Meet Luvabull Erika
I was born in Glendale Heights, IL. I'm 28 and work as a Sales & Marketing Coordinator for a senior retirement community. I went to college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and somtimes go by the nickname "E."
I've been dancing since the age of 6 and have had studio training in tap, jazz, ballet and pointe. During those years, I danced competitively and went to National competitions. I also danced for my high school pom squad for three years, my last year being captain.
At the University of Illinois, I was a member of the Illinettes Dance team for two years, cheering for the Fighting Illini football and basketball teams. In 2001, I had the privilege of performing in the Superdome in New Orleans when Illinois went to the Sugar Bowl.
For the past 4 years, during the off-season, I have danced in a production called Endure, choreographed by the Chicago Luvabulls choreographer.
Continue to live life to the fullest, stay healthy and fit, be happy and successful in my career, and someday raise a family.
Three words that describe me are
Friendly, compassionate, determined
Quote to live by
"Your attitude, not your aptitude will determine your altitude."
Drivers who don't signal and people who don't recycle
My claim to fame is...
Being a Luvabull!
Most people don't know this about me...
I love eating candy sprinkles by itself, not just on a cake.
Years on the squad
Five, going on six
Pretty Woman, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Book I'm reading now
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose—Eckhart Tolle
Favorite type of music
R&B and Hip-Hop
How do friends see you? (three words)
Energetic, considerate, personable
My proudest accomplishment to date is
What is the best gift you have ever received?
Two small pillows my grandma made for me when I was born
Performing on Broadway
Advice to young dancers
Be passionate, stay humble, and work hard.