PERFORMANCE COACHES

Special thanks to our performance coaches who’ve volunteered their time and talents to make sure each team goes above and beyond your expectations on stage in the fight to #forgetALZ!

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Aaron drew James

Aaron James a dancer, choreographer, creative director and actor has been active in the professional entertainment for just over 10 years. He got his start as he was a participant in MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew with a crew called Royal Flush that he created along with his younger brother. Exposure from being on A.B.D.C. eventually propelled him into a full fledged professional dancing career that gradually led to many other opportunities in the entertainment world. Aaron has graced the stage with many big names such as Pharrell, Little Big Town, T-Pain, Jacob Latimore and more. Aaron is now actively choreographing and directing various show for many independent artists and projects, as well as, balancing an emerging acting career, as you can find Aaron in many movies, television series & commercials airing on major networks and streaming platforms.

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Brittiney Wall

Brittiney Wall has over 20 years of dance and cheer experience. She was a cheerleader for the Atlanta Falcons from 2010 to 2013. She served as a captain for the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, and was selected by her teammates to represent the Falcons in the 2014 Pro Bowl. Prior to becoming an AFC, she was a member and captain of the East Carolina University Dance Team from 2006 to 2010. Her choreography credits include: Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, Junior Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders Alumni, UGA Dance Dawgs, Georgia Tech Goldrush, Georgia State Pantherettes, Atlanta Blaze Dancers, Pigskin Patriots Youth Camp and various high schools and dance studios around the country.

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Desirée Nathanson

Desirée is no stranger to the stage. She began her formal dance training at the age of four at Florida Ballet Arts in Sarasota, FL and continued through her discovery of dance teams in high school. From there, she became a Dazzler and went on to dance for the University of Florida Gators dance team where she performed all over the country, including the 2000 Men's Basketball Final Four. Following her four years at UF, Desirée broke into the professional world of dance as an 'A-Town' dancer for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. Desirée currently serves as the official trainer for the Atlanta Hawks ATL Dancers.

Desirée was privileged enough to perform at both the 2002 NBA All Star game and Celebrity All Star game. She traveled internationally to represent the NBA in China, performing in the Guangzhou and Chengdu provinces, and has performed at games for the Reynosa Correcaminos, the Hawks' sister team in Reynosa, Mexico. Desirée has worked with several music artists including The Sugarhill Gang, MC Hammer, Kool and the Gang, "American Idol" finalist Ejay Day, Bryce, Cat Chang and Pilar Montenegro. After retiring from the Hawks, Desirée competed on the Fitness Universe circuit winning Ms. Fitness New Mexico, Ms Fitness Dixie, Ms. Bikini Dixie, and placing in the top 10 at Fitness Universe.

Desirée earned her Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Health Sciences with a specialization in Nutrition from Georgia State University and has since earned the title dietetic technician, registered (DTR). She is a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor, registered yoga teacher, Master Trainer for LaBlast® Fitness (ballroom dance fitness, partner-free), and co-owner of Interfusion Fitness in Brookhaven, GA.

Armed with her dance and performance background, Desirée can't wait to 'Battle for the Brain' giving both the teams and the audience an experience to remember!

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Tribble reese

A 10 year Atlanta native, Tribble has been lip-syncing ever since he retired from his reality tv career years back and a life goal is receiving a call to be on Jimmy Kimmel’s LipSync Battle. A former Clemson football player and still an avid fan, he is involved in Buckhead Church, volunteering at Hillside Elementary, and teaching classes at The Forum Athletic Club. Tribble is a big believer in making people feel good about being themselves in their own skin.

Follow the madness @tribblereese on instagram.

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ANNEMARIE YOUNGER

Annemarie Younger, is no stranger to performing. From football fields, super bowls, to basketball courts, to NCAA championships, to pre-professional ballet companies,  to even once performing in the Macy's New Year’s Day Parade Annemarie has dedicated her life to dance and growing as a performer,  Having cheered 4 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, 1 Season with the Atlanta Hawks Dancers, and dancing throughout college with the #3 Nationally ranked dance team The Florida State University Golden Girls Annemarie loves working collaboratively as a team member while showcasing each members talents to create memorable outstanding performances as a family.  Annemarie loves theater, cats, cycling and barre classes, technology, and busting a move every chance she gets (even in the shower).  As a former performer in Battle of the Brain, Annemarie is excited to be involved to help make every team sparkle in 2020.