5 QUESTIONS WITH EJAY
When/how did you discover your passion for dance?
I discovered I loved dancing when I used to watch music videos and concert tours of artists like Justin Timberlake, Usher, Janet Jackson. I constantly learned their dance moves and saw myself doing the same thing in years to come.
What was your first big break/how did you get started? And how did it come about?
I started out dancing in high school in a traditional Nigerian dance group, competed in a national dance TV reality show and came out top 3. I did not start training as a student until I got to America. Back home then dance was more like a street thing, not taken professionally. I began teaching dance when I relocated from Nigeria three years ago.
What accomplishments to date are you most proud of?
Putting together an Allstar afro dance team called “AfroFunk”.
Why did you launch your brand?
I did not launch a brand. I am just being me, creating art.
What is the one thing we should know about you and your classes?
I make people laugh in my class.
To find out more about Ejay’s dance style, AfroFunk, check out our blog post 5 Things You Should Know About AfroFunk.