University Cheer and Dance Head Coach

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Tenure: Third year

College: Southeast Missouri State University Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Minor in Dance. Lindenwood University Masters in Promotions


​Dance background: Studio dance since age 4, Southeast Missouri State Sundancer (college dance team for 4 years), Arrive Dance Company (St. Louis), St. Louis Rams Cheerleader (2015-2016).

What personal accomplishment are you most proud of? Having the courage to move across the country to a new place on my own, and work hard to make a life for myself.

What does being an AZCC mean to you? It means living out one of my biggest dreams!  It also means being a role model to the little girls who have the same dreams as me. I am so very humbled and honored to be an AZCC, and I have loved every step of this amazing journey! 

Three words that best describe you: Adventurous, thoughtful, genuine

What are you looking forward to most this season as a Cardinals Cheerleader? Cheering on the Cards at every home game and earning our way to the Super Bowl!

What advice would you give your younger self? Beam with confidence in being uniquely you!

Leidan Mitchell Stylist: Veronica C., Phoenix 

Personal motto/Favorite Quote:  If you ever feel like giving up, just remember there is a little girl watching who wants to
be just like you, don't disappoint her.

Favorite memory as a Cardinals Cheerleader: Running out of the tunnel for the very first time my rookie year!  I felt every
emotion in that moment and it is definitely something I will never forget.