FOUNDER & CHOREOGRAPHER
Vicky Harris known also as “Miz V” has been a professional dancer and choreographer for more than 20 years. Vicky began performing at the age of 5 in Honolulu Hawaii with a Hawaiian dance company. In college, Vicky studied African, Jazz, and Modern dance, and performed professionally with Kawambe African dance troupe. After college, Vicky performed in Super Bowl XXX and founded a local performance group that opened for R&B and Hip Hop Concerts and Comedy Jam tours. In their inaugural season, Vicky began performing for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad for 7 seasons as well as being co-choreographer for 10 seasons. Vicky has also choreographed performances for the WNBA All-Star Game and All-Star Tour, Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics, Portland Trailblazers, Golden State Warrior, Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons and the Denver Nugget’s dance teams. Vicky is also a former faculty member of Arizona State University’s College of Dance. In 2007 Vicky founded Choreography Pros LLC and launched ChoreographyPros.Com in 2012.
Currently, Vicky acts as a guest choreographer and consultant for many professional sports dance teams as well as judging auditions. She also teaches dance fitness for Corporate Wellness programs. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics as well as a Master’s Degree in Adult and Continuing Education.
As a little girl, Donyell began cheerleading with Pop Warner and continued her passion for cheer, choreography and dance through her high school years. After graduating from high school at the age of 17, Donyell became an instructor for The United Spirit Association. During the same year she also became a dancer for the NBA Phoenix Suns Dance Team and simultaneously danced for the WNBA Phoenix Mercury Hip-Hop Squad. She danced for both teams for 4 seasons before relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Donyell moved to Las Vegas to attend UNLV and to further her professional career in choreography and dance. While putting herself through college, Donyell was a bartender, performed and choreographed for New York New York’s Coyote Ugly Saloon. She was also choreographer and Captain of the AFL Las Vegas Gladiator Girls and performed in numerous Las Vegas shows. Additionally, Donyell’s choreography experience includes performances for the MGM Grand Centrifuge, NBA Seattle Supersonics , WNBA The Seattle Storm, NBA Golden State Warriors, NBA Portland Trailblazers, NBA Detroit Pistons and the AFL Arizona Rattlers. Donyell also had the exciting opportunity to both find talent and choreograph for 2 Superbowl commercials for GO DADDY.
Currently, Donyell continues to perform, choreograph, and teach as well as judge professional dance auditions. Donyell also has a passion for health and fitness and as a result she competed and won the Ms. Fitness Las Vegas competition.
Donyell has a B.S. Degree in Fitness and Sport Management from UNLV.
Edson “Bboy House” has over 16 years of experience, accomplishments and contributions to the Arizona’s Hip Hop community. He is a self-taught street dancer in the art of Breaking, Popping, Locking and House dancing. Due to his strong roots in Hip Hop culture, dance and foundations, Bboy House has had the privilege of competing, judging and hosting numerous dance competitions/battles around the world.
His knowledge and experience has led him to a 29 city tour in Japan with the “Tap Dogs” as well as representing team USA in Red Bull’s London “Beat Battle” and New Zealand’s X-Air games. As President, Co-producer, and a performer, Bboy House is part of the Furious Styles Crew Anniversary event which has just celebrated their 16-year anniversary. House has also performed with the NBA’s Phoenix Suns Fast Breaker Crew, the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad, and in the NAS, “I Can” music video. His live concerts appearances include Neil Young, Wyclef Jean, KrsOne, Rahzel, Brent Woods, Kurtis Blow, Talib Kweli and KC and JOJO. Additionally, he recently returned from Germany representing the U.S. at the infamous “Battle of the Year”.
Tina started her professional dance career at the age of 19. She has been privileged to dance for the NBA Phoenix Suns Dance Team, WNBA Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad, and the AFL Las Vegas Gladiators arena football team as well as appear as the in-game host for the Phoenix Mercury Basketball team. Tina has danced in feature films such as Coyote Ugly, and Hyde Park as well as performing for various musical artists as a backup dancer. She danced for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines which toured the Caribbean and she was also in the show StarCaster’s Live, in Las Vegas. Additionally, Tina worked at several Coyote Ugly themed bars across the country as the entertainment director. Tina’s commercial credits include Dr. Pepper, Little Caesar’s Pizza, and NX Level Clothing.
