New York Jets | Flight Crew Roster
Denise Garvey worked with the New York Jets in starting the Jets Flight Crew Cheerleading Squad and has been the director of the program since its inception in 2007. Now in her 14th year as director, Garvey is responsible for managing all creative and business initiatives for the squad. In addition, she leads all rehearsals and is the squad's choreographer. Garvey has been involved in professional cheerleading since 1998. She began her career with the National Basketball Association as a member of the New Jersey Nets Dance Team. Garvey then went on to pursue bigger success as a member of the world-renowned Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. During her employment in Dallas, she was selected to be a member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Show Group. One of 12 members selected, Garvey traveled and performed worldwide representing the Dallas Cowboys, the USO (United States Overseas) and the National Football League. She has performed all over the globe including a tour with then Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, to visit and perform for service men and women overseas. She has performed at locations such as Japan, Germany, Korea, Kosovo, Bosnia, Croatia and the Mediterranean. After a decision to move back to New York, Garvey worked professionally as a performer in New York City. During this time, Garvey spent four years dancing at the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, where she was a member of the Knicks City Dancers from 2001-2005.
A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, Garvey was the director of the Theatre Department at Hicksville Public Schools for five years. She ran the Hicksville Repertory Company where she produced three main stage shows each year and was responsible for handling all facets of the production including direction, choreography, light and sound design, stage managing and marketing. In February 2008, Garvey received her Master's Degree from Queens College.