Podcast 31 - Alan 'Phlex' Kirk Part 1 - Entrepreneur At 8, Self Taught, And Redefining The Work Ethic It Takes For A Fruitful Career
DanceSpeak Episode 31 gives a rare look into how narrow opportunity and not fitting in can ultimately cultivate an unstoppable spirited figure in the entertainment industry. Alan Kirk, also known as Phlex, has credits including Beyonce, Britney Spears, The Dream, Rihanna, and work that has been featured on America's Best Dance Crew, SYTYCD, and on stages across the globe.
Phlex is the ultimate self-starter and it soon becomes clear that his level of hard-work is difficult, if not impossible to match. Phlex began as a child who taught himself dance and started his own crew so that him and his friends had an outlet to do what they loved. A few years later he auditioned and was accepted to an agency in St. Loius. Years later, after packing himself and his belongings into a car, he auditioned and broke into the world of television by appearing as a contestant on the Wade Robson Dance Project. Phlex openly shares about the successes and disappointments he experienced as he moved his career to Hollywood. We begin gaining insight on what key elements are nurtured in Phlex's successful peer group. We also receive a cautionary tale of what can happen when one falls into a darker path that some dancers may have been warned about.
Ultimately, Part I of the Phlex interview will inspire you and move you to your core while providing important knowledge on creating your own path and succeeding in the dance world.
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.