Mindi Broussard is 19 years old and has been dancing for 13 years and competing for 9 of those years. She has always had a passion for dancing and now shares that passion by teaching/assisting at Studio 84 School of Dance. She has won numerous scholarships and awards from a variety of dance competitions, allowing her to travel to many cities to pursue her goals. She is just beginning to enter the world of choreographing, and cannot wait to see where it takes her as the years go on.
Move N' Groove asked her...
How do you incorporate movement into your everyday life?
I am constantly on my feet everyday, whether that be walking around UL’s campus, working at Feldman Orthodontics, or assisting at my studio. I am at the studio 5-6 days a week, from anywhere to 3-5 hours, so that helps me to stay active! I also still compete with my team and travel to many different conventions where I get to move n’ groove all weekend long. ;)
Who is your favorite mover of all time, and why?
I have to mention two people who have really played a significant role in my dance journey. Justin Streeter has been an inspiration to me ever since I was little, and has always found time to invest in my quality of movement. I would not be the dancer I am without the push in his contemporary/hip hop classes. The second would have to be Macy Romero. Before I met Macy, I absolutely hated hip hop. The first class I took with her made me fall in love with style, and my love for it just grew from there. She has always had faith in me, and has given me more opportunities than I could have ever imagined.
What legacy do you hope to leave behind for the next generation of movers?
I hope to inspire the next generation to be supportive of one another, and to branch out as much as possible, making connections whenever you can. I have met so many amazing humans through the dance world, that I could not imagine life without. Learn to never confine yourself to your comfort zone. Comfortability does not foster growth. Continually seek new experiences and you will go far in life. I hope when people think of my name they think of a safe place of love and encouragement.
What are some staple clothing pieces in your closet that assist you on your movement journey?
BLACK JOGGERS(I could not imagine life without them lol; they are so versatile and I can wear them to school work and dancing)
Also love a good oversized tee…they make me feel cooler when I dance.
This lovely dancer and human makes us smile from ear to ear! It's people like Mindi who continue to inspire us to make the world move.