As a choreographer, Tina was fortunate to work with the famous Harlem Globetrotters as their show co-choreographer. Tina’s other choreography credits includes Phoenix Suns NBA Dance Team, Seattle Sonics NBA Dance Team, Seattle Storm WNBA Hip Hop Squad, Golden State Warriors, and the Detroit Pistons NBA Dance teams. Tina is currently the manager at Pure Barre in Sugar Land Texas and also continues to travel teaching at various conventions and dance studios.
Tina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Texas Woman’s University and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.
Oscar Hernandez was born in Orange County, California and has been dancing since the age of 5. He has trained and performed in the styles of Jazz, Cheer and Pom, Hula, Salsa and Hip Hop. Oscar has also choreographed and/or performed with numerous professional dance teams in the U.S. and internationally some of which are the Phoenix Mercury Hip-Hop Squad, Phoenix Suns Dance Team, Denver Nuggets Dancers, Portland Trailblazers Dancers, Golden State Warrior Girls and the Jr Jam Warriors, Arizona Rattlers, Germany’s Artland Dragon Flames and many more. Due to Oscar’s demand as a choreographer he has travelled across the U.S. teaching at professional dance auditions, master classes and workshops. In addition to working with professional sports dance teams, Oscar has done competitive dance, pom, and cheer choreography for both High School and Colleges.
In Oscar previous role as Dance Director and Manager for the Detroit Pistons Entertainment Teams he co-choreographed and co-directed half-time shows featuring music industry artists Taio Cruz, T-Pain, Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Salt & Peppa, Busta Rhymes, MC Hammer, Sheila E, as well as many other popular recording artists. Oscar Hernandez has stage and television experience choreographing and performing on shows such as Americas Best Dance Crew Tour 2009, Lifetime television’s Dance Moms and most recently The Ellen Show.
Currently Oscar resides in Phoenix, Arizona and continues to choreograph for professional sports dance teams, colleges and several dance conventions including our Choreography Pros Pro Dance Team Conventions. Oscar hopes to one day choreograph and direct for Las Vegas stage and theatrical productions.
Patrick has spent his whole life around dance! Over the last 22 years he has been growing as a dancer. Patrick’s favorite areas of dance are hip hop and tap. He has been teaching both art forms for about 8 years now and loves to share it with others. Patrick currently teaches for Marilyn’s Academy of Dance and travels with Dupree Dance Enterprise, where he teaches a across the nation. Other than teaching Patrick has been a part of the ASU Hip Hop Coalition, Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad, and also has performed for numerous functions around the Phoenix area. His choreography has been seen at dance performances around the U.S. and on television. Patrick also has performed for MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen and also at the 2009 NBA All Star game. Currently, Patrick can be seen at the NBA Phoenix Suns games with his infamous “Dancing Dads”.
Patrick shares his love of dance through performing and teaching. He has a fun and energetic personality that reflects through his dancing. He appreciates the help from everyone that has been a part of his success in dance especially Roland Dupree and Marilyn’s Academy of Dance.
While growing up in Phoenix, Monica developed a love for dance at a very young age. Monica began dancing professionally after her senior year of high school. Her professional dance career began with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad where she was a performer as well as a co-choreographer. During her season on the Hip Hop Squad, Monica was selected to model and perform in a state sponsored anti-tobacco campaign and commercial. After her season with the Phoenix Mercury, Monica became a performer at Casino Arizona and Jackrabbit Supper Club & Lounge. Monica then moved to Los Angeles, California to continue pursuing her modeling and dance career. While there she performed on a promotional commercial for Nip Tuck, modeled and performed for Paul Mitchell Paris and New York fashion shows, as well as performed numerous shows for Spanish-American actress, comedienne, and flamenco guitarist Charo.
After a couple of years of living and working in Los Angeles, Monica moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and began performing Planet Hollywood’s Peep Show starring Holly Madison and produced by Emmy Award winning Broadway director, Jerry Mitchell. Additionally, Monica has worked with artists such as Pitbull and Marc Anthony. Monica has a passion for performing, choreographing, and teaching. She’s excited about the future and the opportunites that await her.
Dinsmore received her undergraduate degree in Sports, Fitness, and Leisure Studies at Salem State College, MA, and received her MFA in Dance at the University of California, Irvine. She is currently the Dance Director at Sobrato High School in Morgan Hill, California, and has had a vast array of professional experiences including: being a member of the Golden State Warrior Girls, the LA Clippers Spirit Dance Team, the Boston Cannons Dance Team, the New England Patriots Cheerleaders, and was on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine with the UMASS Dance Team. She has appeared in a variety of television shows as a dancer, including: the EliteXC MMA fight, the Espy Awards presented by ESPN, and the Fox Studios TV Pilot of 12th Man.
