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MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (INNOVATIVE STEM)

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Dr. Carl White Associate Dean, School of Engineering for Research Development/Graduate Programs. Director, Innovative STEM Conference (ISC)www.istemfoundation.org Dance Mogul Magazine was honored to be asked to be a part of the Innovative Stem Conference at the Marriott Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn on March 8-10-2012. Innovative Stem lead by Dr. Carl White focuses on the […]

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DANCE INSTITUTE OF WASHINGTON

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

In our quest to merge the Underground Dance with Mainstream/Contemporary we felt that it was vital that we reach out to the best when it comes to the contemporary form of the arts.The Dance Institute of Washington, recently acknowledge by First lady Michelle Obama was more than willing to help us achieve our goal. They […]

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AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Abdc Special Edition: Dance Mogul Magazine is pleased to express its gratitude for the superb opportunity to cover America’s Best Dance Crew. Our current special edition issue reflects the tremendous advantages ABDC has provided for dancers over the years. Our journey started out from a 8 hour car ride in a blizzard of all things […]

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Eva Maze | With Ballet in My Soul

| April 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired a career for you in the arts?   Eva: Growing up in Europe, I always liked the arts, whether it was classical music, painting or theatre. I especially loved ballet, which started as a child living in Bucharest, Romania, and continued through my studies in New York at Barnard College after my […]

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Kayla Radomski | Exclusive

| April 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Kayla: When I was younger my family always had movie musicals such a Singing in the Rain playing and I would ALWAYS try and mimic what they were doing. My family noticed this each time and put me in dance classes when I was 2 years old.  […]

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Maja Keres | 2017 Grammy Exclusive

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Maja: Nothing particular that I’ve seen or heard of. I was just a very curious and active kid, and my parents and grandparents (who were taking care of me while parents were working) noticed that and tried different classes with me. So at the age of 6, […]

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Power Rangers | !LLMIND and ALL DEF DIGITAL Exclusive

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: How did you choose the dancers for this project?   Scott Weintrob: To find the dancers, All Def’s in-house talent team collaborated with The World of Dance to search for dancers who could both represent the Power Rangers and bring their own style to the project. We selected highly skilled Dance Influencers who […]

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JP Dubé | iHeart Music Awards Exclusive

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo By: Wes Klain   Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   JP: When I was a kid, my father always thought I should try out ballet after we went to see the movie, Billy Elliot. I never thought it was for me until several years later, at the age of 16, when I […]

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Elementz Dance Convention 2017

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Elementz Dance Pop-up Workshop Coverage   Elementz Dance Convention is coming to Atlanta, but only with a push from you! The Elementz claim to fame is their ability to bring “celebrity industry working choreographers” to teach the masses; such as JaQuel Knight, Dave Scott, Luam, Jerod Fewell, Rhapsody James, Luther Brown…etc. This is […]

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Us, Naked: Trixie & Monkey | Exclusive

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Hangzhou launches “Hangzhou in Hollywood” Campaign

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What is the purpose of Hangzhou in Hollywood? Suki Cheung: The Hangzhou Tourism Commission wanted to spread the word about Hangzhou as the best travel destination in Asia. We work out this offline event for them as the venue is close to the red carpet. Riding on the buzz of award-winning movies around […]

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Fulani Bahati | 2017 Grammy Exclusive

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Fulani B: Dancing has always come naturally to me. I truly believe I was put on earth to entertain. Since I was able to walk that’s probably all I did was dance around my house with my older sister Shani. I used to make her teach me dance routines. I would […]

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Ron “R-Truth” Killings | WWE Superstar

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Dance Mogul: What inspired you to pursue wrestling? Ron: Change and Opportunity inspired me to consider pursuing wrestling.  I say change because I was at a point in my life where it was time for a change. Change is not always bad, but can be good at times and I was ready for […]

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Jill Gonzalez | NCAA March Madness Tips and Analyst

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What can fans expect different from this year’s March Madness from previous ones? Jill Gonzalez: “This is the 79th year the NCAA tournament will be held, having grown from an eight-team field back in 1939. The University of Kentucky Wildcats hold the school record of 56 appearances, while the UCLA Bruins have the […]

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Anthony Burrell | Director, Choreographer, Dancer | CEO/Founder Breaking Barriers

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Anthony Burrell is a Philadelphia born Creative Director, Choreographer, and Actor. He is seen as the creative force on E! Entertainment for Mariah’s World, Mariah Carey’s Vegas Residency 1 to Infinity, Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour, Un-Silent Night Christmas, and All I Want for Christmas at the Beacon Theater. Anthony is part of the artistic team […]

