Cheerleaders

Kayla W

Spalon Montage Location and Stylist: Edina - Ande

Years as a MVC: Rookie

Hometown: Cottage Grove, MN

Education: BA- Gustavus Adolphus College, double majored in Communication Studies and Dance

Occupation: Director's Assistant at Target Headquarters

First Job: My first job, I was a preschool leader for the city of Cottage Grove youth programs. I also would work as a camp counselor.

Dance background: I danced at a local studio in Hastings for 15 years. I went on to dance for the Gustavus Dance Team and the Gustavus Dance Company. I also received a BA in dance at Gustavus. After I graduated from college I danced with the Minnesota Swarm Performance Team, MVC Training program and Exisdanz.

Favorite type of music: I love most genres of music so it usually depends on my mood but I love anything I can dance to and country.

Favorite phone app: My favorite phone app is Instagram.

Celebrity crush: My celebrity crush is Usher.

Junk Food weakness: Chocolate chip cookies have always been a favorite of mine (weakness) since I was a little girl.

I've always wanted to: I have always wanted to just spontaneously go to the airport, pick out a destination and just go there!

One place I would love to travel to: If I could travel anywhere I would love to go to New Zealand. My best friend studied abroad there and said it was an absolutely beautiful place.

Off the field, I spend my free time: In my free time I love to relax with family and friends and catch up on my favorite shows, Lost and True Blood.

Best beauty secret: My best beauty secret is embrace what is different about you and your look (it shouldn't be a secret but sometimes ya gotta remind yourself).

Favorite thing to do in Mpls: My favorite thing to do in Minneapolis is to enjoy the summer by walking around Lake Calhoun and stopping at the Tin Fish. It's great to just grab a chair, talk with a friend, and enjoy the scenery.

Favorite restaurant in Mpls: Wakame is my favorite sushi restaurant in Minneapolis especially in the summer when you can enjoy the patio.

My hidden talent is: Taking songs on the radio and changing the words to match what I am currently doing :) aka making breakfast, driving to a restaurant, etc.

One thing I wish I was great at: I wish I knew how to do acro tricks. This year during final auditions I just decided that I was going to try to teach myself to do a back walkover to spice up my solo. A couple days was a little aggressive of a goal but maybe next year :)

Dream job: My dream job would be to own my own dance studio or to be one of those people that get paid to eat and write about it.

Greatest achievement: My greatest achievement is making this team. It was a dream of mine since I was a little girl and an accomplishment to achieve something that you have worked hard for.

Best thing about being an MVC: Being able to continue to dance and share my passion with others is the best thing about being an MVC.