Jazmin Du Veaux has been living her dream since she left North Carolina in 2007 on a journey across the country to California.
Du Veaux, who has pursued her passion for dancing and acting, is bringing her love of dance back to where it all started — eastern North Carolina. For one week in August, the professional actress and dancer will host an intensive dance clinic for any aspiring dancer in the area.
Born in Fayetteville, Du Veaux grew up in Clinton, attending schools in the Clinton City Schools system and attending Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Her dance career began at the age of three and carried her through many local dance instructors before she received a scholarship under the direction of Debbi Allen, where she trained more than 30 hours a week for a year and a half.
“Now, I am in class three days a week and I am continuing to pursue my acting career, which is one of my passions,” Du Veaux said.
As part of her career, Du Veaux has been given countless opportunities and booked over 15 national commercials, including being hired to dance in a worldwide and national Cisco computer campaign, along with her sister. Du Veaux has also been blessed with booking national and worldwide print ad campaigns.
As for bringing the dance instruction back to where it all started, Du Veaux said she wanted to show those in the area that dreams, like hers, can come true.
“I’m from Fayetteville and I want those girls who are like me, that have talent, to realize they have the opportunity to do bigger things,” Du Veaux said. “If it’s their desire, they can do anything they want.”
Instructing at the clinic will be G. Madison, JoJo Gomez, Eileen Juric, Clifford J. Breland, Nathan Trasoras and Du Veaux. The artists have performed and worked with famous entertainers like Beyonce, J. Lo, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.
While in California, Du Veaux continues to study at IDA, Millennium and Bre Dance Studio. Her dance intensive is being sponsored by Rockwell & Stein Management Inc. The dance instruction will be Aug. 3-6 at Elite Dance Center in Fayetteville. For more information, visit www.finestdanceintensive.com.
According to Du Veaux, North Carolina’s Dance Intensive is a unique brand of powerful dance instruction from hip hop to ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. Each instructor will conduct classes that bring their own distinctive style and experience to teach beginners to advanced dancers the skills they need to enhance their dance performances.
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