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Friday, March 25, 2011

Buffalo Jill of The Week Kelly

This week, we take a look at the 2009 dance rookie of the year as our Buffalo Jill of The Week. Kelly spent both of her seasons dancing on Omarlla's line but is moving on for 2011 after getting a big job opportunity outside of Western NY. While we’re obviously happy for Kelly’s career, we have to be disappointed that WNY lost another great young lady when it comes to cheerleading as well as the professional world. She's a girl who loves to travel and has even used her education as an excuse for travel as she's studied in Mexico and has even spent a year teaching the English language in Spain as a result of winning a scholarship from the Spanish Embassy! She also used her time with the Jills to travel as well. In addition to calendar shoots in the Bahamas and Jamaica, she spent the week after Thanksgiving in Iraq performing for the troops with 7 of her squadmates. To top that off, she even finished off her Jills career with another big troop Saudi Arabia. I feel pretty safe in assuming the troops in those locations feel lucky and/or blessed to have met her before she left the squad. I know I do. The funny thing about her love of travel is that she's actually got a fear of flying that her time in Iraq flying in helicopters helped her with. In addition to her dance abilities, Kelly is also an accomplished writer having written for Buffalo Rising while she was on the squad and even submitted some blog entries to on the trip to Iraq. While her new job isn't in journalism, I know her experience with that field will help her be a valued employee with her new company. Kelly's secondary photo was taken prior to the Steelers game Thanksgiving weekend in Lot C where the Jills put on a pregame performance. Shown smiling for the camera are Valerie, Kelly, and Lisa.

For tryouts in 2010, Kelly paired up with Angelina in matching outfits and both showed off their fantastic fitness and dancing abilities for the judges and spectators in attendance.
You can read more about Kelly at

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