Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders –Part 3 of 3

Note: So sad for everyone in Thousand Oaks, California. Prayers go out, God Bless.

Ally and Jess

Etta

Anna

Briana

Ashley

Estefania

Jennifer

Joie

Rachel C.

Nayara

Shayla

Holly and Kayla B.

Bookmark our album, we will continue to add to it. HERE

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders –Part 2

We processed another batch of photos from the Dolphins victory over the Jets of New York. In addition check out the Dolphins website to order the impressive ANNUAL of 2018-19.  HERE.

Vera

Annaniki

Jess and Tamara, team captains.

Elena

Jenny

Kayla Y.

Kally

Rachel

Paige, team captain.

Jamie

Emily M.

Whitney

Emily S.

Zahra

Unfinished game album is HERE.

Dolphins Beat The Jets In Annual Salute To Service Game

The NFL is deeply committed to Salute to Service, the league’s year-round effort to honor, empower, and connect with our nation’s service members, veterans, and their families. No team does it any better at every game than the Miami Dolphins.

All five military branches were represented at Sunday’s rivalry victory over the New York Jets. 100 active duty  members from each of the five branches of the United States Military were welcomed. In addition, 100 retired military members were invited and honored.

The military family of the game were the Kirkland’s (Joshua and spouse Adjovi) who both served in the United States Army. After multiple deployments they are now recruiters for the Army in Miami. Both are Staff Sergeants and attended the game with daughter Isadora.

In partnership with the Vietnam War Commemoration, the Dolphins gave thanks William Peraza Sr. for his 1968-1970 service.

The Dolphins saluted Everyday Hero Leonard J. Segarra, USMC Retired, who flew over 110 missions supporting Marines and Army troops.

Later on in the season we will try to chat with the cheerleaders over their many trips visiting overseas with our troops.

Enjoy some photos of the ladies:

Salute to Service (click to enlarge)

Katie and Carina with active duty Coast Guard

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Juliana, Gigi, Agustina, and Davia

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Juliana

Holly

Breann

Carina

Stay with us this week as we process our game album HERE.

Dolphins Cheerleaders Fashion Show–Part 3 Of 3

Here’s part 3 of our coverage of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Fashion show and ANNUAL book. We added some after-show photos of the ladies to our album, enjoy.

Agustina

Kayla

Katie

Elena

ANNUAL writer and MDC alum, Dr. Mariela Campuzano

Jamie

Rachel and Jennifer, Chang sisters.

Breann and Kelly

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Paige

Link to Dolphins Cheerleaders website is HERE

Link to our album is HERE

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Fashion Showcase–Part Two

“The 2018 ANNUAL booklet captures the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders’ journey through the Caribbean aboard the MSC Seaside cruise ship. Inspired by the natural beauty of the islands, the cheerleaders photographed in their truest form, makeup-free, embracing their authentic selves to share stories of their personal journeys. Uncover the depth of beauty of the women of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders, who, like the islands of the Caribbean, represent multi-faceted strength, diversity of talent, and spirited aspirations to lead by example.”

The theme of the Fashion Showcase this past Friday was express on three distinct cover versions: Joyful, Powerful and Beautiful.

Mariela Campuzano, our good friend of the Blog, was the writer for the ANNUAL and she did a great job in capturing the essence of the ladies feelings and comments.

The final scene of the show was titled Authentic and the below photos were from that runway walk. This is me!

Bookmark our album because we will continue to add to it. HERE

The link to purchase the ANNUAL is HERE.

ALLY

JENNIFER

ASHLEY

SHAYLA

EMILY

JESS

ANNA

ANNANIKI

 

 

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Fashion Show, Unveil Cheer ANNUAL

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders held their yearly fashion show and unveiled their 2018 Cheer ANNUAL.

Quite the impressive showcase at Hard Rock Stadium last Friday night. Fabulous work by the ladies and production crew.

More on the ANNUAL as we update our album this week. Link to purchase the 136 page coffee size book at is HERE.

 

Enjoy some photos:

Rachel F.

Vera

Etta

Zahra

Tamara

Gigi

Jenny

Kelly (click to enlarge)

Holly (click to enlarge)

Start of our album is HERE

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders–Part 4 of 4

The link to the Dolphins Cheerleaders website is HERE

Additional photos from the Dolphins overtime victory versus the Bears, enjoy:

Agustina

Briana

Joie and T.D.

