Marissa and Justin Milele, Nashville natives, grew up training in all styles of dance. The Milele’s began their professional careers while continuing to train in Los Angeles in their early twenties and consistently continue to work in the industry today. Marissa and Justin currently own their own dance studio in Nashville, Tennessee, Milele Academy. They’ve taught on the convention circuit for many years and travel across the United States each year to choreograph for other studios, while pursuing a professional career in the industry.
Marissa and Justin have booked many jobs together such as: Tanya Tucker’s “Nashville Country Christmas” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks” movies, Fox TV show “I Can See Your Voice” and CMA, CMT, and CMA Country Christmas award shows. They’ve worked together with artists Kenney Chesney, Blake Shelton, Kanye West “Donda” release, Cam Country, Canaan Cox and Walker Hayes.
The Milele’s have the experience to mentor dancers for whatever their dance journey may be. Whether dancing professionally, on college dance teams, pro teams, The Rockettes, Broadway or to dance commercially, they strive to encourage everyone to chase their dreams.
Marissa Milele born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, has trained competitively in all genres of dance, along with power tumbling and trampoline. Marissa was on the hit TV show, So You Think You Can Dance, Season 12 and landed in the top 5 girls on Travis Wall’s, “Team Stage.” After the show Marissa was invited to tour on the seventy-city tour with So You Think You Can Dance in 2015. Immediately after SYTYCD, Marissa moved to LA and booked the “All In” Vegas Residency with Ricky Martin. In 2014 and 2015 Marissa participated as an NFL Professional Cheerleader for the Tennessee Titans and became the exclusive choreographer 2019-2021. Throughout her last ten years as a professional dancer, she has danced in award shows such as, CMA “Country Christmas”, American Music Awards, CMT, CMA Awards, and has danced for Demi Lovato on Good Morning America, VMA’s, and Billboard events. She has danced on “The Voice” with Charlie Puth and danced for artists such as Kanye West, Dan and Shay, Blake Shelton, Cam Country, Kenney Chesney, Demi Lovato, Caanan Cox, Jerrod Neimann, Alex Aiona, Janelle Monae, and Jennifer Nettles. Marissa has been in movies and TV shows such as the hit TV show Nashville, Netflix’s Insatiables, Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, Disney Marvel, Hawkeye and the recent Dolly Parton movie, “Mountain Magic Christmas”. Not only is Marissa an active, working professional dancer but she is the co-founder of Milele Academy, L.L.C. where she trains young dancers to dance on a professional or collegiate level. In addition to choreographing for her Milele Academy students, she also choreographs for studios all over the United States and recently started choreographing for music videos and television. Recently, Marissa was the assistant choreographer on the Fox TV show “I Can See Your Voice”. Marissa has also been on faculty for conventions such as Revel Dance Convention for over six years and Streetz. She truly loves mentoring and sharing her passion of dance with dancers all around the country while continuing to work professionally.
Justin Milele born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, has competitively trained in all genres of dance. He trained under Nick Bass, Stephanie and Daryl Campbell, and competed for twelve years as a competition dancer. Immediately following High School, Justin joined the band, Contagious in November 2012 where he performed as a singer and wrote music for the group. Justin appeared on the ABC TV show Nashville Seasons 1, 2 and 3 as a principle dancer for Hayden Panettiere. In 2016 Justin went on tour with Meghan Trainor, for her 36 city “That Bass” tour as a dancer. Following the tour Justin traveled to Saudi Arabia for a month to perform for the King of Saudi. After this journey he moved to LA to further and continue his dance training and education. Justin has booked industrial work with Nickelodeon, Harley Davidson, and 20th Century Fox. Throughout the past ten years as a professional dancer Justin, has danced in award shows such as, CMA “Country Christmas”, American Music Awards, CMT Awards, CMA Awards, and CMT Artist of The Year Award Shows. Justin has danced for artist such as Kane Brown, Tyler Hubbard, Blake Shelton, Walker Hayes, Dan and Shay, Kanye West, Kelly Pickler, Jennifer Nettles, Cannox Cox, and Cam Country. He has been in numerous music videos and commercials for such artists as Austin Mahone, Brooks and Dunn, Jake Owens, Nickelodeon, Snowbird, Alex Aiona, Morgan Riley, Bubba and Young Buck. Justin has been in movies, “Praise This” and “Alvin and The Chipmunks 4” and co-choreographed Tanya Tuckers new movie “Nashville Country Christmas.” Justin recently danced in Fox’s new TV show, “I Can See Your Voice.” Justin co-owns Milele Academy with his sister, Marissa Milele. He loves nothing more than being a mentor to young dancers and truly enjoys helping his students navigate their paths beyond the studio as they enter into the professional world of dance. In addition to teaching and choreographing for his Milele Academy students, Justin travels to teach and choreograph for studios all over the United States. Justin has been on faculty with Revel Dance Convention for six seasons. He truly believes in each and every one of his students and truly dedicates his time to train others as he continues to train and work professionally in the industry.
Charlie Puth “The Voice Performance”
RICKY MARTIN DANCER – VEGAS RESIDENCY
HIT TV SHOW “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”
SEASON 12 – TOP 10 STAGE DANCER
SYTYCD – SEASON 12 (70 CITY TOUR)
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS MOVIE
TENNESSEE TITANS CHEERLEADER (NFL ALUMNI)
TENNESSEE TITANS CHEER CHOREOGRAPHER
JANELL MONOOE – “YOGA”
MEGHAN TRAINOR – “THAT BASS TOUR”
DOLLY PARTIN/GLANTIS “FAITH” CHOREOGRAPHER
DAN AND SHAY
REVEL DANCE CONVENTION FACULTY MEMBERS
HIT TV SHOW “NASHVILLE”
CMA AWARDS PERFORMANCES
CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
ALEX AIONA – “DOESN’T GET BETTER”
JERROD NIEMANN- “BUZZ BACK GIRL”
TOP 40 BILLBOARD COMMERCIAL MTV
MAC COSMETICS INDUSTRIAL
HARLEY DAVIDSON INDUSTRIAL
AMERICAN PICKERS COMMERCIAL
YOUNG BUCK “STEP” DANCERS/CHOREOGRAPHERS
MARY KAY CHOREOGRAPHER
“PRAISE THIS” MOVIE
ASHLEY COOK MUSIC VIDEO CHOREOGRAPHY
KANYE WEST “DONDA” RELEASE
DOLLY PARTON “MOUNTAIN MAGIC CHRISTMAS”
TAYNA TUCKER “A NASHVILLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS”
“I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE” ON FOX
CMT COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
AMC AWARD SHOWS