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Angelea Chu - Magazine by Rabbit
How long have you been dancing?I started taking dance classes at 7 years old and haven’t stopped since. Dance started kicking off for me when I danced for the Chicago Bulls.Where did you grow up?Chicago bred!How does your background impact your dance?Growing up in a city like Chicago helped mold my individuality and taught me how to stay true to myself. From there, I develop my own style and it comes out when I dance.How would you classify your style?I say my style of dance is free. When I’m listening to music and really connecting myself to it, I will dance the way the music makes me feel at that very moment. Freestyle. That’s me in my truest art form.
Angelea Chu - Magazine by Rabbit
Angelea Chu - Magazine by Rabbit
Angelea Chu - Magazine by Rabbit
Angelea Chu - Magazine by Rabbit
How would you classify your style?I say my style of dance is free. When I’m listening to music and really connecting myself to it, I will dance the way the music makes me feel at that very moment. Freestyle. That’s me in my truest art form.Where do you get inspiration?The best inspiration I get is when I put myself in brand new situations especially the ones that scare me. From there, I’m on another level.What are some challenges in this social media age?Social media is major key for linking with other creatives. But it sucks when you’re really trying to work with someone then you soon realize they were just trying to holler…I know you guys feel me on this one.What projects are you currently working on?I’m currently creating videos that I style and choreograph. Creating dance visuals is how I can share both my passions, fashion and dance. Rather than just filming choreography, my videos have more of a story that leads up to the choreography. I have also been collaborating with music artists as a performance/movement coach and teaching dance to all levels!
Angelea Chu - Magazine by Rabbit
Angelea Chu - Magazine by Rabbit
What are some challenges in this social media age?Social media is major key for linking with other creatives. But it sucks when you’re really trying to work with someone then you soon realize they were just trying to holler…I know you guys feel me on this one.What projects are you currently working on?I’m currently creating videos that I style and choreograph. Creating dance visuals is how I can share both my passions, fashion and dance. Rather than just filming choreography, my videos have more of a story that leads up to the choreography. I have also been collaborating with music artists as a performance/movement coach and teaching dance to all levels!How do you balance your work/life?Meditating is how I stay leveled in this life. When you actually take the time to chill out and really think about all the things that are going on in your life, you will realize what’s really worth your time and energy. If it’s worth your time, you’ll find a way to make it all work out.What are you currently listening to?Right now learning house dance, so I’ve been on Detroit deep house mixes lately.Favorite places in LA?Block Party in Highland park for brews
Squaresville in Los Feliz for thrifting
Sanamulang Cafe in Thai town for late night grub
Semi-tropic in Echo Park for coffee
Somi Somi in K-town for Ice Cream
Favorite things to do?Reconstruct clothing, be under the sun, do hoodrat things with my hoodrat friends.

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Angelea Chu - Magazine by Rabbit
How do you balance your work/life?Meditating is how I stay leveled in this life. When you actually take the time to chill out and really think about all the things that are going on in your life, you will realize what’s really worth your time and energy. If it’s worth your time, you’ll find a way to make it all work out.What are you currently listening to?Right now learning house dance, so I’ve been on Detroit deep house mixes lately.Favorite places in LA?– Block Party in Highland park for brews
– Squaresville in Los Feliz for thrifting
– Sanamulang Cafe in Thai town for late night grub
– Semi-tropic in Echo Park for coffee
– Somi Somi in K-town for Ice Cream
Angelea Chu - Magazine by Rabbit
Favorite things to do?Reconstruct clothing, be under the sun, do hoodrat things with my hoodrat friends.

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