We had the good fortune of connecting with Kahlia Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kahlia, what inspires you?
My name is Bright As a dancer what inspires me is my joy, my pain, and my love. When I’m really happy I get a burst of energy that makes me move. It’s like no matter where I’m at, my joyful energy makes a regular day into a party celebration. At times when I am hurting, being able to taking my frustrations out on the dance Floor, is like a artist painting on a canvas telling my story of my pain. It’s overwhelming sometimes how much love I have inside me. I give a part of my heart when I’m dancing. Spreading my love through dancing and bringing smiles. That is why I will always inspire Big Dreams, to make Bold moves, and brighten Smiles along the way. Through my Dance Company.Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
The thing that I am the most proud about is, recently Black Dance Magazine accepted my submission and I will be featured in their magazine as a dancer. How I got to where I am at is a dancer is, I went to college for dancing which gives me more opportunities because now I’m more diverse. Going to college for dance was not easy. I had to deal with a lot of racism the closer I got to finishing. The program was only supposed to take 3 years and I finished in 9 years, due taking longer with 3 children and racism. I overcame it by being persistent, praying, and always looking for new ways to learn. What I learnt the most to my journey if you truly want something all things are possible. You just can’t give up. Quitters never win and winners never quit. It is not always easy and it’s okay to take a break sometimes. Just don’t quit.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend was in town I would take her to my job on my day off. I am a yoga instructor and professional dancer at Great Wolf Lodge in the kids experience Department. We would wake up and do yoga and go to the water park one day. The next 3 days we were play MagiQuest. On the 5th day we will go to the knighting ceremony and get knighted. On the 6th day we would play the arcade and go to Oliver’s minding and eat breakfast lunch and dinner at the Great Wolf Lodge. On the last day let me go to Build-A-Bear play Bingo and go to the dance party. We would do all this at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine at my job.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shout-out go to my friends who are my biggest supporters. @metradsha @docdock @nancylove0912 @donnetria_the_nailtech.
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