Thunder Dance Team

Thunder Dance Team

The High Voltage Dance Team are among the most active and visible groups on campus, including dancing on the sidelines, performing halftime of football and basketball games, making public appearances at community and regional events.

The High Voltage Dance Team consists of young women who enjoy promoting school spirit, creating enthusiasm and entertaining fans at Thunder athletic events. Whether the ladies are performing short band dances on the sidelines with the band or halftime performances that range from jazz, hip-hop and contemporary routines the ladies are sure to entertain.

Incoming freshman are eligible to earn the Trine University Dance Scholarship! Freshmen who make the squad are eligible to earn a $1000 scholarship for each year that they remain on the Dance team.

Want to dance for Trine? The High Voltage Dance Team holds tryouts each spring for the upcoming year. Tryouts are a one day process that consist of an across the floor combination followed by a short jazz and hip-hop routine. Anyone interested in trying out should contact head coach Shea Sims.


2019-20 Tryouts

Tryouts will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Hershey Hall on Trine University's main campus. A new member meeting will be held directly following the completion of tryouts.

The tryout packet is available here.

For more information, please contact head coach Shea Sims by email or by calling (260)-665-4589.

2018-19 Outlook

High Voltage members are excited to begin their eighth season at Trine.  They will begin the season with a home camp where the team will bring in various choreographers to work on technical skills as well as their season routines. The ladies have won back-to-back national titles in the Jazz category, and finished first in Hip-Hop. As they prepare to perform for home football and basketball games, the team will be taking a break from the competition side to focus on technique and game day elements.

The team looks forward to volunteering in the community as well as supporting another winning Thunder football season at all home games. As fall comes to a close, the dancers will be ever present at winter sports including men's basketball where the team performs at all halftimes. The women are filled with new energy, a passion to dance and are looking forward to supporting Thunder athletics.




Head Coach

Head coach Shea Sims came to Trine University in the spring of 2012 after three seasons of cheering for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA with over 20 years of dance and cheerleading experience. Prior to professional basketball, Coach Sims was a Division I cheerleader and captain for Bowling Green State University where she earned a degree in Journalism Broadcasting. She has coached and choreographed nationally recognized teams for more than 10 years. Coach Sims was also a part of Universal Cheerleaders Association during her collegiate career.



Name Yr. Hometown/High School
Bailee Bates So. Coldwater, Mich. / Coldwater
Kylie Bowen Fr. Angola, Ind. / Angola
Ashtyn Capen Sr. St. Louis, Mich. / St. Louis
Lydia Holland So. Mishawaka, Ind. / Mishawaka
Samantha Jaramillo So. South Bend, Ind. / Clay
Sierra Minnix Sr. Edwardsburg, Mich. / Edwardsburg
Kenydee Otto Fr. Coldwater, Mich. / Coldwater
Stephanie Rothbauer Sr. Elkhart, Ind. / Marian
Jordan Stevens So. Fort Wayne, Ind. / Concordia Lutheran
Christina Williams Sr. Auburn, Ind. / DeKalb
Serena Zhang Sr. Roswell, Ga. / Eaton Academy