Jamie

Rachel F.

Katie

Joie

Victory smile from Tamara

Game album link is HERE

 

Game Coverage Of The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders–Part 3

The 2018-19 Cheer Annual of the Dolphins will be introduced this Friday at the Fashion Show at Hard Rock Stadium. You may pre-order the book HERE.

Enjoy some addition photos from Fins versus Bears game.

Shayla

Gigi

Zahra

Holly

Rachel C.

Kally

Emily S.

Nayara

Carina Emily Shayla Jennifer Etta Breann Annanika Nayara Vera (click to enlarge)

Game album is HERE

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders–Part 2

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Fashion Show is Friday, October 18th. Link to order tickets is HERE.

Enjoy some more photos from the OT victory over the Chicago Bears:

How about that sign introducing Estefania and Ally

Whitney

Kelly

Jenny

Ashley

Carina

Vera

Breann

Anna

Added photos to game album HERE

 

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Enjoy Victory Monday

When we left Hard Rock Stadium yesterday the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders still had ear to ear smiles after a very exciting and tense 31-28 overtime victory against the Bears. The fans who traveled down from Chicago were leaving with frowns and sunburn faces.  Hehe.

Stay with us all week as we process our photos from the game.

Paige (click to enlarge)

Kayla B.

Elena

Breann Carina Vera

Annanika

Emily M.

Etta and Davia

Rachel C.

The start of our album is HERE.

Dr. Mariela Campuzano Of The Dolphins Cheerleaders Alumni Family

Every three years the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders host their Alumni reunion weekend. This year the salute brought together 200 alumni and 200 juniors for a performance representing the past, present and future Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Unfortunately their halftime show was bumped by dangerous lightning storms during the home opener victory over the Titans (NFL’s longest game!).

We did get a great opportunity to chat with Dr. Mariela Campuzano who cheered in the 2009-2012 seasons. Mariela was born in La Paz, Bolivia, immigrated to the U.S. at age 3, grew up in South Florida and was the first in her family to earn a college degree in the U.S., followed by her Master of Science at Florida International University in Miami and then added her doctorate after her NFL career.

Dr. Campuzano earned a Doctorate in Human and Organizational Learning from The Graduate School of Education and Human Development (January 2018), George Washington University. She established a prominent research journal’s social media campaign, a model that has been adopted by several industry journals; she was selected as the Student Commencement Speaker for the class of 2018 and delivered remarks on turning knowledge and experiences into meaningful action to create positive social change.

Dr. Campuzano’s Doctoral dissertation was inspired by her directors during her years as a Dolphins cheerleader. She is currently an independent consultant to various organizations on workforce development, organizational culture initiatives, and diversity inclusion matters. She also is a Professional Lecturer at the George Washington University’s Organizational Leadership and Learning Program.

Mariela Campuzano

UC: We are casual here. So Mari, impressive attainments by you, tell our readers what accomplishment(s) made you the happiest.

Mari: The accomplishments that have made me the happiest and most fulfilled are making the squad in 2009 and obtaining my doctorate degree; although both accomplishments might seem disparate, they are closely connected. I was part of the University of Miami Hurricanettes dance team in college and that experience motivated me to want to perform at a professional level, yet I was aware of how competitive the auditions process was for the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. The challenge of the selective process further motivated me to tryout. I auditioned three times before making the team in 2009 and it truly made the experience more rewarding for me. Never would I have imagined having the honor to live out my goal, and the value of perseverance, for four seasons.

This accomplishment motivated me to pursue a goal I had set in third grade, to obtain a doctoral degree. I understood the competitive process of being admitted to a program and the level of commitment, quality of work and expectations of George Washington’s doctoral program, in particular. Based on my experience as a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader, I felt reassured about my ability to focus, willingness to persevere, and my drive to not only meet but also surpass academic expectations. The most difficult goals to achieve have been the most rewarding for me.

UC: The Dolphins 2016 International Class is on it’s third year with 6 veterans and Tamara being a line captain. It seems like a win-win success for both the ladies and the Dolphins. You agree?

