We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenzi Russell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jenzi, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success has been being true to myself understanding my lane also understanding that I don’t look like the average person working in the entertainment industry or technically Running a business. I am continuing to surprise people every time they see me move and create also another important factor is knowing what you represent and what your fans customers supporters love and want to see from you that really matters when it comes to running any type of successful brand or business..
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a Choreographer dancer movement coach influencer all around creative and I love what I do I’ve always loved dancing creating and all of those amazing things it was easy getting into Dance cause I did it locally with local dance groups and far as breaking into the industry I’m gonna have to say thank you to the new Social Media wave that’s how I got a lot of my breaks as people seen my social media people seen my work online and yes there’s definitely been some obstacles on my way up just ply weight at some point was an obstacle some dance agencies wouldn’t even consider signing me because they said my weight was an issue and it could’ve been a liability so I kept pushing and releasing great content teaching amazing classes doing great work and eventually end up getting assigned to a big dance agency talent agency called MSA.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If My friend was visiting me for a week Our we world have great food I love some soup food and Thai food and I love cheesecake factory other great places I will definitely take them to the selfie museum and we could get some great video Contentvand take pictures I would definitely take them to a couple dance classes if I’m not teaching that week I’ll definitely let them attend any of the shows that I may be working on at the time as well of course we got to go shopping you know how that goes and I will definitely definitely go to some clubs I love to have fun I love to take them out in Scottsdale Arizona is the place to party or Hollywood CA. I would love to take them to the beach we could have some fun at the beach in whatever city that may happen to be
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are a few people that I would like to shout out that help me in this process of building my brand as a dancer choreographer influencer the first dance group that ever gave me a chance that was ran by Marshae Green and the group was name girl government idea for them since I was a little kid up until my young adult days also my manager Tiffany J. gave me my first big opportunity working with the mainstream artists Wale and at the time she was working with other artists and was getting ready for the BET awards she could’ve called anyone she Is best friends with Trey Songz Choreographer she could’ve called anyone and gave me that opportunity and also I’m inspired and truly want to say thank you to some of the top choreographers in the industry I’ve been watching and studying them for years and they continue to inspire me every day and every year