On this episode of DLEW, I talk with LaToya Brooks, dancer with Bloc NYC and Coach of the Knicks City Kids.
Between dancing as a Knicks City Dancer, dancing for artists like Rihanna and Pitbull, and dancing in a major motion picture, LaToya has experienced firsthand the many different forms that dance can take. And through it all, she’s discovered one of the most important lessons about believing in yourself…
LaToya Brooks has been dancing for over 20 years. Originally from Utica, NY, she is trained in various dance techniques and grew up as a competitive dancer. She is a graduate from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Dance and Theatre. During her college career she had the opportunity to work with guest choreographers such as Darrah Carr, Earl Frederick Mosley and Ronald K. Brown from the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre.
LaToya’s professional credits include: Motion picture TRAINWRECK 2015, Knicks City Dancer 2009-2015; being captain for the last two, Assistant Coach of the Knicks City Kids, Coach of the Timeless Torches dance team for the WNBA Liberty, NBA All-Star basketball games in Los Angeles, Orlando, New Orleans and New York, Pre-Olympic Tour held in Manchester, England 2012. LaToya has danced with artists Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Ne-yo, Jason Derulo, Labyrinth, Natasha Mosley, Vanilla Ice and Mack Wilds. She has had the opportunity to dance in various countries including Italy, France, Spain, Germany and China.
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