Today we’d like to introduce you to Renesha Berry.
Renesha, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I have been teaching dance and performing for over 15 years. During my second pregnancy, I decided that I wanted to merge my passion for inspiring women with my ability to connect with others through dance. In 2016 I decided to start my own class where I can be myself, teach my way and add my own flavor!
Urban Seductress was born with the intention to bring my sassy hip hop inspired style to women and teach them to tap into that confident and sexy part of themselves. Body awareness is a huge part of self-love and it’s my mission to share that with others.
Over the past three years, I have been teaching my sexy heels class and sharing that energy with so many different women from many walks of life! It is truly one of the things that keep me going and keeps me fierce! I will continue to expand my class offerings & collaborate with other amazing female entrepreneurs to create amazing events that bring the Urban Seductress experience to life.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not been easy and still isn’t. The concept behind my class began when the “Pole Dancing” craze had begun and “Sexy Heels” was a new concept to many women in Denver. Combining urban movement in a dance class in heels always seems to shock people!
It has been an interesting journey reminding women of their power and how much doing something like putting on a pair of heels can help to bring that prowess energy out of them. My intention has been to reach women who are seeking that “Glow-up” or that “Grown & Sexy” part of them, that some of them didn’t even know they needed! The challenge has been breaking through those barriers and helping them to believe that they deserve to feel beautiful, powerful and most of all sexy!
If I could offer one piece of advice, it would be to always follow your heart & do it your way! Not the way you think others expect! You can never lose when you persevere with confidence and knowledge of yourself!
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I am a professional choreographer and I specialize in hip hop & urban freestyle movement and choreography. In my past experience, I have been a dance studio director and hip hop program developer at numerous schools, dance studios, and community programs. I also have performed and choreographed for local performance artists and concerts.
My current focus is on my mission to reach and empower women through my sexy heels class Urban Seductress. I am known for my dance skills and fierce flair for fashion. I love to combine all the great things about my personality and style and incorporate them in class.
Urban Seductress is geared towards “Everyday Women.” That could be, the new mom that is looking to regain her confidence, the college girls that want to turn-up, the businesswoman that needs to let loose on a Friday night. Or even the school teacher that needs to release and reset for the weekend! It’s really for any woman in need of reconnecting with herself, her sensuality, her confidence, and her power!
I pride myself on not focusing on the professional dancer stereotype that we see in the YouTube videos. Offering a fun class for anyone on any skill level. Every woman deserves to feel that and that’s what sets my brand apart!
Do you feel like there was something about the experiences you had growing up that played an outsized role in setting you up for success later in life?
Yes, growing up, I was a gatherer! Always connecting & leading large groups of kids and playing, creating and moving together. As an adult, I realize that it is a natural talent of mine to bring others together. Utilizing that skill through my Art has been the most successful and rewarding tool that God has gifted me with!
- $20- Class
- $60-Private Class (1 hour)
- $200- Private Urban Seductress Party (10 friends)
- $350- Wedding Choreography (Couple’s Session)
- Website: www.urbanseductress.me
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theurbanseductress/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theurbanseductress/
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