Pretty Brown Dancers did not chose Syndey Magruder Washington as Dancer of the Week solely because of her dance pictures and videos. We were intrigued by her posts that show how her courage, compassion and strength, to reveal to the public that she is a ballerina and a warrior against the obstacle affecting 1 in 5 Americans every day…mental health illness. Check out her interview with PrettyBrownDancers.com
Originally from Chicago, Illinois Chantal’ Ashante Hill began as a gymnast at 6 years old but began her formal ballet training at the late age of 17. With the heart & the strength of God, she persevered towards her purpose which she now calls “Spiritual Ballerina.” Chantal’ is the Spiritual Ballerina who dances as Gods Vessel to glorify God.
Eagles Landing Dance Center is based in Stockbridge, Georgia. The dance company just ended their amazing year with their annual dance recital, “Dance, Dream, Inspire”. Check out the dance members ballet performance to the legendary Donny Hathaway’s “A Song For You”.
14 year old dancer Simone Marmol hails from Orlando, Fl. We have posted her beautiful pictures captured by photographer Heather Elizabeth Lehman of Lisbet Photography plenty of times on our Instagram. Simone was recently selected to study at the prestigious Dance Theatre of Harlem Summer Dance Intensive. Check out her interview with PrettyBrownDancers.com
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:
Misty Copeland interviews with Health.com about loving yourself, fitness tips for dancers, and her biggest gym pet peeve, check it out….
PrettyBrownDancers.com is introducing a bi-weekly series called Pretty on Pointe, a collection of pretty brown dancers wearing pointe shoes. We have feature a lot of ballet dancers on our Instagram profile and came across beautiful professional photos in their pointe.
Watch this inspirational performance by this pretty brown dancer to Emmy Award winning violinist Damien Esco cover of the late great Whitney Houston’s “I Look To You”
Kayla Lavine is a 12 year old dancer who has won many dance competitions in the USA. We have posted her photos many times on our Instagram page. Here is her interview for Dancer of the Week January 24, 2017.
It has been a long time since we featured a Dancer of the Week. We asked our Instagram followers to submit their dance pictures for a chance to be posted along with an interview. Our first of 2017 is 11 year old Lanaya Danielle of Deane Dance Center. Check out her interview