Paige Carter is in her fourth season as the Manager and Choreographer of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Dance Team, the Thunder Girls. She was born in Lubbock, Texas were she starting taking dance at the age of four. She moved to Chandler, Arizona at the age of twelve and continued dance lessons at studios and dancing for her Junior High and High School Cheer Squads and Dance Companies. Paige attended the University of Arizona where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. She was also a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and the U of A pom line for three years.
After graduation, Paige danced for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for one year and then returned to Arizona where she worked for her family’s business as a wedding planner. Paige continued her passion for performing as a professional dancer for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns for six seasons, the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury for one season, the AFL’s Arizona Rattlers for one season, and the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals for one season. Paige was earning her Master’s in Secondary Education and coaching a competitive high school pom team when she was offered her current job in Oklahoma City. She says coaching the Thunder Girls is a dream come true. “I am so thankful for the opportunities, experiences, and friendships this job has brought me.”