See our other WorkWeekChic Features. SS: How did you start dancing?
Believe it or not it happened randomly. When I was 13 years old I had scoliosis and a family friend suggested that my mother take me to dance classes. My first class was like an epiphany, a revelation! Since that day dancing was my first love and I perfectly knew that it was going to be my career. It is something hard to explain; you just feel it! In those years I started to watch MTV and I was mesmerized and inspired by the performances of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliot. This is the case when a simple suggestion can change the life of a person. I even moved from Italy to New York to pursue this career!
SS: How did your career influence your style?
Since most part of the week I have training, rehearsals, auditions, traveling etc., my style is very sporty/edgy. In the entertainment industry you have the freedom to wear what you feel like and the nature of your job pushes you to experiment new looks.
SS: What are some of your favorite beauty products? 1. I love the blush Tipsy. The peachy color makes you have a healthy flush! 2. The lipstick Rouge Pur Couture Number 52. It is so unique! It’s a mix of pink and orange. 3. Lipstick Number 39 by Make Up Forever. The coral color is delicate and unexpected. 4. Supercurl Curling Mascara. Every girl needs a good mascara…this one is my favorite. 5. The perfume Signorina by Salvatore Ferragamo. I love the jasmine, pink peony and rose fragrance! It’s fresh, sophisticated and timeless.
SS: Do you have any advice for someone that wants to break into the industry?
1. The most important thing is to always consider yourself as a student. Study as much as you can, take all kind of classes, be eager to learn. You will never know enough about art!
2. Have a definite chief goal. You want to back up dance for that kind of artist? You want to be a choreographer? If you know what you want, you are halfway there.
3. Stay with positive and genuine people that have ambitions so you can be inspired and inspire.
4. Last but not least: Love, money and fame are important but they cannot be your motivation. This career is made of amazing achievements but also of instability and doubts. You don’t know when you are going get the next check … true passion is the only thing that can pushes you to go on.
SS: What are some of your favorite all time songs to dance to?
1. “Like I love you” – Justin Timberlake, “Overprotected” – Britney Spears, “One Thing” –Amerie, “Girlfriend”- N’Sync, “He Wasn’t Man Enough” – Tony Braxton.
SS: Describe a typical day in your work week:
I wake up at 8AM to attend auditions. In the afternoon (it depends on the day) I take dance classes at Broadway Dance Center, acting classes at T.Shreiber or voice classes. In the evening, I get ready to hit the stage!