2022 - 2023 CPDT Members

Athena Conley


Hometown: Long Beach, California

 

Year on Dance Team: 1st

 

Year at Cal Poly: Junior

 

Major: Business administration

Favorite thing about CPDT: My favorite thing about CPDT is the bonds between all the girls on the team. They have such a great sense of community, and I cannot wait to be a part of that so soon!

Role model: My role model is my grandma. She is the strongest, most selfless person I have ever met, and I’m so lucky to have someone like her to lookup to every day.

 

Future goals: In the future, I hope to move to either LA or New York directly after college to pursue an MBA, while hopefully working as an intern for a financial firm.

Random fact: When I was a baby, my twin sister and I played baby Emma on Friends! (but only temporarily because my sister cried too much and they had to replace us lol)

Avery Lee
  

Hometown: San Diego, California

 

Year on Dance Team: 1st

 

Year at Cal Poly: Freshman 

 

Major: Nutrition

Favorite thing about CPDT: Being able to continue my passion for dance in college

 

Role model: My mom

 

Future goals: To be successful and happy in whatever path I take

Random fact: I can do a blind taste test of several different water brands and get them all right.

Emily Comerford

 

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA

 

Year on Dance Team: 3rd

 

Year at Cal Poly: Junior

Major: Ethnic Studies

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Having the best teammates ever!! They truly are so supportive of everyone and are always reliable with anything you need

 

Role model: My mama

 

Future goals: Becoming a sports psychologist 

Random fact: I have a really flexible diaphragm (has to be seen in person lol)

Hailey Flowers

Hometown: Mission Viejo, California

 

Year on Dance Team: 2nd

 

Year at Cal Poly: Sophomore

 

Major: Child Development

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Performing with my best friends!

 

Role model: My parents

 

Future goals: I want to go on the grad school to become a physical therapist for special needs children and own my own practice. I also hope to become an NFL or NBA cheerleader.

 

Random fact: I was on The Price is Right and won the whole showcase!

Jillian Steinhilber (Co-Captain)

 

Hometown: San Diego, California

 

Year on Dance Team: 4th

 

Year at Cal Poly: Senior

 

Major: Architecture

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Performing at all the games, meeting my best friends, and continuing to pursue one of my many loves in this life!

Role model: My family 

 

Future goals: Practically, become a licensed architect in California! On the side maybe a house flipping business or a potato cookbook!

Random fact: I own a 1970 Volkswagen bug (drive stick-shift), love to BBQ, and lived abroad for a year!

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Julianna Christopolous

 

Hometown: Tustin, California

 

Year on Dance Team: 2nd

 

Year at Cal Poly: Sophomore

 

Major: Mechanical Engineering

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Performing and bonding with the best teammates!

 

Role model: My parents

 

Future goals: To be working in the engineering field

 

Random fact: I can solve a Rubik's cube

Kassidy Kar

 

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Year on Dance Team: 1st

 

Year at Cal Poly: Freshman

Major: Nutrition

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Meeting people who also love dance, and getting to continue performing

 

Role model: My Parents

 

Future goals: Find a job I love doing, start a family, and buy a mansion

Random fact: I love watching Dodger Games

Kate Roarke

 

Hometown: Burbank, California

 

Year on Dance Team: 1st

 

Year at Cal Poly: Freshman

 

Major: Journalism

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Getting to perform for the school and continue my passion for dance! 

 

Role model: My mom & dad

 

Future goals: I want to work in graphic design or writing

Random fact: I played softball when I was younger

Katie Chriss

 

Hometown: San Clemente, California

 

Year on Dance Team: 3rd

 

Year at Cal Poly: Junior

 

Major: Construction Management

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Being able to continue dancing and make the greatest memories

Role model: My dad! He is the most inspirational person I know

Future goals: To enjoy college and make memories that I will cherish forever

Random fact: I passed out from corn nuts

Lauren Fujii

 

Hometown: San Mateo, CA

 

Year on Dance Team: 1st

 

Year at Cal Poly: Freshman

 

Major: Public Health

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Everyone is such good friends!

Role model: My teammates and the girls I dance with

Future goals: Find something I love to do and be happy!

