Galen Hooks

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Galen Hooks
Born
NationalityAmerican
OccupationDancer, Choreographer, Actress, Photographer, Songwriter
Known forThe LXD
WebsiteOfficial Website

Galen Hooks is an US dancer, choreographer, creative director, producer, singer/songwriter, and actress.

Work[edit]

Hooks has worked with over 60 artists, such as Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Usher, Mýa, Chris Brown, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Banks, Sunmi, Grimes, and John Legend. She also modeled for Nike's Dance and Sport Culture lines, including catalogs, billboards, and a two-page ad in Vogue magazine. Producing credits include America's Got Talent (Associate Consulting Producer), The Voice (Associate Performance Producer), Disney Channel Presents: Radio Disney's Family VIP Birthday (Executive Producer, Creative Director), and YouTube's "Masterclass" (Consulting Producer and Host). Theater work includes Associate Co-choreographer for the revival of the Broadway show Dreamgirls [1] and choreographer for the musical Higher Education.[2] Hooks is a dancer, choreographer, and actress in LXD:The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.[3] She was a leading lady for Miguel (Arch N Point), Usher (Good Kisser), and worked as a dancer, choreographer, and actress for Ne-Yo's concept album Libra Scale, in which she played the lead character Diamond Eye and her alter ego, Pretti Sinclair, in the album's music videos, album leaflet, and live performances.[4]

Hooks also was a songwriter on recording artist Raistalla's self-titled album. Galen wrote "Krazy" and co-wrote "Attention" and "Speedracer".[5] She has released songs with her music group "CAMPFIRE VAUDEVILLE".[6]

Job Description Role
So You Think You Can Dance The LXD performance Dancer/Co-Choreographer
The LXD "Duet", "Rise of the Drifts", "I Seen a Man" webisode Actress, dancer, choreographer
Ne-Yo "Beautiful Monster" long form video Actress, dancer, choreographer
Ne-Yo "Champagne Life" music video Actress, dancer, choreographer
Ne-Yo "One in a Million" music video Actress
Janet Jackson "So Excited", "Rock With You" music videos Dancer
Usher "Hey Daddy" music video Choreographer
United States of Tara "Princess Valhalla" viral video Choreographer
Dreamgirls Apollo performance and international tour Associate Co-Choreographer
The Jonas Brothers "Look Me In the Eyes" Tour Choreographer
Dancing with the Stars John Legend "Green Light" performance Choreographer
Nike Vogue and other campaigns Model
Miguel "Arch N Point" music video Lead Dancer, Choreographer
Britney Spears "Til the World Ends" music video Dancer
Harry's Law "Send In the Clowns" episode Choreographer
Suburgatory multiple episodes Choreographer
Justin Bieber "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town" Choreographer
Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West "Knocks You Down" Letterman performance Dancer/Choreographer
GI Joe: Retaliation Movie Choreographer/Dancer
Usher "Good Kisser" music video Dancer

Awards[edit]

Galen received a Choreography Media Honor for her work with Fergie performing "Live and Let Die" on Movies Rock and four World Dance Awards for her choreography with THE LXD, YouTube's ReMixed, and her own "CAMPFIRE VAUDEVILLE", a song and dance performance featuring original music written by Hooks. Her YouTube show "Masterclass" (Consulting Producer and Host) was honored by the Webby Awards and Streamy Awards.[citation needed]

Activism/Education[edit]

Galen Hooks served 10 years as the chair of Dancers Alliance and as a board member of SAG-AFTRA.[citation needed] She currently consults DA and is spearheading the new entity Choreographers Alliance.[7] Hooks conducts dance class series "BEHIND THE AUDITION" and "GALEN HOOKS' HEELS INTENSIVE", focusing on limited class sizes and direct feedback. She also teaches regular dance classes in US and internationally, and is a guest teacher for conventions such as THE PULSE, NUVO, and MONSTERS of HIP HOP.[citation needed]

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