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Toni

Toni

  • Occupation: Career Advisor
  • Hometown: Twin Cities, MN
  • Tenure: 5
  • College: Univ. of Minnesota Twin Cities
NAME?
Toni

YEARS ON THE TEAM?
5

OCCUPATION
Assistant Director/Career Counselor - Taylor Career Center, University of Denver

COLLEGE
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

NICKNAME
Toni Balogna

HOMETOWN
St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN

NAME?
Toni

YEARS ON THE TEAM?
5

OCCUPATION
Assistant Director/Career Counselor - Taylor Career Center, University of Denver

COLLEGE
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

NICKNAME
Toni Balogna

HOMETOWN
St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN

What would fans be surprised to know about you?
I am a vegetarian!

What has been your favorite Broncos moment?
My favorite Broncos moment was the AFC Championship game in 2014 when we beat the Patriots!

What is your favorite part of being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader veteran?
My favorite part of being a veteran is watching the rookies grow as dancers and as people throughout their first season.

Any hidden talents or tricks you can do?
I’m really great at mimicking accents.

Favorite current or all-time dance song
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” by Whitney Houston

When did you first start dancing / cheerleading?
I started dancing at the age of 3

Pet peeve
when people ask for/try to steal my food

Zodiac sign
Aquarius

Favorite movie
The Departed

Favorite TV Shows
Friends, Sports Center

Favorite time of year
Fall—football, leaves changing

Hobbies
yoga, running, walking my puppy, reading

Funniest question you've gotten as a dancer / cheerleader
Do you ever get dizzy when you’re doing all those turns?!

Favorite quote
“What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”

Song for the first dance ever learned was?
“The Barney Song”

Favorite style of dance
Lyrical/contemporary

All-time favorite dance routine you've done?
“I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” Senior year of college—We won nationals!

Favorite meal or restaurant
Little Man Ice Cream

Favorite junk food
Ice cream and fries (preferably sweet potato)

Bad habit I'm trying to break
constantly chewing gum

Three people on twitter I follow
@DenverBroncos, @SportsCenter, @GoldytheGopher

What I love most about my fellow DBC's?
They are all down-to-earth individuals who enjoy both dancing and sports (especially football!) as much as I do.

I'd walk a mile to meet...
My great-great-grandparents. I think it’s always interesting to see where you come from and how much life has changed since their time.

In ten years, I see myself...
Continuing to progress in my career while taking care of and spending time with my family.

Past accomplishment I'm really proud of is...
Making the move from Minnesota to Colorado to pursue my dreams.

A Guilty pleasure song I've downloaded
Any song from the “Glee” soundtrack.

In three words, my driving is described as...
Fast, efficient, and best done with no one else in the car ☺

# of siblings
1 younger brother

Dream vacation location
Italy

If I won the lottery, the most ridiculous thing I would buy is...
lots of puppies

Three things I always have in my fridge
ice cream, La Croix water, fruit

Favorite 80's or 90's song
“I Saw the Sign” by Ace of Base

Most interesting class You've ever taken?
Health Psychology—it combined my two major areas of academic interest: psychology and nutrition.

Best subject in school was...
Writing

What is your passion besides dancing?
Teaching people job-search skills and giving them the courage to find their passions and careers that go along with those passions.

Dogs or Cats?
Particularly boxer-whippet mixes like my little rescued puppy.

Craziest or most memorable Halloween costume
Monkey!

New Year's resolution you make every year and break soon after
Get more sleep.