January 21, 2016
The Miami Dolphins will host cheerleader auditions in Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mexico City, Mexico and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Dolphins also will continue to host auditions in South Florida. The team will canvas Latin America in search of adding enthusiastic, charismatic and talented women to represent one of the most prestigious brands in the NFL.
“Miami is the gateway to Latin America and the Miami Dolphins are a global brand. We are excited to combine the beauty we have in South Florida with the ladies we meet in Latin America in hopes of forming a truly international squad,” said Miami Dolphins Senior Director of Entertainment & Brand Impact Dorie Grogan.
One of the most visible entertainment groups in all of professional sports, the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders have traveled to more than 30 countries on five continents over the past decade and continue to be an iconic and international face of NFL Cheerleaders. The cheerleaders are on the sidelines for all home games and are extremely active in the community; visiting schools and hospitals, as well as charity and corporate events.
Ladies at least 18 years old by May 1, 2016 and high school graduates by June 1, 2016 with a valid passport for travel are welcome to register for auditions. The following are the dates and locations for auditions:
March 3 – JW Marriott Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
March 6 – Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel y Centro de Convenciones – Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 12 – Universidad la Salle – Mexico City, Mexico
April 2 – Four Points by Sheraton – Bogota, Colombia
April 23 – Doctors Hospital Training Facility – South Florida
A select few ladies will make it to Final Auditions, scheduled for May 1 at Nova Southeastern University.
For further information or to register for auditions, please visit DolphinsCheerleaders.com.
Congratulations out to the Dolphins, Jaguars and Buccaneers Pro Bowl Cheerleader picks. The common theme among these deserving ladies is beauty, talent and fan friendly personality. It was a pleasure to photograph them the last few seasons–hopefully they will send Ultimate Cheerleaders some pictures of their fun time in Hawaii.
Jessica of the Jacksonville ROAR is a third-year veteran, first as a line captain:
Buccaneer three-year veteran Cori hit the trifecta this year as line captain, calendar cover and Pro Bowl pick:
Brittany of the Dolphins is completing her fourth year, first as a line captain:
Brittany and line teammates
[Jessica at Jaguars.com]
[Cori at Buccaneers.com]
[Brittany at DolphinsCheerleaders.com]
We have added many photos to our Dolphins Cheerleaders album from the November 22nd Dallas at Miami game. We flipped the album so the added photos are up front. A very impressive talented and attractive 2015 squad.
The ladies were met with rain showers in the first quarter but once the 36 hair dryers were utilized at halftime the beautiful coiffures returned. Hehe.
[Dolphins Cheerleaders Gallery]
Last week I had the pleasure to visit Sun Life Stadium to cover the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. The theme of the day was “Salute to Service” as the Dolphins organization paid tribute to the men and women who did or are serving in the armed forces.
As usual the Dolphins Cheerleaders were outstanding as they easily handled both rain and hot sun during their performances. Al thought the Dolphins did fall to the Cowboys, the MDC are easily worth the price of admission.
Talented Chantal was honored as “Cheerleader of the Game”. Chantal is a third year veteran who is a line co-captain this year. Being an avid rollerblader, Chantal practices that hobby on her days off. Chantal states that her “military tour was an unforgettable experience”. Read her full blog on Dolphins.com
I still have photos to process so the second part of the album will be published soon. Check back with us.
Chantal-Cheerleader of the Game
Brooke and Kristin
[Dolphins Cheerleaders Gallery]
Rachel embracing the rain at Dolphins versus Cowboys game on Sunday
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
Lots of great pics of the MDC at the Daily Mail.
By Ben Crandell
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.
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.”
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Courtney and Paige, sisterly love and adoration
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.
[MDC Calendar Reveal Gallery]
[Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders]
MDC Monica, Jessica and Adrianna 2016 calendar cover models.
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.)
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.
Brittany is featured here in DEPSI Swimwear and Lavish Jewelry. Photo Credit: Miami Dolphins
[Brittany at DolphinsCheerleaders.com]
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.
Kristan is featured here in DEPSI Swimwear and jewelry from Brooke and Arrow Boutique. Photo Credit: Miami Dolphins
[Kristan at DolphinsCheerleaders.com]
Paige is a fourth-year veteran, born and raised in Sunrise, Fla. She studied business at Broward College.
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]