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Anthony Lo Cascio | #Taplife – Eyes

| March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Anthony: Nothing and no-one inspired me more to dance than my parents, or my dance teachers Joe Stanford and Michael Sullivan.  My teachers inspired me when I was younger by sharing the message that I could leave the planet better than I found it without even […]

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Kelsey Menke | Super Bowl LI Exclusive

| March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul:  What was it like to perform at the Super Bowl this year? Kelsey: It was an amazing experience! It was my first time working with Lady Gaga and my first time performing at the Super Bowl. Both are bucket list items that I got to accomplish in one performance.  The crowd was huge, […]

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Chantal’ Ashantè Hill | Manifesting the Spiritual Ballerina

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo By: Torrance Hill @imagesoflight  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Chantal’: Gods divine influence inspired me to start dancing. It’s my purpose. Dancing in spirit & in truth as a Spiritual Ballerina draws me closer to the essence of my true self. Dance has been apart of me since birth. My beautiful mother […]

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Alysathestar | Becoming The Next JLo

| February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Photos By: Erika G. Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Alysathestar: Micheal Jackson inspired me to dance. When I was a baby he had just passed away and the tv was playing all his videos and I wanted to watch it all the time. I would cry if my mom turned it off. […]

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Montana Efaw | Super Bowl LI Exclusive

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What was is like to perform at the Super Bowl this year? Montana: It felt magical! Theoretically you can get hired as a dancer to do the Super Bowl with any artist, but the fact I got to do it with Lady Gaga and the whole team that I’ve been working along side […]

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Meagan Nugent | Believing In Yourself

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit :Vince Trupsin (@MrVinny) Dance Mogul:  What inspired you to start dancing? Meagan: My Mother was my inspiration to start dancing. She was pregnant with me while she was a professional swing dancer. She shook me up, down, and every which way. I most likely came out doing the ’twist & shout’.  Dance Mogul: […]

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Ive Jones | Being Proud of Who You Are

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Ive: My mom always tells me she put me in dance when I was two because I had tons of energy and couldn’t stop running around the house. I remember that back then, I just danced because it was fun and I loved the attention. Then as […]

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Kebahb Glanville | Becoming Stronger By Inspiring Others

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Kebahb: I was inspired to dance at a very young age. The mere sound of music from TV commercials, videos, the radio or someone singing, inspired me to move. These moves eventually became my way of expressing my thoughts into my more structured fashion as I began watching […]

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Alexandria Kaye | Super Bowl LI Exclusive

| February 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What was it like to perform at the Super Bowl this year? Alexandria: Did that really just happen!? Performing at the Super Bowl was one of the most surreal exhilarating experiences I’ve ever had. It was like the best roller coaster ride you’ve ever been on and never want to end. Gaga had […]

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Sabina Lundgren | Super Bowl LI Exclusive

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo By @Bemoremedia www.bemoremedia.com   Dance Mogul: What was it like to perform at the Super Bowl this year? Sabina: It was truly a beautiful experience. The Super Bowl is such an epic moment that really brings people together from all over the country. The first time we walked out into NRG stadium I felt […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Destiny Wimpye

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Destiny Wimpye By Dance Mogul Magazine 60 pages, published 1/21/2017    Dear Readers: Join us as we celebrate Teen Dance Sensation, Destiny Wimpye, in this month’s issue of Dance Mogul Magazine. This is a first of its kind full feature magazine. Yes!…An entire magazine devoted to celebrating Destiny, while offering […]

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Kristin McQuaid | Be a Trendsetter Not a Trend Follower

| February 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Join us as we celebrate the ambitious and creative, Kristin McQuaid  one of today’s hottest choreographers. For more than 15 years, she has wowed audiences as an actor, dancer and choreographer and has just added designer to that list. We hope her words can self-empower you to be all that you desire. Dance Mogul: […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Deja & Taja Riley | 2016 Year End Review & Inspirational Quotes

| December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers, it brings us great pleasure to share with you our 2016 Year End Review issue, featuring Deja & Taja Riley, Award-Winning Dancers, Choreographers, Creative Directors inspirational quotes. Destiny. We are all instituted with purpose. But much like anything else, even our purpose, requires nurturing, guidance, fathering. Every man is father intended. Every woman, […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Debbie Allen’s The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

| December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our trip to LA was very productive I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ms. Debbie Allen, dance Legend and Cultural Icon. To find out how she continues to inspire young dancers and people all over the world, see notes below….. Join us as we celebrate sharing… Dear Ms. Allen, We at Dance Mogul […]

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Yan Zhuang | Balancing Life In The States

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

From left, Zhuang Yan, Tian Hao and Sun Hong-Liang of “Double It,” which opened at the Baruch Performing Arts Center  Credit Julieta Cervantes for The New York Times   Dance Mogul: What has inspired you to pursue the arts?   Yan Zhuang: Yan Yan Zhao is the first person I worked with in America. She was […]

