World Championships cheerleader auditions set for Sunday in Vail |

World Championships cheerleader auditions set for Sunday in Vail

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VAIL — Break out the pompoms and get ready to bust a move because the 2015 Festivals Committee will host auditions for the World Championships cheerleading squad on Sunday at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. The closed auditions are scheduled for 3 p.m.

The 2015 cheerleading squad will be everywhere during the Championships, from the race stadiums to Medals Plaza to Vail and Beaver Creek villages, energizing the crowd and getting everyone in the mood to celebrate the athletes and their accomplishments.

The committee is seeking female professional dancers ages 18 to 35 with extensive dance or cheer experience to fill the 10-member team. Applicants must be fit and in shape, exhibit strong communications skills, be a team player with a positive attitude and have the ability to learn new choreography quickly.

All interested applicants must submit a head shot, body shot and resume on or before Saturday to 2015 choreographer Kris Ashley by emailing


“The 2015 Cheerleaders are going to be a really fun component of the overall festival atmosphere surrounding the World Championships,” said Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation and head of the 2015 World Championships Organizing Committee. “We are striving to create a unique all-American feel to the event and what is more American than cheerleaders at a sporting event.”

The 2015 audition will consist of three segments. The applicants will be taught a high-energy dance combination and will be asked to freestyle. Dancers will then learn a cheer to be performed in small groups before moving on to an interview process.

Selected dancers must be fully available and on location Feb. 1-15, with housing, transportation, per diem and pay provided.


Scheduled from Feb. 2-15, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek are expected to showcase athletes from more than 70 nations, with an estimated 750 million worldwide television viewers and an onsite media and broadcast entourage of approximately 1,500 members.

For additional information on the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, visit

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