Podcast 10 - Nellie Bethel - From Freestyle Cyphers to Vegas with JLO... A Dream that Started in Europe and is Realized in America
Nellie delivers a very honest and vulnerable interview on her story, giving you insight on the perseverance that it takes to be a working dancer who stays true to herself. She speaks about pushing through personal circumstances to make her dream career happen and all the "Noes" that lead to the "Yes" of her dancing on stage in Jennifer Lopez's Vegas Residency. We discuss femininity, freestyle culture, and the training that prepared her for the biggest auditions and bookings of her career thus far. Nellie opens up about the process she has been in to work as an international dancer in America, and gives valuable insight as to what being unstoppable looks like in the entertainment world!
Podcast 9 - Derrell Bullock - From Quitting 9-5 Life to Touring the World with Madonna and Everything in Between
Derrell Bullock, the dancer, teacher, choreographer, gives us the story of his journey (thus far) from quitting his 9-5 and the process it took to become a working dancer.
This interview gets into the persistence that Derrell put into his career and importance that building professional relationships over time has had on his success.
- The bold steps that lead him to booking his first major artist (Snoop Dogg)
- The process he went through to get his first agent in 2007
- Advice on knowing yourself before you enter the industry
- What it was like moving to LA
- The process that lead to Derrell booking Madonna
- What it was like being in the full day audition for Madonna
- The experience he had working with Miley Cyrus
- How to discern which dance classes to take
- How to have a camera in class without interrupting the class experience
- Transitioning from being on a major tour back to 'normal life'
- How he knew when it was time to transition into his role as teacher/choreographer
Podcast Episode 8 - Kaity Martinez - Strategizing Dance Career, Branding Tips, and Always Staying True
Kaity Martinez chose her path as a professional dancer at 21 and has never looked back. In this episode of DanceSpeak, some of the topics we cover are how Kaity strategized her dance training to prepare for her professional goals, how she developed her signature look, and staying grounded in the hectic and demanding world of dance auditions. This episode combines branding and marketing with real life stories from Kaity's experiences in New York and Los Angeles.
Website (To Be Published): www.kaitymartinez.com
Tyrone 'the Bone' Proctor claimed his career on Soul Train after flying from Philly to LA with a declaration that he would make it. This episode of DanceSpeak takes a look at one of the most prominent Soul Train dancers and what happened behind the scenes of this iconic show.
Find out how Tyrone defines Waackin and the social climate that influenced the movement and the dancers of the time. Tyrone draws parallels between society, dance, and music in a way that will expand your knowledge and understanding of dance.
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After 15 years of experience in the dance world, Galit has worked as Assistant Choreographer for Prince, danced in numerous music videos, including Pharrell Williams' "Happy", has been featured in two dance publications, and currently works as a dance instructor and conditioning specialist in Los Angeles and around the country.