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Phil Collins | Finding Your Place In The Industry

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo by: Q. Burdette Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   Phil: There are multiple people who inspired me – Fred Astaire, The King And I, Michael Jackson, Aaliyah – but the video that finally made me beg my mom to take me to a dance class was “Baby One More Time”.   […]

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David Ratcliffe | Walking By Faith

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Headshot Photo Credit: Vince Trupsin Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   David: I can specifically recall watching a Saturday morning music TV show way back when I was little. Janet Jackson was performing her latest single “Runaway”. She had a team of backup dancers with her, & I can just remember […]

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Go To Heaven Dance Company | Dancing For A Higher Purpose

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind your company?   Keilah Glover: As a young child my goal was to become a dance teacher, so my destiny was fulfilled when Go To Heaven Dance Company was born. The inspiration came from my daughter Heaven and the company was named after her in 2008.     […]

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Olivia Hutcherson | Fighting Back With Dance

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo by Joseph Asbery Powered by Studio1 Production Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   Olivia: Music has always been a driving force in my life that evokes feelings and inspires movement. My Mom used to teach at Fred Astaire’s in the evening after working in the hospital all day. I remember going to […]

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Arch Contemporary Ballet | 2016 World Premieres

| October 31, 2016 | 1 Comment

  Arch-Contemporary-Ballet-Replica-Photo-by-Noel-Valero-Choreographer-Sheena-Annalise New York City’s Arch Contemporary Ballet, in its mission to launch ballet and music to an inclusive 21st century audience, presents three world premieres by Artistic Director Sheena Annalise at The Sheen Center with three performances Friday, November 18th – Saturday, November 19th at 8:00 pm. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Friday, November 18th 8:00 pm Saturday, November 19th 2:00 pm […]

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Elite Academy of Dance |Keeping Sight Of The Bigger Picture

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind your studio? Lauren Mangano Callahan: Elite Academy of Dance is located in Shrewsbury MA, and we are in our 9th season of business. The inspiration behind Elite comes from two places; Elite operates in honor and memory of my mother who passed in 2006. I wanted to open […]

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Asabi Alexander | Just Getting Started

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Asabi Alexander: When I was about 10 years old I used to go on YouTube and search random videos with no particular subject. One day I came across a video of a girl named Dymond Cruz. I loved her! Ever since that one video I fell in […]

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Ashley Cruz | Staying True To You

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Ashley Cruz: My dancer friends always laugh at me when I share this, but the answer to that question is the movie ‘Honey’ with Jessica Alba. At that time, I would have given the world to be her character in real life. I always loved to dance (salsa […]

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Nerita McFarlane | The Essence Of Being A True Performer

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo By: @photogduck Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Nerita McFarlane: Rhythm wasn’t something that was natural for me, but I always loved music. I was determined from a very young age and it was only a matter of time before I was in a dance class. Dance Mogul: How did you develop your […]

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Victor “CIFRÃO” Fonseca | Online Dance Company | Millennium bcp

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo By: Rita Carmo Dance Mogul: Tell us about the purpose of your company? Victor Fonseca: The Online Dance Company powered by Millennium bcp is an online dance company created and directed by me, Victor ” CIFRÃO ” Fonseca, who launches every month a performance, with the best Portuguese dancers. Videos Online Dance Company powered […]

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Selasi Dogbatse | The Power Of Accomplishing Your Dreams

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing Selasi Dogbatse: I started dancing when I was four years old. My mom put me in a music school where the first year was one mandatory ballet and theory class. I immediately clicked with dance. Later on hip-hop culture and music spoke to me so I decided to audition […]

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Jon Boogz | The Mind Behind The Movement

| September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Purpose has finally went viral by way of dance and Dance Mogul Magazine is proud to be able to bring you the mind behind the latest Movement Art Concept to take the world by storm. Jon Boogz has went from street performing on Venice Beach to survive, to using his art to open up […]

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Tenile Jimenez | Living Your Light of Energy

| September 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo  by: Standa Merhout Makeup by: Renee Garnes Hair by: Raquel Martuscelli Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Tenile Jimenez: What inspired me to start dancing was my connection to music, love for music and my mother and her love for music and dance! Hip hop, house, freestyle and salsa music to be […]

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Matthew Pasterisa | Movements You Can Bank On

| September 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photographer: James Instagram: Jamesantphotos Stylist: Domo Zillionaire Wilkins Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Matt: What Inspired me to dance was watching Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott, and Aaliyah. The most exciting part was when the choreographer’s were in the process of building the choreography and creating the video’s. My favorite choreographers […]

