The Official Dance Team of the University of Illinois

The Illinettes Dance Team represents the entire state of Illinois as some of the most visible ambassadors for the University. The proud tradition of the Illinettes is carried on by a 28 member precision dance team that specializes in pom, jazz, and hip hop and performs at all Illinois home football and men's and women's basketball games. In addition to spectacular performances before Memorial Stadium and State Farm Center crowds, the Illinettes perform annually at the Chicago United Center, the St. Louis Scottrade Center, Soldier Field, and a Chicago Bears halftime Show as well as additional performances with the Nation’s Premier College Marching Band – the Marching Illini! The Illinettes will be traveling to Ireland in March 2021 to perform in the prestigious St. Patricks Day Parade! Each Illinette member must meet the expectations of being a skilled and talented athlete as well as being a well-rounded student who embraces the ILLINOIS tradition! We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to make a decision that will change your life forever. The Illinettes Dance Team is an experience you will never forget!   

Molly Tuskey *co-captain

Sophie Leskis *co-captain

Ashley Barz

Taylor Born

Olivia Chester

Katherine Ciannella

Emma Connelly

Jessica Cvengros

Analia Dama

Antoinette DelGiudice

Emma Dziura

Danielle Fuller

Bridget Class

Megan Graham

Eva Hahnfeld

Bridget Hennelly

Kelly Higgason

Mickayla Homme

Johnna Jones

Callie Mennecke

Lilly Mullaney

Cassidy Murphy

Allison Neitzel

Bri Pietrzak

Emily Scehovic

Jessica Schatz

Hannah Tharp

Sydney Tschosik

Amanda Veldhuizen

Elizabeth Watson

 2020-2021 Illinettes 


Introducing the 2021-2022 captains

Bridget Glass & Danielle Fuller

They have been selected by members on the Illinettes dance team to lead the team starting Fall 2021. We look forward to seeing everything they accomplish! 

Learn more about them on the "Meet the team" page on our website!

Congratulations ladies!