Pint-sized and sassy, Jerel Maddox dances with a fighter’s spirit because he learned that being tough is necessary to survive. Growing up, he struggled to be accepted by those closest to him, but his troubled youth taught him to never be ashamed of who he was. Dancing is Jerel’s escape from the troubles of everyday life. Prior to joining The Prancing Elites, he was captain of his own dance team, but he will now defend the troupe with every bone in his fabulous body as he believes they can create real change in the world. Unafraid to speak his mind, Jerel is always pushing the group to go bigger, be bolder, and reach farther than the rest think possible because he believes that they have a deeper message to share than just dance.