The Femmes

Talent, intelligence, and ferocity.

Tiffany Fontaine -Director/Founder

Tiffany Fontaine is a professional dancer and choreographer from Milwaukee, WI. She began her training at Young Dance Academy in Oak Creek, WI. She is trained in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop. She was the head choreographer for the University of La Crosse's hip hop team in 2004 and 2005. From 2005-2012 she was a dancer, captain, and choreographer for the NBA. Her choreography has been featured at local and national NBA events, as well as internationally in China and in Europe. She is most known for her choreography with the Milwaukee Bucks Dance team as well a her collaboration with the NBA Fan Patrol dancers and competitive collegiate dance teams.

      She has worked with several artists and choreographers including Usher, Tabitha and Napolean D'umo, Nu Styles, Darrin Henson, Shane Sparks, Sean Bankhead, and many more. She also choreographed the "Perfect Stranger" music video for recording artist, Grace Weber.

       She has a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and Master of Physician Assistant Studies both from Marquette University. She graduated Magna cum laude from her graduate program at Marquette. She continues to work as a board-certified physician assistant in otolaryngology/facial and plastic surgery. She founded Femme Féroce Performance Company in 2012 to continue her passion for dance and choreography as well as promote high level entertainment in the Midwest. 

 

Elyse

 

Elyse began dancing at the age of 5 at an Irish dance studio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She spent her teen years competing both nationally and internationally in Irish dance and being a part of her high school poms team.  Following high school, Elyse went on to get her Bachelor degree in Spanish Studies at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where she continued to teach dance and take classes.  After obtaining her degree, she decided to pursue a career in dance.  While she was still based out of Minnesota she dance with Sole 2 Soul Dance Conversion performing for many music videos, private parties, fashion shows and corporate events in addition to touring and teaching all over the world with various dance groups.  Once she transitioned to be based out of Wisconsin, Elyse joined the dance team for Muskego Hitmen, a semi pro football team and is just about to start a third season choreographing and performing with them. Elyse has performed on live talk shows, commercials and multiple news channels all over the United States including a residency in Walt Disney World as well as in Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, France and Spain.  She has taught in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Delaware, Colorado and even Zambia in Africa.  Elyse finished touring and moved back to Wisconsin early 2015 after living in the Dominican Republic implementing and leading a dance program in collaboration with Artists Striving to End Poverty out of New York for the Mariposa Foundation, a non profit for 140 girls aimed at ending generational poverty through education.  She is trilled to be back in Milwaukee and works as a teacher in a dance studio and in promotions.  

 

Hillary

 

Hillary began dancing at 3-years-old, and throughout her life has been trained in various styles of dance, with an emphasis on classical ballet and pointe. After graduating from UW-Madison with a Double Major in English Literature and Rhetorical Studies, she returned to the world of dance to share her passion with others. Hillary worked for years as a successful preschool ballet teacher for several Madison and Milwaukee-area dance schools. From 2012-2014, she held the position as a Principal Teacher at Brookfield Dance Academy, where she developed programs and curriculums that promote early-childhood education through literacy, art, dance, and movement. For the past three seasons, she has been a dancer and choreographer for the Ironman Football League’s Muskego Hitmen Dance Team.

Hillary currently works as the marketing director of a local small business, a sales consultant at a popular Milwaukee bridal boutique, and a staff writer for a nationally published bridal magazine.

 
Holly
Updated bio coming soon!

Natalie

 

Natalie is from Milwaukee WI. She began her training at the Hyperformance Urban Dance Center in Bay View, WI. She is trained in Hip Hop, Jazz and Ballet. Natalie has been the Director of Hype UWM since 2011 and has been with the company since 2006. For the past 7 years Natalie has danced throughout the Midwest, most notably at the Shell Lake Center of the Arts, Aspire Dance Studio and "The RAW" showcases. She has worked with and has had sessions with such notable artists such as; Mari and Keone Madrid, Gil Duldulao, Jillian Meyers, Shaun Evaristo, Devin Jamieson, I.AM.ME Crew, Ian Eastwood, Brian Puspos and many more. She is currently a student at the University of Milwaukee, with the hopes of achieving her Bachelor of Arts in Dance.  Natalie's goal as a dancer is to continue to improve her dance vocabulary everyday, and stay educated with what is relevant in the current dance market. She also has aspirations of becoming a tour dancer/choreographer. "Dance is not a hobby for me, it's a lifestyle."

