“Oh! I absolutely love it. Wait, can I do it? What will people say though…?” How many times have you stopped before pushing those walls and letting go of what is not meant for you?
Turns out 27 is not that old of an age to pursue what you actually love doing.
Not all of them turn out to be stars, but there are quite a few people, who carry the guts to follow their passion. They are the ones to hang in there till their dream comes true.
Alicia Dove is the founder of a group of professionally trained dancers “Cherry Bombs”. They put on the most entertaining and dangerous live performance of party animals you can ever see.
An NFL cheerleader with a fit body no less than a model, left her position to create a lifestyle that she truly wanted.
A self-professed fine artist, and a pro at makeup, Alicia Dove has been in highlights since her nationwide tour with Stone sour.
Alicia Dove: Childhood and Education
Very little is known about the whereabouts of parents, siblings, or family of Alicia Dove. She was born on January 16, 1985 (the year of Ox).
Thirty-five years old red-headed dancer, Alicia has been interested in music and dancing since childhood.
Born and raised in the United States, she went to Gig Harbor Public High School in the Peninsula School District in Gig Harbor, Washington. She was a member of cheerleaders in her high school.
Alicia started learning guitar since 12, which came handy to her while creating surprises on stage later in her career. However, her practice was halted soon after she joined the school cheerleaders.
Alicia was fond of dancing and football, so cheerleading was perfect for her. However, she discovered her real passion was dancing so she left the cheerleading and formed a dance team of her own named “H 2 WHOA”.
Alicia was a tenacious teenager. Her passion for rock metal started when she came across a bunch of guys who listened to metal in the late 90s during middle school.
Bold as she was, the aggressiveness of metal really spoke to her.
Alicia loved rock and roll music. Slipknot, corn, and Prodigy were her absolute favorites. Her team H 2 whoa was named after the water wave-like rhythm of their dance performances.
She started giving Halloween based theme dance performances with her team in her high school.
They threw in songs by Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie which must have foreshadowed her career choices.
Alicia Dove: Personality traits
As explained by her zodiac sign Capricorn, is a loyal, responsible, independent, goal-oriented, hardworking, and leading mindset.
She manages solid and practical plans, as a persistent leader of her team, who does not give up on her teammates.
|Full Name||Alicia Dove Taylor|
|Height||m (5 feet 7 inches)|
|Hair Color||Red dyed.|
|Birthmark/ Tattoo||Inked small piece of words on the left foot below the ankle.|
Roses and inspiring words from shoulders to palm right hand.
|Favorite music||Rock bands Slipknot, corn, prodigy, Marilyn mansion, and Rob Zombie|
|Fashion style||Red and Black. Deep cut|
|Favorite place||Las Vegas (Vegas house of blues)|
|Favorite past time||Spending money in her favorite places.|
Alicia Dove: Relationship and Marriage
Alicia had an encounter with Corey Taylor for the first time when she was still a cheerleader for NFL. It was around 2010 when they ran into each other at a knot show.
Corey was known as a great rock singer, frontman of Stone sour, and an absolute mad man on stage while performing in Slipknot –one of metal’s biggest acts.
The relation was not love at first sight. Their first meeting was along with a bunch of NFL guys. Corey was not much friendly as he shook hands with everyone but her, gave a dead look, and walked away.
Alicia found him weird at first.
Ten months after the breakup of his eight-year marriage with Stephanie Luby, Corey met beautiful Alicia.
The pair really started hitting it off when Cherry Bomb toured with Stone Sour in 2017 which lasted about five weeks.
After two years of seeing each other, they first publicized their relationship in March 2019. Corey posted on Instagram saying Alicia as “everything” he “ever wanted and more.”
It was Sunday morning of April 7, 2019, in her LA apartment when Alicia finished her breakfast with Corey and went to the fridge to put salsa back. On closing the door, standing next to her was Corey with a ring while both of them were on their sweats.
Alicia and Corey had known each other for roughly 6 years or so when Corey popped out the question on his knees. It was casual, private, and pretty surprising for Alicia. She started crying on the floor with him and finally said “Yes!”.
“L’adorilust.” “Forever. And Ever.” was the Caption by both the lovebirds when they posted their engagement in their Instagram wall.
Their marriage turned out to be more of a surprise to everyone as the newlyweds stayed quiet until three weeks past their nuptials.
The news was cracked after stunning pictures of a very different and privet event posted by the couple on Instagram.
The wedding took place at a desert of stunning Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, Nevada on October 6, 2019, six months after their engagement.
Corey had mentioned his plan in Zane Lowe’s show Apple Music Beats 1 a few weeks back though.
The heartwarming pictures of the union taken by Nathan Mowery– homie of Alicia and a close friend, capture the couple posed in the desert sporting more traditional wedding attire before a stunning sunset.
Evident for a Capricorn, Alicia wore traditional Rue de Seine’s Adara Gown (cost 3600 USD). Taylor crashed in a maroon colored suit.
The location was arranged by Modern-Vintage Rentals, Flowers by Lorea Blooms, and Photos by Dallin and Cienna.
Alicia posted the gallery with caption “Valley of Fire,” and Corey with a caption of the date. Corey was 45 and Alicia was 34 when they tied knots together.
They celebrated their nuptials with close friends and family at a dressed down party in Las Vegas. Alicia dressed in short black number and Corey dressed with “Jesse & the Rippers” Full House parody T-shirt and backward ball cap.
Alicia never thought she would find her love in her best friend.
The lovey-dovey couple cherishes each other with kind words in SNS. They are not planning for kids right away and are moving slowly step by step.
