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Tracy Shibata

Hometown: 

Walnut Creek, CA

 

My Movement style is: 

Jazzy! When I am part of a project, I consider myself a cameleon-like mover- excited to emulate the essence of the choreographer's style, be it commercial Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk, Ballroom, Latin or Contemporary. But when I am asked to represent myself, Jazz is the movement style that makes my soul sing!

 

I’ve Moved With: 

I have been carving my way through the commercial dance world since 2005. For the better part of the last decade, I have been performing on various world tours with Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and P!nk. I also had the pleasure of making regular television appearances on shows such as Dancing With the Stars, X Factor, Glee, True Blood, American Idol, AGT, Ellen, The Masked Singer and countless Awards Shows. But lighting up the silver screen in films like La La Land, Jersey Boys, Behind the Candelabra and Fame have proved to be one of my favorite atmospheres to work. Most recently, you can find me playing a "Women In Black" on Fox's Masked Dancer.

 

I Share Because: 

I believe in spreading the message of possibility. Growing up, it wasn't clear to me that my passion and what I do for a living could be one and the same. I dedicated my life to dance, but when it came time to graduate from high school, I gave up that piece of myself to pursue a college degree because that path was the only story I knew. We know what we are taught, and it wasn't until my longing for dance became so overwhelming that I branched out and stumbled upon the commercial dance world. While studying at UCLA, I filled my extra time taking classes at EDGE and Millenium where I met inspiring teachers, fellow dancers and incredible mentors that introduced me to a world and career where dance thrived! Fast forward 15 years in the business, and now a career in dance is all I know. I share because I want our future dancers to know that sometimes, plans don't work out...instead a world you could have never even imagined might just unfold.

 

Find Me Sharing at: 

@tracyshibata on all Social Channels