The 2020 Lady Pirates Dance Team
Monica O’Connell leads the Lady Pirates Dance Team for the third season. For the past four years, O’Connell has been the Director and Choreographer of the Dance Program at Central High School in Springfield, Massachusetts and formed a children’s dance company at Chandler Elementary School in Worcester. O’Connell is currently an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Worcester State University and was the Director and Choreographer of the Worcester State University Dance Team. Monica is a member of the Actors Equity Association, a freelance choreographer and Master teacher throughout the East Coast.
Like many of the Pirates players, O’Connell has NFL experience being a former member of the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders. O’Connell has performed in numerous dance concerts and musical reviews including Untamed Illusions Dance and Magic Show at The Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City, and “Rockin’ The Boat” at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia. Internationally, she has performed in “Juke Box” in Naples, Italy, “Night on the Town” in Barcelona, Spain, “Broadway Opener” in Marseille, France and “Leigh Gee’s Enigma” in Palermo, Sicily. She can also be seen in commercials such as “Nobody Beats the Wiz,” “New Balance Fitness Wear” and “Kellogg’s Cereal.”