Ok so...I got a call on a summer day back in 2012 about how a music duo was looking for a choreographer. They were prepping for a few shows and expected to shoot a music video and I had less than eight hours to submit choreography to their first single. Chile, I called up people and said, "I need you to learn a whole song of choreography in two hours and we have to film it so I can submit it.". I had no knowledge about filming/editing back then so I literally just uploaded the non-cleanest routine lol but I made sure the choreography spoke. I wanted their management to see what I was capable of and long story short, I ended up working with these guys and a few other artists on their management too performing at industry showcases, mall tours and television. I'm happy to have been able to many moments/experiences with my friends on these endeavors! Check out the actual submission video into the actual video for their first single. Any dream is obtainable, you just have to put the work and time into your crafts and make it happen. The journey from dancer, choreographer, videographer & editor has been amazing over the past 16 years 🙏🏾 @iamtirzalynn @gigisplendid @robcoglitore @officialmrmann @jeffdance @clap4bravo @chelseasimonedf @sheis_mzkane @katieelisedance
Sometime you just have to sit back and be so thankful! So much love for @djames2485 ! #dancerslife#inspire#mamadrew#hiphop#contemporary#thankful
Repost - Inspiration stems from so many different outlets ranging from people we meet, places we visit or events that occur. After spending the day with this amazingly talented young dancer last week...I find my heart filled with so much love and creativity. Everyone please go follow and support Carly (@carlydancer101 ), it was such a pleasure working & filming you. Editing your footage makes me smile every time I play it back 😀 ••• #dance#videography#film#dancers#theyouth#reels#wednesday#photography
Flashing back to around the time this picture was taken on April 4th of this year when @mr_jonathan_merced & I were shooting @maninmotionnyc 's THIS IS ME video with an amazing cast of young talented dancers around the streets of NYC. Tomorrow begins the start of another exciting project with a bigger cast & amazingly ridiculous choreographers. AUDITIONS are tomorrow afternoon, check in is at 1 pm at Pearl Dance Studios. PRIOR to that, both Jon & I will be teaching two separate classes from 10 am - 1 pm. It's a FULL DAY of dance or I guess you can say..."a day in the life", so to speak. Come train, get accustomed to our styles...so you are both physically and mentally prepared for audition mode. Register at ManInMotionNYC.com. I can't wait to see you all there. It's going to be an amazing time, good vibes...Mama Drew can't wait.
Good morning guys! I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend and a decent start to the work week. On Friday, I shared my new release with everyone to @myaplanet9 latest single "Damage" and I'm so so glad people have been enjoying and just relating to the storyline/concept in itself. This is the second half of the video and at some point this week, I'll share a link to both this video, as well as @mr_jonathan_merced new video. please join us next weekend for a jam-packed line up. On Saturday, August 18th, we will BOTH be teaching separate classes from 10 am - 1 pm at @maninmotionnyc "Summer Dance Jam". Following the event, Man In Motion is casting auditions for both male and female dancers. Accompanied by two other amazingly talented choreographers @raponey and @stephenagisilaou, the four of us will be looking for versatile, energetic dancers for an amazing project that you DON'T want to miss out on. To register for Summer Dance Jam AND/OR register to audition next Saturday. Please visit ManInMotionNYC.com for ALL of the details. Help us spread the word. Can't wait to see you there.
So excited to be teaching at @fiercedancecompanyny this week with my @maninmotionnyc family. Looking forward to seeing some new & familiar faces in class! Throwing it back to a classic/iconic @britneyspears track! 🐍😉 #dance#dancers#maninmotion#mamadrew#streetjazz#britney
🚨NEW🚨Let me start off by saying that I've never been nor unapologetic about who I am as a person. I'm truly thankful that God gifted me with artistic DNA because without it, i honestly don't know how I would be able to internalize and handle my feelings. Love is a beautiful yet scary thing to experience, especially when you see or saw forever with someone you were with for almost seven years. Wounds heal up, but the scars are always present. I was picking at this "scar" last week and all of these memories and thoughts just flooded into my mind out of nowhere and the thought of falling in love and opening myself up to another man to be potentially be damaged placed me in a pool...a pool of creativity to just express what I was feeling at the time and this is the final product. Shot by my best friend @mr_jonathan_merced and edited by me, I truly hope you enjoy my fourth visual release of 2018 to Mya's latest single, "Damage". Help me spread this to @myaplanet9 and @galenhooks . Thank you both for just being artistic and creative masterminds. I really hope you both enjoy this, as well as all my followers and supporters. With Love, Mama Drew
Being under the whole umbrella of the commercial dance industry...in and out for over 15 years now, I never quite understood nor accepted the way certain things were and how catty and petty people can be. But I always knew that I needed to figure out what my OWN lane was, how could/can I feel self-fulfilled as an artist, how were my bills gonna get paid lol and more than anything...my happiness. This industry is hard, haaaaard but it honestly made me so much more wiser, stronger and I'd say within the past two/three years or so, I FINALLY feel like I'm in a great place. Pursuing and living a daily life as an artist is tough but if you truly love it and concentrate on what your specific strengths are and have a positive and supportive backing around you. You will succeed. Keep shining everybody! Happy National Dance Day!