At Revel Streetwear, we believe that Every Body Is A Dance Body™️. As part of our monthly series, we focus on highlighting curvy/plus size dancers from across the world. Sharing their inspiring stories allows us to learn about them, while encouraging you to step outside of your comfort zone to pursue your dreams and goals. This month we are featuring Sarah Jennings.
What is your name?
Where are you from and where do you reside?
I was born in Las Vegas but grew up in Avondale, Arizona.
How long have you been dancing?
Since I could walk! Probably since the age of 2/3. I’ve been in dance classes my whole life.
What has your experience been as a curvy/plus-size dancer?
It’s been overall a great experience. I can’t lie and say there haven’t been times where I felt left out or over looked because I don’t look like the ideal dancer but I have still had some incredible experiences nonetheless.
Revel Streetwear™️ was created for plus-sized women that are fearlessly unapologetic™️. What does fearlessly and unapologetic mean to you?
I feel that fearlessly unapologetic means that you show up and act like yourself no matter what circumstance is occurring. You don’t shy away from the fact that you are who you are and you embrace it.
When you're hanging out, what song always gets you on the dance floor?
Honestly I have too many favorites songs! But anything Beyoncé or from the early 2000s will surely get me on the dance floor.
What's your favorite dance move?
Probably some form of twerking or the dougie. They’re super versatile.
At Revel Streetwear™️ we believe that every body is a dance body™️. We also know different body types come with different experiences, which makes the dance industry challenging. What keeps you inspired?
Seeing my favorite choreographers like Amari Marshall and Paris Goebel break barriers and succeed in their own lanes. They have been the head of the dance portion of Nike campaigns and Rihanna’s Fenty Fashion Shows. If that’s not inspiring, I don’t know what is.
For those new to the entertainment industry or struggling within the community, what advice would you share?
I would say if you have been interested for a while go ahead and make that leap. Stop wondering and go and experience. The more comfortable you get the more you’ll make friends and connections! The right people will gravitate towards you.
Hip Hop and dance communities are sometimes synonymous with streetwear due to personal style. How does your streetwear style align with your preferred style of dance?
Honestly, I’m not going to hold you my style is a bit all over the place. I love sweats and pairing it with nice jewelry/makeup. But I also love going to class or dancing all dressed up with no makeup. Streetwear is wonderful because you can dress it up or dress it down and that is what I love most about it.
If you want to keep with Sarah, she can be found at @lovely_saraah on Instagram.
Who would you like us to feature next? Let us know in the comments.