The Carolina Coquettes dance team is an elite and integral visual component of the Carolina Band, and a prominent organization on the UofSC 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.
2021 Coquette Auditions
April 3 - Virtual Audition Clinic I (9-12 pm)
April 10 - Virtual Audition Clinic II (9-12 pm)
April 17 - 1st Round of Audition Videos Due
April 19 - Notification of Advancement to 2nd Round of Auditions
April 24 - 2nd Round of Audition Videos Due
Meet the Coquettes
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.
Isabel Bowen is a junior marine science major with a minor in mass communication. She is a member of the national coed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega and served this past summer as an Extended Mentor for Pillars for Carolina. She is not only passionate about dance but she is also dedicated to teaching younger generations about the importance of our oceans. Isabel began dancing at three years old and has never stopped since. She danced at Backstage Dance Studio in Columbia, Maryland for 15 years, six of which she spent on their nationally awarded competitive show troupe. Along with competitive dance, she was also a four-year Varsity Cheer Team member at Oakland Mills High School where she served as captain for two years. Isabel was also a member of the Oakland Mills High School Senior Dance Company for two years where she assisted in teaching and choreographing for the Junior Dance Company. This is Isabel’s 3rd year on the Coquettes and she is so excited for the opportunity to be captain. She cannot wait to lead the team and grow a strong, supportive, and passionate environment. Isabel is beyond excited to gain a stronger bond with her team members and dance with them in Williams-Brice Stadium!
Kendall Stalls is a senior at UofSC majoring in biological sciences with a minor in health promotion, education, and behavior. Kendall began dancing at the age of 3 and developed a passion for performing. She studied at Southside Ballet Studio in Smithfield, VA for 14 years, 4 of which she spent on their competition team. Kendall received approval to graduate from high school in three years and came to UofSC at the age of 17. This is Kendall’s fourth and final year on the Carolina Coquettes and she is ecstatic to have the opportunity to lead the team as a captain. In the future, Kendall plans on attending medical school to become an oncologist. She is a member of the Honors College and currently is conducting research on the effect of exposure to low dose antibiotics on tumor burden in mice with colorectal cancer. Kendall’s previous research on the effect of a folate-free diet on chemotherapy effectiveness will be published this year in a scientific journal. She is a member of Phi Delta Epsilon, the international medical fraternity, in addition to being a Changing Carolina Peer Leader, where she works to promote healthy lifestyles here on campus. Kendall cannot wait to perform in Williams Brice stadium again with such an amazing group of talented young women. She is grateful for the numerous opportunities she has been given through the Coquettes and strives to bring the team to a new level through hard work and dedication. While it may be her final year on the team, she is certain that this year will be the best yet. Go Cocks!
Alexis Sunderlage is a senior at UofSC majoring in exercise science with a double minor in dance and psychology. This is Alexis’s second year as captain for the Carolina Coquettes, and she is so excited to continue dancing with such an amazing group of women while cheering on the Gamecocks! Alexis began dancing at the age of four, and she truly fell in love with dance. Alexis trained at a studio in Fort Mill, SC and 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. Dancing on the Coquettes Dance Team with the Carolina Band combines marching band and dance, two of Alexis’s favorite activities. She plans to become an occupational therapist and hopes to one day work with special needs children. Alexis is a member of the Honors College, and her honors senior thesis is looking at incorporating dance into pediatric therapies. Alexis loves cheering on the Gamecocks 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!
Questions about the Carolina Coquettes? Call the USC Band Office, 803-777-4278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org