Kendall Vertes, 14 year old dancer, singer and actor shot to fame on the hit US TV show Dance Moms. Kendall joined Dance Moms in the second season and has performed in over 100 dances with Abby Lee Miller.
Kendall tells us about her new project, her experience on Dance Moms working with Abbly Lee Miller and her dreams for the future.
What do you love most about dancing?
What I love most about dancing is being with my friends and when we travel for the show I get to be with them all of the time. I also love dance because its a great way to express myself and I get to do it on stage for others to see.
What is your favourite dance move?
My favorite dance move would have to be turning. That’s the one move that is in every one of my dances and it comes easy to me.
You’re a dancer, singer, actor and more, what do you love the most?
I love dancing, singing and acting, but if I had to pick just one I would have to pick dance. Dance is what I started with as a young girl, I feel it’s in my blood. I hope to do more acting and singing, they’re my second love.
What do you find the most challenging about Dance Moms?
The most challenging thing about Dance Moms is handling Abby and all the drama. It’s hard to go into the studio everyday and not know what mood Abby is going to be in!
What’s your favourite style of dance and why?
My favorite style of dance would have to be contemporary because its a great way to be creative and I enjoy how you move in a contemporary class.
You’ve got a new single coming out soon, what was the inspiration?
My inspiration behind my new single –Where Would I Be Without You.- is basic… It’s about all my friends and the journey that we have been on since the first day we met.
Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
In 5 or 10 years I see myself living in LA building my career. I really want to start acting, so hopefully I will be on a set of a movie, singing, dancing and acting.
What has been your biggest lesson you’ve learnt from Dance Moms?
The biggest lesson I have learned is to take the good with the bad. Don’t take yourself too seriously. I have really good days and some really bad days.
Who inspires you in the dance world?
The one person who inspires me would have to be Travis Wall, because he was just a kid who loved to dance and now look where he is – he’s choreographing for the biggest dance shows and winning Emmy Awards.
What advice would you have for other aspiring dancers going through the audition process?
Just be yourself and if they say no, that just means no for that job – it doesn’t mean give up, just keep trying. Rejection makes you work harder!