Archive for June, 2016

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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