Dance Biz and Cafecito
By Sonja Edel
Dance Biz and CafecitoMay 16, 2020
How will you be REMEMBERED? Feat. Miami's One & Only Nonms
Episode DIEZ | How will you be remembered?
I couldn’t ask for a better season finale! Let me start by saying— brace yourselves! Although this is a long episode, it’s packed with compelling topics and key Miami dance knowledge. So, kick it up to 1.5x or even 2x if you’re ready for that kinda speed.
I’m excited to announce…NONMS! He is basically legendary in the Miami Dance Community and was trained by legends from around the world. Nonms helped built the freestyle movement in our city into what you see today, he’s an incredible popper, locker, producer, percussionist and artist overall.
During this episode we cover: his journey into both dance and music, his perspective on dance foundation, the Miami underground culture, the importance of knowing the history behind your craft, obsessing over your movement, leaving a legacy, submitting to the music, artist vs entertainer, and more!
Follow him on Instagram @nonms305 and REMEMBER to Subscribe to the podcast on YOUTUBE & Follow on INSTAGRAM @DanceBizCafecito
#creatives | Inspiration Beyond Dance | Bryan a.k.a. Strictly Media Ep9
Episode NUEVE! My first non-dancer guest…but he knows more about dance than most dancers I know and (dare I say) me! How is this possible you ask? Well, he’s Miami’s lead video man when it comes to DANCE. Everyone give a warm welcome to Bryan Rodriguez a.k.a. Strictly Media. In just one year, Bryan went from Improv Comedy to filming some of the freshest videos you’ve seen come out of Miami. Strictly Media produces film content for leading dancers from all over Florida, Los Angeles and beyond.
During this episode we dive into his journey as a CREATIVE, recurring topics that come up during your favorite choreographers’ dance classes, he flips the roles and interviews me for a change, why he invests himself into filming dance in a unique way and more.
Follow him on Instagram @strictlymedia and REMEMBER to Subscribe to the podcast on YOUTUBE & Follow on INSTAGRAM @DanceBizCafecito!
#beabusiness | When is the right time to QUIT dance? | Renata Bresciani Ep8
Episode OCHO! When is the right time to QUIT dance? This guest means serious BUSINESS. Let’s talk dance, fashion, social media influencing and all the juice with (none-other) than Renata Bresciani a.k.a. @MissRenata. From gymnast to dance, pinup modeling, fashion industry, acting and beyond. Renata CREATED opportunity when things weren’t working out. She founded the late Immaculate Streetwear— a pioneering streetwear brand that went viral before the term even existed, and the cause of one of the hardest creative decisions she ever had to make. If you’re trying to build a brand out of yourself, this episode is packed with PURO FUEGO!
Follow her on Instagram @missrenata and REMEMBER to Subscribe to the podcast on YOUTUBE & Follow on INSTAGRAM @DanceBizCafecito!
#mindset | A power couple to inspire us all | Sophie Cook and John Jeffrey Ep7
Episode SIETE! A power couple to inspire us all. Sophie Cook and John Jeffrey are not only long time friends of mine but they are two talented dancers with strong business mindsets and powerful brand presence. From a quick glimpse into their social media you can clearly see the undeniable dedication, respect and passion for their crafts.
Sophie - dancer, contortionist, actress, influencer and more!
John - Bboy, photographer, stunt performer, actor and more!
During this episode we talk about their journeys from Miami to Los Angeles, persistence, dedication and MINDSET.
Follow them on Instagram @socookin @whoisjohnjeffrey and REMEMBER to Subscribe to the podcast on YOUTUBE & Follow on INSTAGRAM @DanceBizCafecito!
#collaboration | Meet the team behind Miami’s epic content agency for dancers UNMUTED BRAND Ep6
Episode SEIS! Unmuted Brand is the lead content crew for dancers in Miami. I write that so selfishly because I co-founded the business ;-) Meet my co-founding team behind the scenes: Samantha Lugo a.k.a. Bgirl Ragdoll + Head of Creative, and JP Vzzn a.k.a. Bboy Vzzn + Head of Photography. We were hungry for creativity + collaboration and we used that to fuel the birth of Unmuted Brand. The Creative Content Agency was founded for Dancers by Dancers. We just turned two years new and are excited for the journey. During this episode we reveal our individual stories as well as the story behind the agency. If you want to become an expert at COLLABORATION then THIS is the episode for YOU! Follow the crew on Instagram @unmutedbrand @sammlugo @jp.vzzn @sonja_edel and REMEMBER to Subscribe to the podcast on YOUTUBE & Follow on INSTAGRAM @DanceBizCafecito!
