You might have seen her on TV – on Youtube or maybe here in Orlando!
Marlee Hightower will be the opening act for the Runway Show! (more on PAFW)
From America’s Got Talent, Season 5, Top 10, Marlee Hightower is the youngest member of the celebrated hip hop crew, Studio One (Young Beast Society).
At just 12 years old, she has already performed on a 26 city national tour, taught workshops to adult professionals across the country, and continues to inspire young dancers to follow their dream.
Fluent in all styles of hip hop, including popping, locking, wacking, and house, Marlee has trained with some of the best and most sought-after choreographers in the nation, including Parris Goebel, Napoleon & Tabitha Dumo, Kevin Maher, Luther Brown, Rhapsody, Lyle Beniga, Julie Johnson, Chonique Sneed, Lisette Bustamante, Laura Edwards, Les Twins, Bryan Tanaka, Nick DeMoura, JaQuel Night, Chuck Maldonado, Tyse Diorio, Dave Scott, Laurieann Gibson, and Cris Judd.
Her ability to pick-up choreo quickly, and execute it with such maturity of style and accuracy, is one of her strongest suits. In addition, Marlee’s musicality is second to none. Hearing the beat behind the beat, and interpreting the lyrics and music into her own choreography, has been one of the most exciting and impressive things to watch, given her age. Marlee is the youngest known choreographer in hip hop today.
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In 2011, Dancer/Choreographer Jonathan Prater (Footloose, Rock of Ages) described Marlee as, “the most talented 11 year old I’ve ever seen!”
Mos Wanted crew’s, Ian Eastwood, defined Marlee’s talent in one word…”Naaaaassty”, and warned Monsters of Hip Hop attendees, “Watch out for her”!
Marlee has been awarded several scholarships, from Monsters of Hip Hop, as well as Vibe, Broadway Dance Center, Young Lions Workshops, and The Pulse.
The Pulse creative director, and artistic director for America’s Got Talent and X-Factor, Brian Friedman, said, “Artists like Marlee don’t come along very often! She is far beyond her age in terms of ability, and the truth is, she can out-dance most adults! I can’t wait for the opportunity to work with this young BEAST again!”