Miami Dolphins spread American football cheer in London as NFL rolls into town

By Sunni Upal
The Daily Mail
October 1, 2015

The NFL is returning to London this year with three International Series contests and the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders arrived ahead of Sunday’s game. The Dolphins take on the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon in an intense AFC East divisional match at Wembley Stadium. Both teams arrive in the UK on Friday for their grudge match, but the Dolphins cheerleaders headed over a tad earlier to soak up the city.


The Miami Dolphins cheerleaders arrived in London ahead of the game against the New York Jets on Sunday


The Dolphins cheerleaders visited Wembley Stadium – the venue for Sunday’s AFC East showdown


Miami cheerleaders posed outside Wembley ahead of the first International Series game in 2015


The Dolphins will take on the New York Jets on Sunday under the Wembley arch in north London

The cheerleaders visited Wembley ahead of Sunday’s game and also spent some time at Regent’s Park in nearby north London. They also visited Abbey Road, the scene of the famous zebra-crossing photo taken by the Beatles. Many of the cheerleading squad will have never performed outside of the United States before, let alone Florida, but they will be providing some entertainment on Sunday for the expected crowd of over 80,000.


Miami Dolphins cheerleaders at Wembley Stadium in the lead up to Sunday’s game against the Jets


The cheerleaders went to Abbey Road and shot their own version of the iconic Beatles picture


The Dolphins cheerleaders pictured in Regent’s Park on Wednesday after arriving in London


The group pose for a photo at Wembley Stadium, the venue for Sunday’s American football contest

Although the Dolphins came to London last season, they were the designated away team which meant their cheerleaders did not perform at Wembley as the Oakland Raiders did instead. Come Sunday, the Dolphins will be banking on the support of their UK-based fans and cheerleaders to help them beat their divisional rivals after starting the season with two losses from their opening three games. The players themselves will practice at Saracens’ Allianz Park on Friday having flown overnight from the United States straight after their practice on Thursday.


Kristina from the Dolphins cheerleaders practices her skills at quarterback in Regent’s Park


Jessica from the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders relaxes at Regent’s Park on Wednesday

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders in London

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Lots of great pics of the MDC at the Daily Mail.

Twenty Years Ago the Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Calendar Debuted

By Ben Crandell
SouthFlorida.com

It’s been 20 years since Marcy Crowe quickened the pulse of the men of South Florida with something they had never seen before: a Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders swimsuit calendar.

Crowe, then Marcy Kislia, a Florida State graduate from Boca Raton, was the first cover model for the publication that has become a much-anticipated rite of the season.

Such is the interest in the calendar now that the team has created an event around the unveiling, which for this year’s 20th calendar takes place on Friday at the remodeled Sun Life Stadium. Highlighted by a swimsuit fashion show, proceeds from the evening will help fund the high-profile charity work of the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

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Marcy Crowe in a photo taken for the first Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders calendar, which debuted 20 years ago.

“Everything is so much bigger and better and brighter since I was there,” Crowe, 42, says.

There was no calendar when Dorie Grogan, who now carries the title of senior director of entertainment and brand impact for the squad, arrived after five years as a cheerleader with the Dallas Cowboys. The calendar was her idea, and she organized the photo shoots around Miami, but no one was sure anything would come of it, Crowe says.

One day Grogan walked into the cheerleaders’ stadium studio with an armful of calendars and handed them out to the women seated on the floor, Crowe says. If that unveiling lacked the pomp and glamour of this weekend’s affair, the cheerleaders then were no less happy.

“We weren’t sure if it was going to happen, and she made it happen. The quality is not at all what they are now, but it was just exciting that we even had one,” says Crowe, also “very excited” to be attending Friday night’s event.

Crowe, later a choreographer with the squad, went on to get a master’s degree in education from Florida Atlantic University and is now a stay-at-home mother of three boys, ages 11, 9 and 6. She doesn’t talk much about her cheerleading days, in the same way her husband, Andy, doesn’t wear the 1993 national championship ring he received as an FSU football player (a center and long snapper, he later played in the NFL with the Chicago Bears).

But she’s not shy about pointing out the hard work the cheerleaders are putting in on the sidelines when the family is watching Dolphins and FSU games. It’s a tough crowd.

“The boys will say, “We know, Mom,” Crowe says, imitating their exasperation. “And they sure don’t like to see me dancing around the kitchen, I can tell you that.”

