Years on the team: First – Rookie
Birthday: January 20
Occupation: Student, Queen’s University
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Favourite Argo memory: My favourite Argos memory was stepping out on the field the very first preseason game and feeling the energy from all the fans. Meeting all the kids afterwards also felt very rewarding.
What do you like to do in your spare time? I love to travel, and stay active in my spare time, as well as spend a lot of time with friends and family
How do you stay in shape in the off season? In order to stay active during the off-season, I regularly attend open dance classes and keep up with outdoor sports, like tennis and biking. I maintain a healthy gym schedule, which includes weight training and yoga classes. It’s very important to keep a balance all year round in order to train your body to stay fit and healthy.
When did you start dancing/cheerleading? I began taking gymnastics when I was just 4 years old, and then started dancing a few years later.
What inspired you to try-out for the Argos cheerleading team? Dance has always been my biggest passion, so after dancing on the Queen’s University dance team for the past 2 years, trying out for the Argos felt like the next natural step.
If you could make one dream come true what would it be? If I had unlimited money then I would love to travel the world and help provide underprivileged kids with more opportunities to live a better future.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you? Many people don’t know that I was born in Russia and speak fluent Russian.
What are you most excited about regarding the 100th Grey Cup? I’m very excited for the whole week building up to Grey Cup, since I’ve never experienced it before!
Players often have pre game routines, what’s your pre game routine? My pre game routine consists of eating a healthy breakfast, getting lots of rest the night before and drinking lots of water through out the day. It’s important to get hyped up before the game, and enjoy every minute of it!
Where do you see yourself in five years? I see myself in a profession within the medical field, but always dancing on the side.
What or who is your greatest inspiration? I’ve always been surrounded by strong female figures throughout my life, with that being said, both my mom and grandmother have been my biggest inspirations that helped me become the person I am.