Philly Dancer Joins L.A. Clippers Dance Team

jennifer jones clippers 2Local dancer Jennifer Jones was just hired to join the L.A. Clippers Spirit Dance Team.

The 22-year-old tells me she moved to Los Angeles on July 11th, and began auditioning for the team only seven days later, on the 18th.”I got there at 8 a.m. and didn’t leave until about 5 p.m. … We went through three rounds of auditioning. The competition was intense. All of the girls who came to that audition were beautiful and phenomenal dancers.”

She soared through that day, and then moved on to finals, which consisted of three more rounds: jazz, hip-hop, and solo sections. After that, family and friends had a week to vote online. In the end she was one of the 18 dancers chosen—out of around 200 people.

Jones was born in Ellicott City, Maryland, but “I usually tell people I am from Philly, because that’s really where I was able to start off as an adult and a professional.” She cut her teeth here as a member of Philadanco, and then performed with the Sixers dance team for two years. One of her recent performances was in one of last year’s darker FringeArts show, Basement.

See her in action at the L.A. auditions below: