Mackenzie Symanietz
Mackenzie  Symanietz

High School:

2nd Year

Year on Team: 2nd year

Major: Business

High School: Mahtomedi High School

Previous Dance Team: Mahtomedi Dance Team

Previous Studio: Larkin Dance Studio

Favorite style of dance: Jazz

Favorite place on campus: McNamara Alumni Center

Favorite sport to watch/cheer for: Football

What made you want to dance at the University of Minnesota? The amazing bond the team has and their hunger to achieve their goals.

When/Where did you first start dancing? I started dancing when I was 1 ½ at Larkin Dance Studio.

What's something that most people don't know about you? My grandma founded the studio I danced at growing up.

What non-dance accomplishment are you most proud of? Being in National Honors Society in high school

What do you like to do when you aren't dancing? I like going to my dance studio and teaching the younger dancers.

What is your favorite memory on this team: My favorite memory is walking into nationals with the whole team.

Do you have any tips for high school dancers who want to continue on in college? Keep up the hard work! Perseverance goes a long way!


Dance Team, Goldy Judged Best In Nation


Minnesota spirit squads once again took top billing at the recent 2017 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading And Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Fla.

Spirit Squads during 2016 Football Season


Check out photos of the Spirit Squads performing at Gopher football games this season.

Spirit Squad Wins Pom Division


Minnesota's dance team won the Pom division at the 2016 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading And Dance Team National Championship.

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