Chelsea Banken
Chelsea  Banken

Hometown:
Andover, Minn.

High School:
Blaine High School

Experience:
4th year


Year On Team: 4th Year

Major: Kinesiology

High School: Blaine High School

Previous Dance Team: Blaine Dance Team

Previous Studio: Stage Door of Performing Arts

Favorite Style of Dance: Jazz

Favorite Place on Campus: TCF Bank Stadium

Favorite Sport to Watch / Cheer For: Basketball

What made you want to dance at the University of Minnesota? Being on such an amazing team full of talent, passion and laughter

When/Where did you first start dancing? When I was three at Stage Door

What's something that most people don't know about you? I have an extremely large family. My dad's the youngest of 14 brothers and sisters.

What non-dance accomplishment are you most proud of? Being on the Dean's list every year in college.

What do you like to do when you aren't dancing? Hanging with my friends and watching movies

What is your favorite memory on this team: Storming the court when our men's basketball team beat the #1 team, Indiana

Do you have any tips for high school dancers who want to continue on in college? Stay in studio dance or keep up with your technique

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