By Ann Marie Bush
Belinda Post, of Topeka, has been named a member of the Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader squad.
Post, who is the daughter of Beverly Bernardi Post, attended workshops offered by the Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders two weeks ago.
“All of the years of ballet, tap and jazz were beneficial,” Bernardi Post wrote in an e-mail Wednesday.
Post, 21, survived the first round of eliminations and then took part in a production show, where applicants had to compete in cocktail dress and dance routines.
“Earlier, they had private interviews,” Bernardi Post wrote. “After that evening, they made another cut. I anxiously awaited her call, several hours after the predicted time. It seems it took longer to tabulate than they had anticipated. She made that cut. So now approximately 50 to 60 went into finals. Belinda said ‘Mom, at least I have a shirt that says ‘I’m a KC Chiefs Cheerleader Finalist.’ ”
The last day was the most grueling for Post, her mother said, because about 24 of last year’s 28 cheerleaders tried out again.
On Wednesday, Post was notified that she has been named one of the cheerleaders.
Post graduated from Washburn Rural High School. She is a 2009 graduate of Kansas State University, where she was a twirler. She received a bachelor’s degree in theater/dance option.
The Kansas City Chiefs Web site, www.kcchiefs.com, has an introduction section featuring the 2010-2011 cheerleaders. It shows two pictures of Post.
Her mother owns Beverly Bernardi Post Conservatory of Dance and Pom, 5938 S.W. 17th. Post teaches several classes at the studio.