Artistry in Motion is one of nine crews that are part of the fourth season of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. Based in North Hollywood, CA, the group of African-American women aim to break the stereotype that they are “bootyshakers”. Introducing a style that they call “contemp-hop”, they believe they can go up against any male crew, and with a combination of energy, passion and sex appeal, they think they can do just that.
23-year-old Angelina “Angel” Ginn is a nursing graduate, and is very active in church.
20-year-old Ashley Irvin moved from Canada, currently works as an events planner, and is a confessed shopaholic.
21-year-old Brianna “Bri” Tarleton considers herself “garbage disposal” because she eats way too much, and had a traumatic experience as an almost kidnap victim—until an undercover cop saved her.
20-year-old Danielle “Danni” Boston was an honor student at Pepperdine University, and beats boys at basketball.
29-year-old Donyelle Jones is the big sister of the crew: she was part of the top 10 of So You Think You Can Dance’s second season, and currently works as a hairstylist.
20-year-old Larissa Crecco performed as a dancer for Missy Elliott, and can do a mean Britney Spears impersonation.
20-year-old Liz LeGrande holds a scholarship at the University of the Arts, and oddly, learned dancing only by watching videos on YouTube.