Suns Dancers 2002-03
January 1, 2003
The Phoenix Suns Dancers keep the crowds at America West Arena hopping.
The 2002-03 season marked Ranasha's fourth on the team.
The Dancers often team up with the Gorilla to make some noise.
Amy Jo and Gina shake things up.
A product of ASU, Kari has been a Suns Dancer for three years.
The Dancers strike a pose.
Gina and company went old school for the Suns' Hardwood Classic, styling in mini skirts and go go boots.
Bonita was one of four rookies on the squad in 2002-03.
The Dancers delivered some Christmas cheer during some mid-December games.
Tara hails from St. George, Utah.
Kristin, nicknamed "Noel," hopes to one day be a college dance instructor.
Ashley gets down.
Kicking it on the court.
University of Arizona alum Paige has performed with the Suns Dancers for five seasons.
Rhianna, or "Rhi", lists her grandmother as the person she admires the most.
Amy Jo, a.k.a. "Jiggie," is also a member of the Phoenix Mercury's Hip Hop Squad.
The dancers risk life and limb to help out with some of the Zoo Crew's antics.
Kristin gets the fans clapping.
The Suns Dancers spend hours creating and practicing routines to get the crowd going.
Kari and Ranasha get into the groove.
Lisa, or "Lou Lou" to her friends, lists Madonna as her favorite artist and Dirty Dancing as her favorite movie.
Kiva's goal is to become an established choreographer and dedicate her life to dance.
During the game, the dancers have the best seats in the house. Although, maybe not the most comfortable seats.
The Phoenix Suns Dancers spent a February afternoon at Phoenix Children's Hospital, handing out gifts, hugs and smiles, and then held their annual Sweethearts Celebration at Majerle's Nine Lounge to raise money for the Emily Center.
Melissa's lifetime goal is to own her own dance studio.
Tara says making the Suns Dance Team is her proudest accomplishment to date.
The Dancers take turns rollin' with Go.
Rhianna's favorite TV show is "Friends" and you are most likely to find "Creed" in her CD player.
A native of Phoenix, Bonita also entertains fans at the Mercury games.
Gina is one of several Dancers who list the Dave Matthews Band as their favorite group.
The Dance Team is often the center (court) of attention during timeouts.
Yeah baby! Melissa's favorite movie is Austin Powers in Goldmember.
Kristin's smile lights up a timeout.
Dixie State College alum Tara signed up to be a Suns Dancer in 2002-03.
Amy Jo works her magic.
Kiva performed in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Lisa lets loose.
Kari provides some sizzle on the sidelines.
"Ash" lists her favorite treat as Reese's Pieces.
Although she's a talented dancer, Melissa's favorite sport is tennis.
Paige gets down.
The Suns Dancers also make appearances throughout the community each season.
A hometown girl, Rhianna is an ASU product and Glendale resident.
Amy Jo spins to her own beat.
Santa's dancing helpers.
Gina shows her purple passion.
Lisa's favorite vacation spot is the beach. But laying out on the hardwood of AWA's not bad either.
Ashley hears the cheers.
Kari's favorite quote: “Dance like nobody’s watching.”