EAST CHICAGO | When Ariana Rosado dreams, she dreams big.
One of those big dreams came true for her earlier this month as she was chosen from over 200 dancers nationwide that tried out to make the Chicago Bulls' Luvabulls team of 20.
"Dancing is my passion," said Ariana Rosado. "I remember as a child watching the Luvabulls with their energy and talent and seeing the raw emotion from the audience and I knew I wanted to be part of it."
Rosado will join her team of Luvabulls and perform at 2013-2014 Bulls home games, charity fundraisers and special events around the world.
"Ariana's dancing was very impressive," said Shante' Roberts, Luvabulls head coach. "Watching her dance was great. She wasn't afraid to take risks and leave it all out there on the floor."
Rosado is no stranger to performance on and off the stage as she danced alongside Beyoncé during Oprah's last show at the United Center, and graduated from St. Xavier with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts (Marketing and Communication) while receiving Summa Cum Laude honors.
"We are extremely proud of Ariana," said Trina Rosado, mother. "She is a positive role model for her family and community and she has excelled academically and is now fulfilling a dream."