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The Colorado Mesa University Mavettes Dance Team is a division II varsity team that performs in jazz, hip hop and pom styles of dance. The Mavettes are housed in the theatre department's dance program where they have access to professional dance training such as ballet and jazz technique while performing at athletic events and national competitions. The Mavettes Dance Team builds networking connections, provides upper division credits, offers professional opportunities and encourages individual and team critical thinking skills.


Athletics Events

The purpose of our program is to serve as leaders of school spirit, promote school pride and create an exciting game day experience and home advantage while unifying students, faculty, alumni, and fans in support of Colorado Mesa University and athletic teams. 

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Camps, Clinics, and Fundraiser's

The Mavettes offer a variety of camps, clinics, and fundraiser's throughout the year for prospective dancers and community members to attend! To view more information on the current events available click the get involved button below. 

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The Mavettes attend in divisional nationals performing jazz, hip hop, pom, and game day. We participate at Universal College Association and Dance Team Union national events. 



Meet the Team: 2021-2022 Mavettes 




Meet the Coach


Coach Gabriele "Gabbie" Cahill graduated from Colorado Mesa University in 2013 with a BA in dance. During her undergrad, she was honored with multiple awards including outstanding performer and choreographer. After graduation she traveled to Las Vegas to rebuild a dance program and create media content through dance film projects.

She returned to Grand Junction in 2015 where she was hired as the program director and coach for the Mavettes Dance Team. Since taking over the Mavettes Dance Team program, the team was able to start traveling and participating in national competitions including USA and Dance Team Union. The Mavettes also participate in UDA and ProAction Dance summer programs, allowing the team to become more diversified.

Coach Gabbie is an instructor of dance technique and choreographer for the CMU dance program where she teaches jazz, hip hop, ballet, modern and tap. 


For more information, contact Gabriele Cahill at [email protected]