Today we’d like to introduce you to Allan Skeene.
Hi Allan, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I’m originally from Springfield, MA. I moved to Atlanta, GA to follow my aspirations toward achieving my degree and working in entertainment. I reached my first bit of success there. Dancing for the recording artist Lloyd and training under Stephen Jones molded what would become my career in professional dance. From there, I understood that a consistent growth in skill would lead me where I wanted to go. I continued to build upon my skills which working on projects a shows such as America’s Best Dance Crew, So you think you can dance, Step Up Revolution and more! These opportunities opened the door for me to expand to LA. Moving was not easy but I took the opportunity as a learning experience and land tours with Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Monica and more!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
My road has been one of many hills and valleys. I think the most important thing I can say is understanding self-worth and self-awareness is key. My biggest struggle was understanding my own greatness and how to use it. I focused on staying humble but could have afforded to be a bit more aggressive with allowing myself to own the great things I’ve done and use it to make more! When I realized that I grew so much more and have never been the same since!
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I realized early no one moves alike, we all can learn the same choreography but who we truly are as artists comes from our experiences and influences. That makes us unique and individual even when we have the ability to mimic others. That to me is so precious. When you live in your own power and ability to grow, you learn there are no limits besides the boundaries you set for yourself. That mentality has helped me move so far beyond what my current abilities may have been and I carry this with me always. I am myself and you are you! I’m always going to come in the room and compete but not really with those around me, with myself!
Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
Biggest quality that will lead to success is persistence! Always be persistent and create consistency in your approach.
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