Galen Hooks has been a working dancer since the age of 7 when she was a Junior Dance Champion on STAR SEARCH. By the time she was only 13 years old, she was assistant choreographer on projects like "THAT 70's SHOW", "DONNIE DARKO" and "AUSTIN POWERS". As a dancer and choreographer she has worked with over 60 artists including BRITNEY SPEARS, JUSTIN BIEBER, RIHANNA, CHRIS BROWN, JANET JACKSON, MILEY CYRUS, PHARRELL, FERGIE & JOHN LEGEND. She has been the leading lady for USHER, MIGUEL, and most notably for NE-YO for which she served as actress, dancer and choreographer in music videos, TV performances and in his album artwork.
She is also known for her work with THE LXD: THE LEGION OF EXTRAORDINARY DANCERS, for which she also served as actress, dancer and choreographer in groundbreaking performances from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE to TED TALKS to three seasons of the series on Hulu and YouTube.Beyond dance, Galen has served as CONSULTING PRODUCER and HOST of YOUTUBE'S award-winning series "MASTERCLASS" on Jon Chu's DS2DIO. She worked on "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" as the ASSOCIATE CONSULTING PRODUCER, "THE VOICE" as ASSOCIATE PERFORMANCE PRODUCER, "X FACTOR" as SUPERVISING CHOREOGRAPHER, and with DISNEY CHANNEL and RADIO DISNEY as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER and CREATIVE DIRECTOR.
She is a singer-songwriter, producer, stylist and performer for her ongoing project CAMPFIRE VAUDEVILLE which recently won a WORLD DANCE AWARD and features original music by Galen.
Galen is a graduate of Penn State University and an activist for dancers' rights. As the chair of DANCERS' ALLIANCE and board member at SAG-AFTRA, she spearheaded the historic victories in turning music videos and tours into union jobs and continues to educate and improve the dance industry for generations to come.