“I had amazingly, unforgettable experiences as a cheerleader as soon as I picked up pom poms in high school and began cheering on the sidelines. The adventures only became more profound and more meaningful as I entered the professional arena. Now I have the opportunity to help others experience what I have by sharing my knowledge and expertise with them. All of the hard work pays off when I hear the excited and overjoyed voice of a client who just made the team of her dreams… who will now dance on the sidelines!”
GeNienne Samuels is the President/CEO and Co-Founder of Sideline Prep, LLC. She recently retired as a Wizard Girl for the NBA’s Washington Wizards to take on the role as the In-Arena Host for the Washington Wizards. As a Wizard Girl, she was named Captain after her Rookie season and was named Most Valuable Wizard Girl for two years in a row.
Prior to entertaining fans at the Verizon Center, GeNienne was an NFL cheerleader for eight years for the Washington Redskins. During her eight-years as a Washington Redskins Cheerleader, she was a Co-Captain for two years, Captain for four years, the 2004 Pro Bowl Cheerleader, and a two-time swimsuit calendar Cover Girl model.
She is most proud of her active support and dedication to the United States military as a Variety Show Dancer for the WRC. She toured overseas to more than a dozen countries in support of our United States soldiers on behalf of USO, DOD and AFE. She has visited military bases and installation in Afghanistan, Qatar, Bosnia, Kosovo, Italy, Spain, Greece, Japan, Turkey, Guam, Kwajalein, and Micronesia, just to name a few.
GeNienne also cheered on the 2008 Bangalore Cheerleading Team in Bangalore, India and danced in the 2009 International Chinese New Years Parade in Hong Kong, China, on behalf of the WRC.
Some of her honors as a Professional Cheerleader include:
- Co-Captain and Captain for the Washington Wizard Girls
- Most Valuable WG Award – 2010, 2011
- Wizard Girl Community Star Award – 2009
- 2004 Pro Bowl Cheerleader – Voted to represent the WRC at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii
- Cover Girl Model for the annual Washington Redskins Cheerleader Swimsuit Calendar two (2) times – Only cheerleader selected to grace the cover of the calendar twice
- WRC Director’s Choice Award – 2001, 2002, 2004
- WRC Outstanding Leadership & Choreography – 2003
- WRC Choreography Award – 2006 – 2007
- WRC Lifetime Achievement Award – 2006 – 2007
- Cheered at the America Bowl in Osaka Japan (Co-Captain)
- Cheered at the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio (Captain)
Prior to cheering professionally in the NFL and NBA, GeNienne was a cheerleader/stunter in high school and at the University of Richmond. During her senior year at the University of Richmond, her co-ed stunt cheerleading team won the 1997 UCA Small Co-ed Championship in Orlando, Florida. Upon graduation, she was a member of the USA –Spirit Station Co-Ed Open Competition Squad in Richmond, Virginia.
In addition to her love of stunting, cheerleading and dance, GeNienne is also an accomplished business professional. She is a Business Process Reengineering (BPR) and process improvement consultant and holds the distinguished credential of being a Project Management Professional (PMP.) GeNienne owns a quality consulting company, GS Consulting & Communication, Inc., that services the State of Maryland, the Federal Government, and small businesses and non-profits in the DC Metropolitan area. GeNienne is also the host for two television shows: “Operation Rising Star” (in support of the military) which airs on the Pentagon Channel and “SchoolScene” (in support of Fairfax County Public Schools) which can be viewed on RedApple 21 in Fairfax County.
GeNienne’s Pro Tip
Success to Sideline Prep is not just about helping “our ladies” make the team. The most rewarding aspect about being a part of Sideline Prep is impacting our ladies’ lives both emotionally and physically. The tools, suggestions, and information we provide not only helps our clients be more prepared for auditions, but it also makes them more prepared and better equipped for life.
They learn how to change their mindset and always think positively, how eat properly, how to carry themselves in front of a crowd of people, how to best present themselves verbally, on paper, and in person, how to interview effectively, and how to incorporate fitness and healthy routines in their lives to feel better and look better. Creating better habits and improving one’s self image ultimately makes our ladies more confident inside and out. These skills transcend beyond an audition. This is success.