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Coquettes

The Carolina Coquettes dance team is an elite and integral visual component of the Carolina Band, and a prominent organization on the USC campus. Comprised of experienced dancers from across the United States, the Carolina Coquettes perform with the Carolina Band at all functions and perform in a variety of styles ranging from jazz and high kick to pom.

The Carolina Coquettes rehearse daily throughout the fall season and members are selected through a highly competitive audition process in the spring before each football season. Members participate in all rehearsals and performances and receive a scholarship for their participation in the Carolina Band.

Kortnei Seabury

Kortnei Seabury, instructor

Kortnei Seabury is the Carolina Coquette Instructor. She is a Troy University “Sound of the South” Dance Team alumni, where she served as a captain for her senior year. She was also a member of the Troy University Basketball Dance Team and held the captain position for two years. During her years at Troy, Kortnei worked with several high school marching band dance teams across Alabama, providing instruction and choreography for their marching seasons. She was also a clinician and choreographer for the Troy University “Sound of the South” Summer Leadership Camp for dancers. After graduating from Troy with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, she returned to Troy to choreograph and participate in the Alumni Marching Band shows. Kortnei now lives in the Columbia metro area with her husband, Bailey, the Carolina Band Drumline Instructor/Arranger, and daughter Quinn. She is in her fifth year teaching as a 5th grade math and science teacher at Langford Elementary. Kortnei is excited to continue dancing and begin her third season with the Carolina Band Coquettes.

Brandy Potts

Brandy Potts, co-captain

Brandy Potts is an exercise science major here at UofSC, where she is a member of both the Delta Zeta sorority and the Coquettes Dance Team. Brandy has been dancing since the age of 3 and joined the competition team at her studio at age 4. Brandy danced at Carolina Dance Academy in Charlotte, NC for her entire dancing career. She was trained in multiple styles including tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary and hip hop. In high school, Brandy was a member of the Clover Flight dance team all four years and served as captain during her senior year. She received numerous solo awards through competitions and attended UDA with her dance team, where she earned three all-American titles. It has always been her dream to be on a college dance team, let alone be a captain. She has attended UofSC football games since she was in the womb and cannot believe she is living out her dream. Brandy is so excited to see how the team will grow this year!

Brandi Potts

Cameron Riddick, co-captain

Cameron Riddick is a senior marine science major with an emphasis in biological oceanography, wanting to research migration and behavioral patterns of sharks. She loves to scuba dive and travel in her free time. Cameron is currently a certified Rescue scuba diver and has almost completed her Dive Master. Cameron started dancing when she was five years old, and has been dancing ever since. She has completed 13 years of studio dance at Carolina Dance Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Along with dancing in the studio, she was the leader of her high school dance team and became the president of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts. Cameron was a part of three musicals during high school as one of the dance leads and student choreographers and performed in the Raleigh Christmas parade three years in a row. This is her 3rd year on Coquettes and she is so excited to be a captain and lead this team by pushing them towards growth and success and creating a fun atmosphere. Cameron can’t wait to bond as a team and dance in Williams Brice.

Alexis Sunderlage

Alexis Sunderlage, co-captain

Alexis Sunderlage began dancing at the age of four. She trained in Clermont, Florida for six years and truly fell in love with dance. After moving to South Carolina, she continued her dance education at a local studio in Fort Mill for eight years. Alexis knew at a very young age that dance was her passion. Alexis has participated in numerous events in Charlotte, NC, including performing with the Singing Christmas Tree and the Charlotte Civic Orchestra. Alexis trained at the Rockettes Summer Intensive in New York City for two summers. She was a part of the Nation Ford High School Colorguard and Varsity Winterguard all four years of high school, where she served as captain for two years. She had the privilege of performing in Lucas Oil Stadium twice as the marching band competed at Bands of America Grand Nationals. The Nation Ford High School Marching Band went on to win state competition three years, and the Varsity Winterguard placed 2nd in the region. Dancing on the Coquettes Dance Team with the Carolina Band combines marching band and dance, two of Alexis’s favorite activities. Alexis is a junior at UofSC majoring in exercise science and minoring in dance. She plans to become an occupational therapist and hopes to one day work with special needs children, incorporating dance into their therapy. Alexis is a member of the Honors College and currently works in the Children’s Physical Activity Research Lab on campus. She has presented her research at Discovery Day UofSC the past two years. She is looking forward to spending next spring semester in Europe studying abroad. Alexis loves cheering on the Gamecocks during game day in Williams-Brice Stadium, and she cannot wait for an awesome season performing on the Carolina Coquettes Dance Team with the Carolina Band. Go Cocks!

2019-2020 Coquette Roster


Questions about the Carolina Coquettes? Call the USC Band Office, 803-777-4278 or email uscbands@mozart.sc.edu


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