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, the Chicago Bears halftime show, as well as additional performances with the Nation’s Premier College Marching Band – the Marching Illini! 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!   

Emma Connelly *co-captain

Danielle Fuller *co-captain

Calle Mennecke *co-captain

Caroline Corcoran
Allie Demay
Katelin Doughty
Erin Edwards
Bella Gallina
Emma Geiger
Mae Gentry
Megan Graham
Evan Hahnfeld
Hannah Hautzinger
Kathleen Hensing
Kelly Higgason
Brenna Hill
Alex Hinshaw
Macy Jemmi
Madison Lindenbaum
Gabriella Manriquez
Kelly McCall

Rosie Moraga
Cassidy Murphy
Lynnea Njoya
Kendall O’Keefe
Bri Pietrzak
Grace Spanos
Hannah Tharp

 2022-2023 Illinettes 

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Introducing the 2022-2023 captains

Emma Connelly         Danielle Fuller         Calle Mennecke 









They have been selected by members on the Illinettes dance team to lead the team starting Fall 2022. We look forward to seeing everything they accomplish! 

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

Congratulations ladies!