Jasmine Meakin

My parents took me to my first dance class when I was almost 3 years old and I loved it from that very moment and I never looked back. I don’t even remember the time I did not dance. I was really passionate about it. I studied Tap, Jazz and Ballet. As I grew older, I learnt Hip Hop and ended up creating my own fusion of street style. That’s how I began my journey. And, it’s still in progress because I keep experimenting and trying out new things to make my dance routines unique. I try to make a connection with the music. Sometimes the music just clicks and I choreograph in a few minutes while on other occasions it may take longer, but I enjoy every bit of it.

A few years later, I came up with a YouTube channel along with a couple of other dancers and it soon became a huge success. Our channel has 1.4 million subscribers and over 400 million video views globally. Later, I travelled the world teaching workshops, choreographing and performing because of the recognition I got through that channel. The best part about my career is that I get to do what I love the most. “Make sure you love what you do. Even when things are not happening as fast as you would like them to, at least you are doing what you love and that passion for what you do will hopefully be enough to keep you motivated to stick with it.” I get really nervous when I have to step outside my comfort zone, but I always remind myself that I got to this stage by doing what I wanted and I must not let anything take away my confidence and that’s my advice to anyone who loves to dance and I always try to show that in my choreography.