Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Final Auditions

Every year the NFL cheerleading auditions have a plus and minus theme attached to the process. The negative is that the known cheerleader retirements of multiyear fan favorites become official. The plus is that hundreds and hundreds of very attractive artistic young ladies are knocking at the door. The MDC loses some pretty impressive talent this year; Amy, Sam, Tatiana, NatalieD, Nikki and others were all well known fan favorites. Fortunately, the South Florida (and beyond) talent base will allow Dorie Grogan and Emily Snow to reload and mold an impressive 2013 squad.

Last Saturday’s all day finals were open to the public and coincided with the Dolphins Fan Fest activities being held through out Sun Life Stadium. The building was buzzing with alacrity. The day started with 79 candidates paired down from the semi final process of the last two weeks. In a very fast pace precision presentation the candidates showcased themselves to the judge’s table multiple times. They started with introductions, groups of five dancing, kick lines and culminated with a one-minute individual talent dress sketch performance that was very entertaining to the audience. The afternoon session included another performance on the club level stage before heading out for a final performance on the field stage.

Joy and sadness was experienced as the live introduction of the 2013-14 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders were announced at end of day. By my count the 44 person squad consists of 21 rookies and 23 returning vets—I would have voted to keep all 79 but that’s just me.

Props out to Ariann Denison, MDC dance choreographer and show coordinator, for a great showcase. Now hoof over to that maternity ward and have your baby.

I sure hope the Dolphins “call me maybe”—I want to return to see a game day performance. Enjoy the photos everyone.







Lauren J.

Lauren J.









[Dolphins Cheerleaders Finals Gallery]

Congratulations 2013-14 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders!

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Check back later in the week for our comprehensive photo coverage of the Final Auditions.

Dolphins Unveil New Uniforms

I reported a few weeks back that the Miami Dolphins have a new logo and new uniforms for 2013. The Dolphins’ new look was unveiled at Thursday night’s draft party. Past and present Dolphins greats, escorted by cheerleaders in vintage MDC costumes, showed off the team’s new uniforms.

The cheerleaders also showed off their new costumes for 2013. The new MDC styles mirror the new football uniforms, showcasing a new, brighter shade of teal. Click here for a closer look!

Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Auditions

Have you noticed yet that the UltimateCheerleaders staff loves to post MDC photo articles? We love our Dolphins. Here’s my contribution from my visit to South Florida.

Last Saturday’s activity icluded preliminary round tryouts in the AM and then surviving candidates were invited back in the PM for the semi-finals. The cut down resulted in a group of 67 contestants being picked to join in to compete with the returning 25 veterans. All approximate 40 spots are open competition via mano a mano over the next two weeks of interviews and clinics. Finals, open to the public, are Saturday April 27 at Sun Life Stadium Fan Fest.

Besides the obvious requirements of glamorous appearance, well proportioned, physically fit, energetic personality and dance technique, the time commitment to be a NFL Cheerleader is also extremely demanding. The pyramid of success gets very tight as the audition process moves forward and to make an elite squad such as the MDC the successful candidates must offer a strong “A Game and Bring It” under the bright lights pressure.

I have heard the NFL Cheerleader audition process be described as 50% dance, 50% cheer, and 50% beauty pageant. That’s right—–to make a prestigious squad like the MDC you have to reach above 100%. Good luck to all the candidates I met on Saturday. Fans can vote for their favorites on the Dolphins website. Enjoy the photos.

Current squad members (Lauren, Brianne and Lily) performed for the 1st year candidates.

Support staff beauties.

Stretching is a prerequisite

Smile smile smile.

Out on an island before the judges table.

The buddy system for support.

Eager to perform.

Candidate Julianne previously cheered for the Buccaneers.

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Photo of the Day – April 17

Saturday at Sun Life Stadium – At the MDC auditions current squad members performed for the 1st year candidates.

More from Dolphins Cheerleader Prelims has a collection of phtoos from last weekend’s auditions. Click here to check it out!

MDC vetarans/alumni Amy, Ariana, and Tatiana

Random thought: the Dolphins recently unveiled their new logo. So now all the cheerleader uniforms are S.O. L. What a shame. They got some really cute new alternate uniforms last season, and now they’re no good. It will be interesting to see if the cheerleader uniforms change, or if they just update the existing uniforms to carry the new logo. They’ve had the current main uniform for the past four seasons. Maybe it’s time to switch it up?

