Thompson has a penchant for spotting and developing talent as evidenced by notable HEAT Dancer alumnae who have been catapulted into the national limelight: Trista Rehn, star of ABC's The Bachelorette, Jessica Sutta, former vocalist of the pop group Pussycat Dolls, Brooke Long, Suitcase model No. 15, of NBC's Deal or No Deal, Layla El, winner of the WWE's 2006 $250,000 Diva Search, Jamie Ruiz who was featured on the Pussycat DollsGirlicious, Susie Garcia who took the stage on So You Think You can Dance and the Fly Khicks who took overall 3rd place on MTV's ever popular show – America's Best Dance Crew.
As the owner of ICON TALENT & ENTERTAINMENT, Janine has booked talent in numerous music videos, commercials, catalogs and dance projects. Most recently, she was the Casting Director for One Direction's music video, "Best Song Ever" where she booked 16 featured dancers. She is also credited for choreographing live performances and music videos for Flo Rida, Trina, the Tsingtao Dance Passion competition in Beijing, China and more. Her creativity, professionalism and energy has allowed her to stand tall at the cusp of today's entertainment industry!
Janine Thompson Brown has over a decade of experience coaching professional and collegiate dance teams. She is now using her expertise to train and transform dancers to fulfill their goal of MAKING THE SQUAD. She has a long list of impressive accolades dating back to 1995 when she began her professional dancing career with the NBA's Miami Heat. After being featured in numerous music videos and leading six exemplary seasons as a Miami Heat Dancer, Janine was appointed to the position of Director/ Choreographer of the team-- a position which she successfully held for 10 years. She was also the Director/Choreographer of the Miami Sol Patrol - the hip-hop co-ed dance team for Miami's WNBA basketball team.
Under her direction, the Miami HEAT Dancers evolved into a talented group of multi-ethnic entertainers who have received national recognition for their accomplishments. In 2005, USA Today noted the Miami Heat Dancers as the "Best Kept Secret in the League." In 2006, the Miami Heat Dancers were crowned the Dance Bracket Champions to hold the title as the NBA's hottest dance team – an honor they received for 4 consecutive years. In addition, the Miami Heat Dancers and the Heat Golden Oldies--who were also under Janine's directorship-- were asked to perform at the 2006 NBA All-Star game in Houston, TX, an unprecedented League request.