Spalon Montage Location and Stylist: Chanhassen - Ashlee
Years on team: 5 and 3rd year Team Captain
Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN
Education: Bachelor of Arts Major in Advertising and Minor in Psychology - U of St. Thomas
Occupation: Coordinator of Online Sales and Marketing
First Job: For my first job I was a dance assistant for my studio. I remember getting my first paycheck and I was so excited I took a picture: $12!
Dance background: I danced at a studio since I was 3 years old, in high school dance for four years, then danced for my college dance team, where I now am the assistant coach. After college I tried out for MVC and have been there ever since!
Favorite type of music: My favorite type of music is rap. I LOVE dancing hip hop and having it pump me up.
Favorite phone app: My favorite phone app is Snapchat- I love seeing my friends' smiling faces! It's a post practice ritual. :)
Celebrity crush: My celebrity crush is Lil Wayne - he's so funny and truly an entertainer.
Junk food weakness: My junk food weakness is buffalo wings with bleu cheese. The hotter the better!
I've always wanted to: I’ve always wanted to surprise a waitress with a $100 tip.
One place I would love to travel to: I would love to travel to Australia. I lived there for 6 months when I was in school and have been dying to go back. Their relaxed lifestyle and outlook on life was an eye opener and a little piece of Australia that I brought home with me and try to live out every day.
Off the field, I spend my free time: Off the field, I spend my free time with my husband and two bulldogs, walking around town and just hanging out. I love cooking and thinking of ways to make recipes healthy (Pinterest is my go-to!) There aren't many days that I get to just sit and relax so I try to always make the best of it by sitting by the lake and taking a deep breath.
Best beauty secret: Blush is my best friend. It makes you look alive!
Favorite thing to do in Mpls: I live close to a lake so I love running by the lake on a nice day. I also love finding hole-in-the-wall restaurants that are a hidden gem.
Favorite restaurant in Mpls: I love Fogo de Chao for special dinners. I also would never pass on a meal at Maynard's.
My hidden talent is: I can do accents and impressions of people - I'm not sure if I’m particularly amazing, but I try.
One thing I wish I was great at: Lots of things. Particularly, I wish I loved to clean and decorate my house.
Dream job: My dream job is to open a business with my husband and be our own bosses!
Greatest achievement: My greatest achievement is winning the national title while I was on my college dance team. I also am very proud of being named "Most Valuable Cheerleader" last year- it's an honor that my teammates saw me that way and I'm truly humbled.
Best thing about being an MVC: Being able to work so hard with such amazing women all focused on the same goal is my all time favorite thing about being an MVC. Also, I am honored to be a part of such a great organization. SKOL VIKES!