Today we’d like to introduce you to Tyquan Christie.
Tyquan, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Since the early age of seven, my interest and passion for dance began. My first dance class ever was clogging at Dianne’s School of Dance and from that moment I knew my calling in life. Once I realized dance is what I wanted to do I immediately wanted to learn all styles from jazz, African, tap, ballet, clogging, ballroom, etc. If it was something to learn… I wanted in on gaining knowledge.
I think it’s very important that you’re open-minded about learning when embarking on a passion that you see for your future life. You never stop learning!
After graduating high school and attending college for two years, I decided that it was time to take a leap of faith and pursue my career as a professional dancer. Being a native of South Carolina, I knew moving to Los Angeles would be the place for me to get into the entertainment industry. My ultimate goal is to inspire through my love for the art of dance.
Has it been a smooth road?
To me, there is no such thing as success without consistency, dedication, uncertainty, and immense patience. I believe all roads to success when it comes to your passion also requires a level of sacrifice. Having to sacrifice anything for the love of your career can be challenging but ultimately is what’s best for the bigger picture. I don’t like to use the word “struggles”, because it implies that you’re not strong enough. I like to say the mountains that I’ve endured along the way, definitely have made me stronger and wiser. I had to conquered those block paths because I was being prepared for another level of success.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am an entertainment professional dancer living in Los Angeles. I am represented by Go 2 Talent Agency. I think my biggest opportunity and one of my most proudest moments was performing in Beyonce’s historic Coachella performance in 2018. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with such networks as HBO, ABC, CBS, and performing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Talk, and A Black Lady Sketch Show.
I think what constantly sets me apart from others is a more personal thing…my faith! I think it’s very important to stay grounded and appreciative of your gift.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I actually don’t know where I see the entertainment industry in the next 5-10 years. In the world of dance things are constantly evolving, which is good thing because that means inspiration is happening. It’s so important to stay inspired about what you’re doing.
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