EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

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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

[blockquote author=”” pull=”normal”]Dance Mogul Magazine Inspiring Self-Empowerment[/blockquote] 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…

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 Aaliyah.…

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

[blockquote author=”” pull=”normal”]Dance Mogul Magazine Inspiring Self-Empowerment[/blockquote] 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…

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…

Alisa Aslanova | Glorifying Ballet In Multiple Ways

[blockquote author=”” pull=”normal”]Dance Mogul Magazine Inspiring Self-Empowerment…[/blockquote]   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…

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…

Brandon Mitchell | Be The Hardest Worker You Know

  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…

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…

ARTISTICA 7 | DANCE MOGUL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

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…

Kamille King | NJPAC’s Emerging Choreographer

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…

Kylan Wagner | Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour

  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 every day. I used to cry every…

Yusuke Nakai | Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour

  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…

Choreographers Canvas 2016 | Exclusive

  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…

Cecile Klaus | MAD About Dance Company

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…

ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET | Château

(Photo by Eduardo Patino.NYC) 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…

Nikkia S. Parish Exclusive Interview

  Dance Mogul: When did you discover the spirit of dance? Nikkia: I believe any person discovers the spirit of dance as soon as they can move. However, if you’re asking when…

Jay Ward – Bravo’s New Reality Series:
“Tour Group”

Dance Mogul:  Tell us about your connection with dance and how that has helped you become the success your today? Jay Ward: I began my career in Entertainment as a Dancer. Starring and Dancing in…

Silva Dance Company Exclusive | Q&A with Dance Mogul Magazine

Dance Mogul: What has been the inspiration for your current work? Leandro Santos Silva: I’m always inspired in many things, our days every day, people’s behavior, community, my culture, everything the I…

China Taylor “FORMATION” Dance Mogul Exclusive

[blockquote author=”” pull=”normal”]Dance Mogul Magazine Inspiring Self-Empowerment…[/blockquote] Photo by: Stevie Dore Dance Mogul: When did you discover the spirit of dance? China Taylor: Honestly, just being young and watching music videos all…

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…

Choreo U’s mission: To foster growth and transformation

Preparing and Paving Ways: Choreo U By Tianna Pourciau Sykes Photos by: http://sykesphotography.smugmug.com In an age where dance has become mainstream, and reality dance shows like Bring It and Dance Moms are around…

Press Release | March 2016 | ZEST visits Fort Lauderdale, FL

South Florida native son Gentry George, returns home from Washington Heights, NYC to present a special one-night performance titled, “The Courageous Chapel,  Abandoning Theater,” at the Broward County Main Library Theater in Fort…

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…