What is Choreo Connect? Why was it started?
Choreo-Connect is a choreography agency created by TRIBE 99 to connect potential clients with experienced, professional and reliable choreographers in our industry. Beginning in 2017, we have been connecting coaches to some of the newest and brightest talent across the country. All choreographers are hand selected by TRIBE 99 and uphold the standards that encompass the “TRIBE” vision.
How it works:
1 Client submits choreography request on our website. (You will have the ability to request specific choreographers).
2 Project Manager see’s the choreographers availability and TRIBE 99 determines who would be the best fit for the request.
3 Project Manager & Client discuss dates and negotiate the rate.
4 Client receives contract and invoice. Both parties sign.
5 Project Manager will connect the Choreo-Connect Choreographer and Client via email to discuss music, travel, needs, etc.
6 Client is responsible for booking travel/lodging and will need to cover for music editing and food expenses as well. All expenses are separate from the choreography fee.
7 Payment for services will be sent to TRIBE 99 Choreography Main Office and TRIBE 99 will pay the Choreo-Connect Choreographers directly.
Meet the Choreo Connect Project Manager- Trish Ryan
Trish Ryan grew up in Nebraska, where she discovered her original passion for dance performance. She participated in the music and dance education of 15,000+ students when traveling as a performer and instructor with the Young Americans to England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Japan, Canada, and all over the U.S. She stage directed two tours for the Young Americans: one in Japan and one on the East Coast.
Trish coached for six seasons as the Head Spirit Coordinator and Director of Dance at Midland University. The Midland University Dance Program won the Inaugural NAIA National Championship Title, Three NDA National Championship Titles, Four NAIA GPAC Conference Titles, and multiple regional wins under her direction. She held the Second Vice President Position for Competitive Cheer and Dance within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Midland University Dance Program also encompassed a performing arts dance division, where Trish helped develop a dance degree program alongside university executive team and the Higher Learning Commission of two dance degrees launching in Fall of 2019; Arts Management/Dance (B.S. Arts Management) and Dance Performance (B.F.A. in Dance). Trish has choreographed for over 30 high school dance teams in the Midwest who have secured top 10 finishes at the UDA NDTC, as well as 16 state titles.
Trish is currently the Membership Director for the National Dance Coaches Association (NDCA). She spent time on Universal Dance Association (UDA) Staff, has trained at both the EDGE Performing Arts Center and Jimmy De Fore's Dance Studio in California, and has assisted choreographers at the International Dance Festival Dance Excellence in Los Angeles. She also performed for two seasons with the UFL Omaha Nighthawks Cheerleading Squad, and was captain of the team in her veteran year.
Trish graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration emphasizing Small Business Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She currently resides in New York City, and cannot wait to connect teams with amazing choreographers through Choreo-Connect!