Marissa Nikole Milele was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She has trained and competed for thirteen years as a company member at DC Dance Factory. Additionally, she trained and competed at Let It Shine Gym in power tumble and trampoline, ranking nationally. She’s been a competitive cheerleader for many years at Prime Tyme Athletics and cheered in middle and high school. Formally, an NFL Cheerleader for the Tennessee Titans. Modeling is very fun for her as she worked with industrial modeling gigs with MAC Cosmetics and print work for Katrina Dance wear (2012 catalog and website). She’s been singing all her life and toured a few years as the youngest member of a group called, The Rubyz which landed on Radio Disney during their album release in 2008. She has also worked with well known producer/artist, Sean Garrett. Music videos include: Janelle Monae, Jerrod Niemann, Drew Davis, Alex Aiona and Redneck Zombie Killers. Commercials: Snowbird Channel 4 news, Top 40 Billboard, American Pickers, Worship Jamz and Nickelodeon. Live performances with CMA Awards, CMA Country Christmas, 2014 Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade, iShine and Believe tours, Radio Disney’s NBT, Jasmine Sagginario, (opening up with Justin Beiber) and Harley Davidson Corporate industrial show as choreographer/principle dancer. Television appearances: CMA Awards with Kenny Chesney, CMA Country Christmas as a principle dancer for Jennifer Nettles (ABC), Top sixteen girls on “So You Think You Can Dance” season 10 and 11 (FOX network). Marissa recently appeared on season 12 as top 10 stage dancers and recently just came off the SYTYCD 70 city tour. Other work include: American Pickers (History channel) and iShine knect on (CBN).