Podcast 45 - Sienna Lyons - Telling It Like It Is... On Confidence, Industry Politics, Building A Career With Integrity, And More
Sienna Lyons is an impressive woman, human, dancer, teacher, choreographer, and one quickly learns that she speaks from a place of unabashed truth and experience. She has worked with artists such as Selena Gomez, JLO, Jennifer Hudson, and Nick Jonas, and for as hard working and accomplished as she is, Sienna is humbly always growing.
In Episode 45 we focus deeply on the idea of how long success in the entertainment industry is expected to take, versus the unpredictable timeline that it seemingly operates on. Sienna opens up about difficult lessons she has learned in the dance industry, her vulnerabilities, and a handful of behind-the-career stories that have served as benchmarks in her decade-long journey in Los Angeles.
This episode is excellent for people of all professional backgrounds as Sienna shares ways that she has accessed self-confidence in the most difficult of moments. We discuss what makes a teacher excellent, the importance of teachers always being students, and how a student can optimize his/her learning experience in the studio. Sienna offers recommendations for dancers whom want to work with choreographers that are not easily accessible, how a holistic healer impacted her in a way she never expected; she boldly shares on the taboo topic of being released from jobs, her viewpoint on 'side-hustles' and way more.
This episode, is powerful, at times poetic, and most definitely... inspiring! Enjoy, let us know what your thoughts are on our Facebook Page, and don't forget to check out the DanceSpeak Survey!
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.