MDC Preliminary Auditions has some photos from the 2013 MDC preliminary auditions. Click here to check them out.

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Open Auditions at Sun Life Stadium

Miami New Times: Saturday, the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders held open auditions at Sun Life Stadium. Hundreds of women turned out hoping to make the cut and be part of the prestigious squad.

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WOW, that’s a lot of finalists! Finatics, it’s your turn to help us choose the 2013 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders! Vote on your top five by clicking on your favorite photos. [HERE]. Voting is open until Friday, April 26th at 12:00pm.

Also, don’t miss the live Final Auditions at Fin Fest on Saturday, April 27th at Sun Life Stadium at 10:00am, where you will have your last chance to vote for your favorites via text. Fin Fest is free of charge and open to the public!

Behind The Scenes: Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Auditions

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Host Open Auditions For 2013 Squad

The upcoming football season is fast approaching and the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders begin their search for enthusiastic, charismatic and talented women to represent one of the most prestigious teams in the NFL. Open call for auditions for the 2013 squad are set for 9:00 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Sun Life Stadium.

“2013 is an exciting year for the Miami Dolphins and the Dolphins Cheerleaders,” said Dorie Grogan, Dolphins Sr. Director of Entertainment & Cheerleaders. “We are looking to build a team with talented, energetic, fresh new faces – you just might have the sparkle we are looking for. I hope to see you on April 13. “

Attendees must be at least 18 years of age and be a high school graduate by June 2013. The Dolphins are also holding prep classes every Wednesday evening in preparation for the auditions at the cheerleader studio at Sun Life Stadium. Classes are offered at 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders perform at every Dolphins home game, appear and perform at community and charity events, are role models for young children and Dolphins fans throughout the country and have the opportunity to travel the globe to perform and entertain our US troops.

For more information on prep classes or to preregister for the auditions, potential applicants can visit

Photo of the Day – March 1

A Miami Dolphins Cheerleader

Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Auditions Dates Are Set


Must be 18 years old by June 1, 2013

High School graduate by June 2013

Must be able to attend all cheerleader rehearsals for the entire season,

If selected, must live in or relocate to South Florida and have means of transportation.


Preliminary & Semi-Final Auditions will be held at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday, April 13, 2013

Registration begins promptly at 8:30 am. Competition begins at 10:00 am.

Between 9:00 am and 10:00 am contestants learn audition choreography that will
immediately be performed at 10:00am. (This choreography will also be taught on
Friday, April 12th, at prep class. To register for prep class, click here.)

Pre-Registered applicants arriving by 8:30 am will receive the first contestant numbers. You will also need to fill out a bio sheet and bring a photo to registration with you. Pre-registered applicants must present a photo ID to receive their contestant number.

Applicants not pre-registered need to bring a completed application form, bio form and photo to registration on the day of auditions. Blank applications forms will be available at registration.

This portion of the audition process is CLOSED to the public.

It will be a long day, so please bring your own snacks and drinks.

Mirrors, restrooms and outlets will be available for your convenience and use.

For Audition Questions email:


Crop/half top with trunks (dance style boy shorts)

Nude/flesh colored tights or panty hose

Dance shoes (sneakers, jazz shoes, character shoes, etc.)

No dance pants, warm-ups or shorts.

Wear your hair in a fashion that compliments your features and does not hide your face. This is not a typical dance audition, THINK GLAMOROUS!

The judges will rate you on poise, smile, personality, energy, figure and dance ability.


Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 8:30am (times are approximate) – Registration doors open – pre-registered applicants will be allowed in first. All contestants must have an application, bio sheet and photo at the registration table. Applications can be filled out online by registering and those pre-registered will be the first to enter.

9:00am – 10:00am – Contestants learn audition choreography. This choreography will also be taught on Friday, April 12th, at prep class. To register for prep class, click here.

10:00am – Contestants will perform a :30 freestyle routine, followed by audition choreography learned in groups of five. After all contestants have auditioned the judges will retire to make their decisions. At approximately 12:00pm call backs for the Semi-Final Phase will be posted outside the admittance gate. Those selected will re-enter the stadium at this time.

