Q: How do you stay inspired?
A: I stay inspired by constantly and actively consuming content through social media, television and movies. I love seeing talented people do what they love, which always inspires me to do the same.
Q: How do you use music to pull inspiration into your choreography?
A: Music has a heavy influence on how I choreograph. I love choreographing to the lyrics, the way the artist sings and the song’s overall vibe.
Q: You coached students for the Grand Showbiz Finals in Las Vegas and led them to multiple wins in the process. What were your most memorable pieces?
A: My favorite dances have been “7 Years” from Showbiz 2016 in Daytona Beach and “Call Me Mother” from Showstopper 2018 in Myrtle Beach. Both dances are entirely different, but “7 Years” was based purely on storytelling, and “Call Me Mother” was based on finding your inner diva. My students not only blew me away with their performances, but both dances were received with great admiration from the judges, audiences and their families.
Q: How has Andre Fuentes shaped your choreography and drive today?
A: Andre Fuentes was a mentor of mine and the choreographer to Britney Spears. Through Andre, I developed a love for jazz-funk and lyrical dance. He taught me how to embrace my inner superstar, and that is something I try to do with all my students.