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Building My Business

When I first visualized my company Art Of Legohn, LLC I was in a place where I wanted to create my own work, copyright it, and be hired for my services. Being a commercial dancer in Hollywood was good, fun and a lot of "hurry up and wait." Hey, I got my camera time. Who doesn't want to be seen on TV, I know I did. The only thing I was getting more bookings on was for my booty shaking skills. Yes I can move it, but there is so much more to me. I'm a classically trained dancer with modern, ballet, jazz and west african in my background, but of course street dance came second nature. Basically, I wasn't getting booked on my technical skills, instead I was getting booked on my street dance skill

It Takes A Village....

When I first came to New York, I was here for a week doing a 'summer intensive' at Alvin Ailey. After that experience, I knew New York was the place for me, so I strategically planned to get my butt back there. Although I had a game plan, it was not executed without support & encouragement from family and friends. In order to save money, I moved out of my apartment and into to my dad's place (in Oxnard). For nine months I went back and forth to LA and Oxnard (An hour to an hour and a half drive each way) booking industry jobs, doing personal training and teaching my classes. It took about a year to get all of my ducks in a row, but I did it! My auntie Gwen advised me during the creative

Dancing In Heels

When I first started dancing professionally, I had to learn how to dance in heels. I was 17 when I started as a professional, so I was still coming out of my Tomboy stage. I had my first shot at 'dancing in heels' when I started working with a choreographer/dancer by the name of Trevor Kent. He was a fierce ass dancer that could drop it like it's hot and give a triple pirouette with a clean tilt, believe it or not, he can still bring it to this day. He started me in 2-inch heels and Oh boy did I struggle, I'm talking about stomping all over the stage. As a kid (back in the day) I would walk around in my mom's and auntie's heels but dancing in them was a different story. It took years of prac

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