Six Dancers, Six Interconnected Stories & A Dream to Dance Their Way to the Top ...
When Jennifer Lopez Captures All Their Steps In 'Dancelife' Beginning
January 15th 10:30PM (ET/PT)
New Music Reality Series Executive Produced By and Featuring Jennifer Lopez
MTV Tr3s To Debut 'DanceLife' And Customized Companion Program, 'Dance
Adictos' Beginning January 23rd at 5:30PM (ET)/4:30PM (CT) Plus, Exclusive
Footage Also To Appear On MTV.com, MTV VOD & More
PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 11 -- From sound stage to center
stage, see what it takes to make it as a professional dancer when MTV
premieres the new music reality series, "DanceLife" on Monday, January 15th
at 10:30 PM (ET/PT). The 8-episode series which featured and is executive
produced by Jennifer Lopez, follows the lives of six dancers trying to
achieve their dreams and break into the grueling and unforgiving world of
professional dance. From auditioning for that key spot in a music video to
performing live with top artists, Nelly Furtado and Ashlee Simpson, MTV is
there for each dancer's every move. The glory isn't always there, but their
love for dance is what keeps the drive alive.
Beginning her career as a dancer herself, no one knows the struggle to
make it as a professional dancer better than Jennifer Lopez. As executive
producer, Jennifer played an integral role in selecting and auditioning the
dancers and will make cameo appearances throughout the season. Special
guest appearances in "DanceLife" include Ashlee Simpson, Nelly Furtado,
Omarion, and the Pussycat Dolls. The series will also feature music by
Jennifer Lopez, Robin Thicke, Kelis, Young Love, Platinum Weird, Home
Video, The Cloud Room, and Ror-Shak.
In this intensely competitive world of professional dance, MTV viewers
will meet the following dream seekers:
The former Pussycat Doll member who has been dancing professionally for
over a decade has performed with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and
Christina Aguilera and her film credits include "Collateral," and
"Charlie's Angels II," but her career ambitions aren't limited to dance as
she is betting it all on her new CD.
The former Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader and Las Vegas showgirl from
no surprise, New Jersey, has trained in everything from acrobatics to
ballet, and is hoping that dance will be her ticket to fame and her way out
After teaching himself how to dance by watching Janet Jackson videos,
he moved to LA from Wyoming with no car, no connections, no money and a
dark past and is hoping his hard work and talent will lead him to a big
break and a big paycheck, but for the moment he's not giving up his day
The Toronto native is quickly becoming one of the most sought after
dancers in Hollywood with already a long list of credits including dancing
for Madonna, starring in "Rent" and doing commercials for iPod and GAP ...
only problem is he knows it and he makes sure everyone else does too.
The former baseball player from Boston, with a "Southey" accent to
prove it, got his first big break dancing with Jennifer Lopez and has since
danced in videos with Madonna, Mariah Carey and Prince, but he might not
make it if he doesn't get serious and drop his partying antics.
With almost no professional training, this striking beauty and natural
talent originally from Nigeria has become a music video "It Girl" after
recently co-starring in Prince's "Black Sweat" video. The driven Hip-Hop
hottie sees dance as a first step to building her empire.
MTV Tr3s will also be premiering "DanceLife" for the young American
Latino audience beginning January 23rd at 5:30 PM (ET)/4:30 PM (CT). The
8-episode series will be followed by the exclusive Tr3s companion program,
"Dance Adictos," which will include short form vignettes featuring the
series star dancers showing our audience today's hottest dances to the
rhythms and music of Mexican band, Kinky. After the step by step
instructional, the dancers will introduce the MTV Tr3s audience to the best
new dance videos to practice their new moves at home. "Dance Adictos"
weekly dance instructional clips will also be available on
http://www.mtvtr3s.com and Verizon Wireless' service V-cast.
MTV.com (http://www.dancelife.mtv.com) will be the comprehensive online
source for "DanceLife" where fans can meet the cast, view photos and listen
to exclusive playlists including, the best dance videos and Jennifer
Lopez's music videos. Starting January 5th, fans can catch a "Preview
Special," which will feature the series trailer. Immediately following its
on-air debut, fans will also experience exclusive footage of "DanceLife,"
with casting profiles on Jennifer Lopez, the six cast members, and two of
the featured choreographers. Also available each week will be special video
segments such as "Dance 101," where viewers can learn how to bust a hot
dance move just like the dancers on the show as well as the "Dance of the
Week," which will showcase stylized dance segments from each episode. Cast
members' music video playlists will also be available online after the
On MTV VOD, fans can view the trailer and cast profiles. Stylized Dance
Solos will showcase each cast members' style and personality. Plus viewers
will get to learn the moves themselves with 3 sets of instructional videos
-- Club Moves, Choreographed Routines, and Latino flavored MTV Tr3s
For fans on the go, MTV Mobile will offer weekly solo dance sequence
clips and weekly dance instructional clips as mobile video.
For a sneak peek visit, http://cs.viacom.com/press/dancelife.mov.
Jennifer Lopez is executive producer with Simon Fields, a partner in
Lopez's company, Nuyorican. Rod Aissa and Jesse Ignjatovic are executive
producers. Melanie Graham is Executive Producer. Matt Anderson is co-
executive producer. Maurissa Tancharoen and Kevin Tancharoen, who are
represented by ICM, are co-executive producers. Lopez is represented by the
William Morris Agency.
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