One of Mt. Juliet’s own has been tearing up the dance floor on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance.
Marissa Milele graduated from Mt. Juliet High School just a few short years ago, but she is out accomplishing goals, one of them is competing on the Fox competition show. Milele has made it into the final 20 dancers and competes weekly on the program.
It has been a long road for Milele who has trained and competed for 13 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 has been a competitive cheerleader for many years at Prime Tyme Athletics and cheered in middle and high school. She is currently an NFL Cheerleader for the Tennessee Titans.
In addition to her athletic and dance career, she has done work as a model, and also toured with a singing group called The Rubyz. She worked with industrial modeling gigs with MAC Cosmetics and print work for Katrina Dance wear (2012 catalog and website). She has also worked with well known producer/artist, Sean Garrett, and toured with The Rubyz a few years ago. She has appeared in music videos for Janelle Monae, Jerrod Niemann, Drew Davis, Alex Aiona and Redneck Zombie Killers.
Milele has also done commercial work including 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. She will also appear in the upcoming film Alvin & the Chipmunks 4.
Keep up with Milele’s progress every Monday on So You Think You Dance, which airs at 7 p.m.