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Akira Armstrong

5 Things About Akira:

  1. Akira is the CEO & Founder of Pretty Big Movement, her own dance company made up of plus size dancers.

  2. She is a Bronx native and professional dancer who has trained at a professional performing arts school and performed with the Jubilation Dance Company, Bernice Johnson Dance Company, The World Famous Apollo Theater, and Ladies of Hip Hop at Cosmo Theater in Vienna, Austria.

  3. In 2007, she debuted as a principal dancer in two of Beyonce’s videos: “Greenlight” and “Get Me Bodied.” 

  4. She began intensive dance, drama and vocal training at age 8.

  5. Her work is not only about dancing, but also about uplifting and empowering women.  The best way to learn about Pretty Big Movement is to take a look at this video from The Scene in which Akira breaks it all down from the heart:

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