Alicia Hawkins French brings nearly ten years of professional cheerleading experience to Going Pro Entertainment. Originally from Northern California, Ali grew up dancing at a private studio with training in various dance styles including tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical and pointe. She began competing at an early age, and spent seven years as a member of her studio’s dance company. Ali attended California State University Sacramento, where she was a member of the Hornet Girls dance team. Upon graduating from CSUS with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, she went on to dance professionally with the Oakland Raiderettes for four seasons, spending her final season as a co-captain.
As a member of the Raiderettes – Football’s Fabulous Females – she was privileged to travel abroad on two occasions while representing the Oakland Raiders. Ali is now enjoying life as a wife and mother, and working for a member of the California Legislature. Today she continues to follow her passion for dance and cheerleading as the Assistant Director of the United Football League’s Sacramento Mountain Lions Cheerleaders.
“I was blessed to spend four amazing seasons representing the Oakland Raiders as a Raiderette,” says Ali. “It was not only an opportunity to dance on the sidelines of the NFL, but I made lifelong friends, traveled the world, served as a proud ambassador to a world-renowned organization, and most importantly learned how to be the best woman I can be. My experience in professional cheerleading was one of the proudest accomplishments of my life and it is my passion and joy to share the experience with others!”
Ali will coordinate pro cheer and dance events in the Northern California region and conduct consulting for teams and audition candidates. Going Pro Entertainment is proud to welcome Ali to the elite staff of over 30 representatives located across the United States and Canada.