EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

Dance Mogul Magazine exclusive interviews.

Silva Dance Company | Curumin 2017

  Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind this season’s production? Leandro Silva: Curumin” means children in Tupi Guarani, a language native to the Tupi Tribe in Brazil. I was inspired by…

Denise Boutte | Dance Mogul Magazine Excusive

    Dance Mogul: What inspired you to get into the arts? Denise: Well, acting chose me. I’m a true Capricorn, meaning that I’m practical. I like to plan, control, and predict.…

Kayla Radomski | Exclusive

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Kayla: When I was younger my family always had movie musicals such a Singing in the Rain playing and I would ALWAYS try and…

Maja Keres | 2017 Grammy Exclusive

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Maja: Nothing particular that I’ve seen or heard of. I was just a very curious and active kid, and my parents and grandparents…

Power Rangers | !LLMIND and ALL DEF DIGITAL Exclusive

Dance Mogul: How did you choose the dancers for this project?   Scott Weintrob: To find the dancers, All Def’s in-house talent team collaborated with The World of Dance to search for…

JP Dubé | iHeart Music Awards Exclusive

  Photo By: Wes Klain   Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? JP: When I was a kid, my father always thought I should try out ballet after we went to…

Elementz Dance Convention 2017

    Elementz Dance Pop-up Workshop Coverage   Elementz Dance Convention is coming to Atlanta, but only with a push from you! The Elementz claim to fame is their ability to bring…

Hangzhou launches “Hangzhou in Hollywood” Campaign

  Dance Mogul: What is the purpose of Hangzhou in Hollywood? Suki Cheung: The Hangzhou Tourism Commission wanted to spread the word about Hangzhou as the best travel destination in Asia. We work…

Ron “R-Truth” Killings | WWE Superstar

    Dance Mogul: What inspired you to pursue wrestling? Ron: Change and Opportunity inspired me to consider pursuing wrestling.  I say change because I was at a point in my life…

Jill Gonzalez | NCAA March Madness Tips and Analyst

Dance Mogul: What can fans expect different from this year’s March Madness from previous ones? Jill Gonzalez: “This is the 79th year the NCAA tournament will be held, having grown from an…

Anthony Lo Cascio | #Taplife – Eyes

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Anthony: Nothing and no-one inspired me more to dance than my parents, or my dance teachers Joe Stanford and Michael Sullivan.  My teachers…

Kelsey Menke | Super Bowl LI Exclusive

  Dance Mogul:  What was it like to perform at the Super Bowl this year? Kelsey: It was an amazing experience! It was my first time working with Lady Gaga and my…

Chantal’ Ashantè Hill | Manifesting the Spiritual Ballerina

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…

Alysathestar | Becoming The Next JLo

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…

Montana Efaw | Super Bowl LI Exclusive

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…

Ive Jones | Being Proud of Who You Are

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…

Kebahb Glanville | Becoming Stronger By Inspiring Others

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,…

Sabina Lundgren | Super Bowl LI Exclusive

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…

Kristin McQuaid | Be a Trendsetter Not a Trend Follower

  Dance Mogul Magazine Exclusive…  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…

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

Arch-Contemporary-Ballet-Replica- Photo-by-Noel-Valero-Choreographer-Sheena-Annalise     PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Friday, November 18th 8:00 pm Saturday, November 19th 2:00 pm (Autism Friendly performance)  Saturday, November 19th 8:00 pm  $25 General Admission, Arch for Autism performance $20…

Elite Academy of Dance | Keeping Sight Of The Bigger Picture

Dance Mogul Magazine Exclusive…  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.…

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

Dance Mogul Magazine Exclsive Interview   Dance 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…

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…