Dance background: I have been dancing since I was three years old. I danced competitively for twelve years performing all different styles of dance. In high school, I was a member of the dance team for three years, and at the University of Arizona I was a member of the Arizona Pom Line for another three years.
What personal accomplishment are you most proud of? Being the first one in my family to graduate from college.
What does being an AZCC mean to you? An AZCC means being a part of something that is bigger than myself where I turn my thoughts and actions from an "I" point-of-view to a "We" point-a-view. I’m surrounded by teammates who turn my weaknesses into strengths, and build me up rather than tear me down. Lastly, an AZCC is not only a cheerleader on the field, but an ambassador in the community.
Three words that best describe you: Passionate, Caring, Ambitious.
What are you looking forward to most this season as a Cardinals Cheerleader? Our morning rehearsal on Game Day. The stadium is calm and quiet, and the air is filled with the aroma of popcorn and roasted almonds. Every time I get the chills knowing that the stadium will soon be a sea of red with the endless chanting of "Rise Up Red Sea!"
What advice would you give your younger self? Be yourself. Don't let anyone peer pressure you into being anyone other than yourself. You are worthy and you will be loved for who you are.
Leidan Mitchell Stylist: Karin B. - Chandler Location
Personal motto/Favorite Quote: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite memory as a Cardinals Cheerleader: The Breast Cancer halftime show my rookie year.