Krystal

 

She’s currently working as a supervisor/fitness instructor and hopes to one day open her own gym.   After moving to San Diego for a few years and obtaining her personal training certification, Krystal has returned to southeastern Wisconsin and is tackling the fitness industry.  During that time she helped coach the Juniorgee dancers with the Milwaukee Bucks.  Krystal decided to take a big step and move to professional dancing in 2008 and danced for the NBA for the 08/09 season.  She went on to study at Carthage College where she majored in Elementary and Special Education and danced for the Carthage Red Hots.  In high school, she gave back to the community and taught a children’s pom squad.  Krystal is from West Bend, WI. Growing up, she dreamed of being in a music video and made it a practice to mimic the dancing on Michael and Janet Jackson music videos and her parents put her in dance classes at a young age. Throughout her adolescent years, her dance teams performed in large areas across the Midwest and her passion for performing grew.

 

Stacie

Stacie has been dancing since the age of 7, training primarily at Anita’s Dance Center of Muskego, WI. She has been trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Performance, Hip Hop and Street Jazz. Throughout her dance career, she has had the opportunity to train with Marty Dew, Brian Friedman, Barry Youngblood, Laurie Johnson and Keri LaGrand, among others. Stacie has participated in several Dance conventions & competitions internationally, winning many Platinum and Gold awards with the Midwest Connection Dance Company.

 

Stacie has performed as a backup dancer for several Disney talents, has danced at BCS Bowl Games, Milwaukee Brewer Games, Olympic Games Torch Passing Ceremonies, Summerfest, and countless festivals throughout Wisconsin, as well as dancing for the Milwaukee Wave for 3 seasons.

 

Stacie is also entering her 13th year of teaching and choreographing, specializing in Hip Hop and Lyrical Ballet. Her choreography has been featured in award winning performances and nationally acclaimed dance competitions, such as Tremaine Dance and Star Talent Dance. Stacie also has a degree in Business Management and works at a leading shipping & Delivery Company in Brookfield WI. Performing is something she hopes to do for as long as she physically can, and is extremely excited about being a part of Femme Feroce!

Tina

Tina is from Milwaukee, WI and began her dance training at the age of six in classical ballet, jazz, tap and pointe at Anita's Dance Center in Muskego, WI. After graduating from high school, she went on to dance professionally for the MLB team, the Milwaukee Breweres, from 2005-2008. In 2008 she danced for HYPE's professional group, Monkey Wrench. She then went on to dance for another professional sports dance team and joined the Milwaukee Wave's professional dance team, Riptide, for the 2010-2011 season. In 2012 she danced for the Sirens Dance Team for the Ironman Football League's Wauwatosa Spartans.

    She has studied dance at the University of Milwaukee and currently works at a major medical center in Milwaukee.

Sara

Sara’s dance career began at Anita's Dance Center in Wisconsin at the age of 5, where she was trained in tap,ballet, jazz and pointe. She was a member of the Midwest Connection Dance Company and also

danced with the award winning competition team. She traveled nationally for numerous competitions as well as dance conventions. Additionally, Sara danced on her undefeated high school dance team. Her team took first place each year at the Badgerette Midwest Competition and was invited to travel to Orlando, Florida for exhibition performances at Epcot and MGM.

Badgerette Poms honored Sara with a Dance Star title and she was awarded a trip to NYC

where she took classes at Broadway Dance Studio.

While pursuing her Bachelor Degree, Sara danced at the collegiate level on UW Madison's club

dance team, performing at various campus events and exploring diverse genres such as modern dance, theatre and hip-hop. After college, she danced professionally for one year with the Milwaukee Mustangs arena football team.

 

Currently, she works as a Registered

Nurse in Maternal Fetal Medicine and is excited to also be one of the newest members of Femme

Feroce Performance Company!

