Judy Trammell is choreographer of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. She came to the organization as assistant choreographer in March 1984 and assumed the responsibility of full-time choreographer in 1991.Her duties include choreographing and producing halftime extravaganzas and routines for sideline and pregame performances at the Dallas Cowboys home games, as well as varied stage routines for the multi-talented group of cheerleaders who make up the distinguished well-traveled show group and the DCC's musical variety show.Trammell brought to the cheerleaders 16 years of dance experience with most dedicated training in the areas of jazz, tap, drill team and pompom. Also of great significance is the expertise she gained as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader for four years, three of which she acted as show group member and group leader.Credits include choreography for nationally televised telethons -- Jerry Lewis and Variety Club; the NFL Monday Night Football; Salute to Lady Liberty television special; nationally televised Thanksgiving halftime extravaganzas for Reba McEntire and Randy Travis; MC Hammer's Too Legit to Quit; Toby Keith's Should've Been a Cowboy and Little Texas' God Blessed Texas music videos; Phil Donahue, Geraldo Rivera and Montel Williams' syndicated talk shows; Harry and the Hendersons situation comedy; Oak Ridge Boys benefit concerts; Las Vegas tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.; Country Music Awards; Nashville Palace; DOD and USO tours; Miss Texas Pageant; corporate shows and musical productions for pageants and area high schools.Trammell became the second former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader to join the organization in an administrative capacity as she made the transition from former player to coach during the '84-85 football season.
As director of the world famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Kelli Finglass has earned a reputation as a distinguished leader and trend setter in the NFL. A native of east Texas, she is a graduate of Lindale High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in international marketing from the University of North Texas.
Finglass proudly wore the star-spangled uniform for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders from 1984 to 1989. She made her initial mark on DCC history by becoming the only cheerleader to be invited back by director, Suzanne Mitchell, for her fifth season with the Cowboys without having to go through the customary audition process.
After retiring from the squad in 1989, Finglass was hired by Jerry Jones as an assistant director to the cheerleaders from 1989 to 1990. She then took a position in the sales and promotions department for the Dallas Cowboys and in 1991 was promoted to director of the cheerleaders. She quickly stepped into the role of business manager and entrepreneur, deftly branding America's sweethearts and turning the department into a successful profit center for the first time in their 20 year history. Her astute attention to detail, creative insight and savvy marketing skills quickly produced remarkable results. Launching corporate sponsorships and developing innovative merchandising strategies are just a few of the accomplishments she has added to her resumé during her extraordinary career with America's sweethearts.
Finglass personifies the high standards of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and is an exemplary role model who demonstrates passion, focus and enthusiasm for the squad and women of all ages all across America. Her exacting expectations and commitment to each cheerleader is evident in their conduct both on and off the field. Her own demanding schedule requires a personal commitment to excellence that has produced stellar results both for her self and the organization.
As a guardian of the cheerleaders since 1991, Finglass has been instrumental in creating an institution that is "often imitated but never equaled." In 1993, she produced the first swimsuit calendar video which is distributed nationally for both television and home video audiences. She has also created and refined programs for the organization such as DCC Dance & Drill Team Competitions, Camp DCC, Cheers for Years and Cheers for Fitness. Her skillful tutelage and direction of the DCC show group has resulted in a highly acclaimed and sought after entertainment group with corporate clients that have included Sports Illustrated, JCPenney and American Airlines. For the past two years, in addition to her formidable responsibilities as the DCC director, she has served as an executive producer for CMT's hit series Making the Team, which has documented the rigorous transformation of each cheerleader during their 12 week training camp.
Kelli Finglass has been married to Joel Finglass since 1996. They are the proud parents of two children -- Samantha and Ryan. Their family resides in Coppell, Texas.
Native Texan, former "Bachelorette" and winner on "Dancing with the Stars," Melissa Rycroft Strickland got her start as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader from 2006-2008. Now an in-demand television personality, host and dancer, she acts as a showmanship mentor to the training camp candidates each year.
