Nickname: MareBear
Hometown: Copperas Cove, Texas
How many years have you been a Capital City Dancer? This is my third year!
Why do you dance? I dance because it brings people together, it makes them smile, laugh, or cry! Dance creates a bond between people.
Other than school or work, what do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy yoga, hiking, rock climbing, learning new styles of dance, and listening to some live music!
Favorite sport/team? I love basketball and football. My favorite basketball team is the Austin Spurs, and favorite football team is the Cleveland Browns.
Favorite food? I love Thai food, but more than anything I love to cook!
Favorite movie? Pulp Fiction
Favorite season, and why? Autumn, because the leaves start to change and there’s a chill in the air.
3 things in your purse you can’t live without: Chapstick, my good luck charms, and hair ties.
What’s one interesting fact about yourself? I have been a vegetarian for 14 years.
What would your dream job be? My dream job would be to do research with the protection and preservation of estuaries.
If you could have dinner with one person, who would it be and why? Gregory Hines, the famous tap dancer. He always has been one of my life-long role models! I admire the passion and love he shared through dancing, acting and singing.
Favorite thing about Austin, Texas? I love how inviting and warm the atmosphere and all the Austinites are! Oh, and all the delicious food trucks!