Favorite emoji: 🙃
Go-to karaoke song: Wannabe by Spice Girls
Last Netflix show: Stranger Things
Dream vacation: Backpacking around Europe
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Kelsey

Kelsey

Hometown: Lake Wylie, SC
College: University of South Carolina
Job: Pre-K Teacher
Dance/cheer experience: 21 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers and South Carolina Gamecocks
First job: Camp counselor
Favorite emoji:😝️
Go-to karaoke song: Anything by Ariana Grande
Last Netflix show: Stranger Things
Dream vacation: Bali
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Kyndra

Kyndra

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
College: Liberty University
Job: Athletic Trainer and High School Sports Med Teacher
Dance/cheer experience: 16 years
Favorite sports team: ECU Football
First job: Host at Outback Steakhouse
Favorite emoji:🥰️
Go-to karaoke song: Bananas by Gwen Stefani
Last Netflix show: Last Chance U
Dream vacation: Spain
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Cassidy

Cassidy

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
College: East Carolina University
Job: Education
Dance/cheer experience: 18 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers
First job: Birthday Host at Chuck E. Cheese
Favorite emoji:🌞️
Go-to karaoke song: Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
Last Netflix show: American Horror Story
Dream vacation: Sydney, Australia
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

Hometown: Matthews, NC
College: UNC Charlotte
Job: Hostess
Dance/cheer experience: 15 years
Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers
First job: Nanny
Favorite emoji:🤩️
Go-to karaoke song: Don't Stop Believing by Journey
Last Netflix show: Friends
Dream vacation: Hawaii
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Quontey

Quontey

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
College: Savannah State University
Job: Account Executive
Dance/cheer experience: 11 years
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers
First job: Customer Service Agent at Best Buy
Favorite emoji:💃️
Go-to karaoke song: Weak by SWV
Last Netflix show: Jane The Virgin
Dream vacation: France
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Haley

Haley

Hometown: Asheboro, NC
College: UNC Charlotte
Job: Cheer Coach/Tumbling Instructor
Dance/cheer experience: Since she was 4 years old
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets
First job: Selling lemonade at the NC Zoo
Favorite emoji:🤪️
Go-to karaoke song: Wannabe by Spice Girls
Last Netflix show: That 70's Show
Dream vacation: Bora Bora
Cats or dogs: Both!
Holly

Holly

Hometown: Mt. Airy, NC
College: UNC Greensboro
Job: Office Administrator
Dance/cheer experience: Over 20 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers
First job: Server
Favorite emoji:😳️
Go-to karaoke song: Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot
Last Netflix show: Stranger Things
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Cats
Erica

Erica

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
College: LaSalle University
Job: Merchandise Coordinator
Dance/cheer experience: 17 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers
First job: Sales Associate at Delia's
Favorite emoji:👸️
Go-to karaoke song: Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard
Last Netflix show: New Girl
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Megan

Megan

Hometown: Newton, NC
College: UNC Charlotte
Job: Paralegal
Dance/cheer experience: 23 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers
First job: Waitress
Favorite emoji:😉️
Go-to karaoke song: Wannabe by Spice Girls
Last Netflix show: Continuim
Dream vacation: Barcelona
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Cody

Cody

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
College: Florida State University
Job: National Recruiter
Dance/cheer experience: 5 years
Favorite sports team: Florida State
First job: Server
Favorite emoji:😂️
Go-to karaoke song: Grillz by Nelly
Last Netflix show: Gilmore Girls
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Cats
Taysia

Taysia

Hometown: Latta, SC
College: Winthrop University
Job: Dance and Fitness Instructor
Dance/cheer experience: 12 years
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Checkers
First job: Cashier at McDonalds
Favorite emoji:🤷🏾‍♀️️
Go-to karaoke song: Anything by Whitney Houston
Last Netflix show: Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Dream vacation: Dubai
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Casey

