[3:32] “Dance is such an incredible thing to have in our lives… it’s just such a powerful thing and it gives so much positivity back to yourself and creates a lot of happiness, that I think gets a little overlooked sometimes.”
[11:38] “I can do what I love and impact not only just an auditorium… but I can entertain and bring happiness to millions of people through this little tiny lens.”
[22:37] “Stick your nose to the ground and keep working… invest in more than just dance. It’s important to have other skills, whether that be in the entertainment world or have, not a back up plan, but other skills… be open to all opportunities outside of dance and within dance.”
Synopsis of the show:
Brittany Cherry is a professional dancer and choreographer best known for her work on Dancing With the Stars and starring in Ed Sheeran’s music video for “Thinking Out Loud”. She was born with sensorineural hearing loss in one ear and conductive hearing loss in the other. Dance has always been a part of her life, starting in ballet as a toddler and in a ballroom dance program at five. As a child, she won the DWTS Kids Mirror Ball trophy and moved to LA to pursue a professional dancing career.
After placing in the top 20 of So You Think You Can Dance, she began touring with other professional dancers in the North American Tour of Move and Live on Tour with Derek and Julianne Hough.
When she was back home from touring, Brittany received a call to work with Ed Sheeran on his next music video. This was the first video that he wanted to be a lead and not just a cameo – and he wanted to dance the entire song. She followed him on tour twice, once to teach him the choreography, then after filming the entire video in one day, on his international tour to perform with him.
Her personal life is just as much of a whirlwind – adopting a second dog and getting engaged to her now fiance during quarantine.
A few things you will learn from the podcast:
Brittany feels very fortunate and lucky to have achieved so much at such a young age, but she knows that it’s from her hard work and determination.
- No job is too big or too small for you, and you should keep that advice close to your heart.
- To succeed in the entertainment industry, it’s good to be versatile – in both your skillset and personality.
- Always have a backup plan – you never know what life is going to throw at you.