 

Random fact: I’ve swam with sharks

Leslie Romero

 

Hometown: Long Beach, California

 

Year on Dance Team: 1st

 

Year at Cal Poly: Freshman

 

Major: Kinesiology

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: getting to build a family doing something we all love

Role model: My dance teacher sonia bryman is my biggest role model because she does everything with immense amount of love care and thought. Her passion for her students and what she does keeps me driven and motivated.

 

Future goals: I would say I have big dreams for the future as I’d like to become a chiropractor by day and dance teacher by night.

 

Random fact: A random fact about me is that i’ve been choreographing since i was 10, but a really random fact is that i have an albino boxer that is deaf and my family and I have taught her sign language!

Lexi Garbiero

 

Hometown: Long Beach, California

 

Year on Dance Team: 1st

 

Year at Cal Poly: Freshman

 

Major: Biological Sciences

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: The girls and the environment built!

Role model: One of my role models would probably be one of my first dance teachers, Chanelle. She inspired me to work hard and dedicate myself to dance because that's exactly what she did. Plus, she inspired me to begin teaching young children and sharing my passion the same way she did.

 

Future goals: My future goal is to have a steady and stable career somewhere in the medical field, have a family, and still have dance somewhere in my life. I overall just want to be happy in my future and let life take me on my own path.

 

Random fact: I can move the bottom of my eye/my lower lashes

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Lexi McFarlane

 

Hometown: Danville, California

 

Year on Dance Team: 4th

 

Year at Cal Poly: Master's student

 

Major: Industrial Technology and Packaging

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Bonding with the girls and performing at games

Role model: My dance teacher, Rachel Jackson

 

Future goals: To be on shark tank and work as a packaging engineer

 

Random fact: I’m afraid of the dark

Mia Licosati

 

Hometown: Solana Beach, California

 

Year on Dance Team: 2nd

 

Year at Cal Poly: Sophomore

 

Major: English

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: how close every single girl is and how supportive we are!

Role model: Dave Portnoy

Future goals: Lawyer maybe!

Random fact: I like to do handstands

McKenna Douglas

 

Hometown: Temecula, California 

 

Year on Dance Team: 2nd

 

Year at Cal Poly: Sophomore

 

Major: Biology

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Getting to dance and perform for the student body with amazing friends!

Role model: My mom and dad

 

Future goals: Graduating with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and getting into medical school.

 

Random fact: I can't go out without hoops on

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Natalie Levesque

 

Hometown: Huntington Beach, California 

Year on Dance Team: 3rd

 

Year at Cal Poly: Junior

 

Major: Journalism

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Getting to dance with my best friends everyday.

Role model: My parents.

 

Future goals: To be an entertainment newscaster or work in some type of production

 

Random fact: I could've pursued a career as an opera singer

Nicole Arcolino

 

Hometown: San Jose, California

 

Year on Dance Team: 4th

 

Year at Cal Poly: Senior

 

Major: Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Dancing with my friends, especially during late night practices.

Role model: Tyra Banks

 

Future goals: Working at a tech company in SF, coding and designing.

 

Random fact: I’m related to Jersey Shore's DJ Pauly D.

Riley Gotowala

 

Hometown: Ramona, California 

 

Year on Dance Team: 2nd

 

Year at Cal Poly: Sophomore

 

Major: Business Administration

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: My team!!

 

Role model: My high school coach

 

Future goals: to grow as a dancer and see what career I can make out of it

Random fact: I'm allergic to cats

Sydney Stone (Co-Captain

 

Hometown: Temecula, CA

Year on Dance Team: 3rd

 

Year at Cal Poly: Junior

 

Major: Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Getting to do what I love with my best friends while representing Cal Poly

 

Role model: My dance teacher, Brittney Anderson

 

Future goals: To work for a Major League Baseball team

Random fact: I have nine toes

Toula Hubbard

 

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Year on Dance Team: 1st

 

Year at Cal Poly: Freshmen

Major: Industrial engineering

 

Favorite thing about CPDT: Making new friends and being able to do what I love!

 

Role model: My parents

 

Future goals: To be an engineer

Random fact: I have danced for 16 years