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Daily Inspiration: Meet Sygga

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sygga.

Hi Sygga, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and moved to California in 2018 to pursue dance professionally. I’ve been a visualist my entire life and I remember listening to music as young as five years old and creating choreography in my head to the records. I think we all see and feel something different when we listen to music and I just so happen to see camera angles, sets, and choreography, in that order. I always knew that I belonged in the arts in some shape or form, but for a long time I was in a poor mental space where I allowed other people to tell me what my path should be, what I was and wasn’t good at, and how I should go about finding my voice. I was seeking validation and guidance from toxic people that did not have my best interest at heart and I became someone unfamiliar to myself and to my loved ones back home. The artist and woman that I am today began to form after I removed myself from toxic people and situations. I acknowledged the low place that I was in mentally and spiritually and vowed to rebuild myself from love and faith in the universe, and I did just that. I went from not knowing a single dancer in L.A. and being afraid to reach out and make new connections to having 11 dancers in my most recent visual and growing my connections and friend circles faster than I ever have before. It took healing, shadow work and a LOT of faith, but I give gratitude to the universe everyday for how far I’ve come and for how much further I know I will be guided.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The road to where I am today has NOT been easy, but I can truly say that it has taught me so many lessons. I now understand why I had to go through some of the obstacles in my path. One of my biggest struggles was leaving Los Angeles for four months during the pandemic to go back home to Virginia. I wasn’t happy to be leaving Cali and tried to fight it with everything in me, but at the end of the day I knew that the universe had something in the cards and it wasn’t my place to control the journey, even if I didn’t understand the “why” in the moment. Turns out, being surrounded by my family at this very vulnerable time in my life was the biggest breath of fresh air that I’d felt in a long time, and I woke up everyday with so much gratitude in my heart for the love and support I received. Being home gave me the freedom and space to truly find myself, do my shadow work, and HEAL as an artist, lover, friend and spiritual being. I left Cali as one person and returned as an upgraded, healed and spiritually connected version of myself that I absolutely adore. For anyone battling obstacles on your path, please know that fighting the inevitable changes that we must go through in order to grow may actually do you more harm than good. Try letting go. Try trusting in your belief system and being an observer of the world around you rather than gripping the wheel. Beautiful things come to those that trust. Flow with life, embrace change, and welcome the obstacles with the knowing that you have everything you need to conquer any and everything that comes your way.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
So, let’s shift the focus to who I am today. I am Sygga, a creative director, choreographer and dancer that creates, directs and produces her own dance content in Los Angeles, CA (wow, that feels so good to say!). I specialize in creating dance music videos to popular and timeless records by artists that we all love. I created my first “Sygga Vision” in January 2021 which consisted of me and two other dancers, and here we are three months later and my latest visual consisted of 12 dancers including myself, a film crew, a producer, a makeup artist and a stylist! I take so much pride in what I do and have so much fun creating my content. I’m most proud of the connections that I’ve been able to make with other amazingly talented artists in L.A. and for the quality of work that we’ve been able to create as a team. What sets me apart from others is the same thing that sets any other artist apart, no one else can do what I do the way that I do it. That’s not to say that I’m better than anyone else, but the thing that makes artists so powerful is the fact that you will never find two of the same. We are all unique. You may meet two artists that are similar in some ways, but no one is going to create an entire masterpiece the same exact way as another fellow artist, and THAT is the beauty of art. Sygga Visions are unique because there’s only one Sygga, and one thing that no one can ever take away from me is the intricate visions that I see in my mind before I bring them to life. Not to toot my own horn, but… toot toot 🙂 And cheers to all of my fellow artists that are amazingly talented and unique. We are one.

Any big plans?
I’ll be on the creative team for major artists at some point, but right now the next step is getting signed to a talent agency as a choreographer. I’m hoping that my career keeps me in L.A., but I am open to whatever the universe slides my way. Who knows what’s next.

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Manuel Espinoza Princess Amarie

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