Mari: I would absolutely agree the Dolphins 2016 International Class is a win-win success for the women on the team and the Dolphins organization. Each member of the squad – international or not, brings with them a unique set of life experiences they share with each other through their time together at rehearsals, tours, appearances, and as a family. These experiences carry life lessons, perspectives, ideas, and traditions that each cheerleader is exposed to and they are able to not only learn about, but also learn from one another. I believe that is invaluable to the experience of international cheerleaders and their teammates. As an organization, the Miami Dolphins have been able to expand their outreach to Spanish-speaking fans locally and abroad (for instance, at the Super Bowl LII Weekend in Monterrey, Mexico) by establishing connections through the squad’s international class, and highlight the breath of the diversity and talent of the squad. In turn, I believe the international class of cheerleaders has gained an appreciation for the sport of football, being welcomed to the many traditions of the Miami Dolphins organization, and being able to share their talents with a new audience.

UC: Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders must be well disciplined and tenacious in their practices and performances–how did that help you accomplish your educational goals?

Mari: As a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader I gained discipline and tenacity that have helped me to achieve my educational and professional goals. I am incredibly fortunate to have learned so much about myself as a woman, performer, and professional through my four years on the team, and even as an alumna. I went into my rookie year knowing that being selected as a training camp candidate was only the beginning of the hard work, discipline– mental, emotional, and physical, and the all-encompassing commitment needed to offer my best to my teammates and the broader organization. On the field, our directors and coaches helped the team to practice diligently to learn routines, feel confident about the execution of our performances, and to improve every season. More importantly, the discipline and tenacity I learned throughout our rehearsals and performances on the field, was matched with inspiring role models, moments of reflection, and many life talks from our directors, coaches, teammates, and Miami Dolphins professional staff, off the field.

The mental and emotional discipline, and determination to realize one’s potential for the benefit of a team, are among the lessons that equipped me to meet my educational goals. As a doctoral student at GW I applied the stamina I learned as a cheerleader to pace myself through research, exams, work/life balance, and ultimately to contribute my best to both organizations. Much like I did at cheerleading rehearsals, as a doctoral student I always showed up to class prepared, was the first to arrive, the last one to leave the classroom, and returned with a new set of milestones to improve the next time around.

 UC: During your Dolphins career of 2009-2013 you traveled extensively on military trips, fill us in on the joys of visiting our deployed men and women.

Mari: Visiting military men and women was one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences I had as a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader. It was an honor to be able to represent the Dolphins organization to thank our military for their service, bravery, selflessness and humility as everyday heroes. During military tours we were able to bring a piece of home to our servicemen and women and offer an NFL experience to them on base. It was all the more meaningful to perform for them in efforts to boost their morale, talk football, share our words of support with them, and especially, to learn about their experiences and inspirational stories. It was touching to meet families who devote their lives to traveling with their loved ones who are committed to protecting and serving our country. I remember returning from every military tour with a renewed sense of purpose, gratitude, and understanding thanks to the opportunity to connect with America’s bravest.

UC: Wow Mariela, we hope our cheer readers share your comments with the juniors. You are a very impressive motivational speaker. Thank you.

Game Action

Mariela audition photos by our friend Mitchell Zacks

Mariela

Mariela

Game action.

Mariela and team mates

Mariela and alumni mates helping at annual auditions

Mariela and alumni team mates 2018

These photos are in our Fins v Titans album HERE

 

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders–Part 3

We continue to process our photos from the Miami victory over Tennessee (NFL’s longest game). The next home game is September 23 when Jon Gruden and the Raiders invade Hard Rock Stadium. Tickets are available.

Paige, 4th year, first as Captain

Veteran Briana

Rookie Joie

Veteran Jamie

Rookie Rachel F.

Rookie Emily S.

Returning Captain Jess

Veteran Kelly

Updated album is HERE

The Miami Dolphins versus Tennessee Titans Game Coverage–Part Two

Every game day the Dolphins salute an military family Everyday Hero. At the Titans victory that acknowledgement went to John Kurack of the Navy, Aviation Rescue Swimmer, back from many deployments and currently stationed at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland.

John played high school football at Archbishop Curley in Miami.

John Kurack, Navy AWS1, Everyday Hero

Kayla B. and Agustina

Tamara

Davia

Jenny

Katie

Holly and Shayla

Rachel C.

