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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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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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Sisley Loubet | Keeping On My Toes

| July 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Scott Hebert Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing Photo Credit: Little Shao Sisley: I think it’s a mixture of different things. First, I’ve always loved dancing. In French Guiana where I’m from, dancing is rooted in our culture and whether you’re a Native Indian, African Maroon, Creole or all 3, the […]

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Holly Hyman | Trusting Your Process

| July 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

    Dance Mogul:  What inspired you to start dancing? Holly: I am a born performance artist. I need to move. Dance allows me to express my sense of drama and theater, my artistic gifts. As a young child I enjoyed watching Janet Jackson and The Fly Girls of IN LIVING COLOR. They inspired me […]

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Allan “Ajaye” Skeene Jr. | Becoming An Individual

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Cory Graves Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Allan: Michael Jackson was my first inspiration. I can remember when I was about 5 or 6 my mother would put on MJ’s music and my dad would play the Thriller VHS and I would just jump and jiggle around. She also put […]

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Liz LeGrande | Living A Life Defined By Courage

| June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   Liz: My parents introduced me to dance at the age of 4 hoping I would burn off some energy. Little did they know dance would become my first true love. What has kept me inspired for 23 years is the feeling of losing myself and […]

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JoVonna Parks | Finding Stability

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Jamy Hsu  Dance Mogul: What has been some of the hardships you have encountered while pursuing your dreams? JoVonna: Well, pursuing your dreams will always be hard no matter what, but if you really want it you’ll work for it. Honestly, I think finding emotional and mental stability is definitely one of the struggles I face […]

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Khalia Campbell | Over Coming Our Fears and Doubts

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: @JREIDPHOTO Dance Mogul: What has been some of the hardships you have encountered while pursuing  your dreams? Khalia: I know what you’re probably thinking, here goes the “Colored Girl” card. Fortunately  that wasn’t the case for me growing up and perusing my dreams. Being of color was praised from the school I came from. Fear […]

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ARTISTICA 7 | DANCE MOGUL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul:  What was the purpose of this year’s production? Quincy: This years production was inspired by the disconnect between the majority of the population and artists.  This disconnect often results in outcast in artist because they seem “weird;” rather than embracing them as a beautiful anomaly. This production is all about the inner workings(soul, spirit […]

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Kamille King | NJPAC’s Emerging Choreographer

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: How does it feel to be able to showcase your art on NJPAC’s Emerging Choreographers platform? Kamille King: The Emerging Choreographers Program is a platform for artists to create, and share from the heart, work with seasonal Mentors and showcase their work in a beautiful venue. This program serves as a vehicle for […]

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Kylan Wagner | Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour

| June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Kylan: My mom is a dance teacher and after I was born she took me to work everyday. I used to cry every time my dad would come and pick me up to take me home, so she let me stay & I just watched for hours & […]

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Yusuke Nakai | Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour

| June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul:  How did you earn your spot on the Purpose Tour? Yusuke Nakai: I actually have Nick DeMoura to thank for that, he recognized my hard work, passion and he gave me the opportunity.  Nick DeMoura Dance Mogul: What does it take physically and mentally to prepare for a tour and execute it? Yusuke Nakai:  I […]

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Nicholas “Slick” Stewart | Rihanna ANTI-World Tour

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: How did you earn your spot on tour? Slick: Our story is actually crazy. At first it was only hiphop choreography and vogue they wanted to see for the audition. My friend told me about the audition the day of and She told me why not go,your free today. My other roommates asked if I […]

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Choreographers Canvas 2016 | Exclusive

| June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What was the purpose of this year’s production? Justin Boccitto: This year we wanted to focus on our new collaboration with the 92nd Street Harkness Dance Center. The Y is a historic venue for dance and we are excited to be part of their history. We also have a lot of “new blood” […]

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Cecile Klaus | MAD About Dance Company

| June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Djimi Williams Dance Mogul: With all your success on skates, what made you join a Modern company? Cecile Klaus: I joined Mad About Dance company 3 years ago and performing with modern dance companies has always been one of my dreams since I trained at Alvin Ailey. The choreographer Michiyo Tanaka, or Tami, […]

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ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET | Château

| June 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What is the purpose of your current production?   Arch Contemporary Ballet (ACB) challenges the past and launches into the future with new pointe work, new music, and new ideas about what ballet can be. Château pays homage to French Architecture of Chateau de Fontainebleu and the historical figures that play a part in the […]

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