Alex Carson – our dancing Sporty Sista

Girls Make Your Move - Alex Carson - Dancer - Sporty Sista July

Our #SportySista for July is Alex Carson (@alexandra11). This impressive woman is a professional hip-hop and back-up dancer, and has performed internationally alongside artists, such as Gwen Stefani and Janet Jackson!

“Dancing has given me the opportunity to travel the world, perform in front of electrifying audiences, bring smiles to people’s faces and inspire others to do the same.

I still remember my first dance class when I was 11 years old and, honestly, I’ve never felt more at home. I knew right then that I had truly found something I loved to do. For me, there were never any boundaries. I think when you love something you take all the challenges as a learning process more so than a burden.”

Career highlights

“My ultimate highlight was definitely booking my first tour with Janet Jackson. It was the biggest achievement of my life. I had worked so hard and been through so much to get to the audition, so to finally be validated by Janet herself was just the most unimaginable feeling.”

Alex’s top tips:

1. Don’t be afraid!
2. Be persistent (no one starts off as a professional).
3. Be open. There are many different styles and teaching methods out there.

“Sometimes it’s about giving new things a go until you find something you love!”

What’s next for Alex?

“As a dancer, it’s hard to know what’s coming up. One minute I am sitting around doing absolutely nothing and the next I am on tour for the next 3 months. It’s really erratic and exciting all at once, so it’s definitely hard to say exactly what it is I’ll be doing. However I hope it involves more traveling and amazing artists!”

Keep making your move, Alex. You’ve certainly inspired us!

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Page last updated: 20 Aug 2018