My sister Greta and I are Directors of The Cheerleading Company which is the company behind Pineapple Cheerleaders. We love our job so much and can't believe how lucky we are. Through Pineapple Cheerleaders, we've danced at some amazing events and worked with lots of Celebs and travelled all over the world. Best of all though we have an incredible team of over 60 talented dance teachers and professional cheerleaders who work exclusively with us to make up The Cheerleading Company Family. #lovemyjob #cheerleadingcompanyfamily
People often ask me about Pineapple Cheerleaders; what we do and how it all started - and so here’s our story…
Pineapple Cheerleaders are London and the UK's first and longest standing (9 years and counting) professional cheerleaders for hire. They are the in-house professional cheerleading team at Pineapple Dance Studios. We founded the squad 9 years ago – our aim – to bring American-style pro-cheerleading to the UK. We are so proud that Pineapple Cheerleaders have been the benchmark and inspiration for all other professional cheerleaders in the UK. It’s great to inspire so many people.
How it began…. Well Pineapple Cheerleaders were created because Greta and I loved teaching Cheerleading classes at Pineapple Dance Studios but almost straight away within the first few months of teaching at Pineapple we both really missed the amazing feeling you get from performing as Cheerleaders and being part of a team. So we approached Pineapple Dance Studios about setting up a professional Cheerleading Squad with them. Again at the time there were no other Professional Cheerleaders for hire in the UK. We’ve always admired the US Cheerleaders across the pond and as kids we pranced around our living room pretending to be Laker Girls. We felt that the UK needed it’s own version of the fantastic Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, and as the most famous Dance Studio in the UK, Pineapple was the perfect match for this.
So to cut a long story short, after a few discussions, presentations etc, contracts were signed and Pineapple Cheerleaders were born! Since then, the Pineapple Cheerleaders have taken the UK by storm. The cheerleaders have danced at some amazing events and worked with lots of fantastic people including: Katy Perry, Samuel L Jackson, Stephen Fry, Paris Hilton and One Direction. We’ve even performed on programmes like The X Factor and got the opportunity to travel all over the world with our work. Dancing with Lewis Hamilton and the F1 drivers at the Race of Champions at Wembley Stadium remains my personal favourite as I'm an F1 fan.