2012-13 Luvabulls: Meet Asia
What does being a member of the Luvabulls mean to you?
I am very proud to be apart of this prestigious organization. We are groomed masterfully and taught how to present ourselves as poised young women. I am thankful for another opportunity to develop my skills as a dancer while advancing as a woman!
How has your dancing experience led you to this point?
My dance experience started with one class every week at the Boys and Girls club, attending a Visual and Performing Arts School from grades 6 -12th, and studying at the esteemed Alvin Ailey School of Dance in New York. My training with The Luvabulls reassures the importance of dancing consistently.
What is your claim to fame—besides being a Luvabull?
Besides being a Luvabull, my claim to fame is being a versatile choreographer. Producing choreography for movies, music videos, competitions, and live theater has been rewarding. This summer I was given the chance to honor the King of Pop with an original piece entitled “Ography”. Michael Jackson’s mother and children were in the audience, and I received the opportunity to meet and greet all of them shortly after the performance!
What do you do for a living?
I am a dance instructor at a public school, and also a choreographer at an acclaimed theater.
Describe the feeling of performing at a Bulls playoff game.
Performing at a Bulls playoff game is one of my best memories as a Luvabull. The energy from my fellow teammates, the Bulls players, and incredible fans rooting for the same goal is explosive! Being apart of 22,000 + people while performing awesome choreography is the ultimate thrill!
What people do you admire the most and how have they supported or inspired you as a dancer?
I admire Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury! Their ability to reach the masses and touch lives is a true inspiration. They impact me to set big goals while working and knowing that success is inevitable.
What is your proudest accomplishment to date and where do you see yourself in 10 years?
My proudest accomplishment to date is successfully starting my own business. Asia’s Dance Factory began as an after school dance program, and it has blossomed adding summer camps and traveling workshops. In 10 years I see myself more involved with acting in film and live theater; however I will actively pursue my love for choreography and live musical productions.