Dance background: I began dancing at the age of 2. For 19 years I danced competitively with a dance studio. In high school I took part in both the dance team and cheer team, where I was captain my senior year. At 18 I got the opportunity to dance for a professional dance company called Automatic Response. In college, I was a member of the Arizona Pomline for 3 years, and was honored to be the captain of our competition team my senior year. Now, I am a coach to young dancers who have dreams of trying out for college teams through the company CDP (College Dance Prep).
What personal accomplishment are you most proud of? Other than becoming an Arizona Cardinals Cheerleader, my biggest accomplishment would be earning my college degree.
What does being an AZCC mean to you? To me, being and AZCC means to be a role model on and off the field.
Three words that best describe you: Driven, Observant, Loyal
What are you looking forward to most this season as a Cardinals Cheerleader? Cheering on the Cardinals and having a winning season!
What advice would you give your younger self? To be confident in who you are no matter if it's different from those around you.
Leidan Mitchell Stylist: Nicole R. at the Phoenix location
Personal motto/Favorite Quote: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" — Nelson Mandela
Favorite memory as a Cardinals Cheerleader: My favorite memory as an AZCC will always be that overwhelming feeling of excitement and gratitude I felt when I ran onto the Cardinals football field for the first time.