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The only name in Pro Sports Choreography... worth naming

Pro Action Dance is the leader in pro sports dance choreography. Our staff is a who’s who of choreographers for the top NFL, NBA, and college dance teams, ready to teach your team all the routines they will need to rock your crowd! From the music to the moves, you’ll go home with more ready-to-perform material than anywhere else. Get a year's worth of choreography in one weekend- you won't find a better value anywhere!
 

TESTIMONIALS

"Pro Action Dance has the most creative choreographers and truly  understands what looks great on an NBA court! PAD has
become a valuable part of our dance team's yearly routine."

 

-Sabrina Ellison,
Director of the Warrior Girls
Golden State Warriors
"Mina and Marina have put together something that is truly special and we can’t wait to come back in 2015."

 

-Stephanie Judah, Director 
Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders
"We register for this camp year after year because it provides EVERYTHING we need to kick off our season – cutting edge and useful choreography!"

 

-Michelle Burch
Performance Teams Manager
Portland Trail Blazers
"Pro Action Dance has provided my team with cutting-edge choreography since 2010.  We keep coming back because it is THE place to get THE MOST cutting-edge music and choreography  each season.  You DON’T want to miss it!"

 

-Michelle Duggan
Dance Teams Manager
Indiana Pacemates
OSCAR HERNANDEZ

Oscar has been choreographing for Pro Dance Teams for over 10 year and has been Directing NBA junior dance programs for the past 8 years.  He has worked with the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons, Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings, former Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets as well as the AFL’s Arizona Rattlers, WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm and NFL’s Detroit Lions Dancers.  Oscar has also stepped into the Dance Director role with the former Seattle Supersonics and the Detroit Pistons Dance Team.  


Oscar has worked with numerous recording artists and assisted in the production of a variety of shows, pageants and NBA halftime entertainment.  His credits include;  Busta Rhymes, Salt N Pepa, T-Pain, Flo-Rida and Jay Sean.  He also has worked with the ABDC tour and choreographed for the NBA All-Star game.  During the NBA off season, Oscar works with high school and collegiate teams preparing them for school performances and competitions as well as serving as a mentor.

Sabrina Bryan

Sabrina Bryan was a member of the multi-platinum recording act, The Cheetah Girls, as well as a star of the hugely successful Disney Channel movie trilogy franchise of the same name.  In addition, Sabrina stared in Dancing With the Stars season 5 and the 15th season of Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars as the “Fan Favorite” celeb. She has also toured with Dancing With the Stars as well as starred in their Las Vegas show.

As a member of the Cheetah Girls, Sabrina experienced chart success with multi-Platinum soundtracks, as well as the group’s successful Christmas album, “Cheetahlicious Christmas,” The girls were also featured on the Chicken Little soundtrack with their rendition of “Shake A Tailfeather.” The Cheetah Girls first non-soundtrack album "TCG” featured the hit song “Fuego.”

One of Sabrina’s solo projects was the fitness-dance DVD called BYOU, on which Sabrina was the star and executive producer. BYOU was released by Sony and has sold more than double Platinum. Sabrina performed three solo tracks on the BYOU soundtrack and her song “BYOU” was a Billboard chart “Heatseeker.” Her single “Just Getting Started” appeared on the soundtrack for the feature film Sydney White. Sabrina then released BYOU II, which focused on a mix of Hip-Hop and Bollywood dance moves.

Sabrina has also recurred on the Disney Channel animated series, “Fish Hooks” as the voice of “Pamela Hamster.” She also co-wrote the successful young adult novel, “Princess of Gossip.” Currently, with her fellow Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams, Sabrina co-writes, produces and directs various web series for their web channel SceneGirlsTV. Sabrina also stars in the upcoming movie, Dance Night Obsession, co-starring Antonio Sabato, Jr.

ANDREW VACA

For over 30 years, Andy Vaca has choreographed dances for NBA and NFL dance teams including the Boston Celtics Dancers, the Portland BlazerDancers, the Pro Bowl Cheerleaders, the Sacramento Kings Fastbreak, the San Diego Charger Girls, the Indiana Pacemates, the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush, the Los Angeles Laker Girls, and the L.A. Clippers Spirit.  Andy has choreographed large halftime spectaculars for the NFL through e2k Entertainment including the United Way Thanksgiving halftime show for the Detroit Lions and the NFL Pro Bowl.