Dolphins Alumni Cheerleader Recalls Cheering During Undefeated Season

By Leslie Gray Streeter
Palm Beach Post

In the history of the National Football League, only one team – the 1972 Miami Dolphins – had a completely perfect season, undefeated from their opening game until their Super Bowl victory. Die-hard fan and Boca Raton native Teresa Vignau is one of the few people who can say they were on the field for the entire season.

But she didn’t actually tell anybody for almost 30 years.

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“With the feminist movement, I didn’t even let anyone know I was a Dolphins cheerleader until my 40s,” admits Vignau, now a retired teacher and Boynton Beach resident. “I was not really on the cheerleader wavelength. But when as I got older I realized how really special it was. It led to the Super Bowl. It didn’t get better than that!”

This Sunday, Vignau, 64, along with a few other Palm Beach County residents and former cheerleaders, will be there when the Dolphins take on the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium as part of a celebration of those cheerleaders, “Past, Present and Future.”

“They used to do it every year, but now it’s every three years,” says the retired St. Andrews Academy drama teacher, who hearkens back to the Fins’ days at the Orange Bowl, where the cheerleaders had to buy pillows to go under their go-go boots lest the heels sink into the hot, hot AstroTurf. She’s participated nearly every year since the alumni have appeared since around 2000, because “I thought ‘I wanna do that! I wanna go on the field where Dan Marino walked!’”

Coming off a winning but non-championship 1971 season, the Dolphins held cheerleader tryouts at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where Vignau, then a student, says she decided it would be fun to “get season tickets for dancing. That seemed like a cool deal.” At the time, the team trained at St. Andrews, where her father was a teacher at the time, and where she eventually would work, so it seemed like a good idea.

So for a year, she got paid $15 a game, from the season opener until she found herself “flying on an old National Airlines 747, with the coaches’ wives and trainers” to the Super Bowl. In those days, the squad was “very collegiate in moves. “Now they have all these pelvic lifts,” she says. “They’re great athletes, fabulously talented dancers. I love that they’re so graceful. I just wish they’d wear a little more clothing.”

After that perfect season, Vignau realized that continuing as a cheerleader would be an incredible time commitment, and with school and a serious boyfriend who would become her husband, she thought ‘How do you do better than that?’”

Now she looks forward to getting with alumni cheerleaders, including locals like Angel Wrona of Lake Worth and Danielle O’Connell Murphy of Delray Beach. It’s become a great memory, she says, of her part of “an unbelievably cool thing. Not quite as cool as walking on the moon, but cool.”

The Miami Dolphins take on the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. on CBS, featuring a performance by alumni Dolphins cheerleaders, current squadmembers and young dancers, some of whom are daughters of alumni members.

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Fashion And Swimsuit Show

When you’re good you’re good. Believe this eye witness that the MDC organization is good. Kudos out to Dorie Grogan and Jamie Quadrozzi for presenting another great Swimsuit Calendar Unveiling and Fashion Show. The North Club at the newly renovated Sun Life Stadium was turned into a LIV look-alike nightclub for the annual runway showcase. The high energy show was styled by Dolphin’s Pro Bowl alum, and present Cheerleader Coordinator, Ariana Aubert. Current and alumni cheerleaders were the stars of the evening’s outstanding entertainment.

The night showcased swimsuit designs by Miss Fanatic x Montce, Lila Nikole, Luli Fama, Meg Liz Swimwear, DollStreet Swimwear, and DESPI as well as jewelry from Brooke & Arrow Boutique, Dune Jewelry and Tiffany Lee Jewelry.

The fashion show opened with swimwear designs by Miss Fanatic x Montce Swimsuits, showcasing the cheerleaders in aqua, orange and gold in honor of the Dolphins 50th season. That followed with an artistic Wynwood section, where cheerleaders wore attire and accessories that were hand painted by local Miami artists. Next was the sexy all black Dark Angel segment. The final element of the fashion show was the Garden of Eden theme which opened with a samba routine by professional Ivan Mulyavka and ballroom trained cheerleader Britt. This was followed by the MDC covered in flowers head to toe. Beautiful.

Following the conclusion of the fashion show, the 2016 calendar ladies again walked the runway. The past cover girls then strolled out in honor of celebrating 20 years of swimsuit calendars.

Cheerleaders Monica, Jessica and Andrianna were unveiled to loud applause as the cover ladies for the 2016 calendar. Monica is a 3rd year veteran, born and raised in Kendall, FL with a Cuban background. Jessica is a fourth year veteran, born and raised in Doral, FL. Jessica is of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan descent and enjoyed the privilege of going on military tours with the MDC. Andrianna is a second year veteran, born and raised in Parkland, FL. She comes from Italian heritage.

