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Angeliq Brock



I was born in the soul of the south, Atlanta, Georgia. I took my first dance class at age four. I hated it. Fortunately, I was forced to give dance another chance the following year when I was enrolled into Dekalb Elementary School of Arts. I spent my first seven years of school there. At DESA, dance was as integral a part of the curriculum as all the academics. And it was there that dance became my life. It was also during my primary grade school tenure I was accepted into the top-tiered, nationally-ranked, Dance Makers of Atlanta, where I would eventually be inducted into their pre-professional company. There, I polished my skills in ballet, hip-hop, heels, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, and acrobatics. Additionally, I participated in numerous dance competitions/conventions, such as New York City Dance Alliance and Break the Floor Productions resulting in numerous dance awards, scholarships, and additional dance intensives allowing me to build many essential connections and relationships that would further my dance career. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been granted the opportunity to work with many notable dance choreographers: Travis Wall, Martha Nichols, Andrew Winghart, Cindy Salgado, and Kiki Eli. For high-school, I was granted admission into the nationally- ranked Dekalb School of the Arts as a Dance Major and Acting Minor. While there, I was benefited with a comprehensive education inclusive of specialized training and experiences in the arts geared towards my personal goal of becoming a professional performing artist. I was able to gain an appreciation for my only interest outside of dance: modeling and acting. My senior year of high school saw me reach two milestones in my career as I was given the opportunity to dance on the 4th sequel to my favorite film of all time, Honey , and I became a semi finalist for one of the most influential shows of my childhood,  America’s Next Top Model . I graduated from Dekalb School of the Arts year 2017, and at eighteen years old, immediately moved to New York City in hopes of pursuing my dreams, on a dance scholarship to Pace University, where I am currently a commercial dance major. My favorite saying is: Plan B is just a different way to make Plan A work. I have never given up, and that will everlastingly be the reason I am where I am today.