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Cheerleaders

Meet the Director

Barbara Zaun, Director of Cheerleading

Barbara is entering her 8th season as Director of the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders. Barbara has been instrumental in branding the Eagles Cheerleaders as an elite squad in the NFL. She has obtained high-profile opportunities for the squad including features in top publications such as Maxim, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and Muscle and Fitness. She coordinated the squad's international promotional tours to London, Mexico City, Hong Kong and Tokyo and goodwill military tours to Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia and Kosovo. Barbara is the art director and producer of the Eagles Cheerleaders Calendar which continues to be one of the most innovative and highly publicized calendars in sports. Under Barbara's direction, the Eagles Cheerleaders were the first in sports to produce an eco-friendly calendar and a lingerie calendar. Barbara was also involved in the creative process of outfitting the Eagles Cheerleaders in uniforms by designer Vera Wang.

Barbara was responsible for coordinating the Eagles Cheerleaders media appearances at major sporting events including Super Bowl XXIX, Hall of Fame game, and the Times Square NFL Kickoff. Barbara was a NFL cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles. An accomplished dancer and public speaker, prior to becoming a NFL Cheerleader, she was a titleholder and keynote speaker within the Miss USA and Miss America Organizations and also awarded a prestigious Miss America Community Service Award. Barbara has a diverse background in both sports and entertainment formerly working in professional baseball and soccer as well as the modeling industry.