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January 15, 2011 | 12:36 pm

Danielle Laker girlThis is the sixth post of a weekly series that helps you get to know the Laker Girls (who, by the way, officially go by one name only).

Laker Girl name: Danielle

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Years on the Laker Girls squad: 1

Area of Residence: North Hollywood, California

College/High School: Assumption High School; University of Louisville and Orange Coast College

What prompted you to want to become a Laker Girl?

I wanted to be a part of the most prestigous dance team in the NBA and become more involved in the community.

What do you think stood out to the judging panel, about you, regarding your audition?

I think my passion for dance stood out. When I perform, I feel it is important for anyone watching, to be able to tell that I'm having fun and I love what I do.

What do you think makes a good Laker Girl?

I think a Laker Girl should be professional, conservative, hard working, dedicated, positive, enthusiastic, and genuine.

What is your dance experience?

I've been dancing since I was 6. I am a studio trained dancer and was also a member of Assumption High School's dance team. (where we won 2 national championships) I then went on to dance for the University of Louisville Ladybirds. After that, I was a member on Orange Coast College's dance team. For the past 2 years I have been working at Disneyland as dancer. In addition, I take all styles of dance classes in L.A. whenever I get the chance.

Favorite dance routine, while being a Laker Girl?

Walk This Way

Favorite uniform?

Our newest one! We call it our “ruffle” uniform. It is purple, a two piece outfit which consists of a top and skirt. The uniform has yellow trim, ruffles and rhinestones.

Favorite Lakers Player?

Shannon Brown

Favorite Laker Girl memory so far?

My favorite memory was when my parents visited me from Kentucky and got to see me perform on the Christmas Day game. It was my parents first Lakers game!! Unfortunately we lost that game, but it was still really nice to have them there.

What do you like most about being involved, as a Laker Girl, at local charity/community events?

I love that I have the chance to put a smile on a person's face, or maybe make their day a little brighter.

What would you say is your beauty secret?

Crest white strips!

What diet/workout tips do you have?

I've found that running makes a huge difference for me and my body. I try to do an ab workout everyday and drink lots of water! Take it one day at a time.

What are your hobbies?

Yoga/Pilates, Photography, travel, boating, watching movies and I am learning how to play the guitar.

Career aspirations?

Right now, I would like to stay a professional dancer in the industry for as long as I can! (book commercials, movies, award shows, tours, etc.)

--Mark Medina

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