NEECHELLE TAKINEN was born and raised in Arizona. She’s been dancing for nearly 20 years, performing with Take 5 Dance Academy and appearing a number of times in the Russian Nutcracker and the Snow Queen Ballets.
Since high school, Neechelle has performed with Mosaic Indoor Percussion, Dark Sky Percussion, the Arizona State University (ASU) Sun Devil Marching Band, Arizona State Indoor, and Pacific Crest.
Neechelle began teaching dance at a young age and went on to work with many Arizona high school marching programs (including Apollo and Perry) teaching visual movement, color guard, cymbals, and flute. She is currently a student at Arizona State University, studying for a dual certificate in early childhood education and special education.