 

Andy has been associated with USA Camps and Varsity Spirit for over 30 years as a director of dance and head instructor, and continues his association with Varsity as a judge of national and international competitions. A graduate of Sacramento State University and an MFA grad of UCLA, Andy has danced professionally for Jazzworks, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Román DanceTheatre, and Keith Johnson/Dancers, and has assisted Tony award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp.

 

Andy he is a Professor and the former Chair of Dance at Long Beach State University where he has premiered over 20 original concert dance works. He is currently the President of the American College Dance Association, the largest organization for dance in higher education in the U.S. One of Andy’s favorite summer activities is being a featured teacher for the L.A. Music Center’s Dance Downtown summer series where he has taught dance to thousands of Angelenos during Disco Night, 60’s Night, 80’s Night, and 90’s Night.

 

Andy is honored to have taught with Pro Action Dance since the beginning!

JOEY VELASQUEZ

Joey Velasquez is a Los Angeles native Choreographer and has been working in the community, competitive, and professional dance industry for the past nine years. Focusing on Hip Hop Education and Cultural Dances in his early stages of his career, he toured with Versa-Style Dance Company throughout the country and studied from the pioneers/legends of the urban styles, which is shared in his work. 

 

Joey's choreography can be found on many groups in and outside of California including Lincoln High School: Urban Movement, 3-23 Area Kidz, Three23 Dance Co., West Covina High School, Classic, ClubHouse, Elite Artist Dance Academy, Boston Celtics Dance Team, Northeastern University, UCLA, USC Trojan Dance Force, and The Lab Creative Arts Studio. Joey has won many awards/titles along the way: such as, USA Nationals, World Of Dance - Los Angeles, and Hip Hop International. As Joey continues to strive for more in his career, his main goal is to ignite the confidence and inspire at least one person every day.

LISA ZARAGOZA

Lisa Zaragoza began performing at the age of 4 in Oregon. She trained at a local studio, joined her high school dance team and continued dancing throughout college as a member of the University of Oregon Cheerleading (Oregon Cheer) Team. She then pursued dance professionally as a BlazerDancer of the Portland Trail Blazers for 5 seasons, earning a spot on the 2014 NBA All-Star Dance Team. 

 

In 2016, Lisa found her way back to her alma mater, and is currently the Dance Coach/Choreographer for the Oregon Cheer Team. Lisa has also choreographed for other college and professional teams including the Portland State University Dance Team, Portland Steel Dance Team (AFL) and the BlazerDancers (NBA).

QUINTON PERON

Quinton Peron (Mr. Q), began his formal dance training at the age of 16 and has since immersed himself in all aspects of the dance industry including commercial, theatrical, competitive, and concert work. Quinton is proud to have made history upon his recent acceptance to the LA Rams Cheerleaders for the 2018-19 season, as one of the first male dancers to ever dance for a Professional NFL Dance Team, as well as in The Super Bowl!

 

Quinton choreographs for various high schools and dance studios across the U.S. Some of his performance credits include Carrie Underwood, French Montana, Jay Rock, Fresh and Easy, ZLala, Good Morning America, ESPN, HLN and “Aladdin and His Winter Wish," under the Direction of renowned Choreographer, Spencer Liff, and Produced by Kris Lythgoe. He has received numerous Choreographic, Artistic, and 'Overall High Score' Awards at both the Regional and National level.

 

Quinton considers himself a student for life and looks forward to continuing the career he's found his passion in, not only as a Performer and Choreographer, but as a versatile artist and visionary!

Choreographers

MINA ORTEGA

Mina Ortega, from Los Angeles, has been a professional choreographer and dance instructor for the last 20+ years.

