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The Rochester Knightingales are the official dance team of the Rochester Knighthawks, supporting all things Knighthawks and Rochester since 1995!

Emilie Schneider | Dance Team Director

emilie-full.jpgHometown: Greece, NY

13th Season

Occupation: Esthetician

Birthday: June 3rd

Education: B.S. Sociology, Esthetician license

Dance/Cheer Experience: Dance and Cheer as a child, 13 years for professional sports

Favorite Vacation Spot: Visiting family in Florida

Favorite Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Favorite TV Show: American Horror Story

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Favorite Band/Artist: Lana Del Rey

5 Words to Describe You: Kind, Determined, Sarcastic, Gemini, Creative

Surprising Fact: Never seen any of the Star Wars movies

Favorite Part of Game Day: Crazy, awesome fans!

 

 

Brenna Spencer | Dance Team Director

Brenna first began cheerleading and Irish dancing as a child and continued to study dance throughout high school and college. The Webster native was a member of the Nazareth dance team and the choreographer for the dance club. She began dancing professionally at age 18 and has been dancing and assisting with game-day direction for professional sports teams in Rochester, including the Raiders, Razorsharks, Lancers and Knighthawks.

Hometown: Webster, NY

Occupation: Paralegal

Birthday: September 11

Education: B.S. Political Science (Nazareth College)

Dance/Cheer Experience: Dance & Cheer competitively since 1995, 3 years with Knigthhawks, 2 years with Lancers

Favorite Vacation Spot: Sarasota, FL

Favorite Sport: Hockey

Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones

Favorite Holiday: St. Patrick's Day

Favorite Band/Artist: Carrie Underwood

#1 Travel Spot you'd like to go: Galway, Ireland

5 Words to Describe You: Spunky, Creative, Friendly, Genuine, Organized

Surprising Fact: I was a competitve Irish Dancer for 10 years

Favorite Part of the Day: Performing with my team

Gina | Promotions Coordinator

Maricelie | Veteran

Hometown: Rochester, NY

5th Season

Occupation: Online Services Trainer

Birthday: June 29th

Education: Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA

Dance/Cheer Experience: 24 years of dancing, 5th with the Knightingales

Favorite Vacation Spot: Belize

Favorite Sport: Football (Steelers), Lacrosse (Knighthawks)

Favorite Movie: Love & Basketball

Favorite TV Show: Shameless, Stranger Things

Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving

Favorite Band/Artist: Anything I can dance to!

#1 Travel Spot: Greece

5 Words to Describe You: Ambitious, Outgoing, Warm-Hearted, Quirky, Passionate

Surprising Fact: I LOVE to cook and bake! I have my own baking blog

Favorite Part of the Day: Dancing and interacting with fans

Alexandria | Veteran

Jessica | Veteran

Hometown: Penfield, NY

5th Season

Occupation: Hostess/Nanny

Birthday: March 29th

Education: Radiology Student

Dance/Cheer Experience: Mostly cheer since a child

Favorite Vacation Spot: Gillette Stadium (Patriots)

Favorite Sport: Football, Lacrosse

Favorite Movie: A Walk to Remember

Favorite TV Show: General Hospital

Favorite Holiday: Halloween

Favorite Band/Artist: Bruno Mars

#1 Travel Spot you'd like to go: Poland

Favorite Part of the Day: Tunnel

Brianna | Rookie

Alyssa | Rookie

Julia | Rookie

Tatum | Rookie

Hometown: Penfield, NY

Rookie

Occupation: Dance Teacher, Bartender

Birthday: November 26th

Education: B.S. Communications and Health Science (Brockport College)

Dance/Cheer Experience: I've been dancing since I was 2, and coaching the past 4 years

Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere warm near the ocean

Favorite Sport: Lacrosse

Favorite Movie: Mulan

Favorite TV Show: The Office, Friends

Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July

5 Words to Describe You: Outgoing, Loving, Caring, Silly, Creative

Surprising Fact: I love to craft

Favorite Part of the Day: Sidelines