Remember Bianca Revels, first tap dancer to make it onto So You Think You Can Dance? I’ve known her since she was about 14 years old. She was one of my Queens when I directed pageants years ago and I have watched her from afar as she transitioned from a young lady into a neew mom. What has she been up to lately? Take a look….
This has been a constant question I’ve been asked since my departure from the show so let me explain it using three words, my life began. Since the show I have had the pleasure of traveling all over the world, pursuing my dreams. I’ve gone from one extreme to the next, from living in China for six months where I got to hang out with macaques monkeys on Monkey Island, where I almost died in traffic (the cars have the right away), and performing in front of millions of people was an everyday job, to driving an 8 million dollar yacht around the Sydney. Australia Opera House after performing in front of thousands of screaming Rihanna fans.
Life as a professional dancer for me has been a memorable, life changing roller coaster ride filled with lights, laughter, and mind blowing moments I will forever be grateful for. And with all of these experiences came lots of mental, physical, and emotional growth. I went from a young 20 year old, fresh in the industry representing my city (Detroit) on a national television show, to now being a 25 year old woman who has had the pleasure of performing for some of the most iconic musical figures while navigating myself through what I have to say is the beginning of my forever.
No one ever told me that life off of the stage would be just as gratifying and just as difficult as life onstage. Even if they did I wouldn’t have believed them. The journey my life is now taking has not only shaped me spiritually, but I am standing in the present moment more fulfilled than ever before. I am not just a dancer, or tap dancer. I am defined by so much more.
I have been able to explore so many different interests that to be honest I didn’t appreciate or pay attention to while competing in the rat race I call Hollywood. Even though there is no feeling like walking out onstage behind Mary J. Blige, Neyo, Jennifer Lopez, etc., I felt that it wasn’t enough for me to have all of these memorable encounters and not give back. I knew that I had more to offer others than what they simply experienced from my performances on stage. My goals now are to use my talents and blessings to impact young people in an inspirational way.
Aside from continuing my dancing career, I am starting a new chapter in my life by becoming a mother. I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on July 18th, 2014. A lot of people have asked me how I will continue in the entertainment industry with becoming a new mom? My response , watch me and watch how God works! I will be promoting and selling my original art pieces, continuing to teach world-wide, and documenting all of these new ventures along the way on my website/blog.
Life is moving in a different direction at a whole new pace for me but I am grateful, humbled and I couldn’t ask for anything more. So when people ask me what life is like after So You Think You Can Dance all I can say is, it’s better than before it.