Riley Groot

Born and raised in Southern California, Riley grew up training in various styles of dance under Emmy Award Winning choreographer, Tessandra Chavez. Her high school years consisted of competing and winning numerous national titles, as well as performing with the non-profit company, Unity Dance Ensemble. After high school, Riley continued her study of dance and the performing arts at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles. Since graduating, she has had the opportunity to work with such choreographers as Erica Sobol, Donyelle Denise, Gerran Reese, Kevin Frey, and Michelle Elkin. She has been featured in various music videos, on hit television shows such as American Horror Story and Top Five Live, as well as the dance feature film Heartbeats, where she had the life-changing opportunity to travel to India for a month of filming. Riley looks forward to continuing her dance journey and hopes to inspire the next generation of dancers, as she was inspired by her mentors.