When I began to choreograph and find my way pulling other artists’ dreams out and changing music in a visual way there was still a part of me that had something more to say. There was still a desire to rock a stage and ultimately perform the eight count of my dream but there was a lot of insecurity there.
People were being so mean as a result of my ability – a gift really. So I think that’s what makes me fight harder to provide an option to aspiring kids or artists. I wouldn’t want anyone to go through what I went through… to see a little girl or a little dancer experience such unnecessary rejection.
I personally love to run outdoor fitness trails. I love the meditative value I get when out alone challenging myself to run faster and higher.
I dance but I also work out. I run do strength training… you name it. I’ve got to!
I believe it’s extremely important to include some other type of fitness activity in your training so cross training will help you to avoid injury when you are dancing.
Choreography is amazing. I’m still a dancer yet I transitioned into choreography then as a Creative Director. All of these creative elements are brought out of being a dancer. Directing is something that comes out of understanding movement and choreography. Directing movement is directing a dance piece.
I think dance is amazing because what people don’t realize is like when you dance your spirit and your soul get ignited. You’re not only releasing endorphins but also your spirit is awakening. It makes you feel good and happy.
If you love dance and you have the gift of teaching teaching is super amazing and important because my teachers planted that seed in me. As a teacher you understand the difference or the definition of a Baryshnikov or a Gregory Hines so teaching is really important and very necessary.
I’ve created directed and choreographed for Lady Gaga since the beginning so ‘Born This Way’ this was musically such an amazing evolution and such a brilliant record. So when she played it for me it took me a while to find out the visual interpretation that I could give back to her.
‘The Dance Scene’ is basically the most amazing dance show in the world and it follows me as a creative director. You see how I maintain that creativity.