Mhkeeba Pate cheered five seasons in the NFL as a Sea Gal for the Seattle Seahawks. She cheered in Super Bowl XLVIII and XLIX and performed at over 50 home games and various community events throughout the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her friends, watching sports and writing her first fictional novel. Mhkeeba graduated with a degree in Marketing from Georgetown University and completed her J.D. and M.B.A. from Temple University.
Brittany Corley cheered six seasons in the NFL as a Sea Gal for the Seattle Seahawks. She cheered in Super Bowl XLIX and performed at over 60 home games and various community events throughout the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, she loves traveling to new places, trying new cuisine, cooking for her family and exploring with her puppy Mocha. Brittany graduated with a degree in Art, Media & Culture from University of Washington.
In this week's episode, Brittany and Mhkeeba interview the infamous Derric Whitfield, Sr. Director of Dance Teams for the Washington Wizards! Both ladies learned and performed his killer routines that he taught at the two biggest dance conventions in pro cheerleading and have been huge fans ever since. Listen in to hear all about his background as a college and pro dancer, pro cheerleading industry choreographer, and highly respected leader of all of the entertainment teams for the Washington Wizards. Derric ends the interview with Drop It Like It's Hot so everyone can get the chance to get to know him better! During Cheer Chat, Mhkeeba and Brittany discuss an article from The Dallas Morning News by Sharon Grigsby attacking the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders as outdated and overly sexualized along with the ultimate clap back article from Paige Skinner in the Dallas Observer pointing out its absurdity.
In this very important bonus episode, Brittany and Mhkeeba share the disturbing news of the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks terminating their pro dance teams in exchange for a hip-hop focused co-ed dance and entertainment crew. The ladies host four women from the Sacramento Kings Dancers - Ariana Hirschfield, Daphnie Coon, Kellie Jackson, and Mariah Palmiter - to share their stories of how this decision was poorly communicated to them and how it has impacted their lives. More importantly, the ladies discuss the overall negative message these teams are sending to the youth and aspiring pro dancers that their profession is not respected and that their voices do not matter. With this interview, Mhkeeba and Brittany want to ensure that their voices are heard loud and clear!