This week’s Dancer/Choreographer shout out goes to Jen Moore. ABS Fit owner, Jennifer Moore is a professional acrobat/dancer with ABS Crew and knows what it takes to be in top physical shape. Combining her Can Fit Personal Training certification with her knowledge of acrobatics, aerial circus and dance she is able to provide a total body workout like no other program.
Her dedication to fitness shows as she continues to train everyday for her performances with ABS Crew (www.absCrew.com) who’s main training focus is acrobatics, handbalancing, hip hop/breakdancing with many more talents. The group has worked on films, television shows and commercials in collaboration with performing on stages for live events all across North America and also internationally.
Jennifer lives by the belief that if by training your body correctly you will be able to do any skill that it is that you wish to achieve. Members of ABS Crew prove this by showing their versatility that they have from their intense training program that has allowed them to adapt easily to learning new skills. They pool their talents and amplify one another’s strengths to produce very innovative and unpredictable shows.
Her drive to succeed will motivate you to reach above and beyond your own goals giving you a restored physical body and a new outlook on life.
Bio provided by Jen
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Find out what Jen had to say in this week’s shout out…
Nikki: Do you remember the first time you started dancing?
Jen: When I was 4 my parents put me into a ballet class.
Nikki: Do you remember the first song you choreographed to? (Or your earliest memory)
Jen: The first time I remember choreographing was to Mo Money Mo Problems by Biggie
Nikki: Your personal advice for dancers when it comes to free styling?
Jen: My personal advice when it comes to free styling is “be diverse”. Always do something they won’t expect, you want to mix different dance styles with power tricks.
Nikki: Getting in the zone to choreograph, what does it take for you?
Jen: When getting in the zone to choreograph I need a great track and my headphones.
Nikki: Your originally from Nova Scotia, What made you move to Toronto?
Jen: I moved to Toronto from Nova Scotia in 2007 to pursue a professional dance career. I wanted to retire from competitive cheerleading and wanted to dance but I knew that I wanted to somehow have the gymnastics and partner stunting mixed with the dancing. When I found ABS Crew it was exactly what I was looking for, I have now been with the group for 4 years doing hip hop, breakdancing, acrobatics and handbalancing. I have also ventured into the aerial circus world with hoop and silks.
Nikki: Who are some of your biggest influences in the Dance industry?
Jen: My biggest influences in the Dance industry are:
ABS Crew members Roshan Amendra, Wellesley Robertson, Maraino Abarca, Troy Feldman and Nick Robinson
Flavor Shop with Lenny Len
Nikki: Name a Toronto Choreographer you enjoy working with and why?
Jen: I enjoy choreographing with ABS Crew, since we work together so often we know what we are capable of. We pool our talents and amplify one another’s strengths to produce very innovative shows.
Nikki: Name one of your favorite artists to work with and why? (It does not have to be a pop star any type of artist that a Dancer would work with i.e.; another Dancer, Choreographer, Musician etc.)
Jen: I enjoy working with too many groups to say just one…some of my favorite are:
Hit and Run Productions
Nikki: Are you currently working on any projects?
Jen:With ABS Crew, one of upcoming projects is the opening ceremonies for the Can Fit Pro International Fitness Conference and Trade Show. Coming in September, I will be teaching a Cirque Strength Muscle Conditioning Class and a Cardio Hip Hop Class at The Extension Room (www.extensionmethod.com) I also offer Personal Training sessions, one on one or duos. My program can be done anywhere; I teach exercises using your own bodyweight so there is no need for large weight machines. You can come to The Extension Room, I can come to your house/condo, or we can train outside. Email>>> firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Nikki: Qualities you believe Toronto Dancers possess?
Jen: I believe that Toronto Dancers possess a lot of heart and soul. They put everything into making their dreams come true.
Nikki: Any advice for emerging dancers and choreographers working/training in Toronto?
Jen: My advice for emerging dancers and choreographers working/training in Toronto would be:
Train your body, the more conditioned your body is, the easier it is to adapt to learning new skills.
THANK YOU JEN FOR SHARING YOUR LOVE & PASSION WITH T.D.O.T. XO
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