Dancers Name: Jazmyne Valenti
Dance Studio: Mia Bella Academy of Dance
How many years have you been taking dance? 5
How many hours do you train per week? 16 – 20
What is your favorite style of dance and why?
I love contemporary, because I get to constantly challenge myself to find new ways to use my body. It’s like creating art through dancing!
Do you attend dance competitions and conventions? yes
How many do you attend each year? 5 – 10
What is your favorite dance you are performing this year?
My solo, “Becoming” – I get to use a really different and unique prop, and even though it is contemporary, it has a lot of ballet influence as well.
Choreography: Aimee Otte
What is your favorite skill to perform?
I love a good tilt!
Who inspires you?
My teachers, my peers, other dancers I see at competition and convention.
If you could work with any choreographer, who would it be? Emma Portner
What is your favorite dance TV show?
SYTYCD-I got to meet Fik-Shun last year in Cali!!
What is your favorite dancewear?
I love my outfits from OxyJen,and I have several custom outfits from Sandy Rodgers that I can’t live without.
What is your favorite dance moment?
I was selected as a finalist for Abby Lee’s Orlando casting, Top 20 out of 300. The audition lasted 12 hours, and the talent in the room was amazing, so I was so excited to be selected! I filmed a TV Show and a music video last summer too, and working my first professional jobs is something I don’t think I will ever forget! Also, having my solo, I Had A Pearl, and my Group, Say Something, featured on DancingwithYT on youtube made my year! I was so excited when I saw it I screamed out loud!!
Choreography: Brie Valenti
If you could choreograph a dance for your studio what song and style of dance would you choose?
Love Love Love by Monsters and Men. I Love love love the song, and can just see exactly how the dancers would fit the movement!
Thank you Jazmyne for sharing your talent and passion for dance with us!
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