Dance is a way of life for performer and social influencer Jackson, at a young age he pursued dance as a form of self-expression and in doing so created an entirely new dance that’s caught the attention of dance lovers across the nation and overseas. He’s best known as the creator of the “Jaywalk,” a style of dance with quick foot movements that will leave even the most experienced dancer amazed and curious. Peep the interview below.
What would you say inspires you to create music and dance?
Plenty of things inspire me to do what I do. One is my momma. I love her so much and I feel like I gotta turn up for her because she’s my queen. Another thing that inspires me is really everyone else in the world. I feel like it’s my job to show people that there’s another way to live, and that’s doing what you love.
How about your family and friends, do they play a role in that progress?
It’s all apart of the narrative. Even tho my family wasn’t so supportive at the start, a family is still everyone’s base. Their unconditional love keeps me humble and motivated. There are friends from my childhood then there are friends that I work with y’all know how that goes. All of it is support.
A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
Looking back on the recent success of “Jaywalk,” what do you think made that song explode on the internet?
The visual, and interaction with supporters that listen. My boy Jake Afee captured the most fire clips that made the song 10x better.
How do you plan on repeating that process of going viral?
Keep making fire songs with dope dancing visuals.
Outside of social media, what’s one thing your fans don’t know about you?
I played football and baseball all the way up until the junior year of high school, and I was saucy fo sho.
Where do you see yourself in the next few years?
If it’s where as in location I’d say in California posted up, but if it’s where as in career I’d say teaching more dance classes, making songs that reach globally along with performing globally and having a solid and lucrative brand for me and the team.
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