meet our team of pros

Brittany Hagan

Brittany Hagan brings a high level of professionalism in show business and a diverse dance background to the ProMotion team. From the age of three she trained in every kind of dance from the classic tap, ballet, jazz all the way to ballroom, street hip hop, and Irish dance. She started in a studio competition setting, moved onto the state championship winning varsity dance team in high school, went on to dance for Indiana University on two different companies and graduated with a BS in Entrepreneurship/Corporate Innovation and a minor in Dance Performance and Choreography. Her education continued at the University of Tampa where she earned an MBA in Marketing. While in Tampa she danced for the professional company VYB dance. Much of her education was paid for through the Miss America Organization where she placed first runner up Miss Indiana and placed top ten at the Miss Florida pageant winning awards for interview, congeniality, service, and swimsuit. Brittany also spent two years dancing for the NBA as an Indiana Pacemate. She now works as a digital marketing consultant for Salesforce and is currently a cheerleader for a professional football team.

 

Organizations and artists she has worked with:

  • Verizon
  • Latin Grammys
  • Ying Yang twins
  • IU Dance Team
  • InMotion Dance Company
  • VYB Dance Company
  • Indiana Pacemates
  • Miss Indiana
  • Miss Florida
  • Miss America Organization
  • Professional Football League

Jessica Runnels

Jessica is the co-founder of ProMotion Dance. Having danced since she was 3 years old, growing up in her mom’s studio in Richmond, IN, Jessica has always dreamed of starting a dance company of her own. Taking every opportunity she could to perfect her craft and share with others what she loves most, Jessica has participated in several dance outlets over the years; teaching, performing, choreographing, and competing. From the age of 3 to 18, Jessica danced at her mom’s studio with a focus in Tap, Jazz and Ballet. Taking on a teaching role once she was old enough. While in high school, she was a member of the Richmond High School Devilettes and an officer for two years. Jessica attended Indiana University in Bloomington where she majored in Sport Marketing and Management and minored in Dance. During her four years in Bloomington she was a member of a student run organization, InMotion Dance Company. She was also a one-year member of the Indiana Pom Squad and competed nationally in both Jazz and Hip-Hop with the team. Upon graduating, Jessica knew her dance career wasn’t over.

 

She auditioned for the NBA team the Indiana Pacers dance team, the Indiana Pacemates and has been dancing for them for the past 8 years, serving as captain for 4 of those years. She’s had the opportunity to represent the Pacers in Taiwan, the Philippines, China, Seattle and Las Vegas performing and doing appearances for Pacers/NBA fans. Dancing in front of thousands of fans doing what you love is something Jessica will cherish forever. There’s nothing better than sharing with others what truly makes you happy. Jessica continues to teach and choreograph working with several high schools and colleges. For the past twelve years Jessica has been busy choreographing for the Richmond High School Devilettes State Fair Band Day Competition, basketball season and their annual showcase, focusing on jazz, contemporary, pom & hip-hop. Through ProMotion Dance, Jessica hopes to inspire and influence other dancers to do what they love while continually challenging themselves to reach the next level.