Casey

Hometown: Mt. Vernon, IL
College: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Job: Architectural Designer
Dance/cheer experience: 10 years
Favorite sports team: St. Louis Caridnals
First job: Dance Teacher
Favorite emoji:😂️
Go-to karaoke song: I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
Last Netflix show: The Great British Baking Show
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Iryna

Iryna

Hometown: Odessa, Ukraine
College: UNC Charlotte
Job: Business Development Specialst
Dance/cheer experience: 11 years
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Checkers
First job: Cashier at Cookout
Favorite emoji:😻️
Go-to karaoke song: Don't Stop Believing by Journey
Last Netflix show: The Office
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Cats
Bailee

Bailee

Hometown: Cherryville, NC
College: Appalachian State
Job: Dance Teacher/Choreographer
Dance/cheer experience: 20 years
Favorite sports team: App State Mountaineers
First job: Dance Teacher
Favorite emoji:🤗️
Go-to karaoke song: I Wear My Sunglasses At Night by Corey Hart
Last Netflix show: Stranger Things
Dream vacation: Hawaii or Greece
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Jess

Jess

Hometown: Germanton, NC
College: UNC Charlotte
Job: Fitness Instructor
Dance/cheer experience: 20 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers
First job: Dance Teacher
Favorite emoji:💁‍♀️️
Go-to karaoke song: Anything by Celine Dion
Last Netflix show: New Girl
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Dogs (or Iryna's cat Sassy)
Jada

Jada

Hometown: Indian Trail, NC
College: Wake Forest University and the University of Miami
Job: Data Analyst
Dance/cheer experience: 17 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers
First job: Waitress at Brooklyn Pizza Parlor
Favorite emoji:🤸‍♀️️️
Go-to karaoke song: Yeah by Usher
Last Netflix show: Stranger Things
Dream vacation: Greece
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Chandler

Chandler

Hometown: Huntersville, NC
College: High Point University
Job: Business Analyst
Dance/cheer experience: 23 years
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers
First job: Retail Sales Associate
Favorite emoji:💃️️️
Go-to karaoke song: Africa by Toto
Last Netflix show: The Ranch
Dream vacation: Australia
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Chelsea

Chelsea

Hometown: Florence, SC
College: University of South Carolina
Job: Staffing Manager
Dance/cheer experience: 20 years
Favorite sports team: Charlotte Checkers
First job: YMCA Camp Leader
Favorite emoji:😜️️️
Go-to karaoke song: NASA by Ariana Grande
Last Netflix show: Stranger Things
Dream vacation: Italy
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Lena

Lena

Hometown: Clifton Park, NY
College: East Carolina University and Lenoir-Rhyne University
Job: Occupational Therapist
Dance/cheer experience: 23 years
Favorite sports team: New York Yankees
First job: Dog sitting/Babysitting
Favorite emoji:😻️️️
Go-to karaoke song: Man, I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain
Last Netflix show: Murder Mystery
Dream vacation: Greece/Paris/Italy
Cats or dogs: Cats
Montana

Montana

Hometown: Forest City, NC
College: Gardner-Webb University
Job: Operating Room Nurse
Dance/cheer experience: 15 years
Favorite sports team: Indianapolis Colts
First job: Selling souvenirs for the Forest City Owls
Favorite emoji:🤷‍♀️️️️
Go-to karaoke song: September by Earth, Wind & Fire
Last Netflix show: Queer Eye
Dream vacation: Florence
Cats or dogs: Cats
Valeria

Valeria

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
College: Winthrop University
Job: Dance Teacher/Assistant Account Manager
Dance/cheer experience: 12 years
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers
First job: Merchandise worker at Carowinds
Favorite emoji:🙃️️️️
Go-to karaoke song: Halo by Beyonce
Last Netflix show: The 100/Friends
Dream vacation: Thailand
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Nicholas Niedzielski
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Director of Communications Nicholas Niedzielski joined the Checkers in the summer of 2014. A Texas native, he previously worked for the AHL's Texas Stars.