Hometown: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
College: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Occupation: Graduate student
Nickname: Jo or JoJo
Movie/TV Show: "The Divergent Series"
Song to dance to: Any Bruno Mars song
Junk food: Chocolate
Dream car: Range Rover
Superhero: Captain America
Quote: “Do what you love, love what you do”
Get to know Hailey Jo
What does being a DBC mean to you?
It truly means everything. To be a part of this amazing team and organization is an honor and to have this dream of mine come true is one of the greatest blessings. I can’t wait to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Who is your hero?
My parents are my heroes. They taught me to love life and live in the moment. They remind me that if you work hard, stay humble and believe in yourself, that you can accomplish anything.
What is your dream vacation destination?
My dream vacation destination would be Greece.
In 10 years I see myself…
... doing what I love: working in physical therapy helping and making an impact on others, raising a family, and hopefully still dancing in any shape or form!
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I am a huge animal lover, and my first dream was to become a veterinarian.
What advice would you give your younger self?
The advice I would give my younger self is to never doubt yourself in your abilities and who are as a person, and know that you are capable of anything.
When did you get involved in organized cheer and dance?
I started dancing and cheering competitively at the age of 7 up until senior year of high school. I then went on to cheer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and now I am here cheering for the best team in the NFL!
When did you realize you wanted to do it professionally?
I knew in high school that I wanted to hopefully take my dancing career to the next level, but it wasn’t until seeing my two coaches while growing up cheering in the NFL that really inspired and pushed me to chase after my dream. They made a huge impact on my life and knew I wanted to be in that exact position one day.
What is it about the Broncos that made you want to tryout for this team ?
My mom got me to love the Broncos at a very young age and I knew one day I wanted to move to the Mile High City and hopefully cheer for my favorite team. The Broncos organization is so respected and we truly have the best fans in the NFL.
What did it feel like when you found out you made the team?
I was the last number called and I couldn’t believe it. It didn’t hit me until I was on stage dancing with my teammates for the first time. It still is a dream, and I feel so grateful to have been one of the girls called to represent this 25th team.
What has been you favorite part of being a DBC so far?
As a rookie, I am just getting started on my journey as a DBC, but my favorite moment so far would be dancing with my team for the first time on stage. It is a moment I will cherish for a lifetime.
What do you do outside of being a DBC?
I love being outdoors taking my dog on hikes, running or reading a good book on a sunny day.
Did you play any sports (other than dance) growing up?
I had a love for running growing up and was a top hurdler in the state of South Dakota.