The 2021 Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders squad has been revealed. The 2021 auditions were held in a virtual and in-person hybrid format, with auditions opening up in February and the final squad chosen on August 1st. The 2021 squad totals to 40 performers, made up of 12 rookies and 28 returning veterans.
The Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders will actively be part of the 2021 Falcons season. “Our cheerleaders are an integral part of the Atlanta Falcons,” stated Rich McKay, President and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons. “They, along with Freddie Falcon, are our community champions, and their contributions to game day and to our fans is unmatched.” McKay continues, “We are excited to welcome the new squad to the Falcons family.”
Over 200 performers registered to try out, and the final auditions took place in-person at Mercedes-Benz Stadium – beginning with a fitness workout hosted by an Orangetheory Fitness instructor. “After auditions were fully virtual last year, we were so excited to welcome our performers back to Mercedes-Benz Stadium,” said Chato Hendrix, Director of Atlanta Falcons Cheerleading. “We took our learnings from 2020 and successfully combined the hybrid version of tryouts with the in-person and we plan to implement both in the future,” Hendrix continues. “Having Orangetheory Fitness join us as a great partner this year set the bar for future auditions, and the end result is an incredible 2021 squad.”
Serving as role models and community ambassadors, the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders represent the club in Atlanta and abroad, visiting military personnel and fans both domestically and internationally. The squad is made of up passionate chemists, accountants, entrepreneurs and educators who serve their city on and off the field. Click here to learn more about the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders.
More Information: Most know them for the spirit they bring to game day, but off the field, the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders are every bit as accomplished as attorneys, chemists, accountants, entrepreneurs and educators – and wonderful community ambassadors. Logging countless hours each season, Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders represent the club in Atlanta and abroad, visiting military personnel and fans in Hong Kong, Egypt, Japan, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Bosnia, Kosovo, Guam, Hawaii and Okinawa.
Through outreach, they serve as role models in the community. These performers give back in powerful ways and work especially close with causes that promote awareness for physical fitness, education, mentorship for girls and breast cancer research and awareness. Currently a squad of 40 women and men, the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders began to energize the Falcons faithful.
Through the years, the cheerleaders have been featured in a myriad of national publications and media outlets, including Sports Illustrated, Lindy’s Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Jezebel, NFL Network, Fox Sports South, The Learning Channel, MTV and Maxim.com. www.atlantafalcons.com/cheerleaders