Chellana has choreographed extensively for various high school and college productions, and professionally for the NBA. In addition, she is a certified personal trainer, as well as being certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association and is a member of the National Dance Association.
Sarah “Saza” Dimmick received her BFA in dance education from Arizona State University, and has extensive experience as a dance teacher, director, choreographer and performer. Currently, Saza is the Aristic Director of Epik Dance Company which is a street fusion dance company specializing in all forms of street and technical dance.
As a dance teacher, Saza has been on the dance faculties of Arizona State University and Glendale Community College, Dobson High School and Willow Canyon High School. Most recently, Saza served as School Administrator of Experience Arts School, a Christian arts school and Manager of Creative Arts at City of Grace Church. Saza has also taught and presented curriculum throughout the US, including the Dance and the Child International (DACI) conference and the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) national conferences. She has lectured and taught at universities in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, as well as Arizona. Saza has received many awards for her teaching ability, including the prestigious Artsbridge America Scholarship, the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Student Scholarship, and the Arizona State University Intercollegiate Athletics Board’s Award for Most Inspirational Faculty Member. She has been featured in Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit and Dance magazines.
Saza’s choreography credits include the Seattle Supersonics (NBA), the Golden State Warriors (NBA), the Portland Trailblazers (NBA), the Phoenix Suns (NBA), the Seattle Storm (WNBA), the Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), the Miss Teen Arizona Pageant, an episode for MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16,” and performances for several up and coming R&B artist. Her performance credits include works by David Dorfman, Cliff Keuter, Yvonne Rainer, FLUX Dance Project, ODC Theater (SF), the NBA Allstar Games, NBA Celebrity Games. Saza has also toured as a dancer and co-choreographer for the drum and dance group, Street Jam, and was a member and co-choreographer for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad for seven years. In addition, Saza was a featured dancer in a national commercial for On-Demand television.
Christopher Rincon has had an extensive career as both a Professional Performer and Choreographer. He has trained in Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Salsa, Adagio, Swing, Hip Hop (Breakin’), Popping and Locking. He’s the Co-founder of Furious Styles Crew (est. 1993) in Phoenix, Arizona, and his professional work includes choreography and performances on Stage, Television and Conventions.
Christopher’s choreography and performing credits include Splash I & II Las Vegas & South Carolina, Celebrity Cruises, All You Can Dance, Culture Shock, and Centrifuge (MGM Grand). His Industrial work includes performances for Addidas, Levis, Redkin, Nike, CES Convention, and the Magic Convention. Additionally, his Television choreography includes Star Search “Up With The People”, the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad, and Sprint Communications just to name a few.
Currently Christopher continues to choreograph in Las Vegas for conventions and stage performances as well as national dance competitions for collegiate and high school dance teams.
Thera began dancing at the age of 5, studying tap, jazz and ballet. As a teen she was introduced to hip-hop and became a member of Loyola Marymount’s IB Modern and performed at various school and non-school related functions. In 2007, Thera began dancing professionally with the NBA’s Golden State Warrior Girls, and has been a Warrior Girl for 5 seasons; two of them as captain. In addition, Thera’s performed for various organizations including: the NBA in China, the BJ League in Japan, and the NBA Jam Van in Italy and recently she appeared as a dancer for vocal artist Vanessa Curry’s “Watch Me”: music video.
Thera is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Business Administration. Currently, she works as an Electrical Engineer in failure analysis for an aerospace satellite company while still continuing to dance for the Warrior Girls.
Rachel began choreographing, modeling and performing in high school. She choreographed and performed for her high school dance team and modeled for Macy’s. After graduating high school, Rachel began performing professionally for the NBA’s Golden State Warrior Girls (WG) from 2009- 2012. As a Warrior Girl, Rachel had the opportunity to represent the NBA by traveling and performing in China and also was chosen as the cover on the Warrior Girl’s swimsuit calendar for two consecutive years. During her years as a WG, Rachel continued to choreograph for competitive dance teams and teach master classes in the Bay Area.
Currently Rachel lives in Los Angeles (LA) and is represented by bloc, a talent agency. Rachel recently was a dancer in a nationally televised Tostitos commercial and desires to continue her career as a choreographer, dancer, model and actress in the LA area.