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Kimberley Taylor | Striving Towards Your Dreams

| September 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo By: @nickgilliganphotography  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing Kimberley Taylor: My sister and I were a handful and at the age of 4 (my sister 7), my mother enrolled us in a local dance and theatre agency school. We absolutely loved it and it became a main part of my life until the […]

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Benjamin Briones Ballet | The Round Table

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: Tell us about the purpose of your upcoming production? Benjamin Briones: Benjamin Briones Ballet is about to be 4 years in existence since we premiered as a contemporary ballet company that focuses on bringing human connection to it’s audience. We enjoy communicating and creating an environment where people from every background can […]

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Destiny Wimpye | Leaping Hurdles To Your Destiny

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo By: Aaron Lacy Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Destiny Wimpye: I was inspired to dance after taking my first recreational class at Starbound Dance Company in Conyers, Ga. When I was two years old. There was a feeling that I loved when it was time to put on our costumes and perform. […]

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JD “Bboy Twixx” Rainey | Guiding Future Decisions With Love & Respect

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo by: @kevinlamseck Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing Bboy Twixx: My The inspiration/ influence to dance came from a few different places. Mostly family and family functions, friends and social gatherings, and television. Boogaloo Shrimp and Bboy Twixx Dance Mogul: How did you develop a work ethic to train? Bboy Twixx: My […]

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Mao Kawakami | Inspiring No Boundaries Through Art

| August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Trellis-Evans Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing  Mao Kawakami: It was a natural thing to me. I was dancing all day in the living room when I was 2 years old. All my family members thought I was crazy, so my mom put me into a ballet studio. Apparently, it turned […]

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Miesha Moore | Inspiring Young Black Creatives

| August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?  Miesha Moore: Dance was just a part of my family.! My family would find any reason to dance. Parties, barbecues and anywhere there was music.  My mom was a dancer then she managed and taught dance at a internationally touring black dance company after I was born. I […]

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Ashlee Nino | Visualizing Your End Results

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Ashlee: I have been dancing since the age of 2, competing since the age of 5 and dancing professionally since the age of 16. So I guess dancing has just always been a part of my life. I don’t remember life without dance, it’s who I am. […]

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Enerjaee | Standing Out Amongst The Dragons

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: How do you stand out in a talented male dominated group? Enerjaee: I stand out by simply being myself. I try and work hard to keep up with the guys and show them that I can keep up with them and even be better than them. Dance Mogul: Choreo is real big […]

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Kelsey Menke | Taking In The Moments

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing  Kelsey: I’ve been dancing since I was 5, my mom put me into dance class because she grew up dancing. I loved to dance, however I didn’t think I could be a professional dancer. It wasn’t until after college that I started training in Hip Hop […]

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Olu Tayo | All Things O

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

: Joey “Island Boi” Rosado   Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing  Olu Tayo: 🔸I always wanted to be a recording artist or a veterinarian. At 15, after I had choreographed a number for our Junior High talent show, my cousin asked me to join her dance school stating, “we need boys and […]

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Tas Aleeah | Maximizing Opportunity

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Akbar Muhammad (ArtbyAkbar.com) Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start modeling? Tas Aleeah: I believe all girls grow up looking at magazines, tv commercials and even in-store ads wanting to see someone that resembles their beauty represented before them. For me, being a mixed child: native black mommy and eastern Indian father, I always wanted […]

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Adisa Gooding | Serving Truth

| July 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

DDCPhotography Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind your Version of the Lemonade experience? Adisa: Well my inspiration behind lemonade served bitter sweet came from one, me personally being inspired by Miss_Shalae who has been a strong and loving voice to and for trans women from minority backgrounds and two, her passion and own inspiration to do […]

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Ai Shimatsu l Getting In Formation

| July 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Ai Shimatsu: My parents took me to Tokyo Disney Land when I was little. I saw one of the shows and I remember the dancers were shining like stars to me. I told my mom I want to be a part of it. “I want to be a […]

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Alisa Aslanova | Glorifying Ballet In Multiple Ways

| July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Alisa: There wasn’t a specific inspiration. I just came to love ballet very much and this love is forever. Having touched this art once, you will never be able to come off. Dance Mogul: What is the dance culture like in Russia? Alisa: In the Russian […]

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Maiko Fukuda | Perfecting My Passion

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Maiko: I started choreographing for my friends who liked to dance before I learned how to dance myself. Once I got good at that I started making shows for competitions which made me want to also dance in them. Dance Mogul: How did you develop a work […]

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Brandon Mitchell | Be The Hardest Worker You Know

| July 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Brandon: My family inspired me to dance. I come from a family of natural dancers, starting with my Grandmother, Grandma Mitchell. We would all gather and she would share stories about her days on the floor. She would say, “I use to sit ‘em down!” Haha. From […]

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