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about janine m. thompson

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Choreographer: Norrlands Guld 2014

Janine M. Thompson, an experienced and well-known professional in the entertainment business, is the founder of ICON Talent, Inc. 

Born in New York, Janine was raised in sunny South Florida and considers herself a Miami native. She has a long list of impressive accolades dating back to 1995 when she began her professional dancing career with the NBA's Miami Heat. After being featured in numerous music videos and leading six exemplary seasons as a Miami Heat Dancer, Janine was appointed to the position of Director/Choreographer of the team-- a position which she successfully held for 10 years. She was also the Director/Choreographer of the Miami Sol Patrol - the hip-hop co-ed dance team for Miami's WNBA basketball team.

Under her direction, the Miami HEAT Dancers have evolved into a talented group of multi-ethnic entertainers who have received national recognition for their accomplishments. In 2005, USA Today noted the Miami Heat Dancers as the "Best Kept Secret in the League."  In 2006, the Miami Heat Dancers were crowned the Dance Bracket Champions to hold the title as the NBA's hottest dance team – an honor they have received for 4 consecutive years.  In addition, the Miami Heat Dancers and the Heat Golden Oldies--who are also under Janine's directorship-- were asked to perform at the 2006 NBA All-Star game in Houston, TX, an unprecedented League request.

The HEAT Dancers have been featured in numerous magazines including the June 2006 issue of the ever-popular FHM magazine and a 2009 edition of Sports Illustrated!

Thompson has a penchant for spotting and developing talent as evidenced by notable HEAT Dancer alumnae who have been catapulted into the national limelight: Trista Rehn, star of ABC's The Bachelorette, Jessica Sutta, vocalist of the pop group Pussycat Dolls, Brooke Long, Suitcase model No. 15, of NBC's Deal or No Deal, Layla El, winner of the WWE's 2006 $250,000 Diva Search, Jamie Ruiz who was featured on the Pussycat DollsGirlicious, Susie Garcia who took the stage on So You Think You can Dance and the Fly Khicks who took overall 3rd place on MTV's ever popular show – America's Best Dance Crew.

As if managing her own entertainment company and directing a professional dance team isn’t enough, Janine can also be credited for choreographing live performances and music videos for Flo Rida, Trina, Latin pop sensations Carlos Ponce, Jon Secada and many more.  Thompson also directed the University of Miami Sunsations dance team for 8 years. She also works with various production companies as a choreographer for several commercials, music videos and industrial shows. 
Janine is a graduate of the University of Miami. In 1994, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing.

Her creativity, professionalism and energy have transformed the Miami HEAT Dancers into one of the most elite dance troupes in all of professional sports. Her vivaciousness has allowed Icon Talent, Inc. to stand tall at the cusp of today's talent industry in becoming The True Icon of Talent and Entertainment!


jose guerrero

event and talent manager

Icon Talent
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