Jenny Durbin Smith is one of the Dallas’s most sought after and award-winning choreographers and her resume reads like a “who’s who” list in the dance industry! She trained in jazz and hip hop during her college years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was also a member of the national award winning cheer and dance teams, while obtaining a double degree in journalism and communication studies. Jenny was a two-year member of the NBA Dallas Mavericks Dancers serving as Captain in her second year. She has also been a principle dancer and actor for many national industrials, commercials, and films.
Jenny’s dynamic choreography has been featured on many national television commercials, industrials, films, reality television shows, and international stages. Jenny is the proud Director and Choreographer for the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue, a choreographer for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, a master instructor for Professional NFL and NBA Cheerleading & Dance Conventions including All Pro and Choreography Pros, and travels the country choreographing for numerous high school teams, collegiate teams, professional teams, and studios
Luis “Weezy” Egurrola has been dancing since the age of 16. His passion has always been dance and being in the entertainment field. Weezy is EPIK Dance Company’s Co-Artistic Director and Founder and has been a member of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad for the past 8 years, as well as the coach of both the Mercury Hip Hop Squad and Phoenix Suns Solar Squad. He has also choreographed for other professional dance teams such as the Golden State Warriors, Seattle Super Sonics, and the Portland Trailblazers. One of his most memorable moments in the NBA was being a co-choreographer for the Suns’ Entertainment Teams during the 2009 NBA All-Star Game. Also while working for the Phoenix Suns Organization, Weezy has utilized his communication and comedic skills being a lively and energetic in-arena host for both the Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix Suns.
In addition to his love for being a performer and in-arena host, Weezy has enjoyed being choreographer and instructor for several years. He’s instructed at Gotta Dance, All about Dance, Rhythm and Motion Dance Center, Dance Network. Along with coaching and dancing on the Mercury and Suns’ hip hop teams, Weezy continues to maintain a busy teaching schedule as an instructor at Paula Carr Dance Academy and Dance Studio 111, The Dance Project, Abby Bella Dance Studio, and Gold’s Gym. He is also the dance choreographer for the Cesar Chavez High School Champions Cheer Squad and is a judge on the touring Celebrity Dance Competition.
Luis “WEEZY” Egurrola has always felt that dance is his life. He also says that “No matter what you do or how you do it, as long as you have true passion you will succeed.”
Melissa Britt has enjoyed studying movement her entire life. After acquiring her BFA in Dance Performance from Arizona State University in 2004. She has choreographed nationally and danced with Phoenix-based dance companies Nebellen, Conder Dance, WNBA Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad, NBA Phoenix Suns Dance Team, and Phoenix Suns APS Solar Squad. Melissa was also a member of Universal Dance Association (UDA) and Texas-based company Marching Auxilaries (MA). She currently performs/choreographs/teaches with EPIK Dance Co.
Melissa received her MFA in Dance in Spring of 2010. Currently, she holds a position as Clinical Professor in ASU’s School of Dance and is responsible for developing the Urban curriculum, student international travel for urban dance studies and co-founder of the Urban Sol event.
Natalie Miramontes is a highly professional entertainer & dancer with recognized achievements in award-winning productions, entertainment tours, innovative modern hip hop dance groups & NBA dance teams. Originally from the Bay Area, Natalie got her start by co-founding the groundbreaking hip hop group Soul Conspiracy. Since then through her career in the NBA, she has traveled around the world making stops in England, China, Italy, Japan and everywhere in-between dancing, choreographing and performing with some of the best in the business.
Some of her choreography and dancing can been seen behind acts like Flo Rida, T-Pain, Jay Sean, Bobby Brown, Taio Cruz, Salt N Pepa, Gladys Knight, MC Hammer, Travie McCoy, Naughty By Nature, Sheila E, Morris Day, Gym Class Heroes, 112, Robin S, Vanilla Ice, The Temptations, Doug E Fresh, DJ Kool, Baby Bash & Black Sheep.
Natalie spent 6 seasons in the NBA as a dancer, choreographer and a captain. Currently, Natalie is the Director of the Detroit Pistons Dancers.
