The 3 dancers in Omi’s “Cheerleader” video

A while back I posted info on the lead dancer/actress in Omi’s “Cheerleader” video. She’s Sheila Marie, and she can move! But there are a couple of dancers who join her on the Florida beach. I won’t even call them “the other dancers” because they’re so good!

“All these other girls are tempting…”

Yeah, these 2 dancers are cute, and they sure can dance! But who are they? Scroll down to find out! dancers1The one in the yellow skirt is Ja’Naye Thurston. As I looked into it more, I got a lesson on how talented she is: she’s a dancer for the Miami Heat basketball team, coaches dance, models, and appears in music videos and television programs. Oh, and I thought this was pretty cool: it wasn’t too long ago that she was a cashier at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant, and a sales associate at Macy’s (both according to her LinkedIn page). Not to mention she has a LinkedIn page! She makes having a LinkedIn page look cool. In fact, it’s endearing because it’s such a regular person thing to do. It just goes to show that hard work, a boatload of talent, and I guess being on LinkedIn, might just get you where you want to be!

Ja'Naye Thurston
Ja’Naye Thurston

The dancer with the bikini top is Yaritza Medina (pictured below on the right).
dancer3aShe’s appeared in quite a few music videos, programs on Univision and Telemundo, a couple of reality TV shows, and evidently knows Spanish really well; most of what I found about her was in Spanish, whether it was her Facebook fan page, or her Twitter and Instagram feed. So just like Ja’Naye, she’s got a lot going on, too, including acting, modeling, and choreographing.
dancers4There you have it! These three girls are working hard and I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of them in music videos, on TV, and perhaps even movies if they choose to pursue that.

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

5 thoughts on “The 3 dancers in Omi’s “Cheerleader” video

  1. THANK YOU SOO MUCH, that was quite fast since i asked you the question on the “who is the girl in omi’s vid” page. thank you anyway

  2. You are so dang cool. Thanks for info regarding Omi video dancers. I actually love the original best. What can you tell us about the girl in the bank robber clip?

    1. I believe her name is either Antoinette Reese or Socha Bennett. I haven’t been able to confirm either one though. If you end up finding out it’s one or the other, let me know!

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