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Monica is a business and marketing major. This marks the second year Monica is featured in the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar, as she was the cover girl on the 2015 edition. Jessica is currently studying psychology and this marks Jessica’s third appearance in the MDC Swimsuit Calendar. Adrianna is interested in pursuing a career in interior design.

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Britt

03-Laura

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04-Chantal

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Kristan

06-Lauren

Lauren

07-Jodi

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08-Macy

Macy

09-Alison

Alison

010-Courtney and Paige

Courtney and Paige, sisterly love and adoration

011-Fabiola

Fabiola

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Buccaneer alums Meagan and Tiffany were in the house. Tiffany tells me “It was an honor to design custom jewelry for the Dolphins Swimsuit Calendar. The girls looked amazing on the runway! Great night with my fellow NFL sisters.”

The 2016 calendar was shot on-board Miami’s Ultimate Ship, Norwegian Getaway.

The calendar can be ordered here.

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Photo of the Day – September 22

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MDC Monica, Jessica and Adrianna 2016 calendar cover models.

2016 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Calendar Launch Party

SouthFlorida.com (September 18, 2015): The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders hosted their 20th annual Swimsuit Calendar Unveiling and Fashion Show at the North Club at newly renovated Sun Life Stadium. The fashion show showcased a variety of swimsuit designers and local artists. Former calendar cover girls were also honored during the event. Jim Rassol, Sun Sentinel.

Click here for photos from the event. (Warning: there are quite a few repeats in the gallery.)

Meet Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Brittany, Miss December 2016

Brittany is a fourth-year veteran and team captain. She was born and raised in Lake Worth, Fla and a proud FAU graduated with a degree in education.

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Brittany is featured here in DEPSI Swimwear and Lavish Jewelry. Photo Credit: Miami Dolphins

[Brittany at DolphinsCheerleaders.com]

Meet Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Kristan, Miss November 2016

Kristan is a second-year veteran, making her debut on the calendar. She was born on Sheppard Air Field Base in Wichita Falls, TX and currently resides in Davie, FL. Kristan has had the privilege of going on a Super Bowl military tour earlier this year to UAE, Ethiopia and Bahrain.

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Kristan is featured here in DEPSI Swimwear and jewelry from Brooke and Arrow Boutique. Photo Credit: Miami Dolphins

[Kristan at DolphinsCheerleaders.com]

Meet Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Paige, Miss October 2016

Paige is a fourth-year veteran, born and raised in Sunrise, Fla. She studied business at Broward College.

Miss October Paige

Paige is featured here in Luli Fama Swimwear with Tiffany Lee Jewelry. Photo Credit: Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders will host their annual Swimsuit Calendar Unveiling and Fashion Show on Friday September 18th. Get your tickets here.

[Paige at DolphinsCheerleaders.com]

Meet Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Kasey, Miss September 2016

Kasey is a fourth-year veteran, born and raised in Delray Beach. She is currently studying cosmetology.

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Kasey is featured here in Lila Nikole Swimwear with jewelry from Brooke and Arrow Boutique. Photo Credit: Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders will host their annual Swimsuit Calendar Unveiling and Fashion Show on Friday September 18th. Get your tickets here.

[Kasey at DolphinsCheerleaders.com]

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders In Preseason

Traveled down to Miami to see the Bucs versus Dolphins final preseason game. Three good reasons to visit South Florida are the beaches, nightlife and to see beautiful women. Since I’m from Tampa Bay I don’t need the beaches, nightlife disappeared in my rear view mirror many moons ago so my main reason was to photograph the beautiful dancing Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Successful trip to visit these talented young women. Another impressive squad being managed by Jamie Quadrozzi.

Prior to the game I was able to chat with cheerleader Macy who is a line captain this year. Macy is in her fourth year and is Miss March 2016 in the soon to be released swimsuit calendar.

UC- Welcome Miss March. With your choice of career did you intimidate the “glam squad” on the calendar shoot?

1- Being that I am a hairdresser myself I totally have bonded with our glam squad! Having cosmetology in common is so neat and I love “talking shop” with them about all the products and techniques they are using. It’s our job as hairdressers to make everyone look beautiful so when I get the chance to be in the chair instead of behind it I take full advantage and let the girls work their magic!

UC- How exciting was it to be designated a Line Captain this year?