Bethann Trenasty began her professional dance career in 2008 after graduating high school in Peoria, AZ. Shortly after graduating, Bethann became a member of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns’ Sunsationals Dance Team. Following the Sunsationals, Bethann auditioned and became a member of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad for 3 seasons. Between her seasons on the Hip Hop Squad, Bethann also auditioned and became a member of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns Dance Team. While with the Phoenix Suns organization, Bethann wanted to take advantage of every opportunity presented to her. Therefore when Bethann was given an opportunity to choreograph for the Phoenix Suns Dance Team she jumped at the opportunity and was excited to develop her talents and grow as a professional choreographer. Choreographing also led Bethann into the role of co-director of the SunDance kids for 3 seasons.
Currently, Bethann continues her passion for both performing and choreographing. Recently, Bethann auditioned and became a member of the NBA’s Golden State Warrior Girls. Bethann also continues to choreograph for Choreography Pros website as well as being a guest choreographer for NBA team
Kiersten ‘Kicks’ Willis began dancing in 8th grade performing Hip Hop. Due to her love of dance, she expanded her dance education throughout high school and college. Kiersten attended Mesa Community College and was a member of their dance company for 4 years. Wanting to pursue a professional career in dance, Kiersten auditioned for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad and has been a member of the squad for 4 seasons. Kiersten also has been a member of the NBA Phoenix Suns’ Solar Squad for the past 3 seasons. In addition to her experience on pro dance teams, Kiersten’s professional dance and choreography credits include the Just Dance 3 commercial, choreographing for Canadian pop artist Kreesha Turner, Epik Dance Company, several television promotions, local fashion show and concert performances.
In addition to performing, Kiersten has a passion for teaching. She teaches at several dance studios, youth ministries and after school programs. She was also co-director for the Phoenix Suns SunDance Kids for 2 seasons. Kiersten absolutely loves working with youth and aspires to one day found a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the arts programs.
Kiersten graduated from Mesa Community College with an Associate Fine Arts in Dance and Psychology. She also graduated from ASU with a BA in Arts Administration.
Madison “Pinky” Fennell was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She began dancing at the age of 2 at Marylin’s Academy of Dance where she trained for 10 years in Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, and Acro. Madison performed throughout high school and shortly after graduating she auditioned and became a member of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns Solar Squad for 2 seasons and also the Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad. Madison’s additional professional dance credits include performing with celebrity impersonators Usher, Ciara, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, as well as impersonating Britney Spears herself at several Arizona Casinos. You’ll also spot her in the “Just Dance 3” commercial for Nintendo Wii. Additionally, Madison has opened shows for Wiz Khalifa alongside Canadian artist Kreesha Turner, and Musiq Soulchild.
Madison trusts that we can do all things through Christ whom strengthens us (Philippians 4:13), and with that, the possibilities are endless in her professional dance career.
Originally from the Bay Area, Joya is a Los Angeles-based Choreographer and Dancer most notably known for her credits which include Disney, DreamWorks Studios,the Official 2013 Grammy After-Party hosted by E!,Germany’s Next Top Model, the Pre-Broadway musical-“BollyDoll” (Choreographer & Principal), music video “Hands Up” ft. Cappadonna of Wu-Tang Clan (Featured),”Mystic India – The World Tour” (Dance Captain), and the Barack Obama Inaugural Ball (Choreographer). Joya often takes time away from the stage to teach Bollywood Technique and Theory for prestigious institutions such as Stanford University and, of course, Choreography Pros! Quoted to be one of the “top collegiate Bollywood-Hindi Film Dance Leads of all time” and a two-time “Best Female Dancer” winner, her work has been featured in Bollywood films, tours, and concerts.
Joya double majored in Political Science and Theatre & Dance with a minor in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis, with an emphasis in the Study of Choreography and Production Management. She has classically trained in seven styles of Indian Classical Dance for over 20 years.
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.”
As the current Director of the NBA Denver Nuggets Dancers and the NLL Colorado Mammoth Wild Bunch Dance Team, Amy Jo Wagner has performed, choreographed, and coached more than 30 dance teams in professional sports. She danced for 2 seasons with AFL AZ Rattlers Sidewinders, 6 seasons with the NBA Phoenix Suns Dancers , and 7 seasons with the WNBA Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad.
Amy Jo earned her B.A in Secondary Education from Arizona State University and taught high school mathematics for 6 years before accepting a full time position with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. She has choreographed and performed with multiple recording artists including Rascal Flatts, Biz Markie, Lisa Lisa, Tiffany, Kid N Play, Next, Vanilla Ice, Naughty By Nature, and DJ Kool.