Today we’d like to introduce you to Kelzz Moore.
Kelzz, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I am female, and I am a dancer. I am 29 years young. I was born into a family where I was the only girl out of four kids. I knew at a young age, I was different and special. Yeah, it sounds corny, but it’s true. My mom sang and my dad played the drums in the Church I grew up in. So, it’s natural that music was and still is my first love. I was singing, dancing, and acting as a kid, but only around my family. I played basketball since I was in the 4th grade up until college. My life changed my sophomore year. I was getting ready for basketball practice one day when I heard Michael Jackson music playing from the second floor of the gym. I was drawn to the music like a moth to a light. I walked in that dance class and had a gut feeling I was where I was supposed to be. I decided to take dance full throttle after that.
I quit basketball and signed up for BJ Braiser’s Dance Class. Everything happened so fast after that. I joined dance teams, got a job at a dance studio, started to get hired to teach dance to kids at events, such as birthday parties, art galleries, and more. I was even involved in a fashion show wearing the designers custom piece as I danced the runway. Each gig lead me to another; which directed me to newer opportunities with great amazingly talented people. Ultimately, it made me open up to new experiences. When I started dance modeling in fashion shows, with a talented high school friend of mine, Talitha Tima, who created some of the beautiful pieces for “Together We Rise” fashion shows, my dance career exhilarated.
During one of the fashion shows, I was introduced to an amazing artist, Tiffany Jewels. We began to collaborate as she made music, and I was her dancer. Jewels pushed me out of my comfort zone. I faced inner challenges but getting passed them opened me up so much and my confidence grew. We performed together at shows throughout the Inland Empire to La. A couple of times, I danced for her when she performed at the House of Blues. I had the pleasure of meeting and dancing with the amazing LA’s Clown dancers (Queen, IdanceBZ and Speedy the Clown). Dj Two Lips and Play gave me my first experience on the Long Beach Pride stage. Dj Lez Ortiz gave me opportunities on the LA Pride stage as well.
In 2019, I performed at Las Vegas Urban Pride. My dance videos on social media got reposted by Missy Elliott, Nelly, and more. As word got out that I was a masculine woman, also known as a stud dancer, things escalated in the right direction. I got the chance to perform for Krave Spring Break in Palm Springs. That was a dream come true. I had the pleasure to perform with some amazing women, even got to meet stars from the series L Word. Oh yeah! Did I forget to mention, I am a Lesbian, also known as the L in LGBTQ community. My journey has yet to begin as I’m dipping my toes in different things. I’m still performing and entertaining, as well as doing modeling work. At this stage in my life, I’m incorporating my roots by making music, learning to play new instruments, and creating skits.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Going through the process of finding yourself always comes with obstacles. For me, my biggest challenge was accepting my androgynous self. In this journey, I had to learn to love myself, my mind, my body, and my soul, while keeping my faith along the way. My advice to all generations may sound cliche, but stay true to yourself. Love heals. And Good vibes only.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m an openly gay dancer known for bringing positive turned up energy. I’m proud to make people want to get up off their seats and move their body to the beat.
Do you feel like there was something about the experiences you had growing up that played an outsized role in setting you up for success later in life?
In my childhood, I was always around a lot of kids, which gave me the natural gift of communication skills. I took these skills and used them manifest opportunities, especially in the entertainment business.
- Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy8FEQCYKH45jz-oveqWP1w?view_as=subscriber
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/kelzz32
Photography By Tiffany Jewels