Grace Jirele  
Grace Jirele

Class:
Freshman

High School:
Convent of the Visitation


Year In School: Freshman

Year on the Team: 1st

Major: Undecided

High School: Convent of the Visitation

Previous Studio: Yackel Dance Studio

Favorite Style of Dance: Jazz

Favorite Place on Campus: TCF Bank Stadium

Favorite Sport to Watch/Cheer For: Football

What made you want to dance at the University of Minnesota? I wanted to dance at the U of M because I want to represent a school I love, doing what I love. Dance!

When/Where did you first start dancing? When I was 7 at Yackel Dance Studio

What's something most people don't know about you? I am very creative. I love to paint, draw, and I love photography.

What non-dance accomplishment are you most proud of? My artwork! I won an art competition my senior year.

What do you like to do when you aren't dancing? I love spending time with friends and family.

What are you looking forward to on the team? I am looking forward to the new friendships I will make, football games, nationals, and being part of such a talented and spirited team!

Do you have any tips for high school dancers who want to dance in college? Work hard, stay positive, be confident, and enjoy every moment.