Obsessive Curls: Meet Singer Dancer & Model Daisha!11:59 PM
I saw this beauty in my Twitter time line and was in awe of her GORGEOUS mane! It wasn't until I googled her name and click a few links that I found out that this chica is more than just a fabulous fro lol! She's a dancer who has booked gigs with the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna and Jill Scott. Her talent has graced campaigns for Nike, Reebok and Escada perfume. And on top of all that she can sing! So let's take a minute to get to know Columbia, Maryland born Daisha ♥
Quite an impressive resume, how did you get you start in the entertainment business?
Well, I've been been involved in the arts since the age of four...dancing, theater, piano, school choir, but I studied dance the most intensely at my local studio and in Washington DC. I went to Duke University for a summer program in high school and Alvin Ailey for another summer program. Then I continued to Hofstra University where I majored in dance( concert dance -ballet/modern)...it was in college I discovered hip hop dance. I joined Imani dance ensemble and fell in loooove! My senior year I decided I wanted to really give it a try and so that summer before my senior year I spent 3 intense months taking 3 or 4 classes a day at Broadway dance center. I became involved in choreography showcases, joined Rhapsody the Company and started auditioning. A beautiful well known dancer named Anthony Burrell direct booked me on my first professional gig which was Rihanna's European Tour of "A Girl Like Me"!! It was a great learning experience...been working ever since...and the rest is history :)
You sing, dance and model...Which of the 3 do you enjoy most and why?
I really don't have a favorite...I feel dancing/singing intertwine. I'm allllways moving when I sing :) and when I dance its inspired by the song. I've done some modeling, but I'd like to get into it more :)
What's it like sharing a stage with superstars like Rihanna and Beyonce?
Its so amazing! I love being surrounded by amazing talent and creative energy! I've also shared the stage with Jill Scott and other great talents! Each artist operates differently so I take information and learn to grow from each experience.
What is your ultimate goal for your career?
I am an entertainer. I will continue to create music...create incredible live shows.. and travel the world...I will touch peoples lives through the arts. (I like to speak things into existence)
This is a blog dedicated mostly to hair....so we must get into lol! LET"S GO!
Tell us about your hair story.
CURLY HAIIIIR!! :) Well I'm mixed (white and black), so usually this combination creates curly hair....which I love :) Growing up I didn't really know how to style it. I wore a ponytail for many many years haha, but I played around with it and figured it out in high school.
What are some of your favorite hair products?
I'm a devout Devachan product user! Their products are made for curly hair!
Being in the entertainment industry I'm sure it can be hard on your hair? How do you maintain it's health in between jobs?
I rarely straighten my hair and I've never permed it....so I don't deal with too much damage...deep conditioning treatments are always nice.
Did you ever feel your look (look meaning hair, body type, ethnicity, etc) has prevented you from booking a job? Explain that experience and how you moved forward.
Of course, but everyone deals with that. If they are looking for a girl with red straight hair, obviously I'm not going to book the job :) But I've also booked jobs solely because of my look...a lot is politics, you cant take it personally.
What hair advice would you give to curly heads everywhere?
Always condition your hair!! The key with curly hair is moisture. Also a good style can do wonders for curls...embrace the curlss! For me the bigger the better haha!
If you'd like to know more about Daisha please click the link below!