This season marks Thompson's fifth year as a dance coach and her fourth 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 an area high school where she holds the position of Senior Practicum Coordinator and serves as the 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.
|Paige Bajenski||JR||Mokena, Ill.||Lincoln-Way East|
|Heather Haney||SR||Midlothian, Ill.||Bremen|
|Courtney McFall||FR||Tinley Park, Ill.||Tinley Park|
|Chelsea Merrow||FR||Kenosha, Wis.||Indian Trail Academy|
|Caitlin Miernicki||FR||Tinley Park, Ill.||Andrew|
|Molly Miernicki||FR||Tinley Park, Ill.||Andrew|
|Chioma Okere||SO||Chicago, Ill.||Lane Tech|
|Katie Pikel||SR||Orland Park, Ill.||Sandburg|
|Ariana Rosado||JR||East Chicago, Ill.||The Indiana Academy|
|Romy Sazon||FR||Tinley Park, Ill.||Andrew|
|Jessica Scates||SO||St. Louis, Mo.||Ritenour|
|Cap||Stephanie Schmeski||SR||Alsip, Ill.||Marist|