 

Mina is a founder and artistic director of Pro Action Dance, a company that hosts conventions for professional dance teams in the United States, Europe, and Japan. She’s choreographed for teams such as Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers, Portland Trailblazers, Atlanta Hawks, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers and many more. Mina is also the Dance Program Coordinator for U.S. Spiritleaders and currently in her 16th season as the Director for the Trojan Dance Force at the University of Southern California.

MARINA ORTEGA

Marina Ortega is the Director of the Boston Celtics Dance Team. Ortega brings sixteen years of dance industry experience to her role with the Celtics, after teaching and choreographing professionally with West Coast and European dance squads.   

 

Ortega's professional experience includes conducting choreography for elite squads such as the Los Angeles Laker Girls, Los Angeles Clippers Spirit, and NFL Pro Bowl Cheerleaders, among many others. Her distinguished NBA work includes traveling with the Clippers Spirit team to Mexico City to promote the 2005 NBA All Star Game. Ortega has also judged various regional, national, collegiate and professional auditions and competitions.

 

Prior to joining the Boston Celtics, Ortega spent time in Europe as the Dance Team Director for the Frankfurt Galaxy (NFL Europe), of Frankfurt, Germany. Her work in Germany included auditioning over 300 women for only 35 spots, choreographing dance routines, designing uniforms and handling team publicity. Ortega is also proud to have organized various philanthropic activities for the dancers.

NAPPYTABS

Napoleon and Tabitha, world-Renowned choreographer/directors best known for their Emmy Award winning work on the FOX hit television show So You Think You Can Dance.

 

The duo, also known as Nappytabs, were the supervising choreographers on MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, co-executive producers for FOX's Mobbed and creative directors for American Idol. Napoleon & Tabitha are the director's of both Jabbawockeez shows: MUS.i.C and PRiSM. The team has also worked with such icons as Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Ricky Martin, Prince, Will I Am, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Korean artist - BoA and Christina Aguilera. In addition, they have worked on numerous Cirque du Soleil shows: Elvis, Beatles LOVE, KA and most recently MJ Immortal. They have choreographed commercials for Old Navy, Fiat, Bacardi, Master Card, Chevrolet, and Nike.

SHANDON PEREZ

Shandon has been working in the professional dance industry for the past 10+ years as a choreographer, instructor, and performer.  Her ambitious style provides teams with fresh, innovative, and dynamic choreography.  She danced on the nationally acclaimed Cal State Long Beach dance team, winning a 1st place UDA title in 2001.  Shandon was also featured on the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine, with a step by step choreography segment. 

 

As a US Spiritleader she instructed some of the top high school, all star, and professional dance teams.  She was the head dance instructor of southern California’s Dansation’s Studio for seven years, receiving numerous titles and acclamations for her choreography.  She also choreographed COA’s dance material for their annual summer camps for the past two seasons. 

 

Shandon has choreographed for numerous high school, all star, and collegiate teams including the University of Memphis and Cal State Fullerton leading both to national titles. Catch Shandon’s show stopping choreography on the fields and courts of some of the nations top professional dance teams.

JOHN PETERS

John Peters is easily recognized as one of the Nation's most innovative and award winning choreographers in the worlds of Dance, Cheerleading, and Sports Entertainment. Recent choreography projects include live performances with French Montana, Bebe Rexha, James Corden, Craig David, Tone Loc, Snoop Dogg, and the 2018 NBC Sunday Night Football intro with Carrie Underwood. This season, he appeared on the Ellen show with “Average Andy”.

 

John is the choreographer for the Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders, and has choreographed for numerous pro sports teams including the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, Los Angeles Charger Girls, San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush, Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, Portland Trailblazers, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, L.A. Spark Kids, The Chiva Girls, L.A. Clippers, Los Angeles Laker Girls, as well as the entire league of XFL Cheerleaders, and the NFL Pro Bowl Cheerleaders from 1993 - 2000. John has also choreographed pre-game and halftime shows worldwide, with NFL America Bowls in London, Tokyo, and Barcelona, as well as Super Bowl XIX ( 19 ), and televised halftime features for the NFL Pro Bowl in Honolulu. He was also a contributing choreographer for the 2017 Hong Kong Chinese New Year parade celebration.

