EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

Dance Mogul Magazine exclusive interviews.

Yan Zhuang | Balancing Life In The States

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…

Phil Collins | Finding Your Place In The Industry

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 –…

Go To Heaven Dance Company | Dancing For A Higher Purpose

  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…

Arch Contemporary Ballet | 2016 World Premieres

[blockquote author=” pull=”normal”]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…

Elite Academy of Dance |Keeping Sight Of The Bigger Picture

  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…

Asabi Alexander | Just Getting Started

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…

Ashley Cruz | Staying True To You

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…

Nerita McFarlane | The Essence Of Being A True Performer

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…

Selasi Dogbatse
The Power Of Accomplishing Your Dreams

  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…

Jon Boogz | The Mind Behind The Movement

  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…

Tenile Jimenez | Living Your Light of Energy

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…

Matthew Pasterisa | Movements You Can Bank On

  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…

Kimberley Taylor | Striving Towards Your Dreams

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…

Benjamin Briones Ballet | The Round Table

    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…

Destiny Wimpye | Leaping Hurdles To Your Destiny

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…

Mao Kawakami | Inspiring No Boundaries Through Art

Photo Credit: Trellis-Evans Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing Mao Kawakami: It was a natural thing for me. I was dancing all day in the living room when I was…

Miesha Moore | Inspiring Young Black Creatives

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. …

Ashlee Nino | Visualizing Your End Results

[small_title title=””] [dropcap]D[/dropcap]ance Mogul: How did you develop a work ethic to train? Ashlee: I am lucky to say that work ethic has always been one of my strengths. From school to…

Enerjaee | Standing Out Amongst The Dragons

    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…

Kelsey Menke | Taking In The Moments

    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…

Olu Tayo | All Things O

  : 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…

Tas Aleeah | Maximizing Opportunities

  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…

Adisa Gooding | Serving Truth

DDCPhotography Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind your Version of the Lemonade experience? Adisa: Well my inspiration behind lemonade served bittersweet came from one, me personally being inspired by Miss_Shalae who…

Ai Shimatsu l Getting In Formation

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…

Maiko Fukuda | Perfecting My Passion

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…

Sisley Loubet | Keeping On My Toes

Dance Mogul  Exclusive Interview   Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing Sisley: I think it’s a mixture of different things. First, I’ve always loved dancing. In French Guiana where I’m…

Holly Hyman | Trusting Your Process

    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,…

Allan “Ajaye” Skeene Jr. | Becoming An Individual

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…

Liz LeGrande
Living A Life Defined
By Courage

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Liz LeGrande: My parents introduced me to dance at the age of 4 hoping I would burn off some energy. Little did they know dance would…

JoVonna Parks | Finding Stability

  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…

Khalia Campbell | Over Coming Our Fears and Doubts

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.…

LEAGUE OF UNREAL DANCING INC. (L.O.U.D

Website: www.loudleaguelive.com Company info: LEAGUE OF UNREAL DANCING INC. (L.O.U.D) is an organization for young men and women, reaching nationally and internationally, that provides an outlet for dancers to express their individuality. The…

ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET: WORLD PREMIERE NOV 7TH

TWELVE DANCERS AND FOUR MOVING MUSICIANS PRESENT ONE WORLD PREMIERE BY ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET ABOUT ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET Founded in 2013, New York City’s Arch Contemporary Ballet was established with a bold…

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Reviews “TAP WORlD” | NYC Premiere

 Tap world is the love child of director Dean Hargrove, Executive Producers Dean Hargrove, Jeff Peters, Producers Chloe Arnold, Maud Arnold, George Mandl, and Steven Poster, ASC. The NYC premiere was…

Dance Mogul Magazine Exclusive Interview | Sakina Ibrahim

DMM: What was the inspiration behind your book? Sakina Ibrahim: I have been teaching dance for about 10 years, while I was doing research on black youth and dance empowerment in Graduate…

Pharaohs of Memphis | DAMN Film Series

Dance Mogul Magazine had the honor of screening the latest success story of the Memphis Jookin culture thanks to the DAMN Film Series at the Theater Lab Annex on 4/27/15. Dance Mogul Magazine…

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Spiced Almond Cocktail TNP Originals

In a small saucepan, combine spiced rum, amaretto, almond milk, cinnamon sticks, and star anise pods. Heat to a simmer and remove from heat. Let steep for at least 5 minutes. Pour…

Eat Breakfast Erin Heatherton’s Eggs & Avocado

Blake Lively is currently on the promo tour for Age of Adeline, and when she isn’t being asked questions about her daughter James, she’s getting changed. When we chatted with model Erin Heatherton,…

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8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian has transformed herself from a closet organizer and stylist to a multimillion-dollar brand. If Google’s most recent list of the most searched people is any indication, she’s one of the…

Zac Efron and Sami Miró Are Still Going Strong!

Zac Efron and Sami Miró stepped out together on Thursday, when they sweetened their week with a couple of smoothies. Tabloid in long-form, Anger details the scandals of Tinseltown’s very first stars…