2- When my name was called to be a captain on this year’s team I was beyond excited! I have always dreamed of this position on the team and am so honored to be leading among the other captains. For the past three years I have looked up to and been inspired by wonderful leaders and teammates, I’ve promised to myself that I will uphold and continue on the MDC legacy.

UC- Tell us about your 4 year transition from the Chicago windburn to the Miami sunburn.

3- It’s crazy to think that I’ve lived in Florida for 4 years now, every warm day we have in January I think I’m exceptionally grateful. My whole family made the move to this sunshine state, which made it all the more exciting, I’m very close with my parents and four siblings so I’m lucky they are here with me. I think getting to be a part of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders has really made me feel welcome and at home in Florida. It’s such a blessing to have met so many great women who share my passion for dance and football. I’m proud to be a part of a team that has such Florida pride and makes it members family.

UC- One thing Dolfans would be surprised to learn about Macy is….?

4- Something Dolfans would be surprised to learn about me is that even though I love to be glam and girly, I also have a tough side. I will squish bugs, catch frogs and ride dirt bikes on the weekend. I actually grew up riding with my brothers and cousins at the dirt tracks in rural Illinois. Nowadays I do have a mini dirt bike that I take out, but only in the off season. (I can’t risk hurting myself before football games.) I have to find something that’s exciting as games, though nothing will ever compare to having the best seats in the house!

UC- As a MDC you have been photographed thousands of times. Have you settled on your favorite “Cheerleader Photographer and Web Site”? hint hint!!!

5- Even though this is my fourth season as a MDC I still treat getting photographed like it’s a special occasion. It so fun to see pictures of myself and my teammates after our calendar shoots, games and performances! We’re so lucky get a ton of support from fans and awesome cheer sites like UC! I can’t say I have a favorite though because I think it’s part of the fun that each photographer captures their own perspective on what we do.

UC- Wow, what a diplomat, Macy for a USA Ambassador post!!

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Macy, Line Captain

A2-Macy, Miss March in 2016 MDC Calendar

Macy, Miss March 2016

A3-Britt

Britt, Miss August 2015

A4-Brittany, Line Captain

Brittany, Line Captain

A5-Estefania

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A6-Jodi, Line Captain

Jodi, Line Captain and Miss May 2016

A7-Jacey

Jacey, Miss July 2016

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Kasey and Courtney

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Paige D. and Rachel

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Chantal and Line Captain Alison

 

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[Macy at DolphinsCheereladers.com]

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders will host their annual Swimsuit Calendar Unveiling and Fashion Show on Friday September 18th. Get your tickets here.

Meet Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Britt, Miss August 2016

Britt is a third-year veteran and a team co-captain. Born and raised in Kendall, she is currently studying psychology. She has had the privilege of going on a Super Bowl military tour earlier this year to UAE, Ethiopia and Bahrain.

Miss August Britt

Britt is featured here in Luli Fama Swimwear with jewelry from Brooke and Arrow Boutique. Photo Credit: The Miami Dolphins

 

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders will host their annual Swimsuit Calendar Unveiling and Fashion Show on Friday September 18th. Get your tickets here.

[Britt at DolphinsCheerleaders.com]

Meet Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Jacey, Miss July 2016

Jacey is a third-year veteran, born in Hollywood, FL and currently residing in Pembroke Pines. She is a proud graduate of FIU with a degree in elementary education. This marks Jacy’s second appearance in the Miami Dolphins Swimsuit Calendar, formerly appearing as Miss July 2015.

Miss July Jacey

Jacy is featured here in DollStreet Swimwear with Tiffany Lee Jewelry. Photo credit: Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders will host their annual Swimsuit Calendar Unveiling and Fashion Show on Friday September 18th. Get your tickets here.

[Jacey at DolphinsCheerleaders.com]

Jessica is Miss June in the 2016 Dolphins Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar

Jessica is a fourth-year veteran, born and raised in Doral, FL. Jessica is also of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan descent. Jessica is currently studying psychology. This marks Jessica’s third appearance in the Miami Dolphins Swimsuit Calendar, formerly appearing as Miss January 2015 and Miss June 2014. She has had the privilege of going on military tours to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Djibouti.

Miss June Jessica

Jessica is featured here in Meg Liz Swimwear with Tiffany Lee Jewelry. Photo credit: Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders will host their annual Swimsuit Calendar Unveiling and Fashion Show on Friday September 18th. Get your tickets here.

[Jessica at DolphinsCheerleaders.com]