Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

School: Penn State, Clemson

Favorite book: The Sun Also Rises

Favorite junk food: cupcakes

Favorite FC Dallas player: Brek Shea

Biggest pet peeve: slow drivers in the fast lane

iPhone or Blackberry? neither

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? scientist

Who was your favorite cartoon character when you were growing up? Gossamer (red, hairy monster in Bugs Bunny)

What advice would you give young kids about becoming a dancer? Start stretching now. Take ballet.

Three words that describe yourself? Energetic, charming, fearless