Vintage clothing. Decades (80's). Janet Jackson. Broadway. Hinton Battle. Gregory Hines. Sometimes environments or cities serve as musings to me - whether its something grand, dilapidated, or historic.
I am a dancer because it allows me to express the human spirit truthfully through character and movement. I would always like to give an aspect of storytelling and freedom through dance, that goes beyond just mere choreography and technique.
It would be of disservice to an audience member who paid $50 - $200 for a ticket only to see a poor delivery of such an angelic art form. My goal would always be to heal and express the freedom of the human spirit, whether I'm dancing backup for Chris Brown or musicals like The Lion King. I strive to have a servant's heart.
What was on of the most notable challenges you've overcome as a dancer?
Being told that dance wasn't for guys. That's when I learned that we have to be careful about what we tell others what they can or can not do, because we never know the vision God gives them.
Any advice you wish to share with other dancers?
Take the time to study your craft. It pays off in the end. This is a very competitive industry. If you want to work in musical theatre/Broadway, having a solid foundation in dance, voice, and acting classes can have awesome benefits and you will always get work.
Be teachable. Know why you want to be in this field - write out a mission for yourself.