UMKC Spirit Squads

For information relating to the dance team, contact Michele Talley at

For information about the cheerleading squad, contact Dawn Todd at

2014-15 Cheerleading Squad

Thank you to all who tried out for the 14-15 UMKC Cheerleading Squad. We are pleased to announce the members of the squad for the upcoming season: 

Alexus Askew *
Nakia Brandon *
Ciera Clark *
Cara Clow
Devorah Collins
Shelby Finnell *
Taylor Hunter *
Melissa Kiehne
Amber Leverette
Shannon Martin
Gabriella Moore
Molly Murphy
Quenton Noble
Lindsay Self
Britney Sharp *
Sarah Smith
Travaris Turner
Alexandra Williams *
Nina Wussaw

An’Janea Pointer *
Olivia Voss-McReynolds *

*Please contact Dawn Todd 225-9433


2014-15 Dance Team Tryout Information:

Auditions for the 2014-2015 UMKC Dance Team will take place on May 18th.  The audition material will be taught starting at noon.  Please see the below detailed related to timing and what will be judged at auditions.

  • 12:00-2:00 pm - Audition routine is taught to all individuals auditioning. 
  • 2:00-5:00 pm - Dancers will be judged in groups of three.  The evaluation will include the taught routine which includes jazz, pom and hip hop styles of dance as well as technical skills.  Skills include fouettes to second, toe touch, leap to second, pitch, and a minimum triple pirouette.  Dancers will also be asked to do 3 skills of their own selection and these can include aerials, turn/leap combinations, jumps, and demonstration of flexibility (holds, turns, etc).  Dancers auditioning are not required to bring any of their own material except skills they are planning to do which will count the same as the required skills.  Attire should include a sports bra or top, jazz pants or booty shorts and shoes of your choice. 

For more information, please contact Michele Morgan at