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PIERCE CADY

Behind the talent

Pierce Cady has already established an engaging digital portfolio, as both a model and dancer.

Working with industry icons such as Ellie Goulding, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Beyonce (to name a few) Pierce has quickly grown his reputation as a dedicated and passionate creative.

Learn more about this multi-talented artist as he takes us through his exciting journey and shares his career advice.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR CAREER?

My first, best, and only friend in high school was a professional ballet dancer who inspired me to start dancing.

After getting accepted into a ballet school, I found out about hip-hop and switched my focus.

A couple of years later, after immersing myself in the world, I got into a prestigious commercial dance training program lead by Rhapsody James.

Then at 19 years old, I was discovered just free-styling at a club and signed the next day.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE YOURSELF BEFORE AN AUDITION OR REHEARSAL?

I usually get ready by stretching, having something light to eat and dressing in clothing that I can dance in.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH JUSTIN BIEBER?

I honestly had a blast! Bieber and his team called me and told me how much they loved me as a freestyle dancer, and further explained that they wanted me to be the lead and focus of one of his new videos for his album “Purpose”.

They flew me out to LA the next day, and let me have free reign of what to do movement and storytelling wise. After 3 to 4 hours of shooting, we had got all the content that we needed.

After viewing the footage, Bieber decided instead of making it into a clip to promote the song, it should be made into the official music video for the song.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST MEMORABLE PROJECT?

Out of all my experiences so far, I would say I have 3 top moments, these are:

Being one of the main backup dancers for Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour, performing with the musical creators for Stranger Things in a cemetery for Halloween, and getting invited to perform for the grand opening of the Mo Museum in Lithuania.

HOW DOES YOUR TALENT ENHANCE YOUR CREATIVITY?

Well movement is used in everything we do, so it’s easy to translate it to almost any brand.

My background in dance, modelling and creative direction really helps me understand how to craft engaging content that is authentic to my style.

I’m also able to see the full outcome of the job before it’s even finished, due to this insight, as well as provide detailed suggestions to the people I’m working with on that specific job.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE ASPIRING DANCERS?

I would say before anything, make sure you’re doing it because it brings you joy and makes you feel full. Don’t do it just for the accolades or “fame”.

Do it because it brings you happiness or helps your growth as a person, and those things will come into the picture later. If you want them.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

I would probably have to say my height. I’m 6’6, meaning I’m usually too tall for everything.

So I made sure with dance, to be as undeniable as I could in my craft. Likewise, with modelling, I am to just be myself and incorporate dance to showcase clothing differently.

AS A CHOREOGRAPHER, HOW DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?

I find my inspiration usually from whatever music I’m creating.

I like to become a conduit for the song and display the emotion through my movement.

I also pull from movies and books, because I read and watch movies a lot.

DO YOU HAVE ANY EXCITING PROJECTS PLANNED FOR 2020?

Well, I will be releasing my music this year.

Keeping it under wraps through development. But I’m really excited to share it with people.

WHAT WAS YOUR HIGHLIGHT FROM THE (R)EVOLUTION OF INFLUENCE?

Getting to break out and perform with Devin Tracy and David Kawamura was amazing.

Equally, it was great to discover a community of creatives who share the same passion, I can’t wait to start making more art with these likeminded talent.

 

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