Former UK Dance Team Members on 2023-24 NFL/NBA Cheer Rosters
LEXINGTON, Ky. – A total of 14 former members of the University of Kentucky Dance Team will be representing professional sports teams during the 2023-24 season.
Lily Johnson, who was a member of the UK Dance Team from 2014-18, will be with the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders this season. This will be Johnson’s third year with the Broncos.
Holly Michel is in her third season as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleaders. Michel danced at Kentucky from 2014-18.
UK alum River Banks is in her second season as a Tennessee Titans cheerleader. Banks danced at UK from 2014-18.
Joining Michel on the Ben-gals again this season is former UK dancer Olivia Medley, who was a member of the UK Dance Team from 2016-19. This is Medley’s second season with the Ben-gals.
Kleine Powell begins her third season as a member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Powell was at UK from 2017-21.
Eight former UK Dance Team members will be making their professional debuts this season.
Former UK Dance Team member Felicia Marino will be a rookie for the Cincinnati Ben-gals this season, joining Michel and Medley in the Queen City. Marino danced at UK from 2017-21.
DaVanna Lockett will be a rookie with the Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders this season. Lockett danced at UK from 2018-22.
Madelyn Anderson will be a rookie for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders this season. Anderson was a member of the UK Dance Team from 2019-23.
Kennedy Grieman will join the Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders this season. Grieman also danced at UK from 2019-23.
Marlee Scholten will join Lockett as a rookie on the Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders this season. Scholten was a member of the UK Dance Team from 2019-23.
Annie Walton, who was also a member of the UK Dance Team from 2019-23, will join the Cleveland Cavaliers dance team for the upcoming season.
Allison Broadhurst, who was a member of the UK Dance team from 2019-23, will be a rookie for the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders this season.
Joining Broadhurst in Indianapolis is former UK Dance Team member Janelle McKinney, who also danced at UK from 2019-23.
Christie Horan is in her first season as the head coach of the Command Force, the dance team for the NFL’s Washington Commanders. Horan danced at UK from 2010-14.