Director and Choreographer Christy Curtis-Buss and Producer Lee Ann Groff-Daudet have been preparing for this new show all their lives. Christy began dancing in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri at her mother's dance studio as soon as she could walk. She went on to dance and act professionally in Los Angeles after winning the ABC TV special "All American Girl." She became captain of the Los Angeles RAMS Cheerleaders, and acted in various television and film projects and moved on to becoming a noted choreographer. Her choreography credits include Days of Our Lives, Sunset Beach, Passions, the LA Clippers, Paul Rodriguez Live at the Tropicana, LeAnn Rimes tour, MTV, Dian Diaz at The Bellagio, Hip Hop Legends, Bob Hope's USO Tours and The Super Bowl. She was Director for the Los Angeles Sparks. Since 1993 she has owned and operated her own dance studio in Los Angeles, The Studio Art of Dance, with over 450 students enrolled each year. Christy, her studio and her series of children's dance DVDs have been the recipients of multiple awards, including The Parents Choice Seal, and the Oppenheim Toy Awards. Christy is the former daughter-in-law of the late Los Angeles Lakers owner, Jerry Buss, and remains closely involved with the Lakers and the Buss family today.
Lee Ann also started dancing at a young age, and transitioned from ballet to gymnastics at the age of 14. She competed on the Smith College Gymnastics Team, winning Division III medals each year she was on the team. While still in college she began interning for Broadway casting directors on shows including A Chorus Line, On Your Toes, Tap Dance Kid, Torch Song Trilogy, and the films The Cotton Club, and Purple Rain. She worked with Broadway Producer Mel Howard, company managing shows around the U.S. and the World, including 1000 Years of Jazz, Africa Oye, The Ballet National of Senegal and The Dancers and Musicians of Bali. She helped to mount Broadway shows Tango Argentino, Flamenco Puro, and the Tony Award winning Black and Blue, with Savion Glover. She moved to Los Angeles to work in the film industry in casting, associate producing, and development, and has multiple producing and casting credits to her name. In 2001 she came to Las Vegas to take on the role of Resident General Manager for Blue Man Group. She followed Blue Man Group with roles in Marketing & PR at House of Blues, as Vice President of Entertainment at Tropicana Las Vegas and as General Manager and VP Marketing & PR for Jabbawockeez.