Dani Albertina is a freelance artist twirling around NYC, hailing originally from St. Louis, MO. She holds degrees from Southeast Missouri State University as a Bachelor of Art in Dance and Bachelor of Science in Family Studies. Aside from dancing and performing, Dani currently teaches movement classes, sets choreography, tours nationally and internationally judging dance competitions, models and is a brand ambassador. She is plant powered and adores all animals.
NYGal had the great oportunity to interview Dani and here is everything you need to know about her. Sit back, relax and enjoy our interview with NYC Influencer Dani Albertina, just as we did.
1.How did you start your online career?
I began considering an online career about 2 years ago when I needed flexibility due to my artistic endeavors.
2.What does it mean to be an influencer for you?
I believe being an influencer is to be in a leadership role. The products that you share, market and help promote are truly a testimony to what you’d like to see more of in the world and how you invest in your future– and who else you’d like to invest in that similar future. The people who trust your opinion lean into what you share. I pride myself in sharing honest content and brands that I truly believe bring a little more care and love into the world.
Now I am a proud ambassador for D.Webb Designs where I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know and work first hand with the second generation designer, all star belly dancer, stylist and just an amazing human being with the biggest heart, Debbie. I love how environmentally conscious she is when it comes to her product and that she prides herself being involved with MADE IN NYC since all her product is sourced locally.
Her slogan is “For a dancer, by a dancer.” Dance is my #1 passion, so I truly am grateful to have a brand that I trust not only to help me look great in my line of work, but the quality and care put into the product is unmatched. I appreciate that her line is unisex and welcomes all genders, sizes and ages with open arms. How could I not want to share this with my people??
3. What’s the one word to describe you?
One word I’d use to describe myself would be – passionate.
4. What you love the most about you?
What I love the most about myself is how much I care.
5. What’s your favourite thing/place in New York?
My all time favorite place in NYC is Central Park, no matter what season.
6. What’s the one thing you’d change about New York?
One thing I’d change about NYC would be more shelters with mental health/getting back on your feet programming.
7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In ten years from now, I see myself HAPPY and still DANCING/PERFORMING! The head choreographer for a major artist. Teaching the next generation dance at a prestigious institute or conservatory. CEO of my own non-profit. Author to a New York Times Best Seller. World Traveler. Broadway Performer. Actress in a 5 star film. Married to my amazing boyfriend and mom to 3 beautiful kids, 2 loving dogs and tons of plants.
8. What’s your life motto?
My life motto is “I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing.”
9. If you could have one superpower what would it be?
If I could have one superpower, it would be to heal all the haters.
10. What’s the one thing you wish you knew sooner?
One thing I wish I knew sooner… That the meat and dairy industry suck. Go Vegan.
11. What’s the most important advice you could give to starting up creators?
The most important advice I can share with starting up creators, is to follow their heart full fledged while trusting their voice and vision no matter what. Creating is so unique to the individual and their own experiences. When you are focused on sharing yourself, rather than focusing on what is trendy, or what the majority of people “want” –magic is made. I believe we all have more in common than what we realize. You may create something that sets another’s voice/spirit free who would not have been able to otherwise. You get what you give. Be nice. Stay focused. Keep good company. Listen to good music. I recommend one of my favorite artists Rouge , NYC local and native. Don’t let anyone dim your light!
Dani is an inspiring soul and we feel honored to have interviewed her.