Jordyn

Jordyn has been dancing and performing since the age of 5, beginning in studio training at Accent on Dance and To the Pointe in Waukesha, WI. She continued to perform with the singing and dancing troupe Accompany of Kids, where she performed at about 50 venues each summer including Summerfest and Festa Italiana. In high school she joined Wisconsin Lutheran High School’s varsity dance team where she competed at the state level and national level, as well as placing top three in a handful of solo competitions and awarded Universal Dance Association’s All American award. During this time she continued her studio training training at Liberty Dance Center in Waukesha, WI. Upon graduation, Jordyn joined the Milwaukee Brewers Diamond Dancers where she performed at Friday night games, did professional appearances and helped run the Diamond Dancer’s first ever “Power of Purple” dance competition with all the competition proceeds going to pancreatic cancer.

Jordyn took a short break from dance to concentrate on internships and her studies in Journalism and Political Science at UW-Milwaukee, which led her to Washington D.C. in the summer of 2015 where she interned for the world’s 4th largest newswire. She is entering her senior year and is looking forward to graduating in 2017

Tracy

 

Tracy began her dance career in high school on the poms team at Wisconsin Lutheran where she led the team as MVP for three straight years.
Once she graduated, she went on to become a professional dancer for the Milwaukee Bucks Energee Dance Team in 2006. She spent two years learning intense choreography for games and appearances. She had the privilege of collaborating with Usher her first year on the team as well.  Tracy also used her talents to teach and choreograph for the Junior Energee program from 2006-2008.
Aside from her dancing career, Tracy serves as an event planner at an upscale hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

Rebecca

 

 

 

Rebecca is from Greenfield, WI. She first discovered her love for dance when she was seven years old. She trained mainly hip hop but loves jazz and contemporary genres as well. She danced jazz and hip hop styles through out middle school and high school and has danced competitively through out her academic career. She danced with the University of Milwaukee's HYPEperformance company for four years from 2010-2014.

   She graduated from UWM with a bachelor degree in Anthropology and is currently completing a certificate in death investigation, also through UWM.

Kayla

 

Kayla began exploring her love for dance at age 10 and has been dancing ever since. Although she is mainly skilled in hip hop, she enjoys ballet, contemporary, and jazz as well. She danced on her high school pom team and after graduation began dancing professionally. She spent some time dancing for the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks Dance Team in 2012. She has also danced with Revamped Hip Hop Dance Company. She loves freestyle and enjoys connecting with the music through dance.

   She went on to further her education at Milwaukee Area Technical College and when she is not dancing, she works as a recruiter for Manpower, a well known career sourcing company.

Lisa

Lisa began performing as a dancer at the age of 4. She began her training at Anita's Dance Studio in Muskego,

and with a Polish folk dance group in Milwaukee, Syrenka. She is trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop and musical theatre. She went on to become a Radio Disney Dancer, performing with such artists as

Chubby Checker, Christy Carlson Romano, Teddy Geiger, Jordin Sparks,Jesse McCartney, The Jonas Brothers, and Aaron Carter. During this time, she was also captain of the Midwest Connection Dance Company, in which

she performed around the U.S., winning awards nationally. Lisa has also performed and choreographed for many local musical theatre productions, including West Side Story, Oklahoma, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor

Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Godspell, Annie, Seussical, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, and The Wizard of Oz.

While in college, Lisa danced for four years with Pure Dance

Marquette, helping to choreograph routines and coordinate performances. Lisa went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Marquette University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Most recently, Lisa was a member of the Milwaukee Brewer Diamond Dancers for 5 years, performing at Miller Park throughout the baseball season, including the 2011 National League Division and Championship Series.

Lisa currently works as an emergency room nurse and is pursuing a Master degree at Marquette University with the goal of becoming an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner.

Carlie

Carlie began dancing at three years old and has trained extensively in many forms of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, musical theater, pointe, hip hop, modern, poms and ballroom. She trained at both Gayle’s Dance Studio and Anita’s Dance Center in the Milwaukee area for 15 total years and competed around the U.S. with Anita’s Midwest
Connection Dance Company winning awards nationally. She also danced competitively on her high school varsity dance team for four years,
winning awards at the state level and Nationals. She has performed around the country at various conventions and events including the pre-game show at the 2002 MLB All Star Game at Miller Park.

She attended UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee, where she danced and competed for both collegiate teams, locally and nationally, and graduated from the latter with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in Broadcast. She danced professionally for the Milwaukee Mustangs Arena Football Team for two years, one of which she was captain. She has choreographed and coached for recreational middle school teams and has been judging for WACPC since 2011. She currently works full-time in marketing at a manufacturer rep firm in the electrical industry.