Our new Dancer of the Week is 15 year old Aniyah Stuart-Viera of Brampton, Ontario Canada. She is the very first International Brown Girls Do Ballet Ambassador. In addition she is a brand ambassador for Kinetic Essentials and “A Smiles for All” Ballerina in which she dances in a hospital for kids. Check out her interview with us:
I attend The Dance PAC and Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance
When did you started dancing?
I started dancing when I was 11 but I did ballet and jazz when I was 12 years old
What do you love about dancing?
I love that when I dance I can be free and express myself through movement. I also love how I am able to share my abilities with others.
What are your greatest dance achievements?
My greatest dance achievements are being the first international Brown Girls Do Ballet ambassador and in 2016 being accepted into Joffrey Ballet school summer intensive.
Tell us about your favorite dance performance?
My favorite dance performance is Les Petits Reins because it was my first ever ballet performance, therefore it’s special to me because it was the first time I realized I wanted to be a ballet dancer.
Who are your role models and why?
My role models are Misty Copeland, because she is started late like me and is so amazing and talented and broke many barriers for dancer of color.
What good advice have you received in dance?
The best advice I have received in dance is to always go full out never mark, to try your best and to put your self out there because you never know who your inspiring
What advice you will give to young girls?
The Advice I would give to to young girls is always believe in your dance and dreams no matter what barriers stand in your way. Another piece of advice I would give to young girls is that no matter how late or early you start as long as you work hard you can achieve anything.