2022 - 2023 CPDT Members

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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 1966 Volkswagen bug, love to BBQ, and lived abroad for a year!

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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

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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)

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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.

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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)

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Toula Hubbard

 

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Year on Dance Team: 1st

 

Year at Cal Poly: Freshman

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