 

Collegiate Cheerleading and Dance credits include the B.Y.U. Cougarettes, Alabama Crimson Cabaret, Duke University Dancing Devils, Clemson University Dance Team, University of Oregon Dancers, University of Missouri Cheerleaders and Golden Girls, Boise State Cheerleaders and Maneline Dancers, Stanford University Cheerleaders, U.C.L.A. Dance Team, U.S.C. Trojan Dance Force, and the U.S.C. Song Girls. In addition, John has choreographed countless winning routines for College, High School, Studio, and All-Star Cheerleading and Dance Champions.

ROBERT RICH

Robert Rich is the Founder and Creative Director of the internationally acclaimed Richboyz and Richgirls Projects. A Philadelphian, Robert was introduced to the performing arts early in life and developed a love for dance. Upon graduation with honors from Hampton University in 2006, Robert was the choreographer and creative director for the main University events. After graduation, Robert's professional career took off in New York City. His dance credits include: The LXD, Lady Gaga, Ellen Degeneres, Pia Mia, and Jill Scott. Choreography credits include: So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars, and America's Best Dance Crew, Mariah Carey.

 

Now residing in Los Angeles, California, Robert has expanded his teaching to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, and also is an acclaimed international choreographer, and instructor. 

MARRISSA MAIZLAND

Marrissa Maizland has been dancing, performing and competing for over 19 years. She was a member of PACE Elite International Open Teams for 7 years and is currently a 13-time World Champion in Pom and Jazz. Marrissa was also a member of the 2012 Team USA Dance receiving two gold medals at the ICU World Championships. She has instructed/choreographed for U.S. Spiritleaders for 10 years and has had the opportunity to judge at several international competitions. 

 

Marrissa has coached, choreographed and worked with many high school and college teams. Currently working with Foothill High School’s Dance Team, Chino Hills High School’s Song and UC Irvine’s Dance Team.

JONATHAN LEWIS

Jonathan Lewis’s career as a dancer/choreographer spans 20+ years. He began training in jazz and hip-hop, later studying and performing in a modern dance company at Indiana University.

 

He moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dance career in film and television. He worked with various artists including Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Jewel, and performed for Disney, BET Awards, and other popular award shows. He was a principal in the film release Bring It On Again, and subsequently worked as assistant choreographer for the fourth and fifth installments of the Bring It On franchise with Tony Gonzalez. He also worked as assistant choreographer in the feature film Fired Up from

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For much of Jonathan’s career he has worked as a cheerleader, master instructor, choreographer, and judge for the National Cheerleaders Association and the National Dance Alliance. He has achieved numerous awards with these companies and others, for his commitment and creativity to the spirit industry.

 

Jonathan's expertise of precision hip-hop styles, jazz funk, contemporary jazz, and pom, fused with his extensive cheerleading background, has created his own unique choreography style. His innovation in movement and staging in both cheerleading and dance have shaped his success, broadened his marketability, and garnered a wealth of national and world titles at all age levels within the school, college, all star, and professional realms. Worlds-ranked cheer programs include Twist and Shout All Stars, Top Gun All Stars, Cheer Athletics All Stars, World Cup All Stars, California All Stars, and Brandon All Stars. Renown college dance programs include Brigham Young University, North Carolina State University, and University of Louisville, among the few reputable names for which Jonathan has made his mark.

Jonathan has also choreographed halftime shows for Bowl Games of America and widely contributes overseas in the growing international markets choreographing, judging competitions and teaching camps in Sweden, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia.

MICHELLE VAUGHN

Michelle Vaughn is a professional dancer/choreographer based out of Los Angeles,CA. Working in the commercial dance industry, she has had the opportunity to dance and work with artists/shows such as Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Becky G, Oscars, Latin Grammys, and most recently a Walmart commercial directed by Seth Rogan.

 

She is faculty at Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studio in LA as well as Monsters of Hip Hop show cast alumni and A-List convention. Her choreography can we be seen on many NBA and NFL teams across the Pro Dance world. Michelle is a nationally ranked choreographer for numerous high school and college dance teams across the world.