The Washington Stealth Bombshells, the Dance Team of the new National Lacrosse League franchise playing at the Comcast Arena at Everett this winter, completed their search for the preeminent dancers in the Puget Sound after two auditions were held over the last week. Last Saturday, a formal audition was held with nine dancers named to the squad. Wednesday night, a separate private audition took place with three more dancers added to the mix.
Saturday’s open auditions at the Comcast Arena brought about a tough competition for the area’s top dancers. Bombshells Director Sheena Shive provided a routine that all the dancers learned and performed in front of seven judges, followed by a round of personal interviews. Judges included Stealth Owner Denise Watkins, NLL Rookie of the Year Rhys Duch, KRKO Sports Talk Show Host Jeff “The Fish” Aaron and KIRO TV’s Jenni Hogan. Ultimately, the group was narrowed down to nine women that the judges felt would most strongly represent the Stealth on the field and in the community.
Shive then held a second set of auditions that resulted in three more additions to the Bombshells squad. The Dance Team features eleven women with past experience dancing in professional sports. Eight members are former Sonics Dancers, two members are formerly Seagals and one was a member of Arena Football 2’s, Spokane Shock Girls.
“I am so excited to announce the 2010 Bombshells dance team,” said Shive after the final round of auditions. “We have selected an amazing group of beautiful, talented women that will be great ambassadors for the Stealth Organization. I know the fans have something special to look forward to and I can’t wait to get them out into the community and in front of the Stealth fans on opening night on January 9th.”
The photo above features the nine Bombshells selected on Saturday:
(From Left to Right) Back – Monae, Andrea, Whitney, Lauren, Middle – Jillian, Abby, Tricia, Front – Pilita, Meghan H. (Not Pictured: Kelsey, Megan B. Kylee). More photos of the auditions are in the stealthlax.com photo gallery.
See the Bombshells in action live at the Comcast Arena starting January 9, 2010. The Bombshells will be at all eight home games this season, which runs through April. For season ticket information, call 877-MY-75-TIX or log on to www.stealthlax.com.