#makeithappen | Let’s talk work ethic and repetition with Miami’s binge worthy viral mover ANALISSE Ep5
Episode CINCO! Meet one of Miami’s most viral dancers- ANALISSE. But wait, her moves aren’t the only binge worthy skill she brings to the table…her work ethic is beyond admirable and THAT is the real reason why she KEEPS going viral! During this episode we find out that Analisse basically manages the social media pages for herself, her family, her brother and her sister…WUUUUT?! On top of that, we go over all the little details behind her success at only 19 years old!! Follow Analisse on Instagram @analisseworld and REMEMBER to Subscribe to the podcast on YOUTUBE & Follow on INSTAGRAM @DanceBizCafecito!
#talkingmoney | Changing the status quo and creating impact in the world with Miami's Alix Lebec Ep4
Episode CUATRO! Let’s talk DINERO (a.k.a. MONEY) and what it takes to change the WORLD! Meet a Femalepreneur who is literally making a difference en el MUNDO. Alix Lebec is a nonprofit leader by day and dance enthusiast by night, she is passionate about changing the status quo and her journey is so REAL. During this episode we go into what it’s like to work with Matt Damon and Gary White in efforts to unleash transformational impact. All while leveling the playing field for women AND simultaneously pursuing an inspiring dance journey to fuel the creative and entrepreneurial spirit. Close to end of this episode, Alix reveals that she has joined forces with Choreographer- Cultura on a new exciting project! Follow Alix on Instagram @alixineslebec and REMEMBER to Subscribe to the podcast on YOUTUBE & Follow on INSTAGRAM @DanceBizCafecito!
#bookedandblessed | What you think it takes vs what it REALLY takes with Miami's CULTURA Ep3
Episode TRES! If you're trying to break into the dance industry and get BOOKED on professional work, THIS episode is tailored for you! I was able to have an in-depth convo with the TRENDSETTING @itscultura who is a choreographer and recording artist that moved FROM Los Angeles TO Miami...this is the opposite of what creatives like us usually do! Cultura has choreographed for several artists including; Wisin y Yandel, Nicky Jam, Pleasure P, Karol G, Abraham Mateo, Farruko, Ariana Grande, & more) She also danced as a male/gender neutral dancer amongst 9 men on Ariana Grande's "Dangerous Woman Tour". During this episode we dive into: Her Journey, What it takes to stand out among many talented dancers, What she's looking for when she's booking dancers, AND she makes an EXCITING announcement to the world! Follow Cultura on Instagram @itscultura and REMEMBER to Subscribe to the podcast on YOUTUBE & Follow on INSTAGRAM @DanceBizCafecito!
#stayfocused | How to prioritize & keep your eyes on the prize with Miami's Kamille Walker Ep2
Episode DOS! Meet Kamille Walker, Miami Dancer and Assistant to one of the city's most prominent Creative Directors- Susie Garcia. Kamille and I have been spending a lot of time together at Show Stopper Studio, training and collaborating on different projects. I think her journey is particularly special because (like myself) she is a huge overachiever. Kamille juggles College, Dance Training, Work, she is a booking traveling dancer and has a whole creative journey on the side. We went IN on HOW TO juggle it all while ZONING into your priorities. A huge takeaway for me was HOW TO KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE :). Kamille is also one of the members I hand selected to join my BETA Team Project. Where I'll be providing FREE social media strategy and branding guidance to three Miami Dancers so we can take their Personal Brands to the next level and start opening up new doors for them through DANCE! Follow her on Instagram @kamiiwalk REMEMBER to Subscribe to the podcast on YOUTUBE & Follow on INSTAGRAM @DanceBizCafecito!
#knowyourself | Self Awareness is KEY With Miami's Bianca Robinson Ep1
Episode UNO! I was so excited to dive into some deep topics with Miami's talented dancer and choreographer- Bianca Robinson. Bianca is one of our city's breakthrough artists to keep an eye on. We explored the importance of knowing yourself and where you stand, not only in your Dance Journey but in LIFE. We dove deep into Mental Health, Self Awareness, Filling up YOUR cup so you can then fill those of others, overcoming FEAR and more. This episode was particularly special to me because Bianca is one of the members I hand selected to join my BETA Team Project. Where I'll be providing FREE social media strategy and branding guidance to three Miami Dancers so we can take their Personal Brands to the next level and start opening up new doors for them through DANCE! Follow Bianca on Instagram @biancarobinson_ REMEMBER: Subscribe to the podcast on YOUTUBE & Follow on INSTAGRAM @DanceBizCafecito!