Photos have been added to our album HERE

Dolphins Beat Titans In NFL’s Longest Game

The game took 7 hours, 10 minutes to play. Kudos out to the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders for surviving high humidity, driving rain, excessive lightning and two separate delays over 2 hours each. Great job ladies!
 
The MDC alumni and junior cheers were in the house but their halftime performance was a casualty of the inclement weather. The show was canceled but hopefully the Dolphins will find a makeup game spot for them.
 
Here’s the start of our coverage, stay with us all week.
 

Breann and Vera

Elena

Estefania and Kally

This Joint is jumpin, it’s really jumpin!!! Paige

Ally and Ashley

Rainy Etta 

Gigi

Emily M., in the rain

Start of game album is HERE

Fourth Year Paige Is A Dolphins Line Captain This Season

A while back Paige gave up possible frostbite as a NHL Florida Panthers Ice Dancer to risk sunburn as a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader. A gain for the NFL and South Florida sports fanatics. Our chat with Paige:

UC: Paige, welcome to Ultimate Cheerleaders. Let’s begin by introducing yourself to our readers.

Hello! My name is Paige. I’m from Jupiter, FL. This is my fourth year as a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader and my first year as a Captain.

UC: Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders are well known for their charity and community initiatives. Do you have a favorite?

My favorite charity event that the Miami Dolphins participate in is the Dolphins Cancer Challenge. It’s a cause that I relate to on a personal level as my father is a colon and liver cancer survivor. Nothing warms my heart more than seeing our community come together to raise awareness and money for cancer research.

UC: Can you express the emotions experienced in performing as a Dolphins Cheerleader on such a large stage as Hard Rock Stadium?

Honestly, the game day “feels” cannot be put into words. It’s the most exhilarating feeling as we walk onto the field after hours, days, months of preparation for that exact moment. Hard Rock Stadium is our home and seeing all of our hard work pay off by the smiles on our fans faces as they enjoy the hometown experience is the fuel that keeps our energy so high.

UC: The Dolphins are well known for traveling internationally to visit USA troops, why is that so important?

Before I went on my first tour four years ago to Guantanamo Bay, I was told that tours would change my life. I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant but I couldn’t wait to experience and understand exactly what our alumni/staff meant by that statement. Meeting the men and women that sacrifice their lives for us every day was such a surreal moment. Seeing the other side of FaceTimes, being on the opposite side of phone calls, seeing the lives they live compared to the freedom we have at home is eye opening. We spend our time on base by not only bringing a piece of home to our troops with NFL Cheerleader performances but we connect on personal levels, creating friendships and lending an ear or shoulder when needed. After being deployed for months/years, our troops thank us for bringing the comfort of home to their bases. It’s a fulfilling feeling leaving a base knowing that you’ve left an imprint on someone’s life; even if it’s a picture taken or signed, a deep conversation or a smile/laugh shared, I am honored to be part of an organization that can give back to the men and women who give everything to ensure we can continue to live our lives freely.

UC: Dolphins cheerleaders are photographed thousands of times. In typical MDC style of going bigger and better the Swimsuit Calendar is now an Annual Book. Excited about your participation?

The Annual just blew me away last year. Especially because we shot all around the Florida Keys, really pinpointing all of the beautiful attractions the Keys have to offer. I was honored to be a part of the Annual last year and what made it so special was that all of the proceeds were donated to the relief fund for Hurricane Irma. I love the change of direction the team is taking annually. I do feel like it is very different from any other NFL organization and as we continue to grow every year, I cannot even imagine how original and eye catching the book will be this year. I am counting down the days until the official release date!

UC: One thing DolFans would be surprised to learn about is….?

One thing DolFans would be surprised to know is that besides cheering on game days and our involvement with our troops, we have three different committees that our squad is involved with. My favorite is the philanthropic committee. A group of us girls gather together and brainstorm ideas of how we can give back to the community. We reach out to charities and follow events that allow us to be involved and educate our squad as we rally up a crew to participate in as many charitable events as possible.

UC: Paige please pass our thanks along to your Manager Jamie Quadrozzi for allowing our Blog readers the opportunity to visit behind the “smiles” with such incredible Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Captains. Have a great season.

Paige

Paige

Paige

Paige (click to enlarge)