Category Archive: From The Heart

On Moving To LA: 7 Keys To A Dancer’s Success – JC Ryan Carrier

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JC Ryan Carrier from New Hampshire moved to LA to pursue dance, and has worked with Lady Gaga, Lil Kim, Keyshia Cole, Ricky Martin, Ceelo Green, Ke$ha, and Jason Derulo to name a few. Currently expanding into choreography, JC is always striving to grow as an artist, and gives us his top 7 important keys to success.

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On Moving To LA: 3 Questions To Consider – Jian Pierre-Louis

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After winning a role in the prestigious Monsters Of Hip Hop show, Jian faithfully and steadily climbed the ladder of success, having worked with some of today’s top artists: Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Keri Hilson, etc. From scholarship winner to renowned instructor to touring professional, Jian continues setting his mark in the industry and gives us 3 important thoughts to consider on pursuing the dance dream.

Pursuing The Industry: Plan vs. Persistence – Natalie Gilmore

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Natalie Gilmore, dancer since age 5 and LA resident since 2005, has earned a reputation through her hard work, diligence, and positive mindset. Having worked for artists such as Jay Sean, Joe Jonas, Avril Lavigne, and most recently Justin Timberlake, she has much insight to offer aspiring dancers.

A Rollercoaster Called “The Audition”

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Ever wondered what it feels like to audition?! Dancers spend much of their time attending auditions to land a job–just like going to an interview! Here is a personal account of the auditioning experience from a dancer’s point of view. Written by April Rodriguez.

“Dancers Who Don’t Dance For Artists, Don’t Matter.”

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I won’t mention who said this or where I heard it (you might be able to guess that it came from someone who does dance for artists) but as someone who’s rarely danced for artists and lives… Continue reading

Hobby vs. Profession

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We live in a generation of self-made stars.  Look on YouTube and you’ll find dancers, singers, make-up artists, actors, comedians, directors… all of them with high hopes to share their talents and to… Continue reading

“The Best Version Of Me” – Kyle Hanagami

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Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of comments these days. Why is everyone saying things now like “That’s not dance” and “you can’t dance unless you can groove” or “that’s not hip hop”. I don’t understand why everyone is such a critic these days. I’ll be the first person to admit when I don’t know about a certain style or genre of dance, but I will also be the first person to ask about it so I can learn…