Emerald grew up in Aurora, Colorado where she played almost every sport possible. Nevertheless, she quickly figured out that dance was her passion. She could lose herself in the music and let her emotions come through in every movement. She originally aspired to be a professional ballet dancer, but made a drastic career change as she found more passion in serving in her country. From ballet shoes to combat boots, Emerald now serves as a first lieutenant in the United States Air Force. She graduated from the Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, and a minor in Spanish in 2015. After graduation, she received her first and current duty station at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, where she works as a Contracts Manager. In addition to her military service, Emerald never lost her love for dance, and auditioned for the first time to be a New England Patriots Cheerleader in April 2017. Out of 500 women, Emerald was 1 out of 34 women selected. When you can’t find her in her military uniform or at the gym, you’ll find her at Gillette Stadium dancing on the field. Fitness has always been a major part of Emerald’s life, and she’s excited to bring a lot of energy, enthusiasm and some dance moves (if the right song comes on) to class at BURNIN' by Ray! Come lose yourself in Emerald’s playlists and sweat with her!