Born to Dance: 2016 SBHS grad joins Vipers dance team

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Back in May, Marissa Nicole Maldonado made waves in San Benito when she became a semi-finalist for a spot on the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Although she ultimately fell short of her lifelong dream, Maldonado vowed that she

marissawould not give up and insisted she would be back the following year. In the meantime, however, landing a spot on the RGV Vipers dance team, the Snake Charmers, will serve as a nice consolation prize for the talented dancer.
With her heart set on dancing for a living, Maldonado has spent the majority of her summer touring the state of Texas for her chance. She caught an audition with the San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers and spent time at the Bring It! Live Tour Meet & Greet. Then, an advertisement on facebook caught her eye and the rest, as they say, is history.




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