*All contestants who received a “Free Pass” at the Prep Classes must arrive by 11:00 am to register for the Semi-Final Phase.

12:00pm – Contestants must bring their Preliminary contestant number or their “Free Pass” to re-register for the Semi-Final Phase. After registration is complete, the Cheerleader Choreographer will refresh the choreography learned earlier and kick line. Immediately following, contestants will perform the dance combination and kick line in groups of five. Upon completion of the dance section, the judges will retire to make decisions and return shortly for the announcement of those selected to advance to the next phase. Those selected will stay for a brief meeting to discuss the final phases of the Audition process: Interviews, Clinics and Performance.

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Dolphins Cheerleader Visit Souda Bay, Greece

Hey Dol-Fns! On the third stop of our tour, the cheerleaders and I had the opportunity to fly into Crete, Greece to visit some military service men and women at Souda Bay Military Base.

Greece is absolutely breath-taking! We had the chance to tour the USS Robert S. Bradley ship and meet lots of troops that were stationed aboard and take photos with them. There isn’t always a ship in port at Souda Bay, so we were lucky enough to be there while the USS Bradley was there. After that, we stayed on the harbor and took a patrol boat ride all around. It was absolutely beautiful! Finally, after our tours, we had the opportunity to perform for about 200 servicemen and women, which was an incredible honor! One last stop before we left Greece was to downtown Crete to enjoy the authentic Greek food! Everything was delicious!

Thanks so much to all of our service members at home and abroad, and especially the ones we met in Souda Bay. I hope they enjoyed having us as much as we enjoyed visiting them!

Natalie W.

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Ex Miami Dolphins cheerleader now Florida Panthers hostess

Is Florida Panthers host the perfect woman? Maybe, dude
By Ben Crandell
January 23, 2013

Eric Haley requires no seeing-eye dog to get around. Which you may find surprising after learning that the guy married to a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader, pictured right over there, calls her “The Dude.” Really, dude?

But talk to Andrea Ocampo-Haley for a little while and you might agree, she would be a good dude to have a beer with.

First, the Delray Beach resident is a major sports fan who was a Dolphins cheerleader during the 2001-2003 seasons, so she can give you some scoop on the Wannstedt years, when the ‘Fins would actually keep playing after the regular season. Remember the playoffs?

And, like a lot of guys who have waved good-bye to their playing days, Ocampo-Haley can exchange empathetic banter over the relief that comes with not having to work so hard to squeeze into the old uniform.

“Staying in shape now is a lot easier for me. I’m not having to fit into anything tiny, where my boobs will be spilling out. That ship has sailed!” Ocampo-Haley says, perhaps echoing something you have said to your buddies.

She can also talk hockey, having just started a gig as an in-arena host for the Florida Panthers, a role that sees her moving around the BB&T Center interacting with fans. Her first game was also the night the Panthers hung their division-championship banner. “It was so exciting, to get that rush and adrenaline. The energy in the building was out of control,” she says.

A native of Colombia (the small city of Armenia, near Medellin) who attended Western High in Davie (“Go Wildcats!”) and the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (studying broadcasting), she’s not sure how she came to love hockey, but likes it rough.

“I love the fights. The bodies slamming against the glass. Who doesn’t?!” she says with a laugh.

You like cars? She likes cars. When Ocampo-Haley is not working for the Panthers (you can catch her this week at home games Thursday and Saturday), she is a spokesperson for Florida Fine Cars, dealerships in Hollywood and Miami specializing in pre-owned luxury rides. So she gets to run her hands over the BMWs and Mercedes you drool over.

“I always enjoyed cars, but here [at Florida Fine Cars] I am having to really know cars. Like anything, you learn it,” she says. Ocampo-Haley favors SUVs such as the Lexus IS F and Audi Q7, which is “really refined, a car that speaks to me.”

When she’s not doing all that, Ocampo-Haley pursues an acting career by going on auditions. Our conversation took place while she was driving from Delray Beach to Miami to try out for two commercials. One of them for Home Depot. In case you want to talk to her about belt sanders and reciprocating saw blades.

Photo: Adam Kaplan, courtesy Andrea Ocampo-Haley