The Go-Go Dancers of Ultra Music Festival

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Photo by: George Martinez
From left to right: Jessie Wedell, C.J. Jones, and Kelli Rika

We've all seen them. They're gorgeous, perfectly unattainable beauties with grace, poise, and loads of talent.

They're the go-go dancers of Ultra Music Festival, and they're dressed in fantastic costumes, floating from the rafters, and charming the crowd from lofty pedestals flanked by fire and lasers.

But who are these women? Turns out, they're just like the rest of us -- except they're gorgeous and paid to dance at Ultra. We sat down with a few of the ladies from the main stage and Carl Cox mega-structure to pull back the veil of mystery by asking about their jobs, their day-to-day lives, and what kind of guys (or girls) they go for.

See also: The Virgins and Veterans of Ultra Music Festival: A Video Interview

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Photo by George Martinez
Kelli Rika.

It's a long, hard road to the Ultra stage, and most of these women have studied dance since before most of us could dress ourselves. They're highly versatile performers, with experience in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, flamenco, cheerleading, gymnastics, even aerial ballet.

"In general, I've been dancing since I was 7," says C.J. Jones, 25. "Ballet is mostly my base, and then for the past eight years or so, I've been doing hip-hop. That's really where my heart and soul is. I think it's a nice eclectic way to bring everything together."

Katie Kansas is the mastermind who assembles the dancing team. Each girl is expected to bring their own flair to the stage. And although there are some choreographed moments where point ballet or duets are performed, most of the fun comes when they get to merge their dance skills and get lost in the music.

"It's funny, you kind of get into a zone," says 25-year-old Jessie Wedell. "You can feel the energy from the crowd, but you don't really pay attention. It's just a moment."

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Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: General


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11 comments
David Pitch
David Pitch

It's been over for 2 days, get a ife and move on

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

Unattainable? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO By whom? A broke azz brotha or a newspaper editor ? In that case, sure. But don't go into hyperbole guys, these chicks are NOT REMOTELY unattainable if you have the game and the money ( and yes the looks) to make a go of it. I have to say, this is one of the funniest things your paper has ever printed, and unintentionally too! LOL LOL LOL

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

seems like they ripped CYBERJAPAN DANCERS in every aspect tbh

quinonesrn
quinonesrn

How many more articles on Ultra will there be? I'm about to unlike you people on facebook. Geezus!


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