Today we’d like to introduce you to Angelica Syring.
Angelica, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Dance is how I communicate my thoughts and creatively express my full authentic self. It has always been my gateway whenever the world turns grey. Growing up, I was that one kid in your class who’s mind was always thinking about bright and new ideas! In the beginning stages of my training, I trained at a dance studio in Kissimmee, Florida where I learned a variety of styles such as Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, African, Bollywood, you name it!
Additionally, I competed on the dance team for six years. The competition dance world was definitely a push in my dance training that required much discipline, routine, and teamwork. Later in high school, I wanted to try something new so I began training heavily in Hip-Hop and modern technique. My longtime teacher, Dawn Branch, helped shape me into the dancer and artist I am today. She always believed in me and pushed me to be the best that I possibly could. Today, I am based out of Kissimmee, Florida and travel back and forth from LA but in the upcoming months, I plan on making my permanent move out there!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has definitely not been the smoothest road but I like to look at it in another light. Whatever comes easy, won’t last. What lasts, won’t come easy. From day one, I knew that Dance was my path therefore, I will do anything it takes to succeed. Over the years, there has been obstacles and people that have gotten in my way but I never let them defeat me. At the end f the day, there are always going to be people who don’t want the best for you but it allows the opinions of others to resonate with you and shape you into the person they see you as you will never get to where you want in life.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
Coming from a studio that pushed us to train in so many styles influenced my appreciation for every form of dance. I believe in labeling myself as a “one style dancer”. Ideally, dance is so universal so I try to not limit myself when it comes to training and just be open to all of the possibilities! With that being said, I’m proud that I am able to bring so much to the table. What sets me apart from others is my versatility. Versatility is so important and has really helped shape me into a stronger and creative dancer. I have truly explored movement and learned what works best with my body. When it comes to my own “style”, I try to paint a picture and tell a story with my movement. Any time I perform, whether it’s on a stage or classroom setting, my goal is to draw the audience in and leave them wanting more.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
My maturity and professionalism have cohesively played a role in my success. When I first started taking dance seriously, I was the youngest amongst all of the girls I danced with. This required me at a young age to step up to the plate and prove that I am just as worthy to be dancing alongside these girls as they’re. I am thankful that I was pushed to do so at such a young age because the good sportsmanship and discipline that has been instilled into me has gotten me very far in not just my dance career but life overall.
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