Last Day at Senior Summer Camp!

What a fun summer! I can hardly believe its over and today I taught our last Senior Summer Camp Class of 2014!!! I cannot believe it and Im gonna miss my seniors so much! They have lit up my day every monday! Classes start back up in January! A Sad day but I'll have an amazing syllabus for our new group! Also, stay tuned to our BFDC Calendar for new senior classes added this winter!

Im back judging Master of the Mix!

I'm excited to be back judging Master of the Mix for Season 2! The new location of the competition is at Sandbar at the Oceanfront of Virginia Beach and the DJ line up is great! I'm excited for our Dance Studio BailaFuzion to be a sponsor again this season! I'll keep you guys updated on who moves forward to the semi finals and finals here in my blog along with the fashion my stylist Patricia puts together! xoxo


Missed my Channel 13New interview?

Our seniors and students that weren't able to catch my 13 News interview have been asking for this to be posted! Well here it is! Thanks so much to channel13 for allowing us to spread the word about our amazing programs!

Styled by: Womanbeautifulboutique
Stylist: Patricia Alwayzalady


Choreographer of the Year! Wow!

What a night! On Sunday a few hundred people gathered at the Westin in Town Center for the Achi Magazine Awards. 150 young women were nominated over numerous categories such as Best Author and Best MUA. Well I was honored to have been given the nomination and award of best choreographer! Im very humbled, excited and sooo ready for everything to come! Thanks to everyone for their support it has been an amazing weekend and super busy! Im just now sitting down to reflect! Photos and more to come soon!


Summer Camp love!!!

A great day with our friends at Atlantic Shores! Its such a blessing to change lives through dance just as it has changed mine!

Business Leader Luncheon

Awesome business leaders luncheon today at wave church with Charles Barker! Always amazing to hear visionaries speak about lifting up their teams and building great business while changing lives!


Pitching New clients! What I've learned!

Pitching new clients is important no matter what industry you are in. This is something we should focus on getting great at! Here are tips along the way that I have now made my guidelines when Im pitching clients for both my companies!

1. Know your client: If you are pitching the client you should first research the client. The quickest way to get dismissed is for lack of knowledge.

2. Dress the part: Im a fan of #Teamoverdressed. You only have 1 opportunity to make a difference don't waste it being boring, regular, or anything else that will make you forgettable.

3. Stick to the facts, Why you? Make sure you build value. Why would this company benefit working with you? How will you add value to their process? Have this pointed out in whatever material you'll be providing them.

4. Be You! People sew into you then into your business. Be genuine with your approach. No shade as an employer we can tell! ;)

Featured in the July issue of The Health Journal!

So excited and honored to be featured in this months issue of the Health Journal! The magazine is available on Newstands or you can check it out online: http://www.thehealthjournals.com/2014/07/cutting-the-rug/


Channel13 News Interview look details!

I loveeeed my look yesterday for my In studio interview for News Channel 13!
 My stylist gets it right every time! 
My Bodycon Floral dress($59.99) was made and styled by Patricia "Alwayzalady" from Womanbeautifulboutique. I love a great calf length dress. Necklace: Womanbeautifulboutique (Variety available online). Shoes:(mine) Charlotte Russe (NJ) Ring: (Mine) Gift from my mom <3 p="">


Singers, Hosts, MC's, etc My 5 tips to care for your voice!

My career has grown from just being a dancer to Hosting/MC'ing events, acting as brand ambassadors for products, conducting radio interviews, and shooting TV commercials for products.  In this journey I never really spent much time thinking about my throat health.  When teaching dance or training I have a tendency to loose track of time because I'm so passionate about what I do but with passion comes wear and tear.  Here are a few tips I now use to make sure I'm in optimal condition no matter what the day hands me :)

1. Drink plenty of water with lemon juice and no ice-  I LOVE water but with dance its almost impossible to not crave it 24 hours a day.  I always make sure to carry my own bottle of fresh lemon water from home so I don't get stuck in a class with out it!  

2. Drink Honey and lemon water at tea temperature to soothe a sore throat before I grabbing something store bought.

3. For voice over, singers, and other professionals try to conduct (if you can) your rehearsing in rooms that are climate controlled and not too cold.  Cold temperatures affect our mucous levels and put a strain on our voices.

4. REST!!! I honestly can say that I teach, host, tape, and work my voice about 16 hours per day when I have even a moment of down time I try to rest as best possible. The body repairs itself as we sleep make sure your giving it enough time to do so.

5. Try to limit alcohol intake! And NO SMOKING!  I'm Italian I love wine I am also Puerto Rican which makes me loveeee many other things :) everything in moderation is key however, smoking is the end all when it comes to damaging your voice amongst other things.  If your making a career with your voice and you are a smoker you are bound to run into challenges eventually.  The idea is to be a great steward over our body so it can endure the many wonderful experiences we choose to see in life.  If we can cut out small things to help it reach its potential, why not? Just my thoughts!

Who sacrifices Fashion on the Dance Floor? Not me!

I've gotten so many in boxes in regards to my dress I wore to the live salsa band Bio Ritmo! There is no reason to sacrifice great fashion as an artist! My awesome dress was by Woman Beautiful Boutique the link to her online boutique is  https://www.etsy.com/shop/WomanBeautifulBoutiq for inquiries or to place a custom order Email  womanbeautifulboutique@gmail.com! XoxoMB


Devoted conference!

Tonight was so powerful and not only that but such a blessing! I was able to get
Out of my studio to attend something that I truly believe has changed me as a business owner, a woman, and friend down to the core! Devoted women's conference was amazing! Tonight Wendy Treat spoke about wearing layers of a person that is not you! How true??!!
On this journey of growth myself I find staying true to who God wants me to be and how he wants me to reach people in the arts and with art...I stand in awe of how much I learn.  The biggest thing I walked away with tonight is to lift the expectancy and faith I have now to level 10, to dare to believe what I may never have(or would've been scared to) before!
Ill be sharing more from the conference as Ill be attempting to attend Saturday night service! I'll also be posting a few book reviews of Wendy's that you'll find helpful in your journeys of growth so remember her name! Be great fam!


Press Week!

It has been a busy week with both radio and TV appearances! Our studio has been rockin with both our Senior dance program and our 2nd Arts Out Loud coming up! Thanks to everyone who watched, listened, called in, and wrote encouraging words! xoMB