Alicia Dove: Fight for her dream.
Before becoming a professional dancer, Alicia Dove was a member of a cheer-leading squad that cheered for the Georgian football team Atlanta Falcons performing in the National Football League (2010- 2012).
Alicia loved dancing and cheering for the NFL, but as time passed, she realized where her heart really lied. She did not want to put up with a clean tight schedule and binding rules.
Instead, she wanted the rock music to feed off her passion.
Listening Slipknot, tattooing her body, and many other things that Alicia could not keep up with, haunted her till she broke off and created the Cherry Bombs, “a group of badass chicks” according to her own words.
Alicia was the black sheep on the team, who dared lose some of her friends and a well-paying job to pursue her dream.
Her dream started taking shape when she got the first gig of Cherry Bombs–Sturgis, at the biggest bike rally in the world, South Dakota.
There were other people doing the same thing, but her tenacity in adding elements to a performance allowed Cherry Bombs to evolve from simple dancing to something that can move and can get the crowd involved.
Alicia is the knot and bolt of her team.
She does everything including choice of music, cutting and mixing according to the specialty of her artists, arranging schedules, matching choreography with music, and arranging props.
Alicia explains her show as “Rock and roll meets cirque du Soleil meets pussycat dolls extravaganza”. She is a metalhead who feels like a free bird when she performs exclusively on metal and rock.
She prioritizes the shows depending upon what the crowd might love and who they are opening for.
Their shows change constantly and so it’s unique every second time you see them. Alicia always pushes the show into next frontier, makes it bigger every time.
Constantly improving, and adding the stunts keeping safety up to par is another challenge Alicia takes. Multiple practices to show at least something physically demanding than what a crowd could perceive easy is her motto.
Alicia has a roster of 14 technically trained dancers all around the states. Five to seven of them give one performance. Dance with Pyro shows, aerial art, singing, whooping, and fire: pushes the performance to the next level and helps with the audience engagement.
Alicia does all of it by herself. She hauls the steel: aerial equipment, portable pole, fire gear with the team. She drives the team whenever needed and manages to keep it cool even after a practice of more than 8 hours a day.
Despite all their efforts, sometimes the production is not to spec, Alicia’s team face unorganized producers and restrictions on performances.
However, when the music is on the stage, their body acts almost in an auto-play version and they enjoy performing.
Alicia rolled her ankle during the Steel Panther show while filming a mini-documentary series about behind the scenes of a Cherry Bombs performance. It provided visual albums on YouTube about the efforts behind the iceberg we actually see on the surface.
Alicia dreams to do her show with a live band. At present, she is working in a production line show which is entirely new for her.
She is planning not a super hard storyline, kinda loose and entertaining show to audience keep followed.
Alicia Dove: First limelight of her life.
Alicia jumped into the fire when her team made their first nationwide tour with Buckcherry and Black stone in 2016. Despite being selected only due to their name, the team managed well without a manager or an agent.
Cherry Bombs’s first performance during the 73rd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2014 was alongside Bret Michaels.
Their 2nd national tour with Stone Sour and Steel Panther in Stone Shower/Sour was the best thing that happened to Alicia.
They have also appeared on TruTV’s Full Throttle Saloon. Alicia has been featured in Rock Revolt Magazine and has performed and collaborated in rock acts like Saving Abel and Puddle of Mud.
As her shows are gaining popularity, she has planned a musical tour to Knot fest japan, Singapore rock fest, and Manila, Jakarta Indonesia, Monterrey, MX next year.
Alicia Dove: Net Worth
Alicia Dove makes a decent earning from her performance shows. There is not much information about her net worth, but it was estimated at around $100K to up to $1M approximately in 2019.
Alicia Dove: Fighting Prejudice.
As the concept of “Cherry Bombs” is difficult to be explained if you have not seen them perform, there are crossovers where Alicia often faces the prejudice “of half-naked chicks dancing” or “a stripper act” when she meets the investors.
She understands their point of view and uses the videos to convince most of them. In her own words– “it’s not ‘just moving their ass’, it requires much work and effort.”
It is difficult when they still don’t get the concept of how it all fits into one show.
Alicia Dove: Charity events.
As Corey himself has been a victim of abuse and has attempted suicide at a young age, he has been an inspiration and practively involved in charity works of Alicia.
They have organized programs and performed cool rock stuff for different noble causes.
Alicia focuses on anti-suicide, anti-cancer, youth motivation, and child mental health for charity causes.
She performed with heavy metal: Lamb of God, Pantera, and Iron Maiden to raise funds for cancer society in the program “Metal for cancer”.
Another beautiful charity show for the fundraiser by the Taylor couple is “Star treatments” in December that covers the cost of gas and all wear and tear of the vehicle when sick children are taken to and out of the hospital.
Alicia Dove: Social Media
She is active on Instagram with more than 76.8k followers.
Alicia Dove: hope for better
In a prime time of her career and love life, Alicia focuses on being positive and strong. Her Instagram message informing fans about postponed spring tour had a ‘thank you’ message for all health workers and ‘stay safe’ message for her fans.
She has shared the idea of having an FT session where her team will read a book to their younger fans. Alicia is trying to give back however she can, the love and support of her fans through videos empowering younger fans and all ages dance sessions.
She strongly believes the difference between people who make it, and who doesn’t is not just timing, its tenacity.
She says–“Its how you’re just not gonna stop, don’t ever stop. If this is what you want to do, you work on it every day.”
She is truly an inspiration to all young minds around the world to pursue their dream.