Summyr Whaley is a New York Radio City Rockette and was most recently seen on NBC for The 75th Celebration of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular with Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer. She can also be seen as a lead dancer and as Miss Utah in the major motion picture Miss Congeniality, starring Sandra Bullock and Michael Cain. Summyr was Iris Kelly on the European tour of Fame the Musical, and was also a back-up dancer for the Greek pop-star Nikos Vertis in Athens, Greece. Other regional credits include Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, and The Music Man. Summyr has appeared in numerous television specials, commercials, and industrials in both her native Texas and in New York City. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance. Summyr is also a proud alumni member of the jazz program at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival under the direction of Chet Walker. She is also a contributing writer for Stage Door Access (stagedooraccess.com) a website designed for performers. She has been a teacher/choreographer for the past eleven years. Teaching opportunities have allowed her to travel around the country giving dancers master classes, choreography, and pre-professional dance seminars. Summyr is regularly brought in to choreograph for dance teams, studios, and conventions in Texas, where she currently resides with her husband and three children, after living and performing in NYC for six years. She has also created a clothing line specifically for young girls in inspiration of her daughter Bella called, Bella Girl Clothing.