Texas native Brittany Perry-Russell has graced multiple stages as a professional dancer, appearing with Beyoncé, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Nick Jonas, Dua Lipa, Katy Perry and most recently Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, and Kanye West. In 2011, Perry-Russell successfully transitioned to acting when she landed a lead role in the Universal film "Honey 2." She was later cast in the Will Ferrell comedy "The Campaign" followed by "Sparkle" and "The Preacher's Son" based on Carl Weber's bestselling novel. Perry-Russell can be seen opposite Derek Luke on Netflix's "13 Reasons Why," where she's featured in a recurring arc on its second season. Her TV credits include guest-starring roles on "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC), "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (The CW) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (ABC). She can be seen in the new Netflix film "Family Reunion" opposite Loretta Divine, Tia Mowry and Perry-Russell's son Isaiah Russell-Bailey. In addition to lighting up both stage and screen, Perry-Russell is most proud of working alongside her son Isaiah in two back-to-back Netflix projects, "Family Reunion" and the "We Can Be Heroes" Netflix movie. Perry-Russell and son made history as the first real mom and son to be cast as superheroes in a Netflix original film.
Criscilla Anderson could easily be counted among the most successful and sought-after hip-hop dancers in Hollywood today. Her career spans from the stages and videos of Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls, Romeo, Baby Bash, Sean Kingston, Akon, Cassidy, Sean Love Combs, Kelly Rowland, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Rooney, Nelly Furtado, Lil Wayne, Joss Stone, Natasha Bedingfield, Blink-182, Left Eye, Macy Gray, Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, JC Chasez, Ne-Yo, Chingy, t.A.T.u., Kanye West, Ludacris and more.
She has made appearances in movies and TV including "Hannah Montana: The Movie," "Bedtime Stories," "Fired Up!," "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Accepted," "Fat Albert," "Celebrity Rap Superstar," "Las Vegas," "Bones," "Drake & Josh," "The Jay Leno Show," "So You Think You Can Dance" (commercial) and "That's So Raven."
Anderson has been featured in ads for Bright Smile USA, Diet Coke, Reebok Classics, Nappytabs, Burger King and Hairdo with Jessica Simpson. She has also walked the catwalks in Christian Audigier's Ed Hardy fashion shows in Los Angeles. You can see her on her very own family reality Netflix series "Country Ever After" documenting the family's journey through their careers, parenting, marriage and Anderson's health battle.
She is married to a country singer and is a mom of three.
Denise Dicharry has been involved in the professional dance and cheerleading industry for over 20 years. She has worked in the business as a head coach, choreographer, performer, director and music editor.
After years of training, Dicharry was hired as the head coach and choreographer for the LSU Tiger Girls Dance Team. During her tenure as head coach, she successfully built the program which led the team to a national title in 2010. Varsity Brands has hired Dicharry for the past 10-plus years to choreograph their summer curriculum, direct and perform on the material DVD, as well as train the company's staff members on positive and effective coaching techniques. She has won multiple national titles for studios, high schools and universities across the globe.
Based in L.A., Evan Miller is an alum of both Navarro Jr. College and Cheer Athletics competitive cheer programs. He's performed at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center. Miller is a storyteller bringing the rhythm of the music to life with his choreography, giving the audience the ultimate show. He's the perfect storm of power, competitive cheer and musicality.
Two-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer Travis Wall has long been known as a visual musician. In 2006, he was the runner-up in the search for America's favorite dancer on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 2. Now, 14 seasons and 10 consecutive Emmy nominations later, Wall served as a resident choreographer and guest judge for "So You Think You Can Dance," having created some of the most popular and memorable pieces in the history of the series. Wall took home Emmys for Outstanding Choreography for pieces he created for the show in 2015 and again in 2017.
Wall choreographed Carrie Underwood's "Something in the Water" music video for which he not only choreographed the moves, but also danced in the video. He also has set stage routines for touring artists Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber. Wall holds the distinction of being the only choreographer to be asked back three times to choreograph the prestigious Macy's Stars of Dance segment on "Dancing with the Stars," for which he received an Emmy nomination. In addition, he has choreographed for the 82nd Academy Awards, various ballet companies and the MTV VMAs 2010. Wall also choreographed for the fourth installment of the popular "Step Up" film series, "Step Up Revolution," and Maddie Ziegler's debut role on "Pretty Little Liars."
Most recently, Wall's choreography was seen in the Off-Broadway production of "The Wrong Man" at the MCC Theatre (2020 Louise Lortel Award-winner for Outstanding Choreography), FOX's reality show "Flirty Dancing" and the feature film "The Binge" starring Vince Vaughn. Wall produced and starred in Oxygen's docu-reality series "All the Right Moves" based on Wall and his dance company, Shaping Sound. After three hugely successful tours of Shaping Sound "Dance Reimagined," Wall wrote, directed, choreographed and starred in its production "After the Curtain," which sold out theaters and had standing ovations after every performance in 67 cities.