"What I Was Born to Do": Bring It On Boasts a Record 32 Broadway Debuts; Meet the Newbies

By Michael Gioia
14 Aug 2012

Adrianna Parson

Adrianna Parson said she was "born a performer… I knew that Broadway was for me the first time I saw Cats on DVD. I watched it over and over and over and made my brother watch it with me until he cried. Seriously…! He literally cried because he didn't want to watch it anymore!" The 23 year old from Indianapolis, IN, is Bring It On's assistant dance captain, an understudy and a swing.

Parson, who participated in all-star cheerleading teams and Indianapolis' Lawrence North High School competition squad, added, "Nothing thrills me more than putting on a show. Broadway was a huge surprise for me. I usually don't go after something unless I know I'm ready for it, but in this case, I guess the Man upstairs was saying, 'You're ready.'"


David Ranck

Ensemble member David Ranck, who wasn't able to respond in time for our deadline, cheered for the Denver Nuggets at Colorado State University. Ranck, from Strasburg, PA, transferred to Morehead State University in Kentucky, where he was a cheered for the school and was an instructor for the Universal Cheerleaders Association.