Mariah Bell from Life High School Waxahachie is one of over 300 high school dancers, cheerleaders, and drum majors from across the U.S. who will be performing in the historic city of Rome on New Year’s Day.
Mariah also represented her high school in the London New Year’s Day Parade last year.
The individuals invited to perform in the Rome celebration are part of the All-American program, selected from Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), Universal Dance Association (UDA), National Dance Alliance (NDA) and United Spirit Association (USA) at summer camps across the country.
All-Americans are chosen based on superior athletic and leadership skills. Only the top 12% of athletes who attend camp earn the chance to perform in the holiday spectacular.
“The All-American program is celebrating its 32nd year in 2019, and our talented cheerleaders, dancers and drum majors really enjoy the opportunity to show their skills to a very enthusiastic international audience,” says Mike Fultz, International Event Coordinator for Varsity Spirit.