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Ashley Roberts of the Pussycat Dolls to Choreograph for Suns Dancers

Posted: Aug. 7, 2009

PHOENIX – Taking a break from her headlining European performances, Ashley Roberts of the Pussycat Dolls, will make a stop in her hometown of Phoenix to choreograph and teach the Suns Dancers audition routine on Saturday, August 15.

Roberts is currently touring with the Pussycat Dolls in Europe, where they are the headlining numerous music festivals. Earlier this year, the group was the opening act for Britney Spears during her 2009 Circus Tour throughout the United States and Canada.

Prior to that, Lady Gaga and Ne-Yo opened for the group on their International Headline Tour. The Pussycat Dolls’ current album “Doll Domination” is on sale now and features their hit singles “When I Grow Up” and “Hush Hush.”

A Phoenix native, Roberts started dancing when she was three and singing when she was nine. Eight years ago, just out of high school, she headed for L.A. and within six months she was a Pussycat Doll.

Still living in Phoenix, her father is a drummer turned car dealer who played for The Mamas & The Papas; her mother is a Pilates instructor. Roberts is currently working to develop her acting career and community outreach. Fans can follow Roberts’ via her Twitter account: @AshleyLTMSYF.

Those interested in becoming a member of one of the premiere NBA Dance Teams are encouraged to audition for the 2009-10 Suns Dancers. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Casino Arizona Pavilion at US Airways Center on Saturday, August 15.

Prior to auditions, each candidate must attend a minimum of one prep class in order to fully prepare each dancer for the audition process. Dancers must be 18 or older to participate, and bring a non-returnable photo and resume.

For more information on Suns Dancers auditions or to register for a prep class, please visit Suns.com or call 602-379-7927.

Media wishing to cover the auditions should RSVP to sunspr@suns.com by 12 p.m. on Friday, August 14.