This season marks Thompson's
fifth year as a dance coach and her third as head coach of the Saint
Xavier University dance team, Paw Prints. The former NBA Milwaukee Bucks dancer
led the 2009-10 team to a first place finish in the Collegiate Hip-Hop Division at the UPA National Cheer & Dance Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. Thompson looks to recapture the hip-hop title again this
season and compete for the collegiate dance title as well.
Thompson graduated from Aurora
University (Ill.) with a degree in Recreation Administration and a minor in
Communications. She currently works for a high school where she teaches
P.E./Health and serves as the school's Athletic Director. Thompson's 12-year dance career includes stints with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Kane County
Eagles' semi-pro football team, the Rockford Lightning of the CBA and for
the Chicago Machine of the MLL.